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Forum: Philosophy Yesterday, 14:25
Replies: 21
Views: 341
Posted By LinksRadikal
Okay, there are at least two sets of problems...

Okay, there are at least two sets of problems here.

You claim that communists don't need to tell the workers what their interests are; and I agree. But the fact remains that social revolution and...
Forum: Theory 17th August 2014, 23:49
Replies: 61
Views: 2,844
Posted By LinksRadikal
Then it's that peculiar mind of mine that enables...

Then it's that peculiar mind of mine that enables me find significant differences in an arbitrary fashion and based in nothing but that same mind of mine that's the deal here.

Now excuse me,...
Forum: Philosophy 17th August 2014, 21:33
Replies: 21
Views: 341
Posted By LinksRadikal
I know you were, but I think the terminological...

I know you were, but I think the terminological shift you propose won't be an effective means in arguing against that as it is likely that the notion of "material interest" would be assimilated to...
Forum: Literature & Films 17th August 2014, 21:21
Replies: 128
Views: 7,106
Posted By LinksRadikal
(Star Trek) Enterprise Voyager (and...

(Star Trek) Enterprise

Voyager

(and about in 5 mins) Star Trek: Into Darkness


Is it obvious that I'm waaay deep in ST? :lol:
Forum: Philosophy 17th August 2014, 21:11
Replies: 21
Views: 341
Posted By LinksRadikal
Okay, point taken. The notion of material...

Okay, point taken. The notion of material interest is more specific, that much is clear.
But this doesn't resolve the problem introduced by the more general notion of objective interest, which...
Forum: Philosophy 17th August 2014, 20:00
Replies: 21
Views: 341
Posted By LinksRadikal
Yes but it doesn't make any more sense than that...

Yes but it doesn't make any more sense than that of objective interest since it functions pretty much the same way as far as I know (also because it's often assumed that to say "material" is...
Forum: Philosophy 17th August 2014, 19:17
Replies: 21
Views: 341
Posted By LinksRadikal
The shortest answer to your question is - this...

The shortest answer to your question is - this cannot be so, and it isn't so as there isn't an object-like thing called "interest" apart from how specific people lead their lives. You're right...
Forum: Literature & Films 16th August 2014, 23:33
Replies: 718
Views: 31,521
Posted By LinksRadikal
I wouldn't say it is. But. Oh yes there's a...

I wouldn't say it is.

But. Oh yes there's a but. It might be best to first read Portrait if you want to get a hold on the bigger picture as Ulysses has definite connections to this novel. It's...
Forum: Learning 15th August 2014, 22:07
Replies: 40
Views: 1,357
Posted By LinksRadikal
And as I said, it's completely wrong and based on...

And as I said, it's completely wrong and based on a historical controversy in the communist movement having to do with complete fabrications put forward by one side in the debate (Lenin and the...
Forum: Learning 15th August 2014, 20:14
Replies: 40
Views: 1,357
Posted By LinksRadikal
Really? And what definition would that be? Who...

Really? And what definition would that be? Who did put it forward and on what grounds?

The thing is that this common error is associated with the historical situation in Germany primarily during...
Forum: Learning 15th August 2014, 14:16
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By LinksRadikal
Okay, to continue with the sense in talking about...

Okay, to continue with the sense in talking about a synthesis in cases where two fundamentally opposed viewpoints are contrasted, compared and decided upon:


I have to yet again fall back upon...
Forum: Learning 15th August 2014, 12:04
Replies: 40
Views: 1,357
Posted By LinksRadikal
I'm not sure how this relates to what others have...

I'm not sure how this relates to what others have posted, but to me it seems an unacceptable position.
I don't see either how 1) political legitimacy can play a productive role (we're talking about...
Forum: Learning 15th August 2014, 02:51
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By LinksRadikal
Umm, okay. I don't see how these inane and...

Umm, okay.
I don't see how these inane and fanciful what ifs can be productive. Anyway, I'm talking about knowledge, not some kind of a belief like this. I don't intend to engage in such word play...
Forum: Learning 15th August 2014, 00:59
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By LinksRadikal
I don't see how what you write in the next...

I don't see how what you write in the next paragraph explains this potential synthesis and that there is always one.

Well, if I knew this was the case, this necessarily implies I've come to this...
Forum: Learning 15th August 2014, 00:10
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By LinksRadikal
It's Fichte's schema, one that is different from...

It's Fichte's schema, one that is different from both Hegel's dialectics and the follow up, so called materialist dialectics. Anyway, dialectical contradiction as it's used by Hegel and dialectical...
Forum: Religion 14th August 2014, 11:54
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By LinksRadikal
Well, I think that old maxim nothing human is...

Well, I think that old maxim nothing human is alien is appropriate here, in that HM doesn't disavow any other social-historical causality (though postulating one particular kind of it as the most...
Forum: Learning 13th August 2014, 13:06
Replies: 40
Views: 1,357
Posted By LinksRadikal
First of all, I think there's a necessity for...

First of all, I think there's a necessity for clarity on what is understood as the vanguard.
The vanguard political organization of the working class basically comprises of communist workers and...
Forum: Religion 13th August 2014, 10:52
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By LinksRadikal
I don't think it is compatible. You're also...

I don't think it is compatible. You're also making a few mistakes in your reasoning.
You're reducing religion to idealist metaphysics and cosmology when it is actually the case that several...
Forum: Music 2nd August 2014, 00:42
Replies: 104
Views: 3,124
Posted By LinksRadikal
Good points, both of em. I never did...

Good points, both of em.
I never did understand why do the more trad death metal folks find something unappealing in Demilich, but yeah that's the thing with taste - you develop it or not.

And...
Forum: Discrimination 2nd August 2014, 00:36
Replies: 18
Views: 934
Posted By LinksRadikal
Yeah, precisely this. I honestly can't seem...

Yeah, precisely this.

I honestly can't seem to see any really problematic side to this apart from the unfortunate choice of examples (unfortunate in that they lend themselves easily too...
Forum: Discrimination 2nd August 2014, 00:25
Replies: 40
Views: 2,343
Posted By LinksRadikal
The problem as I see it is how it is to be...

The problem as I see it is how it is to be determined who's an advocate of the TERF viewpoint, and even then I don't think the issue would be as clear cut as to have that person "advocating the...
Forum: Music 2nd August 2014, 00:18
Replies: 104
Views: 3,124
Posted By LinksRadikal
No one says Demilich is awful. Certified...

No one says Demilich is awful.
Certified horrible taste, that's it.
Forum: Music 1st August 2014, 22:41
Replies: 104
Views: 3,124
Posted By LinksRadikal
No biggie, there's a cure for that, just listen...

No biggie, there's a cure for that, just listen to this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgGEwqaZLKc

It ain't black metal proper but is definitely a gateway into good taste.
Forum: Music 1st August 2014, 22:27
Replies: 104
Views: 3,124
Posted By LinksRadikal
Hadn't heard the good one yet. Or simply...

Hadn't heard the good one yet.
Or simply lacking in taste.
Forum: Music 1st August 2014, 22:17
Replies: 104
Views: 3,124
Posted By LinksRadikal
Though, you have to admit, there was an...

Though, you have to admit, there was an international cross fertilization going on not in any way dissimilar to promoting proletarian internationalism. And yes, involving balkans' folk music:
...
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