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« Reply #29205 on: July 17, 2018, 01:03:49 PM »
The idea that metaphysics "progresses" and that ethics are objective before but not after someone publishes a book is dumb.
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« Reply #29206 on: July 17, 2018, 01:26:39 PM »
The idea that metaphysics "progresses" and that ethics are objective before but not after someone publishes a book is dumb.

I'm saying a system of ethics could claim objectivity before Kant, just not after him.

And yes that is my point about metaphysics, it has simply run its course. Is there anything better than materialism and existentialism together?

Before this gets misconstrued as an anti-Christian post, I don't think Christianity is a metaphysics although certain influential western theologians have tried to make it into one.
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« Reply #29207 on: July 17, 2018, 01:31:25 PM »
The idea that metaphysics "progresses" and that ethics are objective before but not after someone publishes a book is dumb.

I'm saying a system of ethics could claim objectivity before Kant, just not after him.

Yeah, that's stupid, not to mention Eurocentric.

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And yes that is my point about metaphysics, it has simply run its course.

How nice to know that no one needs to think about metaphysical problems anymore. What an empty, pretentious statement.

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Is there anything better than materialism and existentialism together?

Yeah. Almost anything else.
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« Reply #29208 on: July 17, 2018, 02:07:33 PM »
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« Reply #29209 on: July 17, 2018, 02:08:54 PM »
Was the New-rite Kalimavkion modeled after the Turkish fez? I can't seem to find a picture of an Old Believer Kalimavkion.

They wore their veils either alone or over a koukoulion.



The kalimavkion might just be a local development from the koukoulion and not a fez. I think it's a mistake to assume that what was old rite in Russia was universal across all of Eastern Orthodoxy.

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« Reply #29210 on: July 17, 2018, 02:53:23 PM »
The idea that metaphysics "progresses" and that ethics are objective before but not after someone publishes a book is dumb.

I'm saying a system of ethics could claim objectivity before Kant, just not after him.

Yeah, that's stupid, not to mention Eurocentric.

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And yes that is my point about metaphysics, it has simply run its course.

How nice to know that no one needs to think about metaphysical problems anymore. What an empty, pretentious statement.

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Is there anything better than materialism and existentialism together?

Yeah. Almost anything else.
Almost? What could be worse than everything being a result of the laws of physics and it being absurd that those laws exist in the first place?
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« Reply #29211 on: July 17, 2018, 02:54:50 PM »
I was thinking something like Maoism-Bronyism.
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« Reply #29212 on: July 17, 2018, 02:56:56 PM »
tfw you make a post on a forum that has a 'popularity' thing (upvoting/thumbs up), and you know ahead of time that it's going to be the most popular comment you ever make there, and it's so disheartening because the post is just such a low-effort jokey thing, meanwhile posts about important things with thought put into them and maybe even a little usefulness get like 1/100th the attention  :-\
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« Reply #29213 on: July 18, 2018, 11:21:14 AM »
Yeah, that's stupid, not to mention Eurocentric.

Hardly. Kant caused such a break that one can only speak of a philosophy before Kant and after Kant. (as is also the case with Heidegger and Derrida).

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How nice to know that no one needs to think about metaphysical problems anymore. What an empty, pretentious statement.
It requires an incredible reworking of what we understand metaphysics to be and in light of that understanding those "metaphysical problems" vanish or must be completely rethought. But I would argue we need to be aware of the transformations thinkers such as Kant have accomplished, and how to work against/with thinkers who have radically changed the scope and meaning of metaphysics. Big, classical metaphysics can no longer be done the same in the wake of such profound thinkers like Kant, Heidegger, Derrida, etc.

