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    Polling our visitors!! Who are the spooks here?

    My point is based on extensive knowledge of Rand's philosophy. Objectivism holds that philosophy and any value, is fundamentally first person, for the individual. Objectivism rejects the "polemical approach" to philosophy. That means the benefit must be primarily about attaining value and not...
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    Polling our visitors!! Who are the spooks here?

    Jerry said: That is not exactly what that quote is saying. Its about making yourself impervious to the pitfalls and tactics of bad philosophy. That is what you inferred my labels to be. There are errors of knowledge and then there are moral errors. You could approach the ideas with the...
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    Polling our visitors!! Who are the spooks here?

    Look up "cultural fog" the playlist has a detailed description, along with the context of the post it was in. Here it is: https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmJ5QMr7eqvScV0kCa7UwgMz-d0F_x6vD
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    Polling our visitors!! Who are the spooks here?

    I don't care enough to "insist" but you are wrong about everything you claimed here so you may want to do yourself a favor... Richard said: I don't understand what your asking. Uh, Plato, Aristotle and categories are all species of the genus philosophy subjects. What Aristotle did with...
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    Polling our visitors!! Who are the spooks here?

    Richard said: "We have had this general discussion with (o)usia before, and as usual he makes his snide and laconic Randy comments while neglecting to discuss the material here. And refusing to deliver his 'non-prophecy', or whatever it is. Or to explain Aristotle and his God." What discussion...
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    Polling our visitors!! Who are the spooks here?

    Shall we move the third person claims into the first, Vin? What "contradictions" are your comments seeking to rationalize and justify, Vin?
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    Polling our visitors!! Who are the spooks here?

    Who actually owns this site?? I thought a few members might have a place on that list when I opened the thread....
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    Your Brain on LSD, Rome and the Matrix

    I appreciate that the question you asked shows your attempt to understand my premises. I would however, say that an illusion is a presentation of the relevant objects to the senses but the perspective is such that the objects appear to the observer as similar to something that it is not. This...
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    Your Brain on LSD, Rome and the Matrix

    Jerry said: "I'm also not seeing the contradiction in using 'normative' as applying to perception. A possible confusion is that Rick is talking about social & political perceptions, rather than sensory perceptions driven by objects in the surrounding environment." But that is in fact an...
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    Your Brain on LSD, Rome and the Matrix

    Richard said: "For reference, the above is what the article quoted. It is speaking to something else. Here you are asserting the hubris that 'normative' perception is capable of observing and interpreting objective reality beyond the simpler isolated 'objects' around you. The evidence is all...
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    Your Brain on LSD, Rome and the Matrix

    Am I missing something? The above article makes a very common mistake of conflating the form of perception with the object of perception. Likewise, it fails to countenance that for "illusion" to be meaningful it must be differentiated from normal states of perception. Besides, if these...
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    The richest families that we know of. $ how they came to rule the world

    Its impossible to tell who I'm quoting because loren never uses quotation marks and the only thing I have to go on is the quality of english: I assume this quote is from someone other than Loren: " America was unique in modern history. It was only the second nation in history that had ever...
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    How to Build a Great Pyramid in 385 days with levers

    Now they just have to explain the extreme precision-tolerances....
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    Just Saying Who's Trumping der Fuhrer?

    I made it clear previously that I intend to do no such thing. (Prophecy)
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    Just Saying Who's Trumping der Fuhrer?

    Richard. I haven't watched the Alexander video yet. Have had several other requests to do similar reviews at the same time. Will try to check it out soon. PS haven't forgotten about my original thread but put it off for good reason.
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