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Update 6 on the migration 2018-10-14:

Things are going much better than what I initially expected on MeWe. A few of our philosophers are already posting there and are getting fine responses from new and old/refugee members.

My guess is that MeWe will be the next home for our awesome philosophy community since it already has everything we need.

If our experiment goes well, it will be very easy to recommend and encourage everyone to move over to MeWe if they so choose.

Since registering on MeWe does not cost a lot of time, I suggest our members to make an account in there and join us at MeWe to get a clear sense of what it has to offer. You will not lose too much. You can always delete your account if you don't like it.

On the one hand, I am making this suggestion based on the understanding I have formed in the past few days about the risks and benefits of moving to a new platform. I cannot see other options to be viable in long-run. However, if you like a Twitter-like environment, then diaspora* et. all. will feel like a super-charged Twitter to you and you will feel totally at home in there. Nevertheless, there won't be any moderation, community, or collection there. So, the experience will be quite different.

On the other hand, if you like the idea of having a moderated community/group in which everything is related to the main topic of the group, then your options are limited to MeWe, and a few others.

Please feel free to register with MeWe and have a look at our Philosophy group there. You might like it. And again, if you don't like it, you can always delete your account and all of your posts and comments will be deleted off the platform immediately upon your request (the same as what will happen if you delete your G+ account).

I would LOVE to see you guys there.

Cheers!
Eric


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Update 5: https://plus.google.com/+EricBright/posts/Xhmn5U89bem

Update 4: https://plus.google.com/+EricBright/posts/iFNk38NM3JS

Update 3: https://plus.google.com/+EricBright/posts/RSPr1wALrkL

Update 2: https://plus.google.com/+EricBright/posts/3rXFxqGYF2f

Update 1: https://plus.google.com/+EricBright/posts/1rz981hqEq9

Objections to diaspora* et. al.
https://plus.google.com/+EricBright/posts/NgqKmJBdCh6

Vote for the platform you prefer: https://plus.google.com/+EricBright/posts/LUYChX691Ln

Join the MeWe Philosophy Group: https://mewe.com/join/philosophy1

Find me on MeWe: https://mewe.com/i/eric.bright

#update #MeWe

Does any have an opinion on this old saying?:

Money is the root of all evil.

Politician learn to love humanity. .The world will become once again HEAVEN . . . .

Time is simply the co-occurance of events

Update 5 on the migration 2018-10-11:

A few of our stellar contributors and philosophers are currently reviving some of the interesting, old posts in this community inside the MeWe Group. This way, we will have the good materials saved in a new place and not gone once G+ dies for most of us.

I encourage you to look through your own posts that you have made in the past and bring the significant ones over to MeWe. If you think a post that is not made by you deserves to be re-posted in the new Group, please let the original poster know, so they would take the appropriate actions if the so choose. Thank you.

Stay tuned, and keep up the great work!


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Update 4: https://plus.google.com/+EricBright/posts/iFNk38NM3JS

Update 3: https://plus.google.com/+EricBright/posts/RSPr1wALrkL

Update 2: https://plus.google.com/+EricBright/posts/3rXFxqGYF2f

Update 1: https://plus.google.com/+EricBright/posts/1rz981hqEq9

Vote for the platform you prefer: https://plus.google.com/+EricBright/posts/LUYChX691Ln

To see our MeWe group go here: https://mewe.com/join/philosophy1

Find me on MeWe https://mewe.com/i/eric.bright

#update #MeWe

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I have written an essay titled "Reassessing Morality." It is too long to post here, so I'll put the link in a comment. In this essay I examine the ontology of morality, how the manner of being of moral rules, injunctions, judgments and the like differs from other kinds of things (the term "things" being used in a loose sense).

No questions on what philosophy is

Philosophy should not be a dispute for power out of a contest of arguments. The name itself designates only the disposition or willingness to think at length no matter what. The first ones of those who later would be called ‘philosophers’ had this particular character, and didn’t only work on what we now call ‘metaphysics’ (or collation of concepts, which is all that in practice philosophy has become about), but on cosmology, geometry, mathematics and geology too, being also legislators, engineers and solvers of general problems.

It is the thought itself that works under the rules people attribute to philosophy exclusively, I mean: while thinking, all we can do is deduce or induce according to concepts, and everything – everything! – which is thinkable, in spite of having the attribute of being a material object, is but a concept while being addressed by our minds.

Ideas don’t rightfully belong to anyone. They pile up or combine to one another while shared, after having occurred to us according to the amount of data we get to make them up. Mistaken ideas have no better explanation than insufficiency of data to form them accordingly. No one among the really good philosophers ever claimed authorship or ownership of ideas, although they never denied, by the way, being their conveyors.

The frequency of questioning over asserting among propositions may be explained, first, by the observable fact that no matter how certain – or true – a statement is, it leaves behind itself open questions and create new ones, not to mention that in the act of questioning the subject finds a handy stratagem for saving himself from asserting ideas for which he hasn’t sufficient data, while asking for help from whoever happens to have what he’s in lack of. So, there may not exist properly affirmative facts coming from the activity of thought, except for, perhaps, a handful of them, and we can easily acknowledge that the majority of statements are in essence questions, or that each of them brings about myriad of other ones forever seeking for their answers.

This may explain why I didn’t bother to end every phrase here with a question mark.

The American constitution and namely the First Amendment are based on the allowance of fundamentally different and even conflicting views. Freedom of religion, and expression. Unfortunately, fundamentalism can besieged by pure extremism. In recourse to this, without the freedom to be fundamental in one’s views, they fail to obtain their uniqueness. If individuality ceases to exist, everyone must comply to the same determinations, and furthermore, the same government. Unfortunately, not everyone wants the same government. Does fundamentalism produce more violence, and anarchy, and in some cases dictatorship or does it lean more towards peace, autonomy, and a sound Democracy (A government by the people)?

I was thinking that we have incorrect answers. What would an incorrect question be? And if there was such a thing as an incorrect question, could there ever be an correct answer for it?

Update 4 on the migration:

Our preliminary tests on MeWe is going well. Last night, I was contacted by a gentlemen who is an engineer at MeWe and exchanged some feedback. They seem to genuinely care and listen. It's impressive!

Please feel free to check out our MeWe group. The feature-set meets and exceeds everything we have here in G+ and I am confident now that it can serve our community well. You should give it a try.


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Update 3: https://plus.google.com/+EricBright/posts/RSPr1wALrkL

Update 2: https://plus.google.com/+EricBright/posts/3rXFxqGYF2f

Update 1: https://plus.google.com/+EricBright/posts/1rz981hqEq9

Vote for the platform you prefer: https://plus.google.com/+EricBright/posts/LUYChX691Ln

To see our MeWe group go here: https://mewe.com/join/philosophy1

Find me on MeWe https://mewe.com/i/eric.bright

#update #MeWe
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