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Yeah. Almost anything else.
I'm just not sure of any metaphysical project worth pursuing that doesn't have some kind of foundation in existentialism/materialism. And I would argue its the closest you can get, philosophically, to an authentic Orthodox theology. The most recent developments in Orthodox theology that attempt to go "beyond" the Fathers (while also re-interpreting that patristic foundation) and engaging with Continental thinkers have been enormously productive. There's no going back to stale Scholasticism or whatever classical theology (especially the Latin method).
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« Reply #29214 on: July 18, 2018, 12:01:38 PM »
Hardly. Kant caused such a break that one can only speak of a philosophy before Kant and after Kant. (as is also the case with Heidegger and Derrida).

Nope. One can only speak of a philosophy before Wang Yangming and after Wang Yangming. Prove me wrong!


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It requires an incredible reworking of what we understand metaphysics to be and in light of that understanding those "metaphysical problems" vanish or must be completely rethought. But I would argue we need to be aware of the transformations thinkers such as Kant have accomplished, and how to work against/with thinkers who have radically changed the scope and meaning of metaphysics. Big, classical metaphysics can no longer be done the same in the wake of such profound thinkers like Kant, Heidegger, Derrida, etc.

Now you're shifting goalposts. Derrida died only a few years ago, and lived centuries after Kant, so obviously even in Europe people can and do continue to explore big, classical metaphysics after Kant and that it has not "run its course". This is without even considering the continued philosophical explorations in China, India, etc.

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I'm just not sure of any metaphysical project worth pursuing that doesn't have some kind of foundation in existentialism/materialism. And I would argue its the closest you can get, philosophically, to an authentic Orthodox theology. The most recent developments in Orthodox theology that attempt to go "beyond" the Fathers (while also re-interpreting that patristic foundation) and engaging with Continental thinkers have been enormously productive.

All this only shows that metaphysics has not run its course.
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« Reply #29215 on: July 18, 2018, 12:31:49 PM »
Nope. One can only speak of a philosophy before Wang Yangming and after Wang Yangming. Prove me wrong
A break in the Western metaphysical tradition, ie metaphysics.

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Now you're shifting goalposts. Derrida died only a few years ago, and lived centuries after Kant, so obviously even in Europe people can and do continue to explore big, classical metaphysics after Kant and that it has not "run its course". This is without even considering the continued philosophical explorations in China, India, etc.

Well our discussion hinges on an understanding of what metaphysics is, and we seem to disagree on what either of us understand it as, without explicitly saying what it is. You have thinkers like Heidegger who saw the history of metaphysics as onto-theology, which was his criticism leveled against all of Western metaphysics. He attempted to overcome onto-theology (metaphysics) but, according to Derrida, he ended up getting caught in the very metaphysical trap he attempted to escape from. Even Derrida himself doesn't claim to have escaped from it either, but rather sees himself neither included nor excluded in that very same Western tradition he deconstructs (rather he's placed "in" the margin).

All Kant, Heidegger, Derrida have done is shown us what is and isn't possible for metaphysics. They are indispensable to develop any kind of metaphysical project. But I'm doubtful since I think metaphysics is at a complete dead-end. It has nowhere else to go. This closure of metaphysics, I think, calls for a genuine re-encounter with the Christian faith.

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All this only shows that metaphysics has not run its course.
I'm not sure contemporary theologians are doing metaphysics in the way you understand that to mean.
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« Reply #29216 on: July 18, 2018, 12:54:03 PM »
I'm alone in the office and I don't know how to turn the air conditioner on. It's hot outside. Any suggestion on how can I enjoy some hot coffee without dying?
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« Reply #29217 on: July 18, 2018, 12:55:39 PM »
Nope. One can only speak of a philosophy before Wang Yangming and after Wang Yangming. Prove me wrong
A break in the Western metaphysical tradition, ie metaphysics.

2000+ years of Hindu, Buddhist, Daoist, and Confucian metaphysics would like to have a word with you.

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Well our discussion hinges on an understanding of what metaphysics is

It's not a complicated question- metaphysics is what happens when we ask basic questions about existence, reality, time, space, etc. It is impossible for humans not to do this and the questions are inexhaustible, so the idea that such an exploration can "run its course" is just cute.

