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Anonymous ## Mod ## 11/10/26(Wed)10:01 No. 3905 ID: 4c1a8e [Reply] Stickied

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For growing and shit or whatever I present to you:


Put in whatever resources that fit in here, whether it's from wikipedia, youtube, some university, or where ever. Just remember to keep it within the board's guidelines and rules.
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Voltairine de Cleyre 18/07/20(Fri)14:50 No. 13568 ID: 6f6f68


A good gathering of blogs/resources on the combination of the anarchist milieu and trans/posthumanism.

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This thread is for discussion of the validity of religion(s) and arguments for and against the existence of god/gods.

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Anonymous 18/12/06(Thu)07:45 No. 13791 ID: 323de9


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Questions Anonymous 19/02/23(Sat)04:57 No. 13901 ID: 243bfa [Reply]

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I admit that although I have had an interest in philosophy for the past few months, I am not adequately read, even for the particular issues that have interested me, so I apologize if I have issues with clarity.

I've been taken hold by the ideas of Schopenhauer and Nietzsche, but particularly Nietzsche.

I've done my best to deal with the striking personal effect that Schopenhauer's postulation that life is meaningless suffering and boredom. I find it too grim and I've found myself naturally gravitating away from it, likely for my own sanity. Instead, Nietzsche has been of more interest to me due to his life-affirming philosophy. However, as much as I'd like to agree with his idea that personal meaning can be found, it just doesn't stick.

Aren't we all just working and eating to keep ourselves alive? For what? Is there anything that can be found in the pursuit of a meaningful existence that will truly fulfill us and help us escape the void? However we decide to find that meaning, whether it be virtue, love, carnal sensations, refined aesthetic pleasure, or whatever else I can't think of, is it truly enough?

While this pertains to the previous paragraph, I wanted to better emphasize this idea: if you live aesthetically, either through art or as an artist, is there anything new? I feel like there aren't any 'boundaries' to be broken in this limited world, which leads me to another question: can an individual be TRULY unique, is there a way they can define themselves that distinguishes themselves from everyone else?

Someone please enlighten me. Open to all responses

Anonymous 19/02/23(Sat)13:53 No. 13902 ID: 43d0a1

I agree with Nietzsche. I used to think like you , and I couldn't sleep at night/ coudn't do anything right. Nowadays I just don't think about it

Anonymous 19/02/24(Sun)06:56 No. 13905 ID: 4e68c0

This is my opinion:

An individual can be unique but there are moral standards that need to be respected.

If you don't care about social etiquette that is your starting step.

What is going to make you unique if another person tells you that? Nothing.

"He has to be like this that and this"
Is uniqueness and distinguishment assorted?

Everyone can distinguish themselves with one thing or another but not everyone is unique because they're told to follow trends. Moral is sustantial but social etiquette
it's not if you want to pursue that.

People that go around the world aren't stuck with something and can make an opinion by themselves because they're going to go to another place tomorrow and aren't there to be like the others, they are there to aprecciate and learn but they have to respect the others culture and way of living. They are going to understand and like certain aspects or behavior of the place they are in and might adapt those to themselves.
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Anonymous 19/03/17(Sun)03:56 No. 13934 ID: ad7071

Why do we play games? To win, according to the set of rules that govern the game. To build social connections with other players. To learn how to play games better so that we can win more later. To learn good sportsmanship, so that we will be invited to play more later. To subject ourselves to highs and lows of emotion as we progress through the game. There is no further point outside the game.

What is life, then, but a system for sustaining games, and which is comprised of all games? Finance is a game, with winners, losers, rules, and strategies. Politics is a game. Agriculture is a game: you win if you manage to grow enough food. So are hunting and gathering. Raising children.

"Meaning" is not something you can have and hold with you. You cannot sit there and look at your shelf full of meaning and feel good. The only winning move, really, is to keep playing. You have to decide which rules you adhere to (be kind to others, don't smoke, wake up at 7), discover rules rooted in the natural world (gravity, thermodynamics), and determine which rules others are playing by (empathy, studying history, politicking). And you have to understand that this is all that there has ever been for humans to do, because we are not special.

