- Mar 8, 2002
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How to be a good person and what constitutes good character are important philosophical questions.Is it unreasonable that a 21st century person's personal philosophy is a mixture of previous thoughts and ideas? Is that a novel concept?
in any case there is close to zero marxist analysis in my thought and I'm not sure how you're getting that but whatever
- this is not an appeal to natural law
- Some things are worth spending time on. Other things are frivolous. Everyone does frivolous shit. It makes sense to limit that frivolous shit to a few things so as to be a good person.
- spending your time playing video games or watching porn is more frivolous than going to university and working on being a productive member of society. (or getting your electicians ticket or working on raising a family or whatever)
- We all have choices in how we choose to spend our time, how we choose to build our careers, our lifes, and our character
None of this is "philosophy" so I don't know why you're trying to place me into some weird box as if I actually need to hash this out.
An individual's relationship with and duty to society is an important philosophical question.
Appeals to self-evident truths is an appeal to natural law.
And of course you need to hash it out. You were the one who made the initial set of statements. If you hadn't, you wouldn't need to hash anything out. But you did.