>no good logical arguments exist against Nietzsche
>no good arguments against him exist without ad hominem
>le Nietzsche was just a sick weakling with a power fantasy
You all do realize that by making claims such as this, you're basically giving credence to his entire view on human life, right?
You have to despise Nietzsche for being weak, you wouldn't be a Nietzschean if you didn't agree. And talking shit on him for it is perfect evidence that's he's...
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It's year 1918 and allied powers won the war and you are in charge of redrawing the borders. Your goals are to achieve lasting peace and prevent the horrors of war ever happening in Europe again.
What do you do?
Chop Germany up into a multitude of smaller states the way you're doing with Austria-Hungary. Breaking it back down to the old HRE electors and Austria (was Austria an elector? Can't remember) and bolster them with financial aid directly to their ruling elite as long as they stay separate.
>Karl Marx was wrong because he wasn't realistic about human nature
>Karl Marx was wrong because the Soviet Union collapsed
>Marxist theories are useless and referencing them means you're a communist
ITT: Only God-Tier historical movies
historical accuracy BTFO
Corny plot and historical accuracy be damned, I really liked this movie. God-tier soundtrack too.
1. Three Kingdoms
2. War of the Roses
3. American Civil War
4. Roman Civil War (Antony vs Augustus)
5. Warring States Period
6. Thirty Years War (>H>R>E)
7. English Civil War
8. First Liberian Civil War
9. Boshin War
10. Russian Civil War
Based on levels of intrigue, personalities and general interest.
What factors does one consider when making these power rankings? Size of opposing armies/insurgents? Death toll? Glory in victory? Personalities and intrigue don't really seem to cut it.
What set Ethiopia apart in it's unique development from the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa?
It's pretty obvious if you look at the map. Also and unlike somalis they don't live in a desert full of nothing.
ITT: We solve the mind-body problem
>The mind–body problem is the problem of explaining how mental states, events and processes—like beliefs, actions and thinking—are related to the physical states, events and processes, given that the human body is a physical entity and the mind is non-physical.
If you come here and spam neural correlates of consciousness you will be immediately disregarded as an complete ignorant on the subject.
What happened to the idea of building beautiful cities?
pic is Adelaide Grand Central Hotel demolished for a multi-storey carpark
Wish I knew, London is becoming oddly shaped glass and steel.
I wouldn't object so much if the first 5-6 stories were designed in a more 'conservative' fashion, I want cherubs, naked ladies, strange faces, all that cool 17-19th century stuff.
Instead I get a building that melts cars
>not even on purpose
Yeah, there's something depressing about the idea that although we've progressed in so many areas (poverty, disease, etc) we've somehow regressed on city aesthetics and architecture
Why is African history so underrepresented in the field?
What are red flags that instantly turn you off from debating with a person?
For me it's moving the goalpost, it just shows to me that the person isn't mature enough to handle a proper argument.
There's no redflag to not debeating a person.
If you refuse to debate, then your opponent is right. If you really think the person is stupid, you should be even more lean to debeating him. If he's so dumb, how come you can't debeat him?
The moment they start spewing buzzwords or immediately place themselves on an unassailable pedestal.
"How could you think that way, it's 2015!"
"What's wrong with you? Don't you like logic and reason?"
"We need equity not equality."
There's been a lot of bad blood over Islam due to Friday's fiesta. Are there any Muslims or anyone else interested in ongoing exchange thread to clear up any misunderstandings? Each week we could read something from the Quaran and the Philokalia, and then discuss it.
>the Quaran and the Philokalia
>"a collection of texts written between the 4th and 15th centuries by spiritual masters" of the Eastern Orthodox hesychast tradition.
I think it'd be better to compare Sufi poems, essays than the Qur'an. Just makes more sense as they seem more analogous to each other.
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>Islam was spread by the sword, but is there any evidence that it wasn't just self-defence because Muslims were being persecuted?
I doubt muslims were persecuted from Morocco to western China at a time when not a single muslim lived outside Arabia.
>>Islam was spread by the sword, but is there any evidence that it wasn't just self-defence because Muslims were being persecuted?
Yeah, it must have been hard for those poor muslims living in the fucking desert, being persecuted by Romans and Persians thousands of miles away
Is the West responsible for the Islamic revival in the 70s? Wasn't Islam on a path to secularism before the Islamic revival? I was talking to a Moroccan friend of mine and he claimed that the West is the reason for Islamism today. He's a non-believer and admits Islam is violent but said moderates in any religion ignore their scripture and Islam was in a better place 50-60 years ago.
This isn't about the recent attacks but rather the Wests role in the rise of Islamism in the last 100 years. Keep it /his/.
There were right wing movements springing up everywhere in the secular Arab countries of the 60s and 70s. The US just gave them the means to accomplish their goals.
It was also the Saudis who directly funded the construction of wahabbist mosques across the middle east to spread their poisonous ideology.
Here's some British Empire flags and their modern replacements, if applicable.
Who was the greatest philosopher who ever lived?
I nominate Bertrand Russell taking philosophy in the direction of logic and away from continental pseudophilosophy
>islander Hume is btfo by based Kant
>every next islander philosopher is butthurt
>muh I can't understand this sheatt, it must be just pretencious
>from now on, I will work on real and practical philosophy