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Posted 1/22/07
Indeed.
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Posted 1/22/07
Aw, man. Isn't there a way I can force charge it or something?
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I doubt it, after 2 years the chemicals in that battery reach an equilibrium so the reaction that generates electricity stops or becomes very small....so buy a new one after reading my oversimplified geeky answer
Too bad, I have to buy one too actually, mine lasts only 15 min
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how do i get rid of trust and overly-defensive issues?
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Posted 1/26/07
^im not sure exactly what you mean. Explain and ill see if i can help ^-^
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Do you mean overly defensive of another person, or someone towards you(as in parents or something), or you towards something, or you towards yourself?

(i`m sure i can help if its what i think it is, since i used have the same thing)
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well... its just that whenever anybody comes up to my i'm immediately wary of them and it's difficult for me to make friends cuz i always suspect that they have an ulterior motive (which they sometimes do).
even my best friend who i've known for three years doesn't know half the sh*t about me that most friends should know about eachother.
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Alot of people are like you yet because they also keep it hidden you dont realise it. I can understand the ulterior motive thing as i sometimes feel that. It's not something that can simply be solved- it takes time and experiences with many people. The best way is to just randomly say something you feel people should know, or talk to your best friend ^-^. There is nothing wrong with being wary of others you just have to push the thoughts away sometimes- its not easy but if you learn to find your good points you will see the real reasons why people want to be your friend.
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for me it's easier said then done. i do want my friends to know more about me and i want to be closer to them but i always find it hard cuz for me it's kinda like taking down barriers and i just don't know if i can do that.... plus i get paranoid about what people think about me and say about me when i'm not around. normally i just block those thoughts out cuz i know that if i let them take over they'll ruin all my friendships.
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Posted 1/26/07
Get a pen-pal?!?!
But NEVER-EVER meet them in person.
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I am in need of help from someone very smart, has studied philosophy or knows something about it and knows what the following question means, cause i need to write a one page essay (seems short i know but i am really bad at writing short stuff) on it and my brain hurts just thinking about it.

"Can the theory of categorical imperative be applied in a relativist society"

pls anyone who can help, message me or answer on this thread.
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dularc:
XD thanx
i think this kinda is my version of pen-pals
i find it difficult to talk to people who i see regularly cuz i deal with them every day but it's so much easier over the net cuz i know that if anything i do or say backfires on me at all inany way i can just close down my account and never return and nobody will know where i've gone... well... most people won't.
yeah i know running away is the cowards way out but it's what i do. i run when i can but if i have to then i'll stay and fight
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GuardianAngel wrote:

"Can the theory of categorical imperative be applied in a relativist society"

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owwwww my brain...

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^^hehe i like the net because of that aswell! But i cant run away on cr anymore because its all 'established' if you get wat i mean!
O and angel PM Eros- he is good at philosophy. I would reccomend Mauz but hes off at the moment.
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GuardianAngel wrote:

I am in need of help from someone very smart, has studied philosophy or knows something about it and knows what the following question means, cause i need to write a one page essay (seems short i know but i am really bad at writing short stuff) on it and my brain hurts just thinking about it.

"Can the theory of categorical imperative be applied in a relativist society"

pls anyone who can help, message me or answer on this thread.


I had to come back just for this I hope this helps, it was a small quiz essay I had in my ethics class, if I remember correctly I was asked to describe Kant's categorical imperative:

Duty and rights go hand in hand and should not be seen as separate, if I want to be respected, then I have a duty to respect others as well, otherwise I would lose my right to be respected by others; also acting in accordance to duty and acting from duty are two different things, behaving responsibly and friendly during work in order to maintain a good reputation and avoid being fired is doing a right thing, but it is not enough to be morally good, because the good behavior might be guided by a self interest of getting promoted or getting a raise, and once the goal is achieved then that person would probably stop doing the right thing.

What is necessary is to act from duty, that is doing good things because they are good in themselves, only then can an act be considered morally good. A genuine moral duty cannot be purely based on goals I have, a moral law exist as a categorical imperative, and it is revealed by reason itself. The first formulation of the categorical imperative is “Act only according to that maxim by which you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law” A maxim means a general rule that is universal which help us stand outside our personal interests and feelings so that we can consistently apply moral principles that benefit all of us and define how we ought to live. For example, when keeping a promise I should ask myself should I make the promise even though I don’t care or intend to keep it? And, Do I wish this action to become a universal law that affects everyone including myself? According to Kant if we apply the good will and follow the categorical imperative, self defeating concepts such as breaking promises can be discovered to be irrational and morally wrong, and it helps to eliminate situation where we might become hypocrites.

The second formulation of the categorical imperative is: “Act so that you threat humanity, whether in your own person or in that of another, always as en end and never as a means only”. This means each person has dignity and moral worth so he/she should never be used, exploited, or manipulated, they are not like material things where each individual has a different idea of what something should be worth, material things have conditional value, like a Mercedes Benz for example, people in America that own one of these cars have paid a lot of money to obtain it and owning this type of car is considered a symbol of economical success; However, in Germany, Mercedes are merely taxicabs and they have less value, the categorical imperative helps us realize that since persons are the source of the conditional value of material things, then they cannot have conditional value themselves, human beings must have absolute value or unconditional worth.

Finally, the third formulation of the categorical imperative, I believe is called the principle of autonomy, and it means that each of us are able to view ourselves as rational beings and therefore we are also makers of the universal law. This means that morality is not bound to a certain authority like God for example, and that each of us is able to discover by the use of reason the exact same principles of duty, justice, good will and virtue; regardless of one’s religion, culture, and experience.

Hope that helps see you guys
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