The debate "Do life has sense or a purpose" was started by
July 8, 2019, 9:02 am.
20 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 7 people are on the disagree side.
People are starting to choose their side.
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sk25 posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
GotWood, MADHURA, Miguel, romeroa251, sk25, Light and 14 visitors agree.
7 visitors disagree.
Laws are man-made and every purpose you have you made up. You just convinced yourself that the purpose is intrinsic or gifted from a higher power. (Maybe not you, specifically, but most people)
Everybody's life has a purpose. If life had no purpose, there would have been exactly no "Right to Life".Questioning a person's purpose of living is just opposite that legal right.
Yes you are because the only reason one would hold a purpose, whatever it may be, is because they believe that that purpose is good. The only reason Hitler caused the death of millions was because he believed what he was doing was good. The only reason we aim to reproduce (to take a more natural approach) is because we believe that life is good. We don't do things that we think are bad (unless it's the lesser of two evils, I believe).
However, I would say that most any "purpose" one finds in life is little more than an appeal to emotion fallacy. That doesn't mean that one shouldn't follow it, only that one has to admit that it is not a real purpose. Not real in the sense that if he didn't exist that purpose wouldn't exist. Any purpose in life is man-made. There is no intrinsic purpose.
I'm still not appealing to nature by explaining that I believe a purpose exists. I didn't explain why I believe that purpose is good, just that I believe it exists because of nature. Whether or not it's good is a whole separate issue to if it exists.
I believe a community-centric purpose is good because I believe helping others is good. That's not because it's a product of nature.
By asserting a goal, you heavily imply that it is a worthy or "good" goal. If it was not a good goal, I would hope that you would no longer have that as a goal.
Appeal to nature fallacy asserts 'it is good because it is nature'. I made no value judgements. I only explained what I believe our life's purpose is due to natural selection. Determining if that purpose is good or not is a separate issue.
I would say that that is a fallacy of appeal to nature
I'd argue the purpose given to us by natural selection is a product of mother nature. How we specifically interpret it or act it out is man-made though
I don't believe we have a supernatural purpose that answers the "why were we created?" question because I don't believe in a God. If I did believe in a God I'd believe he made us out of pride to worship him.
I do think we still have a purpose though. The genetic based view of evolution gives us the purpose to maximise the survivability of human genes, of other people. That can come in any shape or form you want it to, whether it's nurturing a healthy family or helping disadvantaged people in your community or another country. Our purpose is to help others whether it's motivated by selfishness (to feel good or create a brand) or selflessness (compassion and true concern for the well being of others)
Not intrinsically. Any purpose one finds is man-made.