And yes, of course there are boundaries to be broken. No one is making murals out of dog hair, you could be the first. But there is no such thing as being TRULY unique: everyone poops.

Message from The Air-Conditioner Anonymous 19/03/12(Tue)16:39 No. 13931 ID: 1c6476 [Reply]

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As long as there is individuality, and an embrace of that individuality through diversity, we're all fucked. You see the more diverse people become, the farther these extremes will be pushed. And more and more society will slowly get pissed at each other, until war. Then you get fucked. Because people will push for excellence or comfortability. Either to become an extremist in the sight of species nirvana, to become 'gawd' or realize it's hopeless and become comfortable - a route a lot of dip shits want to accomplish so they can die 'happy'. The more extreme intelligent people get about nirvana, the more dumbasses will blindly follow them. And as long as there is individuality in a species - More specifically thought that can not be translated in complete accuracy -, there will be emotions to display these thoughts as accurately as we can. Our brains are powerful, but our bodies will always tie us down.
I'm high af
The A.-C.

Atheism is evil Anonymous 19/02/18(Mon)09:42 No. 13885 ID: 1556f2 [Reply]

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>Moral relativism (good or bad cannot be defined as the atheist doesn't acknowledge any authority)
>Meaninglessness (existence is hollow and devoid of values)
>Cult of Self (the own ego is the only thing that matters)
>Scientism (an obsession with science that becomes the only prevailing truth)

If you're a fedora you're pretty much advocating for psychopathy.

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Anonymous 19/03/07(Thu)11:52 No. 13921 ID: afd6b2

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>thats because morality is relative you nignogs, herd mentality to care for one another is innate to all mammals in a group, reptiles particularly are void of this hence the term "cold blooded". functionalist theories explain why human societies develop virtues, for social control, nothing more
>only an animal thinks of life as being "meaningful" IE reproducing and protecting the herd. Sentient beings (unlike yourselves) enjoy a pleasure/pain paradigm and are driven by drives like honor, logic and G L O R Y.

Anonymous 19/03/08(Fri)12:25 No. 13923 ID: 0ca99c

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Ich beschwöre euch, meine Brüder, bleibt der Erde treu und glaubt Denen nicht, welche euch von überirdischen Hoffnungen reden! Giftmischer sind es, ob sie es wissen oder nicht.

*tips fedora*

Anonymous 19/03/12(Tue)09:28 No. 13927 ID: 4061a4

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>Ich beschwöre euch, meine Brüder, bleibt der Erde treu und glaubt Denen nicht, welche euch von überirdischen Hoffnungen reden! Giftmischer sind es, ob sie es wissen oder nicht.

Anonymous 19/03/12(Tue)05:41 No. 13926 ID: 097f44 [Reply]

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I've been getting my toes wet in philosophy for a couple days now, and I've figured out that I strongly associte with the idea of materialistic determinism. Who are some essential writers to familiarise myself to develop this new interest? I'm not opposed to having my views challenged.

Also, I'm kind of retarded, so I'd prefer some easier reads if possible.

Anonymous 18/07/29(Sun)15:10 No. 13579 ID: 110691 [Reply]

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Let me ask you a question, how different do you think you are from other people?

How many people, do you see in life that makes you say, "this person is like me" ?

Don't just bring up any sort of ism, just discuss me the idea

Of you being whatever you are, and the others being them.

Let me know

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Anonymous 19/03/01(Fri)05:27 No. 13910 ID: 3cc2ab