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All Kant, Heidegger, Derrida have done is shown us what is and isn't possible for metaphysics. They are indispensable to develop any kind of metaphysical project.

Except they're not indispensable. People the world over continue to explore these problems without agreeing with these men or even knowing who they are. What you're doing here is treating a basic activity of the human mind as a fad, like punk rock or something.
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« Reply #29218 on: July 18, 2018, 01:40:38 PM »
I'm alone in the office and I don't know how to turn the air conditioner on. It's hot outside. Any suggestion on how can I enjoy some hot coffee without dying?

Man up and drink.

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« Reply #29219 on: July 18, 2018, 01:57:16 PM »
I'm alone in the office and I don't know how to turn the air conditioner on. It's hot outside. Any suggestion on how can I enjoy some hot coffee without dying?

Ask for an ice coffee.
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« Reply #29220 on: July 18, 2018, 03:27:23 PM »
I'm alone in the office and I don't know how to turn the air conditioner on. It's hot outside. Any suggestion on how can I enjoy some hot coffee without dying?
Man up and drink.
Easy to say when you live far beyond the tropics.  :P
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« Reply #29221 on: July 18, 2018, 03:32:28 PM »
When I visited my family in Borneo a lot of people drank hot tea in the heat and didn't seem to think much of it.
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« Reply #29222 on: July 18, 2018, 05:35:20 PM »
When I visited my family in Borneo a lot of people drank hot tea in the heat and didn't seem to think much of it.

Same in India, where such is done precisely to help cool off.

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« Reply #29223 on: July 18, 2018, 06:03:35 PM »
When I visited my family in Borneo a lot of people drank hot tea in the heat and didn't seem to think much of it.

Same in India, where such is done precisely to help cool off.

Tea has cooling properties, regardless of the beverage's temperature. (Actual tea, not just any herbal infusion.) Brits have it hot in all weathers; I'm still working on creating the headspace to do the same.
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« Reply #29224 on: July 18, 2018, 06:19:07 PM »
Hot tea every day for me.
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« Reply #29225 on: July 18, 2018, 07:07:59 PM »
This is strange. I ended up going caffeine-sober through the day. Sad!
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« Reply #29227 on: July 18, 2018, 07:12:14 PM »
This is strange. I ended up going caffeine-sober through the day. Sad!

Do yourself a favor and buy a Mountain Dew.

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« Reply #29228 on: July 18, 2018, 07:51:52 PM »
This is strange. I ended up going caffeine-sober through the day. Sad!

Do yourself a favor and buy a Mountain Dew.

Or make friends who won’t suggest you drink Mountain Dew.

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« Reply #29229 on: July 18, 2018, 07:55:57 PM »
I only drank Mountain Dew here once, it's a bit hard to find. It made me want to pee extraordinariously hard and I was stuck in traffic, so I had to recycle the bottle.
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« Reply #29230 on: July 19, 2018, 02:39:15 AM »
This is strange. I ended up going caffeine-sober through the day. Sad!

I don't understand how people can get addicted to caffeine. I've drank dubious amounts of coffee and still do when at the office but at home I'm generally too lazy to make coffee.
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« Reply #29231 on: July 19, 2018, 09:28:57 AM »
This is strange. I ended up going caffeine-sober through the day. Sad!

I don't understand how people can get addicted to caffeine. I've drank dubious amounts of coffee and still do when at the office but at home I'm generally too lazy to make coffee.

That's what happens to me.  On the weekends, I never drink coffee.
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« Reply #29232 on: July 19, 2018, 10:43:31 AM »
This is strange. I ended up going caffeine-sober through the day. Sad!

I don't understand how people can get addicted to caffeine. I've drank dubious amounts of coffee and still do when at the office but at home I'm generally too lazy to make coffee.


you haven't lived in Brasil....I hated coffee until I moved there and found out that everything functions on coffee......


