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How can we know if the Apollonian and Dionysian really exist?

Welcome to PhilSE. Are the categories emotional and rational "real", and do they have an empirical basis? What Is Reality Anyway? The first part is a very broad question, because reality ...
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Is it rational for heterosexuals to be proud that they were born heterosexual?

Rational just means that it's based on reason or a belief could be rational if it's grounded in strong evidence. So being "rational" isn't really this seal of approval that people nowadays ...
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How can we know if the Apollonian and Dionysian really exist?

Colorless green ideas sleep furiously Noam Chomsky Chomsky should be treated as a koan -- a theme of meditatation. What does it mean? What could it mean? How many layers of armor does it present you ...
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Is it rational for heterosexuals to be proud that they were born heterosexual?

As NtLake said, "Pride" here to a large extent means the opposite of "shame", not "feeling superior". When people talk about LBGT people feeling pride, they aren't ...
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Is it rational for heterosexuals to be proud that they were born heterosexual?

The problem I have with pride events and the inverse is that it promotes people to have their whole identity revolve around just one part of their humanity, their sexual orientation. This is a problem....
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Is it rational for heterosexuals to be proud that they were born heterosexual?

The simple answer, or rather response, to your question is that such words are being used simply as a slogan, a political statement. There is utterly no connection to philosophy, or any philosophical ...
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Is it rational for heterosexuals to be proud that they were born heterosexual?

A similar issue arose a few years ago when the president of Smith College used the phrase "all lives matter" in a public speech. Some students subsequently protested, arguing that the phrase ...
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Is it rational for heterosexuals to be proud that they were born heterosexual?

Independent of adjectives, such as acceptable or rational, the human children of alloparenting apes apparently feel pride and shame in their respective personal drama. If the biological end or goal of ...
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Is it rational for heterosexuals to be proud that they were born heterosexual?

Being proud of your sexual orientation or gender only works when the opposite is expected. Pride started at a time where LGBT+ people were expected to feel shame. Starting as a kid from parents, ...
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Is it rational for heterosexuals to be proud that they were born heterosexual?

Pride is an emotion. It is irrational to expect rationality from emotions.
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Is it rational for heterosexuals to be proud that they were born heterosexual?

I would say it is perfectly fine. However, the "pride" that the members of the LGBTQ+ community want to express is not "pride" in its usual meaning. They are not "proud", ...
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Kant and Paranoia

Kant discusses, at various points in the Critique (A105-107; B150-157), the notion of recognition, i.e. recognizing some representation as ours, and thus recognizing its validity in relation to some ...
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