just outa curiosity, are you po'd at me? cause i think your awesome, and really dont want to be in that position (no, i am not a pathetic suck up. im just stating my curiosity, and opinion.
Not PO'd at anyone... Actually I would need a running start downhill to get PO'd at anyone... For an old retired Ironworker, I have spent a lot of time reading and writing about philosophy, but I would describe myself as a moralist... I do not think I am particularly logical... A lot of conclusions others may take for granted I am in the habit of questioning... Questionable statements have a way of floating like fat to the top of my soup, so to speak... I was alway given to making general statements when younger, and still often do; but I found myself asking of sweeping conclusions: Is this true... Is this true, usually true, some times true, or true at all... Forget always true, or never because they are both infinite periods and we are finite beings... In the search for reliable truth, everything is in doubt... Is one and one two??? We might say so were it not for the facts of the matter, that while the moral form of numbers finds one in a certain ratio to two, that in fact, no one is like any other... In order to reason we must identify, and these identities are definition and moral forms... How does one identify something as unique to all as life???That is the moral aspect of the forms, because to have these infinites difined, we must do so by agreement, and then what is their true value???How many people every day are killed for justice or injustice enraged??? We very often agree to a definition of infinites to avoid death dealing violence... If we will live it will have to be in the real world rather than in the ideal world... If acceptence of some predicate means we survive another day, then our victory is nearly as complete as imaginable...But there is no such survival hanging on our agreement, and the whole world might agree with your point without it in the least being more true.... To write clearly and make good choices in life one must first be able to discern the truth as well as possible.. As I say, I have read a lot, and I have thought a lot about what I have read... I do not see how what you say could be proved, nor do I see that is obvious... We cannot define life, because it is an infinite... Nor can we see life objectively because we are in it... And life is ultimately what gives meaning to all the stuff of life, so that to ask the meaning of life when life is all, and all we know with- is dafte... Does that over board explanation help???