Reply Sat 12 Jun, 2010 10:31 pm
Give me your hardest philosophical question and I'll answer it to my own satisfaction.
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Victor Eremita
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jun, 2010 10:32 pm
@Night Ripper,
To "your" own satisfaction? lol

Well ok, I'll bite; "How should I live my life?"
Night Ripper
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jun, 2010 10:40 pm
@Victor Eremita,
Victor Eremita wrote:

To "your" own satisfaction? lol

Well ok, I'll bite; "How should I live my life?"


Live a life you are proud of.
Victor Eremita
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jun, 2010 10:55 pm
@Night Ripper,
Good job for answering that question to your satisfaction!
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kennethamy
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jun, 2010 11:01 pm
@Night Ripper,
Night Ripper wrote:

Give me your hardest philosophical question and I'll answer it to my own satisfaction.


Anyone can do that, even my kid brother. And he is only 8. (Although even he has powers of self-criticism often missing here).
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Krumple
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jun, 2010 11:02 pm
@Night Ripper,
Night Ripper wrote:

Victor Eremita wrote:

To "your" own satisfaction? lol

Well ok, I'll bite; "How should I live my life?"


Live a life you are proud of.


what if you don't want to live a life you are proud of?
Night Ripper
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jun, 2010 11:07 pm
@Krumple,
Krumple wrote:

Night Ripper wrote:

Victor Eremita wrote:

To "your" own satisfaction? lol

Well ok, I'll bite; "How should I live my life?"


Live a life you are proud of.


what if you don't want to live a life you are proud of?


Then don't.
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ughaibu
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jun, 2010 11:11 pm
@Night Ripper,
Night Ripper wrote:
Give me your hardest philosophical question and I'll answer it to my own satisfaction.
What do I need to know in order to know that I dont know the answer to this question?
Night Ripper
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jun, 2010 11:14 pm
@ughaibu,
ughaibu wrote:

Night Ripper wrote:
Give me your hardest philosophical question and I'll answer it to my own satisfaction.
What do I need to know in order to know that I dont know the answer to this question?


I was looking for more technical questions like "what is meaning?", "what is truth?", etc. Stupid riddles like "Can God make a rock so heavy..." need not apply.
ughaibu
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jun, 2010 11:17 pm
@Night Ripper,
Night Ripper wrote:
ughaibu wrote:
What do I need to know in order to know that I dont know the answer to this question?
Stupid riddles like "Can God make a rock so heavy..." need not apply.
This is a serious problem, for certain classes of question. We cant know that there is an answer, without knowing the answer.
kennethamy
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jun, 2010 11:27 pm
@Night Ripper,
Night Ripper wrote:

ughaibu wrote:

Night Ripper wrote:
Give me your hardest philosophical question and I'll answer it to my own satisfaction.
What do I need to know in order to know that I dont know the answer to this question?


I was looking for more technical questions like "what is meaning?", "what is truth?", etc. Stupid riddles like "Can God make a rock so heavy..." need not apply.


I think you need to know what question you are referring to with the term, "this question".
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kennethamy
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jun, 2010 11:28 pm
@ughaibu,
ughaibu wrote:

Night Ripper wrote:
ughaibu wrote:
What do I need to know in order to know that I dont know the answer to this question?
Stupid riddles like "Can God make a rock so heavy..." need not apply.
This is a serious problem, for certain classes of question. We cant know that there is an answer, without knowing the answer.


What is an example of such a question?
ughaibu
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jun, 2010 11:40 pm
@kennethamy,
kennethamy wrote:
What is an example of such a question?
Goldbach's conjecture.
kennethamy
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jun, 2010 11:43 pm
@ughaibu,
ughaibu wrote:

kennethamy wrote:
What is an example of such a question?
Goldbach's conjecture.


Why?
ughaibu
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jun, 2010 11:45 pm
@kennethamy,
kennethamy wrote:

ughaibu wrote:

kennethamy wrote:
What is an example of such a question?
Goldbach's conjecture.
Why?
http://yudkowsky.net/assets/pdf/LobsTheorem.pdf
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laughoutlood
 
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Reply Sun 13 Jun, 2010 03:11 am
@Night Ripper,
Quote:
Give me your hardest philosophical question and I'll answer it to my own satisfaction.


How would you answer my hardest philosophical question in a manner that was not to your own (sic) satisfaction?
G-Thomson
 
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Reply Sun 13 Jun, 2010 04:01 am
@Night Ripper,
Night Ripper wrote:

Give me your hardest philosophical question and I'll answer it to my own satisfaction.

What is the meaning of you posting this topic?
Did you want to learn more about yourself?
kennethamy
 
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Reply Sun 13 Jun, 2010 09:05 am
@G-Thomson,
G-Thomson wrote:

Night Ripper wrote:

Give me your hardest philosophical question and I'll answer it to my own satisfaction.

What is the meaning of you posting this topic?
Did you want to learn more about yourself?


Yes, it looks like a self-test. Of course, since we are usually satisfied with the answers we give to questions (especially the less critical among us) it is really not much of test of anything.
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Night Ripper
 
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Reply Sun 13 Jun, 2010 09:13 am
@laughoutlood,
laughoutlood wrote:

Quote:
Give me your hardest philosophical question and I'll answer it to my own satisfaction.


How would you answer my hardest philosophical question in a manner that was not to your own (sic) satisfaction?


By typing.

Give me a serious question and I'll give you a serious answer.
kennethamy
 
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Reply Sun 13 Jun, 2010 09:29 am
@Night Ripper,
Night Ripper wrote:

laughoutlood wrote:

Quote:
Give me your hardest philosophical question and I'll answer it to my own satisfaction.


How would you answer my hardest philosophical question in a manner that was not to your own (sic) satisfaction?


By typing.

Give me a serious question and I'll give you a serious answer.


Fine. What is a serious question?
 

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