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u/Lacher · 1 pointr/Destiny

I think that if the person reports it was her duty so save other soldiers, it's not really a classical case of altruism. So in that case I agree. But that's unique to the reported reason of someone handling out of "duty" rather than "empathy".

On an act being egoistic as soon as some pleasure is derived, allow me to quote these nicely written paragraphs from this book.

> The egoist might respond: if you are doing what you really want, aren’t
you thereby self-interested? It is important to see that the answer may well
be no. For all we know, some of us deeply want to help other people. When
we manage to offer such help, we are doing what we really want to do. Yet
what we really want to do is to benefit someone else, not ourselves.
Now, if people get what they really want, they may be better off as a
result. (But they might not: think of the anorexic or the drug addict. Or
think of the cases of disappointment discussed in chapter 4.) Yet the fact
that a person gains from her action does not prove that her motives were
[1]. The person who really wants to help the homeless, and volunteers
at a soup kitchen or shelter, may certainly derive pleasure from her efforts.
But this doesn’t show that pleasure was her aim. Her aim may have been to
help those in need. And because her aim was achieved, she thereby
received pleasure.

> As a general matter, when you discover that your deepest desires have
been satisfied, you often feel quite pleased. But that does not mean that your ultimate aim is to get such pleasure. That’s what needs to be shown; we can’t just assume it in trying to figure out whether our motives are
always self-interested.

I also think describing altruistic behavior as epigenetically, deterministically or evolutionarily is as useful as describing love as an influx of dopamine and oxytocine. It's scientifically nice but also kind of restricting in understanding humans.

[1] If I reward you with a cookie for taking the shortest path to work, and you enjoy that reward, that does not prove you took the shortest path to work because of my reward--you would have taken it anyway and under what I understand to be your conception of human behavior there is no accounting for this possibility.

u/Semiao91 · 1 pointr/Destiny

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2 - You will want to always do that last bench press repetition, so get a self spoting bench since u dont wana rely all the time on Erisan or someone else to help u. I prefer the type of power rack that has the bar fixed to the cage, the ones that only let you move the bar in a vertical axis wich makes ur movement for either squats, sholders, arms and chest super clean. The same cage contains 2 security pistons that you can set for self spoting. Not neceraly this model or price but jsut to give you an ideia of wat im talking

3 - You can try these weights wich will save you some space and time, i have worked with them before and personly they fell a bit wierd in the begining but once you get used to them your set.

u/DiscreteChi · 2 pointsr/Destiny

The philosophy of each of economic model as well as their mathematical reasoning is covered in contending economic theories

My definition of happiness here is a measure of achieving your personal desires. While it's possible for somebody to have a entirely utilitarian outlook. I would argue that in obtaining that utility they are achieving their own form of happiness.

You don't exchange produce for things you do not want. You exchange them to maximise the things you do want. These exchanges are the foundations of Neoclassical and Keynesian economics. While buying nuts and bolts might only provide utilitarian value, the reason you're doing it is because somewhere down the line you expect to gain something you want. If that's earning wages to buy tickets to a concert, or travel to a place you want to visit, then you're still doing it for personal happiness.

u/ggahSoO · 3 pointsr/Destiny

Good post, only have time to read the 13 points and opening paragraph right now but will finish later. Reminds me of when I read Conservatism: An Invitation to the Great Tradition, it's good to hear it straight from the horse's mouth.

u/GoldenDesiderata · 1 pointr/Destiny

So... Given that you are clearly not engaging in good faith, can I ask, have you ever actually read anything on macroeconomics, and specifically MMT before this discussion?

Before I take the time to explain the points that will quickly be ignored by you like they were previously, id love if you could first give me an answer.

> (they should have some good data/theories from South Korea, China, Japan, right? :)), backing? If you're short on time or whatever, please answer this question at least!

Sure, here you go; <- Very, very simple article, but I link it anyways because some of the hyper links and sources were quite good

u/crassreductionist · 1 pointr/Destiny

This is a really good book by a conservative about their ideology on their own terms. I suggest you read it to get a better understanding of their thought process.

Conservatism: An Invitation to the Great Tradition

Another good read is The Reactionary Mind

u/aberugg · 1 pointr/Destiny

In regards to the Russel bit, I think getting into any of his technical works is a mistake for a noob, but this is necessary foundational reading for an amateur who isn't going to college for it:

In my view as an autodidact to philosophy, this was an excellent introduction. I think people really should not be reading selected specific academic works like Rem has suggested without guidance from a professor/teacher. One I've seen suggested before for a typical starting out laymen is:

My Grandma enjoyed it, she's the most educated person in the family with a Master's in English but never engaged in Philosophy before. If she can read into it amateurly and understand it at 82, no one else has got an excuse.

