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Absolute terms vs relative terms



Objection: absolute terms are invalid and false, therefor irrelevant.


pro: relativism


positions of argument:

conclusion bias:


  1. relative terms over absolute terms

  2. inclusive terms over exclusive terms

  3. pro: expansion of self to include other

  4. con: 'truth' is undefinable in human/individualist terms

  5. objection: logical-fallacies-appeal to authority

  6. glossary of terms

  7. theater of war: historical references

  8. theater types: position of audience both physical and metaphorical

  9. debatable: where is the location of control?

  10. Debatable: who is in control?

  11. References: civil law vs conmmon law

  12. tomato or potato?

  13. Futher reading: function of the fool

  14. Futher reading: function of the monk







to expand the definition of self to include all others.




limited extension:


why truth cannot be defined by human thought.


The Journal of Philosophy

Volume 93, Issue 6, June 1996

Donald Davidson

Pages 263-278

The Folly of Trying to Define Truth

subjected to:

Fallacies of Relevance: Appeal to Authority

glossary of terms

missing terms: (to be edited)

what is the current theatre of war?


theater types


locus of control


who's in control?



who are u? Allan whatts

What is the Difference Between Common Law and Civil Law?



Code – the collection of laws of a country or laws related to a particular subject. Codification – the process of compiling and systematizing laws into a code.


Common law – the system of law that emerged in England begin- ning in the Middle Ages and is based on case law and precedent rather than codified law.


You are what you eat?


What are you?


Tomato or potato?


"I think a tomato is much more spiritual than 1+2=3 [...] When people ask: 'What is the fundamental principal of Buddhism?', you may very well answer: 'A tomato'. Because, look how, when you examine the material world, how diaphanous it is. It really isn't very solid. A tomato doesn't last very long." ~Alan Watts in audio: "Comparative Philosophy - Philosophy of Nature" {}
Photo Credit: Risa Jenner {}





function of the fool


The Fool assumes the role of Lear's protector when Cordelia is banished. The Fool functions much as a Chorus would in a Greek tragedy, commenting upon events and the king's actions and acting, in some ways, as the king's conscience. The Fool is the king's advocate, loyal and honest, but he is also able to point out the king's faults, as no one else can. The Fool's use of irony, sarcasm, and humor help to ease the truth, and allows him to moderate Lear's behavior. The Fool shares his master's fate, and this reinforces the impression that the Fool's purpose is to protect Lear until Cordelia can arrive to help her father. Both Cordelia and the Fool are caretakers for Lear, and when one is present, the other need not be.


function of the monk