Posts Tagged ‘philosophy’

Sunday, December 1st, 2019

The Purpose Of Life Is Not Happiness: It’s Usefulness

Darius ForouxOct 3, 2016

Tome cuidado ao ler este artigo. O autor omite muitos detalhes importantes que se relatam ao aasunto, principalmente os negativos. Como pode ser visto no post critico copiado abaixo de Mira Lazine.

My post in the comment section:

Go to the profile of TheMatrixDNA
TheMatrixDNAA – Dec 1 – 19

I solved this issue – what to do with my life, when suspecting that I am like a gene. From the Universe perspective, I really must be a gene. One million monkeys/genes self-projected themselves when building the human species genes and now, 8 billion humans genes are building a fetus of consciousness. I don´t know what characteristic of this fetus I am responsible for and which shape of being we are building… genes never know. I know that I am different from the other 7,99 billion humans in a tiny detail, and this detail is the genetic information I was built for doing my job. So, it seems the right way leaving the life carrying us on, our information will be expressed some way. But… there is a problem. There are genes that tries to escape out from its mission for getting a life of pleasure. This is the human going after his/her happiness. It is a selfish being turned into a closed system in itself. I can´t explain here, but this is a wrong choice with hard price to pay in the dimension of that fetus of consciousness. After this meaning of life I changed my behavior. I don´t care about big houses, expansive cars, beautiful clothes, nothing has value. I want only to discover new tasks that can help any human being to who poverty, oppression, etc., are avoiding them to be the gene they are, to build the characteristic they are modeled to. Doing it I fell happy because I am being useful to the great ex-machine target.


Mira Lazine — Underground Socialist

Mira Lazine — Underground SocialistSep 15, 2018 · 

This post is really problematic and has incredibly dangerous applications of the philosophy spilled — let me explain.

Encouraging people to be ‘useful’ is a very utilitarian philosophy, encouraging a sort of ‘net good’ being given out of someone’s life in order for it to have a sort of purpose. It’s not an uncommon view, it’s been detailed in philosophy for centuries, but it’s incredibly troubling for a multitude of reasons.

First, it implies that people who don’t live a ‘useful’ life have essentially no purpose, have done nothing with themselves and been a useless addition to the world. I don’t know about you, but save for the absolute most heinous of people in history, I wouldn’t describe anyone in a light that implied their life has a sort of value. Everyone’s life is worth something, it has an intrinsic value to it — it’s something that should be recognized and appreciated, not be given a moral price tag. I don’t believe you, the author of this, feel otherwise — most people don’t, but it’s an undoubted result of this sort of philosophy.

Secondly, it ignores those who physically *cant* be ‘useful,’ such as say those trapped in poverty, those dealing with debilitating disabilities or mental illness that prevents them from making any sort of ‘useful’ impact. It needn’t be said that millions in poverty, with disabilities, with mental illness make amazing impacts to the world and to history — no one argues otherwise — but of course many lack the resources to do anything but to barely make ends meet, to be able to get through the day, and so essentially it implies that they have no ‘use’ and live a worthless life. Again, I don’t at all take you for having this position, but it’s something that falls from what you argue.

Thirdly, and this one is incredibly important I feel, encouraging ‘usefulness’ as opposed to ‘happiness’ is really troubling considering it’ll only lead people to do things they believe are morally good at the cost of their own well-being. That’s not a life that ought to be encouraged — it’s built around constructs of virtue that only end up bringing someone down instead of up. Since you do things that are ‘useful’ because you want to leave a positive impact and want to better the world, I’m sure you agree that people living their lives contrary to how they’d like (provided that how they like doesn’t harm others) isn’t exactly a solid ideal.

None of this is to say that encouraging action, encouraging people to make a difference is bad; it isn’t at all. I try to promote the same thing and to live by it myself, but it isn’t contrary to an overall pursuit of happiness; if anything it’s completely in line with it. We all want to make the world a better place, so why don’t we make it a happier one for everyone?

