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Descartes philosophy of Zombies.

 
 
Reply Sun 24 Feb, 2008 06:12 pm
Religion has been the foundation of mankind's existence since the dawn of man's existence. The belief in God or a power higher than mankind has been a predominant factor in the belief structure that has helped us to guide our kingdoms into countries, and our countries into world powers through the belief that what we do is guided by divine intervention.

The belief in God or a higher power has been the inspiration for our troops, our education system, and a tool for our leaders to sway the masses to their desires or to even win elections.
Hollywood is monitored closely by government organizations, we can only assume that the best way to hide the truth is in plain sight. That truth being the existence of zombies.
Movies such as Dawn of the Dead, Night of the Living Dead, and others, are in fact....documentaries.

Which brings us to Descartes. (In a roundabout way)

Three years after Plato's death, Aristotle went to Assus to determine what his purpose in life was. There, he discovered that we actually have no purpose whatsoever, and are in fact, doomed to become zombies.
The teachings that came from the mind of Aristotle after his sojourn to Assus were undoubtedly the most elaborate and prone to contradiction. Since Freud taught us that when one speaks in circles, he is hiding the truth in his misgivings...then we can surmise that the only truth that Aristotle ever spoke of was in his final days as a raving lunatic.
Since he was a raving lunatic, we can assume that nothing he said had any surface value.
That is to say...Aristotles' teachings were complete nonsense and should be disregarded entirely, with the exceptions of those teachings that he didn't directly say or mention, since the truths were in fact in his misgivings.

Taking all this into consideration: Aristotle never once mentioned zombies.
Therefore he wanted us to know that zombies in fact do exist, according to what we have learned from Freud.
And they love their mothers.

Since Rene Descartes only lived to a young age of 54 years, we can thus conclude that age had not yet been able to take a toll on his precious mind, and therefore he must have been considerably insane to begin with. Hence his obsession with zombies.
Descartes is often regarded as the first modern thinker to provide a philosophical framework for the natural sciences as these began to develop. In his Discourse on the Method, he attempts to arrive at a fundamental set of principles that one can know as true without any doubt. To achieve this, he employs a method called methodological skepticism. He rejects any idea that can be doubted, and then reestablishes them in order to acquire a firm foundation for genuine knowledge.
Since the existence of zombies is highly doubted, then it must be true.

Keeping in mind that modern day philosopher and journalist Malcolm Gladwell teaches us that we should believe half of what we read, then half of what you read is therefore true, and the other half is total bunk.

Agnosticism (from the Greek α-γνωστικισμός, a, meaning "without", and gnosticism or gnosis, meaning "knowledge")
Since you are now with knowledge of this fine subject, you cannot claim to be ignorant, and are most certainly not without knowledge.
Since you are not agnostic of this subject, you must be certain of one or another outcome based on your own personal beliefs.

Certainty
is perfect knowledge. It is total security from error. Psychologically defined, it is the mental state of being without doubt.

Since there is a greater chance that you the reader will be certain that zombies do not in fact exist, we are forced to return to Descartes previous statement which proves my theory that the more people are certain that zombies do not exist; the greater chance they do.

Therefore, according to Descartes, Aristotle, Freud and your own (now distorted) self...Plato is a zombie and is probably planning on running for the Republicans sometime soon.


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ltdaleadergt
 
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Reply Mon 25 Feb, 2008 02:00 am
@Aristoddler,
It is nice article however one think, can u calibrate on the concept of zombies? What exactly they saw zombies as?
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Aristoddler
 
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Reply Mon 25 Feb, 2008 06:08 am
@Aristoddler,
Zombies in the traditional sense...walking dead people that generally have no purpose of being aside from to wander aimlessly and bother people.
I think they're called politicians nowadays. Smile
Ciana5
 
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Reply Mon 25 Feb, 2008 09:45 am
@Aristoddler,
I have good referrals from work for good psychologists. I think it's time to call...
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Ciana5
 
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Reply Mon 25 Feb, 2008 09:46 am
@Aristoddler,
Actually make that psychiatrists, I definitely believe there will be strong medications involved. Razz
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ltdaleadergt
 
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Reply Tue 26 Feb, 2008 12:10 am
@Aristoddler,
Aristoddler wrote:
Zombies in the traditional sense...walking dead people that generally have no purpose of being aside from to wander aimlessly and bother people.
I think they're called politicians nowadays. Smile

so he believed that HUMAN are Zoombies? What is a Zoombie? According to you a creature with no purpose in life is a Zoombie. Am I correct? It is very intersting, I really want to argue about this issue if u got time Smile
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Aristoddler
 
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Reply Sat 1 Mar, 2008 09:09 am
@Aristoddler,
hehehe.

The philosophy of zombies...interesting topic for a mock debate, for sure.
This could be a great topic in the debate category, since there is a good chance that nobody will get emotional about it.
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