• Does the world need you ?

    Why ?
    Why ?
    14 answers · Philosophy · 2 days ago
  • My mom and aunt gave me very negative criticism and it discouraged me from wanting to be an actor?

    Best answer: That is terrible, and sorry you got bullied in this section by people that are not even actors. Next time avoid unsupportive family and haters who never did anything they wanted to in life except make money, and did not persue any ambitions, dreams, or creative talent. This kind of projecting is what makes a bad... show more
    Best answer: That is terrible, and sorry you got bullied in this section by people that are not even actors.
    Next time avoid unsupportive family and haters who never did anything they wanted to in life except make money, and did not persue any ambitions, dreams, or creative talent. This kind of projecting is what makes a bad parent. Does your aunt even have kids? Some people get put down over their looks, skin, features, body, you name it. Just avoid them. The fact that no one bothered to sympathize with the drama and having your day ruined shows what a toxic place yahoo is for people with no life, and are probably too ugly and boring to act.
    Like "Chad" said, these are toxic people. Constructive criticism is ok, not putting some one down and truing to make them feel worthless. The drama is pure jealousy and resentment. You could be Donald Trump and they will still mess with you and attack. Try asking in family also. This is mostly salty liberal leftists on here who have no credibility.
    11 answers · Theater & Acting · 2 days ago
  • Why don't radical Moslems move to Iran?

    Best answer: Or BETTER still let's have them MURDERED !
    Best answer: Or BETTER still let's have them MURDERED !
    14 answers · Performing Arts · 3 days ago
  • Why were the Nazis so obsessed with creating perfect humans?

    And why did they have to be blonde hair and blue eyes?
    And why did they have to be blonde hair and blue eyes?
    13 answers · History · 3 days ago
  • Why is it that republicans today don't mention how they deviate from the old republican platform or how many members of KKK now are repub?

    Why is it that republicans today don't mention how they deviate from the old republican platform or how many members of KKK now are repub?

    Best answer: White supremacist groups clearly supported Trump. They have supported republicans since the 1060's. The Democratic party did not start the KKK, White conservatives from the south did. The KKK was not started by the Democrratic party. The KKK was formally and officially welcomed into the Republican Party in... show more
    Best answer: White supremacist groups clearly supported Trump. They have supported republicans since the 1060's. The Democratic party did not start the KKK, White conservatives from the south did.

    The KKK was not started by the Democrratic party.

    The KKK was formally and officially welcomed into the Republican Party in 1948. Anybody claiming that Republicans are not sapported by the KKK is lying…

    “The Democratic Party, in the first half of the 20th century, was home to two broad, competing constituencies: southern whites with abhorrent views on race, and white progressives and African Americans in the north, who sought to advance the cause of civil rights. The party struggled with this conflict for years, before ultimately siding with an inclusive, liberal agenda.

    “The result was a dramatic shift in both parties. After “Dixiecrats” began their exodus in 1948, and in the wake of LBJ signing the Civil Rights Act in 1964, the Republican Party welcomed segregationists who no longer felt comfortable in the Democratic Party. Indeed, in 1964, Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater boasted of his opposition to the Civil Rights Act, and made it part of his platform.

    “It was right around this time when figures like Jesse Helms and Strom Thurmond made the transition – leaving the progressive, diverse, tolerant Democratic Party for the conservative GOP.

    “In the years that followed, Democrats embraced their role as the party of inclusion, while Republicans became the party of the “Southern Strategy,” opposition to affirmative action, campaigns based on race-baiting, vote-caging, discriminatory voter-ID laws, and politicians like Helms, Thurmond, and others.”
    14 answers · History · 3 days ago
  • What is your opinion of Solipsism?

    Best answer: Two parts: "I know the Noumenon of I" (meditation of Schopenhauer); and, "I am the only one" (this is illogical; rather, one's Schopenhauerian knowing has no absolute certitude re otherness). Descartes' solipsism was simply radical epistemological questioning; Descartes intuited or... show more
    Best answer: Two parts: "I know the Noumenon of I" (meditation of Schopenhauer);
    and, "I am the only one" (this is illogical; rather, one's Schopenhauerian knowing has no absolute certitude re otherness).

    Descartes' solipsism was simply radical epistemological questioning; Descartes intuited or discerned Mind, God, the One, as informing and guiding Descartes' knowing of self. Hence, Cartesian "I think, therefore I am" is not true solipsism, as Descartes' "I think" reflects Mind, his God..

    Schopenhauer's intuition of "will" was that of inchoateness, rather than Descartes' "The Father and I are of one Mindness." This "noumenal quality" is the extent of Schopenhauer's awareness of Noumenon, hence frames his "solipsism."

    Therefore, it is evident that the awareness of solipsism is dependent upon the thinker's presence. If anomic, as with Schopenhauer (not to mention the Sartres), then solipsism is more pronounced. If a Descartes, Plato, Plotinus, or a Whitehead takes a radical epistemological turn, their ontological certitude moves beyond solipsism as a personal enclosure, for these minds understood God, Oneness, hence there is certitude per self (a typical non-radically-questioning philosophical position), with options towards scientific intermonadic community and/or I Am oneness of theology.

    Kant's position was transcendentally philosophic: Man philosophically interpreting God (theology, metaphysics thereof) and Nature (science). Kant's distinction between phenomenon and Noumenon ---> science/non-solipsism per sharing protocols re 5-sense data and ---> God as ineffable (hence, a stage beyond Schopenhauer's solipsistic Noumenal meditation--that of God, Mind, which theologians and some philosophers encounter).

    Schopenhauer's "noumenal solipsism" reflected his lack of awareness of (or conviction re) God as integral basis of Noumenon. Therefore, there is no real validity in taking up a solipsistic position; as "Amy" said, there is validity in science (and reasonableness in "I-Thou" theology/philosophy), and Kant's dualism disallows solipsism per his "awakening" re Humean solipsism (Hume ~ "I can't be sure of the causality of anything physical, and I deny God Is"), hence the need as perceived by Kant to bifurcate God, Noumenon, for the theologian/metaphysician, and Nature, science, for the intersubjective community of such workers. As Godel and others have shown, even the solipsistic position, at a reasonable level of axiomization, is necessarily incomplete. Thus we are left with Kant's science, Whitehead's process philosophy and theology, and direct insight of e.g. Plotinus ("One Mind Soul"); solipsism is seen to be both necessarily incomplete and practically irrelevant. Wittgenstein addresses this human impossibility of solipsism by his observation that there is no "private language." Ibn Tufayl's "Hayy Ibn Yaqzan" addresses the movement from solitude to wisdom, and this shows at least part of the spectrum of philosophical thought as one's solitary psychological awareness moves towards the Light of the One. The use of "solipsism" as an epistemological focus is seen in Descartes--questioning various paradigms or axiomizations.

    Related:
    "There's Something about Godel;"
    "Return to the One: Plotinus's Guide to God-Realization;"
    "A Philosophy of Universality;"
    "On Certainty," Wittgenstein;
    "Hayy Ibn Yaqzan: A Philosophical Tale," Ibn Tufayl.
    5 answers · Philosophy · 4 days ago
  • What are some really good and believable conspiracy theories?

    They can be about anything. I’m interested.
    They can be about anything. I’m interested.
    12 answers · History · 4 days ago
  • If you could meet one person in history who would it be?

    Best answer: George Washington or Abe Lincoln. Would not want to meet a fraud like Jesus of Nazareth who did not achieve anything important.
    Best answer: George Washington or Abe Lincoln. Would not want to meet a fraud like Jesus of Nazareth who did not achieve anything important.
    8 answers · Philosophy · 1 day ago