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by Londoner
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Alt-Right Art
Replies: 18
Views: 483

Re: Alt-Right Art

Me: I'd say 'Alt-Right' describes the people with the money. So another person who wants to change what it actually means? Just goes to show exactly what I'm talking about, here. Very few people who use the term seem to have any solid grasp of what it means - even to themselves - and especially its...
by Londoner
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Certain Knowledge
Replies: 19
Views: 184

Re: Certain Knowledge

Free will can be proven wrong if you just accept that all things are caused, and all causes have an effect. Why can't I be one of those causes? Why can't it be that a characteristic of this particular cause, i.e. me, that I can make choices? "When I will some movement of my arm, I am 100% certain I...
by Londoner
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Certain Knowledge
Replies: 19
Views: 184

Re: Certain Knowledge

Now you are questioning the depth of the certain knowledge. Why do you keep pushing for things that were not asked? According to you, certain knowledge has meaning. And you claimed that tautologies have no meaning. I am not questioning the 'depth' of 'certain knowledge'. I am questioning whether th...
by Londoner
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Certain Knowledge
Replies: 19
Views: 184

Re: Certain Knowledge

Londoner, the OP asked what is for sure known, the OP did not ask what its meaning is. You are trying to extract an answer from my answers that are not answering the original question. In other words, your criticism is similar to this: "Johann, how many apples are in the basement?" "Seven, Mutter."...
by Londoner
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Certain Knowledge
Replies: 19
Views: 184

Re: Certain Knowledge

I think, therefore I am. And my thought exists, too. Two existences for the price of one. What does the ' therefore ' in that mean? Is the claim ' I am ' saying something more than 'I think '? If so, then we will need some additional truth to ' I think' . In Descartes, the additional truth is about...
by Londoner
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1241
Views: 39702

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

But with CD, you don't "choose" at all. And you cannot "learn" anything other that what you were causally determined to know. So everything is the result of cause and effect, except us? We cannot be a cause, we cannot change the world - we are only allowed to be an effect! If we think that everythi...
by Londoner
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Alt-Right Art
Replies: 18
Views: 483

Re: Alt-Right Art

I'd say 'Alt-Right' describes the people with the money. Politics today is not about building a mass movement of people with a particular ideology, it is about interest groups nudging things in the direction they want. Or - more broadly - 'Alt-Right' can describe the client groups of those who have ...
by Londoner
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Defining the core of language
Replies: 75
Views: 974

Re: Defining the core of language

In order to understand that context in which the word is used, the child has to understand the preceding conversation, which means it has to have understood other words it already learned. But what about the first times when the child doesn't know any words yet and does not understand the conversat...
by Londoner
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Defining the core of language
Replies: 75
Views: 974

Re: Defining the core of language

Viveka wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:06 pm
Yet again you are trying to disprove the effectievness of language with language.
Language is effective in doing what it does, which is not what you think it does.
by Londoner
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Defining the core of language
Replies: 75
Views: 974

Re: Defining the core of language

I mentioned repetition. If you only hear it in one instance, the child won't be able to know. But hear it multiple times in different situations where the only constant is the elevated temperature and it will make the connection. We all learn this way. Do you think you need to teach a child to cove...
by Londoner
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Defining the core of language
Replies: 75
Views: 974

Re: Defining the core of language

Both the physical experience and the utterance of the word "warm" at roughly the same time are necessary for the child's mind to make the connection. Without the utterance the child wouldn't know what to call the sensation and without the sensation the word "warm" would stay an abstract concept tha...
by Londoner
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Defining the core of language
Replies: 75
Views: 974

Re: Defining the core of language

What the child would be learning would be something like "Here comes that funny man " or maybe "I like this lady's white jeans " and so on. Or some such learning that you didn't intend at all.Young children learn from social situations. I mean that the young child learns from others what is appropr...
by Londoner
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Should Nigel Farage Become Queen Of England?
Replies: 10
Views: 133

Re: Should Nigel Farage Become Queen Of England?

Actually, it is a pretty good question, regarding the powers of the queen, immunity to prosecution, actual extent of powers under parliamentary supremacy, her religious role. For example, prince Charles has been known to visit Mt Athos, a bastion of Greek Orthodoxy, which unlike England, has a legi...
by Londoner
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Should Nigel Farage Become Queen Of England?
Replies: 10
Views: 133

Re: Should Nigel Farage Become Queen Of England?

6) Can the Queen declare herself a pagan, sacrifice a virgin in Canterbury Cathedral to Marduk (the Protestant Canterbury, not the catholic one) and get away with it scot free, at least the first time around? So you really and truly mean this as a serious question? 10) Why isn't Nigel Farage Presid...
by Londoner
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Should Nigel Farage Become Queen Of England?
Replies: 10
Views: 133

Re: Should Nigel Farage Become Queen Of England?

This comes across as a comedy routine. ' What is it with.... ' But that only works if the audience recognise a grain of truth in what is being said. On the other hand, there is another sort of routine where the comedian creates a crazy persona and mocks themselves, but again that only works where th...