This board needs to talk about trade and economics more often
>the United States didn't trade with communist Vietnam until the cold war was over
Was it revenge sanctions? Would they have ever lifted if the cold war was still going? Was Vietnam actually not giving up all it's pows? What could they gain from keeping them? they generally executed pows after interrogations.
the united states didnt trust vietnam till they realized they were no longer allied with communist world during the cold war
also vietnam was a monarch before the cold war till it turned communist during the cold war so it only makes sense that the united states a capitalistic powerhouse trades with them once theyve hit over their peak in capitalism
What do you think about this, /his/?
1st Yes Option: No comment
1st No Option's path: How do you jump from "we don't know" to 'rationality is the highest virtue'? Why not irrationality and passion?How do you even conclude that virtues are a thing?
This just seems like rambling.
2nds no option: Why do you immediently jump to Absurdism as the only alternative? That's not even the only type of nihilism that exists. Why do you assume the only choices are a pre-defined meaning vs nihilism? How can 'life'...
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I actually didn't make this, took this from a forum
I think the 2nd no option just refers to how nature does not necessarily correlate with human ideals, whether someone lives or dies does not necessarily matter in the long run. I do want to know what other philosophical opinions its ignoring though, since I feel like I more or less agree with the diagram, with some exceptions, like the one you mentioned with the first option
What does good and evil even mean anymore?
What was the pre-Islamic, Christian middle-east like?
Interesting theologically. Egypt and most of the Levant split from the churches of Rome and Constantinople after Chalcedon in 451 and there were some pretty grim civil wars between the Orthodox Byzantines and non-Chalcedonian Levantines/Egyptians.
I think the Coptic Church has only very recently (last year) agreed to re-enter communion with the Orthodox church after 1500 years of schism.
The discord is a key reason why invading Islamic armies were able to expand so quickly.
Blacks fought with distinction in World War II in air, support, infantry, artillery, and armored divisions.
Fun fact: Some Nazis literally suicided out of shame on the battlefield when they saw they were being defeated in combat by black tank divisions.
How could anyone have ever thought monarchy was a good idea?
look up the word church.
If you have a single family of accumulated wealth and political power and significant noteriety, who becomes king or queen is less significant than the place they join in marriage. Why do we want to listen to god instead of ourselves?
That's why bastard is a formal way to shit on someone.
>How could anyone have ever thought monarchy was a good idea?
Tbqh the emergence of specialization and hierarchy in pre-history almost precipitated the rise of monarchy, although when humans were isolated to small villages and tribes, the priestly class were the rulers pretty much.
Why do semites write backwards?
back in the day there was no standard direction to write, it was common for people to write both ways, even on the same paper, alternating on each line. The west eventually settled on left to right, while the east did the opposite.
Why are china and japan so crazy and did evil fucking shits compared to Korea?
Is the Majapahit Empire the greatest empire in history of man?
>thinks the Hard Problem of consciousness can never be solved by science
>believes that everything that is material (like a pebble) has consciousness
Should we trust this man?
The fact that he's ignorant enough to be making such bold statements about one of the least understood subjects in modern society should answer that question. Plus, just look at how he dresses himself.
>The fact that he's ignorant enough to be making such bold statements about one of the least understood subjects in modern society should answer that question.
A self-defeating argument.
>Plus, just look at how he dresses himself.
Wow. Let's get /fa/ on the Hard Problem of Consciousness.
What code of ethics do you live by?
What self imposed rules govern you and why?
Silver rule is better to be honest family. It's more realistic and passive and I think thus more achievable.
I don't subscribe to any deontological rules or anything like that at all (Kant was a literal autist) but I also think utilitarianism is retarded.
Virtue ethics master race. Anyone requiring specific moral guidance for general everyday life probably lacks the capability to understand ethics.
Why did the Irish never fully integrate into the United Kingdom as the Welsh and Scots did?
As soon as the Irish conquest was made official by Henry VIII in the 1530s, there seems to have been a major revolt against British rule every generation up until today.
Why is it that no combination of carrot and stick could ever subdue this chafing under British rule?
The Church opposed Irish nationalism at every stage.
They excommunicated the United Irishmen and later the Fenian Brotherhood. They also strongly condemned the 1916 rising and sided with Britain in the War of Independence.
The notion that Irish rebellion were spurred on by raving preachers from the pulpit is quite wrong. The opposite was true.
Was he a Tyrant?
At the beginning of his reign, no. He basically let Wolsey do most of the ruling and resigned to playing sport but after his jousting accident he changed a lot. Soon Wolsey was dead and Anne was executed. Thomas Cromwell who acted as Wolsey's replacement didn't have nearly the same amount of power and Henry had his inexperienced hand in everything. Getting slowly more paranoid at the discontent growing amoung the nobility and intellectuals who liked it much better when he just played sport. Lots of people got...
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What specific period in history is are these books based on?
Are the strong really strong if they need to be protected from the weak?