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InvisiblePsychoactive1984
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Are you a Relativist?
    #4096325 - 04/25/05 07:33 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

If yes the why, if not then why not?

The idea for this thread is created from the thread titled "Absolute truth revisted (first philosophy), and further from the new Popes views of those that aren't fascist in their idealogies... erm I mean that are relativists.


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"Their is one overriding question that concerns us all: How can we get out of the fatal groove we are in, the one that is leading towards the brink?" Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
"We may not be capable of eradicating the corruption of reason, but we must nevertheless counter it at every instance and with every means." Dan Agin
"Politics is the best religion and politicians are the worst followers."
-It's ok to trip as long as you don't fall.
-Substance over Style.
-Common sense is uncommon.


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Re: Are you a Relativist? [Re: Psychoactive1984]
    #4096573 - 04/25/05 08:43 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Depends


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Re: Are you a Relativist? [Re: Silversoul]
    #4096590 - 04/25/05 08:48 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

:lol:


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"Their is one overriding question that concerns us all: How can we get out of the fatal groove we are in, the one that is leading towards the brink?" Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
"We may not be capable of eradicating the corruption of reason, but we must nevertheless counter it at every instance and with every means." Dan Agin
"Politics is the best religion and politicians are the worst followers."
-It's ok to trip as long as you don't fall.
-Substance over Style.
-Common sense is uncommon.


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Re: Are you a Relativist? [Re: Psychoactive1984]
    #4097195 - 04/25/05 11:05 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Yes, but I apply absolutist principles to my own life so I can judge others and myself more effectively.


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Re: Are you a Relativist? [Re: looner2]
    #4097244 - 04/25/05 11:14 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Relative absolution as it were then?


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"Their is one overriding question that concerns us all: How can we get out of the fatal groove we are in, the one that is leading towards the brink?" Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
"We may not be capable of eradicating the corruption of reason, but we must nevertheless counter it at every instance and with every means." Dan Agin
"Politics is the best religion and politicians are the worst followers."
-It's ok to trip as long as you don't fall.
-Substance over Style.
-Common sense is uncommon.


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Invisiblelooner2
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Re: Are you a Relativist? [Re: Psychoactive1984]
    #4097280 - 04/25/05 11:20 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

No. I guess I am an relativist if I must pick one.

What I am saying is that i don't live by relativist principles. I choose to adopt a absolutist position as it pertains to MY life because it makes some things easier. I am voluntarily going against my logical conclusions for simplicity.


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Re: Are you a Relativist? [Re: looner2]
    #4097319 - 04/25/05 11:33 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

looner2 said:
I am voluntarily going against my logical conclusions for simplicity.




:nonono: In posting on the forums or real life?

Either way, don't go against your logic provided it's logical.


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"Their is one overriding question that concerns us all: How can we get out of the fatal groove we are in, the one that is leading towards the brink?" Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
"We may not be capable of eradicating the corruption of reason, but we must nevertheless counter it at every instance and with every means." Dan Agin
"Politics is the best religion and politicians are the worst followers."
-It's ok to trip as long as you don't fall.
-Substance over Style.
-Common sense is uncommon.


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Invisiblelooner2
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Re: Are you a Relativist? [Re: Psychoactive1984]
    #4097344 - 04/25/05 11:41 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Real life. Why shouldn't I go against my logical conclusions if they don't fit into my reality in an acceptable manner?

What if one came to the conclusion that anarchy was the only acceptable society for the good of humanity, and subsequently didn't apply himself in the real world and ended up a bum? On the flipside if he still accepted his theory that anarchy was the best thing for humanity, but still sought out power/money to lead a happy life.

It comes down to this

Pro: happiness
vs
Pro: conviction

You can weigh each issue according to how it fits your life, and lead accordingly. No reason to be stuck in your logic.


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