ITS HAPPENING, THE FOUND IT /HIS/!
Now we only need to find his remains, extract the DNA, and display his clone in a theme park.
Is Pascal's Wager a legitimate argument?
Who is the worst monarch in history? Pic related.
> Has blatant disregard for political and legal situation
> Ostracises country from others by making up his own church
> Alientates the population of Ireland
> Restarts the traditon of autocratic rulers that leads to 1688 revolution
> Generally foul and self indulgent
Left or Right
>what drives men to war?
I dont mean the higher ups, who have personal vendettas and send hordes to go out and kill for their own interest. The common man, the guy who isnt quite sure why hes there, but willing to go through hell and sacrifice it all. Is this innate in all men? Why are men so willing to fight?
>people still don't realize that warfare is an innate part of human nature
>people still don't realize that 30-40% of pre-Neolithic human remains have shown signs of combat related injury
When did you realize that Diogenes was right?
For me, it was when I realized that our society sucks in the same ways, if not more so, than the Greco-Roman societies.
Why did the American Revolution and The French Revolution though sharing ideals have such vastly different results?
Sure. The Japanese are for the most part godless, and they're a shame based society.
Yes and yes. Shame is just an emotion, every human is capable of feeling shame. And just because there isn't an objective morality doesn't mean there is no morality. Morality is both neccisary for a functioning society and firmly rooted in empathy, which nearly every human has
Here's a better question. If the god-less are the ones who don't need religion to live morally fulfilling lives, is the fear of damnation the only reason the god fearing are kept in line?
What does /his/ think?
Is it coming? Will it end all humanity and reduce us to slaves? Will tech be our new God? Can we escape or prevent it?
>looking for the /phil/ perspective
Nobody here is an expert about the future, everyone who claims they know what will happen is an idiot, all we have is speculation
We'll just wait and see, maybe it'll happen soon, maybe it won't
Let's say i somehow managed to time travel back to the Garden of Eden in order to stop Eve from eating the fruit. Would God punish me for fucking up his ultimate plan? Or would i be rewarded?
You travelling back would also be part of God's will.
As we've seen, though, anybody who believes in predestination doesn't seem to have a problem with the fact that God punishes people for things that were predetermined.
Most Christians until recently also believed that Satan was merely a tool of God, inferior to him and within his power, therefore Satan tempting eve to eat the apple was also God's will and done with God's permission.
>Most Christians until recently also believed that Satan was merely a tool of God
Divine providence =! predestination
Can anyone tell me about Serbian history? Specifically, the relationship between Croatia and Serbia. Maybe a bit of information on Yugoslavia in general.
If Chiang Kai-Shek won, how would China be today? Would it be better off?
>Would it be better off?
After he would be killed in violent revolution, along with his nepotist buddies.
Now the question is whether great leaps forwards did more harm than another civil war would do.
yes. it's possivle it still would be authoritarian but as long as the cultural revolution and the great leap forward didn't happen they would be much better off
Please /his/ explain to me what race meant in Europe pre colonization and how it's affects on ethnic cultures. In my home country of the US all white people are merely "white" while minorities are the only people that seem to have the right to claim their ethnicity and cultural roots. I want to be educated on our past and why the first immigrants of our nation were so heavily divided by race and ethnicity despite being white.
How do you deal with the fact that we can't know anything and that philosophy is an exercise in pseudo intellectual PR?
>Legal theory: Zero predictive power
Hell, nothing can escape the axiom - deduction framework and there is no "objective" way to pick axioms so all philosophy is worthless.
The way I see it, every person has "a philosophy", whether they can label it or reference earlier people with similar contentions. The study of philosophy becomes the academic classification of different parts of these world views and explanations (apologies?) so we can better understand one another and work within this larger set of parameters.
Study of philosophy should not necessarily change your world view, but rather help you understand better yourself and others. Maybe sometimes you'll read...
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