Exploring the philosophy and ramifications of antinatalism; that is, the belief that life should not be brought into existence.
Uh, you might want to change it to Thomas Metzinger
This was great. Ars laternarum- the art of illumination.
Yup, it's a superb video by DE. I ordered 'The Ego Tunnel' immediately afterward. Metzinger looks like the first scientist to really address the philosophical and ethical consequences of the latest science, which is rare given that most scientists live in a Pollyannish world of progress and optimism.
Incidentally, if anyone's interested, there's a sci-fi/horror book called Neuropath out that deals with some of the more frightening implications of reductionist neuroscience. I remember reading that the author actually corresponded with Metzinger while writing the book.
I did a little vid about Thomas Metzinger a while ago. My channel on youtube doesn´t suffer the same hype from others, like DE, but anyways, there you go:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFQPzQFZaY0&list=UUI1EXxMlaKcHco6e8bKYPqw&index=24&feature=plcp
Just watched the video, Shadow. Great stuff. I was also surfing around and found a preics of Merzinger's first book 'Being No One' written by the man himself athttp://www.philosophie.uni-mainz.de/metzinger/publikationen/precis.pdf
And here's an essay on Metzinger and Ligotti from the same philosophy journal where Ligotti first published an excerpt from his Conspiracy Against The Human Race.
Oops, forgot to post the link! http://www.urbanomic.com/Publications/Collapse-4/PDFs/C4_James_Trafford.pdf
Sweet, thanks everyone for the link goodies!:). Nice vid DE and Shadow!
Interesting article in today's UK Guardian about having kids. Writer is a twat, but comments are interesting:http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/apr/08/why-would-anyone-have-childrenAnd hey! Historic event. Jim and Inmendham, the two internet gods of Antinatalism, converse. From last Saturday's Stickam:http://inmendham.com/cb/upload/watch_video.php?v=UAX2GD6WW2OS
All-Interesting conversation going on here:http://www.3quarksdaily.com/3quarksdaily/2012/04/the-case-against-kids.html#comments
Thanks for the heads-up to that debate, anonymous. I couldn't resist chipping in. Hope others will rally to the cause!
Boy are we going to be embarassed when it turns out that pain is a folk psychological concept that will lose validity once the new eliminative neuroscience comes in.
@WrooinesHey, thanks for pointing that out. I'm stuffing my junk in a fire ants' nest as we speak; always wanted to try it, but never had the guts, you know? Knowing that pain is just an artificial folk concept, and not an actual aversive experience, is so very liberating. Now I can look back on those innocent days when I thought there was such a thing as something "hurting" and laugh, haha!Seriously, where do they even find people like you? Is there like a Costco of idiots somewhere?
Apparently my eliminative neuroscience jokes are not appreciated.:(
I really need to learn not to post things on the internet when I'm drunk and irritable and apparently unable to comprehend sarcasm. My apologies for that little tantrum, that was totally uncalled-for.
It's cool man.Actually, I have a friend who's going into Neuroethology and he told me that there's a specific kind of sensory receptor for pain, and I read an interview with Paul Churchland where he said that he doubted that things like emotions and sensations would be eliminated by neuroscience, as we're finding out more and more about the biological basis for those.So if anyone ever uses that argument on you, you can tell them they're full of shit.
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