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11-07-2015, 06:07 AM
A philosophical proposal
I have been thinking about this a long time and had many discussions with in particular two friends of mine, one who is a Doctor of Ethics and the other who is a Doctor of Philosophy.

Here is my proposal.

All human constructs are extensions of our biology.

I include all constructs, internal (e.g. emotional, psychological, intellectual, etc.) and external (e.g social, physical, etc.).

If this proposal is true then it has the potential to be the answer to all philosophical questions.

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Archi

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11-07-2015, 06:13 AM
RE: A philosophical proposal
(11-07-2015 06:07 AM)ArchibaldFunkdust Wrote:  ...
All human constructs are extensions of our biology.
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Nope.

All human constructs are extensions of our chemistry.

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11-07-2015, 06:17 AM
RE: A philosophical proposal
(11-07-2015 06:13 AM)DLJ Wrote:  
(11-07-2015 06:07 AM)ArchibaldFunkdust Wrote:  ...
All human constructs are extensions of our biology.
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Nope.

All human constructs are extensions of our chemistry.

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Nope.

All human constructs are extensions of our physics.

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11-07-2015, 08:17 AM
RE: A philosophical proposal
(11-07-2015 06:07 AM)ArchibaldFunkdust Wrote:  If this proposal is true then it has the potential to be the answer to all philosophical questions.

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Archi

1. Even if it is the case that all human constructs are extensions of our biology, I don't see how that can answer all philosophical questions. Can you elaborate on this?

2. Don't some philosophical questions have to do with non-human constructs?
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11-07-2015, 10:27 AM
RE: A philosophical proposal
What is this value in the value we create because of biological self?

Why did it form this way and not in some other way? Are there other beings who actual have the makeup of feeling this way?

It doesn't eliminate or answer the range of various philosophical questions.

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11-07-2015, 04:23 PM
RE: A philosophical proposal
(11-07-2015 06:13 AM)DLJ Wrote:  
(11-07-2015 06:07 AM)ArchibaldFunkdust Wrote:  ...
All human constructs are extensions of our biology.
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Nope.

All human constructs are extensions of our chemistry.

Big Grin

Yup, I like that. Not as elegant perhaps but none the less true.

Archi

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11-07-2015, 04:25 PM
RE: A philosophical proposal
All human constructs are extensions of Home Depot...................

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11-07-2015, 04:31 PM
RE: A philosophical proposal
(11-07-2015 08:17 AM)Matt Finney Wrote:  
(11-07-2015 06:07 AM)ArchibaldFunkdust Wrote:  If this proposal is true then it has the potential to be the answer to all philosophical questions.

Thoughts?

Archi

1. Even if it is the case that all human constructs are extensions of our biology, I don't see how that can answer all philosophical questions. Can you elaborate on this?

2. Don't some philosophical questions have to do with non-human constructs?

1. Whatever it is we seek to demonstrate/provide for in the exercising of these constructs is ultimately a strategy that is in some way intended to deliver upon a base biological need, either directly or indirectly (as a secondary or tertiary strategy).

2. Yes they do but we need to examine and understand who is asking the question, and more importantly (as above), why they are asking it.

Archi

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11-07-2015, 04:41 PM
RE: A philosophical proposal
(11-07-2015 10:27 AM)ClydeLee Wrote:  What is this value in the value we create because of biological self?

Why did it form this way and not in some other way? Are there other beings who actual have the makeup of feeling this way?

It doesn't eliminate or answer the range of various philosophical questions.

Semantic philosophy is an examination of the meaning of abstracts, illuminating the human ability to manipulate abstract concepts (and ultimately strategies), a highly prized ability in the tribe.

More often than not the extension is not in the answer we seek but in the asking of the question and the debate that follows, even more successful is the witty (or sometimes not so witty) punctuation of that debate by contributors looking for a quick-witty win among other tribe members. This is just as valid a strategy and no less an extension of our biology.

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11-07-2015, 04:47 PM
RE: A philosophical proposal
What about environment?
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