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by Londoner
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Am I a man or a woman?
Replies: 287
Views: 1385

Re: Vegetariantaxidermy's racist comment

vegetariantaxidermy wrote:You call 'twat' an 'expletive'?


Maybe this is some genuine cultural misunderstanding; in the UK I can confirm it is pretty strong language and everyone would understand it as a crude anatomical reference.
by Londoner
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Who- why- where are we ?
Replies: 196
Views: 3233

Re: Who- why- where are we ?

Me: I beg to differ. If I haven't convinced you, try putting 'not knowing if something is or isn't the case' into a piece of formal logic. There you go: http://cas2.umkc.edu/philosophy/vade-mecum/3-1.htm The name for the formula "it is not the case that..." is negation. Yes, negation . Yo...
by Londoner
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Who- why- where are we ?
Replies: 196
Views: 3233

Re: Who- why- where are we ?

You have completely forgotten what we were discussing. Let me remind you: we were discussing whether logical consequences can be derived from the initial condition of not knowing something. You argued that it can't be and I just showed that it can. I beg to differ. If I haven't convinced you, try p...
by Londoner
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Who- why- where are we ?
Replies: 196
Views: 3233

Re: Who- why- where are we ?

We don't know who shot John F. Kennedy. Therefore, the case remains open. Yanomami people don't know cars exist. Therefore, they find no use in gasoline. Philosophers don't know noumena exists. Therefore, they cannot proclaim its existence. I don't know that my senses are reliable. Therefore, I mus...
by Londoner
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Who- why- where are we ?
Replies: 196
Views: 3233

Re: Who- why- where are we ?

Thing is that I'm not arguing that our perceptions are the same as what is there just that there is something there that is external to our perceptions, i.e. that Idealism is wrong and the reality of our existence is that we are a body with senses in an external world and we can be certain about th...
by Londoner
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Who- why- where are we ?
Replies: 196
Views: 3233

Re: Who- why- where are we ?

But according to your position they could quite viably say you are wrong, there is no red or green there and if it were only a matter of saying a word when whatever colour is there for them then they couldn't be colour-blind?(I know there's something wrong with my point here so just chatting.) I do...
by Londoner
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Who- why- where are we ?
Replies: 196
Views: 3233

Re: Who- why- where are we ?

Again, I get the issue but how could we explain that we've discovered the colour-blind on this model? I think that those we call colour blind have the problem of distinguishing colours, for example they cannot see a difference between red and green. If they could distinguish between them, but were ...
by Londoner
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Who- why- where are we ?
Replies: 196
Views: 3233

Re: Who- why- where are we ?

By accepting Descartes' methodology, which is well known as "Cartesian doubt" or "Cartesian skepticism", you're in fact acknowledging that skepticism does have logical consequences. As I wrote last time, you are using the term 'logical' in a loose way. Because Descartes starts o...
by Londoner
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Who- why- where are we ?
Replies: 196
Views: 3233

Re: Who- why- where are we ?

It is difficult to respond if you quote my posts one sentence at a time and give one sentence responses. If I do the same it makes it unintelligible to anyone else and it also means we tend to wander away from the point. That's why I'm not going to respond line by line. And I've said all I have to s...
by Londoner
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Who- why- where are we ?
Replies: 196
Views: 3233

Re: Who- why- where are we ?

So you have stated clearly that you have chosen curtain #3: "We cannot know that there is or there isn't a noumenal world behind phenomena." What matters now is if you are consistent with your own line of thought, since that position leads to its logical consecquences, which you should be...
by Londoner
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Who- why- where are we ?
Replies: 196
Views: 3233

Re: Who- why- where are we ?

As I was saying to Conde Lucanor, that would only show that we share the same perceptions (and because we do not have insight into other minds we could not even know that for certain), not that our perceptions were in some metaphysical sense 'true'. It would not give us 'certainty about the reality...
by Londoner
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Who- why- where are we ?
Replies: 196
Views: 3233

Re: Who- why- where are we ?

We can sum up this to 3 options. Either: 1) There is a noumenal world behind phenomena. 2) There is not a noumenal world behind phenomena. 3) We cannot know that there is or there isn't a noumenal world behind phenomena. I pick 1. What's your pick? It is not like picking a football team to support....
by Londoner
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Who- why- where are we ?
Replies: 196
Views: 3233

Re: Who- why- where are we ?

Me: 'What things are and their causal relations' are descriptions of phenomena, not noumena. Not necessarily, since when we are describing phenomena we are referring to how the noumena appears to us. In other words, because things as they appear to us are intrinsically related and depend of things ...
by Londoner
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Who- why- where are we ?
Replies: 196
Views: 3233

Re: Who- why- where are we ?

It's becoming increasingly very hard to reconcile your stance on the impossibility of knowledge of noumena and your other stance on how and what things are and their causal relations. ' What things are and their causal relations' are descriptions of phenomena, not noumena. As I'm writing this, acco...
by Londoner
Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Who- why- where are we ?
Replies: 196
Views: 3233

Re: Who- why- where are we ?

Me: Science looks at the underlying structure, and the underlying structure of a horse - and the way the anatomy of a horse responds to physical forces and in its chemistry it is no different to the underlying structure of anything else in the universe. I don't agree with such a view, but anyway, u...

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