Tag Archives: Spinoza

Optimistic Musings

What is the point of defining/seeking truth in like of the Hsi-Westbrook Theory of Wrongness? I think that this answer can also be divided, similarly to words/concepts, into the practical (literal) and the philosophical. The response will contradict itself. The … Continue reading

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Beyond Theism/Atheism

Puff Daddy: “Let’s change the world, BIG.” Notorious BIG: “Can’t change the world unless we change ourselves.” Beyond Atheism/Theism “I must create a system or be enslaved by another man’s; I will not reason and compare; my business is to … Continue reading

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Tying up Loose Ends

This post is a response to “Loose Ends” I originally wrote a several page response to your last post, where I went through your points one by one and developed either an agreement or a counter argument. Then, I realized … Continue reading

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Loose Ends

I think this can be the last post I need in response because through this debate I think I’ve honed what I’m trying to say. This is a continuation of: On Science Religion, and Nationalism On Science, Religion, and Nationalism … Continue reading

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On Fear of One Another II

This blog is in response to Fear of One Another Which is a follow up to the debate started in the posts On Science, Religion, and Nationalism On Science, Religion, and Nationalism II I will also admit that I was … Continue reading

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Fear of One Another

This is in response to On Science, Religion, and Nationalism II. Now I confess that I wrote that last one in a sort of provoking manner…saying some seemingly outlandish things.  But I think I can adequately at least show my … Continue reading

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Correlation – First Truths

Gottfried Leibniz was a contemporary of Spinoza (they are called the two greatest rationalists after Descartes – read correctly either way) who had reviewed the Ethics but did not agree philosophically on the grounds that it contradicted Orthodox belief. His … Continue reading

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Baruch Spinoza, Part I – or, Don’t Blame God for Religion

Devising this post set my blogging back a considerable amount timewise. It is in response to Caprice, and also in response to Self Control.  It is also a continuation of The Calculus of Decisions. Spinoza is an amazing thinker.  I … Continue reading

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Caprice

This is in response to Faith. Something said one day doesn’t sound as correct the next. How to overcome this/take on grand projects? For example, I look back on my old posts and cringe.  Then I read them again and … Continue reading

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