If people really want to dive deeper, they really should go to college, or just buy a bunch of used books and plow through them, read the IEP and SEP articles on the subjects, compare their understanding with peer-reviewed understandings, etc...

u/QuasiIdiot · 3 pointsr/Destiny

There's lots of them, so I think one should start in the area they're most interested in and then branch from there.

Here' a general survey of the areas of philosophy.

The areas usually have their own articles in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy with extensive bibliographies (e.g. Modal Logic). Same goes for particular problems from these areas, like Truth, and some of the philosophers themselves (e.g. Bertrand Russell). There's also the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

For less technical and more structured introductions, there are plenty of textbooks, like Logic, This is Philosophy of Mind or The Fundamentals of Ethics. Books from the Very Short Introductions series are sometimes decent (e.g. Metaphysics), and they really are short.

The textbooks usually have further reading recommendations, some of which are compiled readers like The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness or The Ethical Life: Fundamental Readings in Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems. I think these are good starting points as well.

Most of the books are going to be available on libgen of course.

And then there's of course podcasts. Some of the good ones I like:

u/MemeticDesire · 1 pointr/Destiny

> Secondly, I'm reading Yuval Harari's Homo Deus right now, in which he makes the claim that Marx would probably want people today to study how the modern economy works with the advent of computers, genetics research, etc., rather than reading a book that was written when steam was the coolest technology on the planet

That doesn't give you an excuse to not read Marx though, just an encouragement to read some recent stuff after having read and understood Marx. What you're implying is equivalent to "I shouldn't read Aristotle, Kant, and J.S. Mill on moral philosophy because we have moral questions now that didn't exist back in their times, like those on ethics of human cloning".


If you really want something recent to read then I guess you could read Shaikh, at least he will be better than fucking Sowell ( btw)

Shorter lecture series:

Book lecture series:

u/ICanThinkOfUsername · 3 pointsr/Destiny

Accelerationism is pretty stupid, but the Accelerationism Manifesto is a good start for it. Nick Land is the modern, popular, theorists associated with it.

For Zizek, I'd start with the book Violence (pdf version of the book is here). It'll introduce you to his criticism of liberal capitalism and it's relationship with violence. It's also a great introduction to his theories on ideology. Some of the book (when he starts talking about Hegel, for example) aren't necessary and you can skip them.

Zizek writes in an easy to read, borderline rant-like, style that's easy to read, but also allows him to introduce random thoughts (he has a section on a "self love/masterbation" event. There's only a loose theme throughout the book so skipping some sections isn't a big deal.

u/AndyBroseph · 11 pointsr/Destiny

He co-authored a pretty decent book on Economics. I've been reading it, pretty dry tbh.

Other than that, I think he's just been busy doing his political activism, which probably leads to some marginalization by the academic community.

u/storm__blessed · 3 pointsr/Destiny

Hey, welcome back buddy. You haven't posted in here in a while so I thought you might've killed yourself. Glad to see you're safe :)

Bonus meme

u/edu723 · 1 pointr/Destiny

These are great dumbbell sets, good price for the pair if you cant get them used: Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells (Pair)

What do you plan to do for your workout routines?

u/-STEW- · 1 pointr/Destiny

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u/Karl___Marx · -1 pointsr/Destiny

What are you trying to do here? I give you a brief glimpse into the mind of a mad man and you expect me to explain why he doesn't write about genocide?

Most serious historical accounts of what happened in Ukraine reach the conclusion that there was enough food to prevent starvation (despite the decline in output due to the brutal transition to collectivization), but the foodstuffs were withheld essentially to allow for ethnic cleansing. If you seriously want a full picture, read this book.

u/Shaliber · 1 pointr/Destiny

1% in gun ownership correlates with 0.9% rise in firearm homicide rate

Australia's buyback program was incredible successful in saving lives.

Buying back 3,500 guns per 100,000 people correlated with a 74 percent drop in gun suicides.

Robbery and assault is similar in other countries, but American violence is the highest.

[America doesn't really have a significantly higher rate of crime compared to similar countries. But that crime is much likelier to be lethal: American criminals just kill more people than do their counterparts in other developed countries. And guns appear to be a big part of what makes this difference. They go on later in the book with recommendations. A response to lethal violence in the U.S. should include widening the punishment gap between non-violent burglary and armed robbery. It should also include a wide variety of strategies to make crime safer in the U.S., says Zimring.These would include serious efforts to reduce hand gun ownership and use, environmental deterrents to robbers and violent assaults--such as cashless buses and bullet-proof vests--and training potential crime victims to minimize the chances that violent crime will end in death--such as not resisting a robber. ]