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by brimstoneSalad
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Is Vukovar Revisionism racist?
Replies: 2
Views: 568

Re: Is Vukovar Revisionism racist?

Like Holocaust denialism, or belief that colonial slavery of Africans in the new world was "nice", it could very plausibly be. The defense that the victims don't qualify as another race doesn't work: races are arbitrary social constructs, and I know that in Europe there's a lot more subtle distincti...
by brimstoneSalad
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: #namethetrait and "trait equalizable"
Replies: 18
Views: 573

Re: #namethetrait and "trait equalizable"

I agree completely with what you said. What do you think the basis for morality is? If a person is asked, "At what point does Bob lose moral value?", in my opinion, the question cannot be answered because we would need to know the order the traits are being evaluated to be able to answer the questi...
by brimstoneSalad
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: #namethetrait and "trait equalizable"
Replies: 18
Views: 573

Re: #namethetrait and "trait equalizable"

Since the set of traits does not match, the two objects are not trait equalizable using my definition. You seem to be (or were) confusing equal (in which case you'd be right) with equalizable. Equalizable means only that they can be made (forced to be) equal, either in actuality or hypothetically f...
by brimstoneSalad
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: #namethetrait and "trait equalizable"
Replies: 18
Views: 573

Re: #namethetrait and "trait equalizable"

However, you've stated that the trait equalization process does not need to be viewed as transforming a human to a cow. But, could you give me some more details on how you would describe trait equalizaton? I'm not sure how a "what if instead ..." could be represented more rigorously.However, if you...
by brimstoneSalad
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: #namethetrait and "trait equalizable"
Replies: 18
Views: 573

Re: #namethetrait and "trait equalizable"

If you view the trait equalization process as slowly transforming a human to a cow, the process lends itself to examining and eliminating traits from consideration during the transformation. You don't need to view it that way. The only reason I expressed traits like composition of molecules and pos...
by brimstoneSalad
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: #namethetrait and "trait equalizable"
Replies: 18
Views: 573

Re: #namethetrait and "trait equalizable"

As to point 3, you could specify that in the argument. Like: P1) If your view affirms a given human is trait-equalizable with respect to morally relevant traits to a given nonhuman animal while retaining moral value, then your view can only deny the given nonhuman animal has moral value on pain of P...
by brimstoneSalad
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Bore da
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Re: Bore da

Hi Feganiaid, that's awesome, I'm glad you've had so much success. It must be very motivating to have them come back to you about new things they're trying. Great intro story! Please don't hesitate to jump in on other threads.
by brimstoneSalad
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion - Fun
Topic: Another Absolute Piece of Garbage of a Video
Replies: 3
Views: 1150

Re: Another Absolute Piece of Garbage of a Video

No need for more humor, keep it as minimal as you can so it's easy to sit through. 2-3 jokes in a video that length, even bad jokes, won't ruin it, so minimal humor is low risk. Most people are bad ad humor and if you force it that will be worse if you miss the mark. I can't really help with humor. ...
by brimstoneSalad
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: #namethetrait and "trait equalizable"
Replies: 18
Views: 573

Re: #namethetrait and "trait equalizable"

Sorry, didn't see your reply until posting: I made this comment because there are some that use the NTT argument that may break up a combined trait into components, and then analyze each component. This obviously occurs outside of the actual NTT argument, because once you start to analyze the validi...
by brimstoneSalad
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: #namethetrait and "trait equalizable"
Replies: 18
Views: 573

Re: #namethetrait and "trait equalizable"

You're missing the point. This is a matter I had a contention with before too until Isaac accepted the "within universe" limit of traits. I don't think the law of identity can be applied to two particulars because they will always be discernible in some way. They are discernible by US by the concept...