I am a monist, rationalist, pragmatist, empirist, deontologist, pantheist. Whats your view?
A site that explains all these views would be nice.
Otherwise, I have no idea how to classify myself.
Well, you would have to take a college level Philosophy class.
GF is my bext friend *hugs GF*
21st February 2004
Would algerbra count?
No, it would not, since algebra is not part of philosophy
Well, the general population of GF won't be able to respond, then.
Whats the average age of GF members?
Voice of joy and sunshine
26th May 2003
Monism. holds that there is only one ultimate substance in the universe, (think of the old explanation that everything was made up of four elements and your on the right track but take it down to one element.)
Rationalism. is a sort of armed neutrality in my opinion, it does not identify with atheism as it make no statement that god does not exist; however it also claims to use logic and facts over faith to determine the truth, which would put it at odds with a religion that requires faith and reliance on teachings from say the Bible or the Qur'an, (though these could still be open for debate and are not instantly discounted.)
Pragmatism. does not completely discount theories and ideas but claims that without the interaction between life and everything else these theories (etc) do not obtain their worth. Although it is somewhat conflicting with Rationalism as it claims that human ideas and thoughts alone cant accurately represent reality.
Empiricism. States that our knowledge (all knowledge) is the result of our experiences. It is at odds somewhat with intuition as it claims in the most basic form there is no way to just 'know' things.
Deontology. is a kind of ultimate ethics system, teaching that ethics either allow you to do something all the time or none of the time. For instance under deontology if say, stealing, was wrong stealing would always be wrong no matter what the outcome of that action was, (even to save a life).
Pantheism. (Oh come on you KNOW what this one is; the Greek pantheon?) It is to believe in more than one god to put it simply.
There I think that’s I haven’t made too many mistakes. If anyone finds I’ve trampled over his or her belief then feel free to set the record straight ;)
You are right for the most, my friend. Pantheism - belief that the nature around us, everything is "god" "All-in-God" So there is no such one entity as God, but the whole Universe http://members.aol.com/Heraklit1/faqs.htm P.S. Monism- also means, that I am not a dualist- I dont believe in 2 worlds: material and spiritual. I believe in just the material And what is your position?
Voice of joy and sunshine
26th May 2003
vladtemplarYou are right for the most, my friend. Pantheism - belief that the nature around us, everything is "god" "All-in-God" So there is no such one entity as God, but the whole Universe http://members.aol.com/Heraklit1/faqs.htm[/QUOTE] Damn! I always get those two mixed up.vladtemplarAnd what is your position?
http://www.gamingforums.com/showpost.php?p=1301311&postcount=17 [QUOTE=Ged]Well I've posted my beliefs before but I feel considering the age of the thread I may as well state them again here.
Firstly I believe dreams are very important, that you halfway die each night when you go to sleep and that dreams are glimpses of other lives. Now when you die I think it’s just like going to sleep; going on to your next dream if you will. In my belief the purpose of life is to, well dream really; but more accurately to shape your dreams, to provide information for your next dream lives. Now looking at my belief I come across a flaw, it is a flaw I have seen many times, people, I' am not arrogant enough to believe my imagination, created a universe, filled with such great diversity and others great intellect and I think the answer to it, is that the people in this universe with you, came here because our past lives were all alike in a some way and this life provided something we all dreamed about, something we needed.
So to answer your question I don’t strictly believe in reincarnation because I don’t really believe its possible to die, or indeed that we have any particular bonds to this physical life in a way that would qualify us to do so.
There I hope I managed to put that a bit more eloquently than last time.
/me Shrugs I’m not sure what that would fall under.