Filmes com conteúdo filosófico: lista

Sunday, December 1st, 2019

Philosophical Movies That Are Actually Fun To Watch: A Guide

Somewhere between mindbending and mindless — you can’t go wrong with these titles

Elizabeth Picciuto

Elizabeth PicciutoNov 23, 2018

See the article, the description of each movie…

Hot Fuzz (2007)

Total Recall (1990)

Finding Dory (2016)

Get Out (2017)

Trading Places (1983)

Terminator (1980) and Terminator 2 (1991)

Inside Out (2015)

The Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)


Groundhog day!

Naturalism and Indispensability: Indispensavel pesquisa a fazer. Quine, o fundador.

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019


Em uma pesquisa no link abaixo, me deparo com o seguinte texto, que suscita uma pesquisa mais profunda. Quine, foi correto ao criticar o método filosófico puramente racionalista da época dizendo que deveria evitar de ser essa coisa virtual para ser mais natural, e que a melhor teoria filosófica deve ser a melhor teoria cientifica.

Mas ele errou nisso por não perceber que as ciências humanas se desencaminham da rota naturalista e sua logica – como agora quando a Física domina impondo as leis do esqueleto ósseo sobre as leis da carne – e cabe a mim mudar isso relembrando que a melhor teoria filosófica deve ser a melhor teoria naturalista, que é aquela apontada puramente pela natureza, in loco, e interpretada pela razão pura tal como feita pela Natureza, passando pelos animais, etc.

3.2 Naturalism and Indispensability

Quine formulated a methodological critique of traditional philosophy. He suggested a different philosophical methodology instead, which has become known as naturalism (Quine 1969). According to naturalism, our best theories are our best scientific theories. If we want to obtain the best available answer to philosophical questions such as What do we know? and Which kinds of entities exist?, we should not appeal to traditional epistemological and metaphysical theories. We should also refrain from embarking on a fundamental epistemological or metaphysical inquiry starting from first principles. Rather, we should consult and analyze our best scientific theories. They contain, albeit often implicitly, our currently best account of what exists, what we know, and how we know it.

Putnam applied Quine’s naturalistic stance to mathematical ontology (Putnam 1972). At least since Galilei, our best theories from the natural sciences are mathematically expressed. Newton’s theory of gravitation, for instance, relies heavily on the classical theory of the real numbers.


Segundo os acadêmicos, todas as bem sucedidas teorias cientificas são expressadas pela matemática, o que provaria – segundo eles –  que o idioma e a logica da Natureza  é a matemática. Mas isto esta errado e por isso o sistema social global esta no rumo do mecanicismo, do Brave New World robotizado, pois a matemática expressa as regras do esqueleto ósseo do universo, o qual tem outros níveis mais complexos com maior sofisticação das leis. Como poderia a formula da Matrix/DNA ser expressada matematicamente, se ela sugere que na Natureza, sua dinâmica é a mesma dinâmica da força do ciclo vital, e a matemática não pode captar e operar essa dinâmica…?

O texto abaixo fala disso:

” Putnam applied Quine’s naturalistic stance to mathematical ontology (Putnam 1972). At least since Galilei, our best theories from the natural sciences are mathematically expressed. Newton’s theory of gravitation, for instance, relies heavily on the classical theory of the real numbers. Thus an ontological commitment to mathematical entities seems inherent to our best scientific theories. This line of reasoning can be strengthened by appealing to the Quinean thesis of confirmational holism. Empirical evidence does not bestow its confirmatory power on any one individual hypothesis. Rather, experience globally confirms the theory in which the individual hypothesis is embedded. Since mathematical theories are part and parcel of scientific theories, they too are confirmed by experience. Thus, we have empirical confirmation for mathematical theories. Even more appears true. It seems that mathematics is indispensable to our best scientific theories: it is not at all obvious how we could express them without using mathematical vocabulary. Hence the naturalist stance commands us to accept mathematical entities as part of our philosophical ontology. This line of argumentation is called an indispensability argument (Colyvan 2001).


Ideological Polarization. The predator/prey phenomena as the cause of current global and nationals polarization

Friday, July 12th, 2019


Este artigo gerou uma muito importante discussão no Reddit, na qual participo e aprendi muita coisa, descobrindo novas informações na fórmula da Matrix/DNA. Apenas alguns dos meus posts foram copiados abaixo, portanto, voltar a ler o debate.

What Polarization Does to Us