WAR & PEACE! Are they the same thing?

sometime sun
Reply Fri 30 Jul, 2010 08:24 pm
Peace is a ideal and a concept that I don't believe has ever existed or can exist in this realm of reality.

Survival is a war, so as long as you live you are at war with your survival.

The term "Peace time" only means 'not war time'

Death is the only possibility of Peace.
And even death may not exist.
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Reply Sat 31 Jul, 2010 08:12 am
@mark noble,
Yes. Much of the confusion is caused by definitions that are either too general or too specific, or are dependent upon the definition of the OTHER term in the pair (Peace is the absence of war, for example; then the problem becomes one of the precise definition of war).
This is especially true when discussing modern warfare, where there are no formal declarations of war, no traditional and uniformed armies, and no clear chain of command.
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Reply Sat 31 Jul, 2010 09:24 am
kennethamy wrote:

They are the same only in George Orwell's, 1984 where, in Newspeak, "War is Peace" and "Freedom is Slavery", And "Love is Hate".
I think Kierkegaard wrote a little book about that: either or

But yea, they're interdependent ideas. That gives you the intuition that they're two sides of the same coin. Kierkegaard was both right and wrong.... which are interdependent ideas.
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