Monday, 11 December 2017

GOD (SORRY YOU DON'T EXIST) IF WE HAVE TO SING ABOUT SOMETHING IT MIGHT AS WELL BE ABOUT PHILOSOPHERS

Look just because I'm a philosopher it doesn't mean I Kant have a sense of humour (did you see what I did there?). Anyway, THE CURMUDGEONS are doing Christmas songs in their posts and I don't want to be left out. Unfortunately almost all of the bloody things include references to Jesus and god and stuff. Don't those songwriters realise that god is dead?

Here's something to keep you going though:

MONTY PYTHON THE PHILOSOPHERS SONG


If this offends you then you can listen to this:


MOSTLY GERMAN PHILOSOPHERS SONG


Don't thank me. In analysing gratitude and the conditions under which it is called for, philosophers have generally tried to account for all the cases in which we find it natural to use gratitude terms (“grateful”, “thankful”, etc.). We use such terms in a broad range of circumstances: it sounds natural to say, for instance, “I am grateful that it did not rain on my wedding day;” “grateful someone happened to walk by as I was being mugged;” “grateful to someone for trying unsuccessfully to help me;” “grateful for someone’s well-wishes.” The breadth of circumstances in which we invoke gratitude terms would suggest that gratitude, generally, is the response a person should have to something good—that is, to benefit or “favour” (Walker 1980–1981)
 In this case you may consider that the posting of the songs was no bloody good then you wouldn't be grateful you ungrateful bastards.







3 comments:

  1. Resentment like gratitude imply morality too and are probably exclusively human traits. Since it is reasonable to presume they are not shared by animals we must reflect on which the stage of evolution of the species they appeared.

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  2. Good question.
    I surmise that it developed around the time that humans learnt not to put their latrines where their water sources are.
    "Thank (something) we don't get sick this year" they said.

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  3. So resentment evolve just last year in Hastings?

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