30 years later.....coffee...coffee....
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« Reply #29233 on: July 19, 2018, 10:47:09 AM »
you haven't lived in Brasil....I hated coffee until I moved there and found out that everything functions on coffee......
I thought you lived in the US northwest, like Seattle or something. What part of Brazil did you move to?

I only drank Mountain Dew here once, it's a bit hard to find. It made me want to pee extraordinariously hard and I was stuck in traffic, so I had to recycle the bottle.
If I lived in Brazil, Antarctica Guarana would be the only pop I'd drink.
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« Reply #29234 on: July 19, 2018, 10:49:08 AM »
you haven't lived in Brasil....I hated coffee until I moved there and found out that everything functions on coffee......
I thought you lived in the US northwest, like Seattle or something. What part of Brazil did you move to?

I only drank Mountain Dew here once, it's a bit hard to find. It made me want to pee extraordinariously hard and I was stuck in traffic, so I had to recycle the bottle.
If I lived in Brazil, Antarctica Guarana would be the only pop I'd drink.

I do live in the Pac NW......30 years ago when i was a young lady, I lived in the Amazon for a while....


guarana = caffeine
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« Reply #29235 on: July 19, 2018, 11:58:56 AM »
This is strange. I ended up going caffeine-sober through the day. Sad!

I don't understand how people can get addicted to caffeine. I've drank dubious amounts of coffee and still do when at the office but at home I'm generally too lazy to make coffee.


you haven't lived in Brasil....I hated coffee until I moved there and found out that everything functions on coffee......


30 years later.....coffee...coffee....

I live in Finland. We drink more coffee than probably anywhere in the World.
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« Reply #29236 on: July 19, 2018, 12:03:55 PM »
This is strange. I ended up going caffeine-sober through the day. Sad!

I don't understand how people can get addicted to caffeine. I've drank dubious amounts of coffee and still do when at the office but at home I'm generally too lazy to make coffee.


you haven't lived in Brasil....I hated coffee until I moved there and found out that everything functions on coffee......


30 years later.....coffee...coffee....

I live in Finland. We drink more coffee than probably anywhere in the World.


so basically you are just admitting to being odd.....;)
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« Reply #29237 on: July 19, 2018, 12:35:35 PM »
Next you'll be telling me you strike up conversations with people on the bus.
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« Reply #29238 on: July 19, 2018, 01:21:40 PM »
Has anyone heard of this guy before? Is he an atheist?

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« Reply #29240 on: July 19, 2018, 03:01:50 PM »
Sometimes I see something advertised as "the No. 1 movie in America," I wonder, "Is it No. 1 because it is good and word of mouth travels? Or because it is bad and people don't know they have bad taste? Or because the whole crop of movies out right now is mediocre and people determined to blow an afternoon at the cineplex decided it was the least risky move for their $47?"
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #29241 on: July 19, 2018, 03:06:08 PM »
Sometimes I see something advertised as "the No. 1 movie in America," I wonder, "Is it No. 1 because it is good and word of mouth travels? Or because it is bad and people don't know they have bad taste? Or because the whole crop of movies out right now is mediocre and people determined to blow an afternoon at the cineplex decided it was the least risky move for their $47?"

This is why when I decide to go to the cinema, I watch 3 or 4 mediocre movies.
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« Reply #29242 on: July 19, 2018, 03:26:37 PM »
If I lived in Brazil, Antarctica Guarana would be the only pop I'd drink.
Guaraná Antarctica is great, but it doesn't really taste like guaraná (the berry), and neither do other brands of guaraná-based sodas. There are easily available syrups that get a bit closer, though, and one can just buy guaraná powder and mix it with water home, preferrably with sugar since it's kinda bitter.

