I've been told I need to "grow up" from my black and white sense of morality. Why is binary morality inherently immature? Can one have a grey sense of morality and still be moral, or at that point does right/wrong cease to exist and everything is permissible?
There are exceptions and situations with different factors, so of course a black and white sense of morality (which is arbitrary non the less and things you deem "good" could easily be harmful).
And it's immature because only children show a lack of capability to go beyond "black/white".
I think most people would argue about children having black and white morality. They have their own morality that is less influenced from outer world thus it cannot be described with our terms. Comparing them with animals would be more coherent.
t. some hisfag with zero idea about philosophy
Because it doesn't fit with the real world. Its not descriptive, its you prescribing your own moral system. Basically, you can be right, but so can people who are the opposite of you. There's no real way to prove you're right.
How come people don't talk about Cyrus the Great more? He seems like an important figure.
Even though the answer may be obvious to some people I'll ask it anyway:
Why did communism fail so spectacularly?
Like it's often said, on paper it looks wonderful, but it's horrible on practice.
So what's the problem in it?
Is it really "real communism has never been tried!" or is it rotten to the core?
[spoiler]it started with Kruschev though, revisionism destroyed the movement and the nations of socialist construction, which also failed to update technologically and wean the proletarian economy off of just Party overwatchers and also failed to make Party members actual experts and activists[/spoiler]
1. Communism was never "tried", it's a pipe dream, a fairy land fantasy
2. Communism is arguably not even a utopia
3. A class-less society is an oxymoron.
4. The CCCP didn't follow Marx's ideals, but used him as a mascot.
5. The CCCP was much like other states of the time, just more subvertive and buerocratic
6. Your thread is shit
Empathy. You can only know and care about several hundred people at most. Anyone outside that sphere? A total stranger you don't give a shit about. So when you're stealing from the community, you're stealing from a community of mostly people you don't give a shit about, and it doesn't "really" hurt anyone you know, so it's totally okay.
In that sense it's like democracy except even more dependent on the community size: Works great in the scale of a village, not so great once there are thousands of people involved, and doesn't...
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How did holocaust denial really get started? I mean, I thought that the usual pro-Nazi sort of person is glad that Hitler did something about those kikes. Why would they then want to turn around and say it didn't happen? And who else would have a motive for saying it never occurred? But obviously, the movement got started somehow, and persists to this day.
Where did it come from?
> I mean, I thought that the usual pro-Nazi sort of person is glad that Hitler did something about those kikes.
Because the "usual pro Nazi person" isn't a cartoon villain or an imageboard guy who cranks hup his edginess for meme purposes on /pol/. Most people, even nazis understand that industrially genociding people is a wrong thing to do.
>the evul nazis killed 4 million people in Treblinka
>wait, it was actually 2 million
>lol, jk 1 million
>no, it was 200k
>why do people question the death toll of the holocaust?
Also the criminalization of doubts. Even if holocaust denial is a crackpot conspiracy theory, OUTLAWING IT is pouring fuel to the fire of the notion that "da jooz" or someone is trying to hide something.
Was Louis XIV the ideal and epitome of
an absolute monarch?
Did the Russians win any war by doing something other than just throwing bodies at the enemy?
They won this battle against a significantly more numerous tartar horsemen army by putting wheels on wooden walls and bringing them to the enemy's rear.
Which country has the most legitimate claim to the Roman empire?
Italy, Russia, Greece.... Turkey
Why is Germany portrayed as the main villain in WW1?
What the fuck is or are metaphysics? Call me retarded but I can't understand the wikipedia article.
The only thing I'm getting is that it's "above-physics", ethereal or whatever. Is that right? When people talk about metaphysics what do they actually mean?
It's the study of reality beyond natural laws, or the scaffolding that allows natural laws to exist and operate. Atheists generally use the term to avoid talking about God, but His will is what the field is actually studying.
Field Marshal Erwin Rommel was famous for his wacky tactics.
I know he once painted wooden logs to make them look like missiles to fool the english. (The french did something similar with fake tanks)
What else did he do?
What does /his/ think of the idea of reincarnation?
Personally, I think it's true. There's just enough we don't know about human consciousness to definitively say that we *know* what happens after death, and honestly it makes a lot more sense than the arbitrary afterlifes of Abrahamic religions.
Plus, I believe spiritual enlightenment is real, and apparently one of the perks of enlightenment is being made aware of all of your past lives. Now this could all just be conjecture, but I read a book by a Thai Arahant (enlightened disciple) who said he...
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There's an infinitely large number of beings in the universe, friend. You have to remember that according to reincarnation, EVERYTHING gets reincarnated, including lowly bugs and such that have existed since time immemorial.
Were you born in the Age of Exploration, which course and/or education would you pursue?
I honestly dont think I'd do any exploration at all.
I am into history, and have spare money, but I never traveled to see Rome or Vienna or Istanbul, despite being near them.
I can go visit any of the old european towns for the weekend, and choose not to, for years now.
I like lazy history. Sitting at home in front of the PC history, or reading in bed history.
Not exploration, and not going outside. There are bears outside. And immigrants.
ITT: People who defeated Napoleon
could britain have held onto india indefinitely if it had less concerns for human rights?
Can art be saved?
Art doesn't need saving.
Modern art is quite nice. Don't like it? Then enjoy other kinds of art that's still being made.
How are we archiving art? I really like contemporary art but mostly they go unnoticed on the internet. Shit i see in museums alway suck or are edgy.
Why do you think it needs saving, mi familia?
You're sounding like a defener.
Where you born in le wrong generation, op?