I feel like I've summed up the conversation the moment they've established to themselves we can have one and I don't utilize that time to rite in that I have a choice in the matter. It isn't entirely descript but we aren't talking metaphysical anything anyway. I'm just dealing with the matter at hand. Like a society that embellishes the retreats of man is like a man that has no hurdle to fault a drop in the water to. It's essentially the imbeciles tool to drop a life of blood into one pool but of course there are more important things at hand than having to fight with a significant other all day. It's essentially a tool to do so and escape all deranged forms of society to scold one's self. It isn't metaphysical that we have a lot of ways to escape reality but we aren't here to exacerbate like it happens every night. We are here to essentially ride out that we have time and then utilize the essence of that time to describe to ourselves and other folk and people in that time that we have options and choose to use them as we see fit. There aren't negations to thought in that mind set and the metaphysical portions are described as pompous. They aren't exacerbating and we aren't making things worse. There are just credible discrepencies like god that we can throw at each other while the only other reason we aren't understanding ourselves as some placate absolved of stupidity, think or see autist, we aren't reasoning to absolve ourselves of what they're offering and they naturally have no rite for what we know. That is a described policy on anarchy but more the thought that people aren't describing each other half the time it's that they're describing themselves as some thought keeping device that hands them back the right information as if cue cards were not just as seen on tv or other things. There are necessarily better ways to do this but we aren't here to describe ourselves to policy or the police like we may think, we're just here because this server is in another country and we prefer that countries ideals to the ones we have at hand as like a choice people make for having conversations and discussions away from other certain countries that denigrate all debate as discussion and make for the hills the moment someone offers them a solution to their bowel problem.

Anonymous 19/03/01(Fri)05:30 No. 13911 ID: 3cc2ab

Definitely not unspecial, though. You have to grasp at it and it will retain its shape. The rest is quantum physics.

Thraxeas 19/03/07(Thu)17:14 No. 13922 ID: c2ffc2

I fiel i AM quite diferente from other People ano haver net zero People Who i genuinely felt were like myself, at some point in the past I even thought others had no conciousness, I later learned it was common in the pre-operational stage of cognitive development to see things egocentrically, but I still fiel as though others do not have souls.

Survey anonymous 16/04/25(Mon)18:29 No. 12516 ID: 0016ca [Reply]

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On a scale of one to ten, how much do you believe in higher intelligence?
Higher intelligence can be God/Allah, or even aliens.

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eh?? your f u c c i n g mom 18/08/04(Sat)22:31 No. 13591 ID: 0a48be

I mean, seeing as though early Christianity, early Buddhism, classical Cynicism, and maybe Taoism all oddly enough hold enough water to actually benefit humans on an individual level, I'd like to think that *something* inspired these guys to invent those systems.

Otherwise, those guys were high as f u c c and accidentally made up something genius.

Anonymous 19/03/05(Tue)21:13 No. 13917 ID: 52162d

I would risk saying 5 out of ten? I reject the belief in such things. Belief is not something supported by strong factual basis. We can toy around with many assumptions, but in the end they should remain as such, and not become some kind of blind certainty, a faith.

We have extremely limited knowledge about this world. It's certainly very propable that such entity/entities could exist, but so far we didn't see any direct and irrefutable signs of their actions.

We should maintain an open mind and be prepared to question everything we know if a sufficiently solid proof would come into spotlight. So in my own personal opinion it's best to stick to a healthy balance between more grounded outlook on the life and quite lofty views that are not always supported by evidence.

Anonymous 19/03/14(Thu)06:31 No. 13932 ID: 400ff0

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Confucius' temple is at the top of mount Tai.
A few years ago I climbed all seven thousand steps, and found wild cannabis growing there.

Not a Szaiese Edge-lord Anonymous 19/02/24(Sun)06:35 No. 13903 ID: 4e68c0 [Reply]

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Is there any religion that offers none exsistence whatsoever after death?
Christianity offers Heaven
Judaism offers Zion
Satanism offers longevity or being a demon
Euro paganism offers Valhalla
There is Nirvana
Egypt offers ???
Buddhism offers something like that and almost every other asian religion does... i don't want to live in a temple.

I know buddhism is full of judaism and i don't want any of that Zion so no. (it depends if im alone)

I didn't figure out an image to go with the theme and i didn't got the death of a cell gif so fck.

Anonymous 19/03/01(Fri)07:49 No. 13912 ID: 3cc2ab

I think that death of a cell thing you might be referring to is actually the chromosome being used up for a spare of energy instead of using the nerves to qualify a smaller cellular space where there is more energy being used and the curb could cause a pressure change.

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