It doesn't have much caffeine either, but Guaraná Jesus does, a lot, plus other stimulants. It's delicious, but unfortunately it can only be found in nordestino fairs and markets. It seems Coca-Cola bought the drink and stops it from getting commercialised outside the Northeast.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #29243 on: July 19, 2018, 03:35:46 PM »
If I lived in Brazil, Antarctica Guarana would be the only pop I'd drink.
Guaraná Antarctica is great, but it doesn't really taste like guaraná (the berry), and neither do other brands of guaraná-based sodas. There are easily available syrups that get a bit closer, though, and one can just buy guaraná powder and mix it with water home, preferrably with sugar since it's kinda bitter.

It doesn't have much caffeine either, but Guaraná Jesus does, a lot, plus other stimulants. It's delicious, but unfortunately it can only be found in nordestino fairs and markets. It seems Coca-Cola bought the drink and stops it from getting commercialised outside the Northeast.

i wonder how that compares to something like https://www.guaranaco.com/products/view/guarana-bastao-stick-170g

which is the only form (besides soda) that we had where i was.....you would go get a guarana drink...and it was the stick grated up...usually with peanuts or somthing else....like a smoothie...but super caffinated
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #29244 on: July 19, 2018, 03:37:27 PM »
If I lived in Brazil, Antarctica Guarana would be the only pop I'd drink.
Guaraná Antarctica is great, but it doesn't really taste like guaraná (the berry), and neither do other brands of guaraná-based sodas. There are easily available syrups that get a bit closer, though, and one can just buy guaraná powder and mix it with water home, preferrably with sugar since it's kinda bitter.

It doesn't have much caffeine either, but Guaraná Jesus does, a lot, plus other stimulants. It's delicious, but unfortunately it can only be found in nordestino fairs and markets. It seems Coca-Cola bought the drink and stops it from getting commercialised outside the Northeast.

i wonder how that compares to something like https://www.guaranaco.com/products/view/guarana-bastao-stick-170g

which is the only form (besides soda) that we had where i was.....you would go get a guarana drink...and it was the stick grated up...usually with peanuts or somthing else....like a smoothie...but super caffinated
Wow, never heard of this! I'm gonna look for it around. It seems to be more expensive than pharmacy guaraná powder bought here, at around 30 reais (8 dollars) for 100g, but much cheaper than at this url.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #29245 on: July 19, 2018, 03:40:33 PM »
If I lived in Brazil, Antarctica Guarana would be the only pop I'd drink.
Guaraná Antarctica is great, but it doesn't really taste like guaraná (the berry), and neither do other brands of guaraná-based sodas. There are easily available syrups that get a bit closer, though, and one can just buy guaraná powder and mix it with water home, preferrably with sugar since it's kinda bitter.

It doesn't have much caffeine either, but Guaraná Jesus does, a lot, plus other stimulants. It's delicious, but unfortunately it can only be found in nordestino fairs and markets. It seems Coca-Cola bought the drink and stops it from getting commercialised outside the Northeast.

i wonder how that compares to something like https://www.guaranaco.com/products/view/guarana-bastao-stick-170g

which is the only form (besides soda) that we had where i was.....you would go get a guarana drink...and it was the stick grated up...usually with peanuts or somthing else....like a smoothie...but super caffinated
Wow, never heard of this! I'm gonna look for it around.

I had never seen one in plastic packaging before until i googled.....and 'traditionally' (but i assume not so much these days) you grind the stick...on a dried pirarucu tongue...which sounds vile...but i suspect i have had it that way and just never knew.....


ps...major pet peeve of my life is how USA-ian english pronounces this....
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #29246 on: July 19, 2018, 03:50:21 PM »
Brazil has a guarana Jesus?
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« Reply #29247 on: July 19, 2018, 03:55:09 PM »
Brazil has a guarana Jesus?
Yes, and its founder was an Atheist, ironically. But his name was Jesus.
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« Reply #29248 on: July 19, 2018, 03:56:08 PM »
Brazil has a guarana Jesus?



among other Jesus's yes
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« Reply #29249 on: July 19, 2018, 03:58:08 PM »

More like Bavarian Forest German Jesus.  :)
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