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by A_Seagull
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Kant
Replies: 58
Views: 495

Re: Kant

It is an exact and accurate factual statement. As for the content - Millions disagree with you, most of them likely to have a lot more intelligence than your saintly self. For myself and many others Kant is one of the greatest philosophers of all time. And I refer you back to the statement about ot...
by A_Seagull
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Kant
Replies: 58
Views: 495

Re: Kant

Since the CofPR, written by Kant, is not a book of facts, but an argument, then it is a necessary conclusion that Kant, above all others, DID know what he is talking about. That is not even an argument. Its just nonsense, Kantian nonsense if you like. It is an exact and accurate factual statement. ...
by A_Seagull
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Kant
Replies: 58
Views: 495

Re: Kant

Sculptor wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:22 am
Since the CofPR, written by Kant, is not a book of facts, but an argument, then it is a necessary conclusion that Kant, above all others, DID know what he is talking about.
That is not even an argument. Its just nonsense, Kantian nonsense if you like.
by A_Seagull
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Life's all about being happy and enjoying things
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: Happiness is our only purpose

I'd like to share to you my best philosophy packet. It has the best, supporting arguments for my philosophy. There's a discussion section as well, which addresses the objections others have to my philosophy. There are 3 parts to this, and I'll give you the Deviant Art links to them. If you decide t...
by A_Seagull
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Bigotry and Genocide
Replies: 14
Views: 236

Re: Bigotry and Genocide

August 26, 2019 Bigotry or intolerance in all its forms is an extremely serious and crippling disease of individuals and the masses. Affected people suffering from this degenerate mental condition belong to a majority of the world population which could be called the "inhuman race" -- i.e. virtual ...
by A_Seagull
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: That which is chaotic cannot be known.
Replies: 12
Views: 250

Re: That which is chaotic cannot be known.

I believe that we, the human race, have been mistaken in our quest for money and power. Those two are the mirages of success. We cannot be successful in any endeavor of which we cannot know the outcome. It might just vanish tomorrow. The only way to know the outcome ahead of time is for there to be...
by A_Seagull
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy is created by belief!
Replies: 94
Views: 1291

Re: Philosophy is created by belief!

For myself I tend to never use "belief" since that can be used to state sure knowledge and faith based assertions; this makes the meaning of the word ambiguous. All words are inherently ambiguous, including these. It is why trying to make a rigorous philosophy that resides in the domain of words is...
by A_Seagull
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Einstein vs Logical Positivism
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: Einstein vs Logical Positivism

Rossen Vassilev Jr. asks if modern physics has become too metaphysical. https://philosophynow.org/issues/133/Einstein_vs_Logical_Positivism The author wrote: "Soon, Karl Popper in his Logic of Scientific Discovery pointed out a problem with verification: no number of observations that agree with a ...
by A_Seagull
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy is created by belief!
Replies: 94
Views: 1291

Re: Philosophy is created by belief!

For myself I tend to never use "belief" since that can be used to state sure knowledge and faith based assertions; this makes the meaning of the word ambiguous. All words are inherently ambiguous, including these. It is why trying to make a rigorous philosophy that resides in the domain of words is...
by A_Seagull
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Playing with words
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Playing with words

It seems that quite a lot of what passes for philosophy is little more than playing with words and expecting the reader to make sense of it. Here is one of my favourites from Kant's Critique of pure reason: 'The foregoing deduction is an exposition of the pure conceptions of the understanding (and w...
by A_Seagull
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 691
Views: 12345

Re: Mannie

Immanuel Can wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:42 pm
henry quirk wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:33 pm
Let's be fair: the communist has more than his fair share of kills notched on his bedpost, but he ain't the only one...
No...but by very, very far, the biggest offender in numbers. So that needs noting.
.. and no one does it to their own people quite like the communists...
by A_Seagull
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Anhedonia
Replies: 119
Views: 5884

Re: Anhedonia

Who was it who was discussing his anhedonia? Mozart Link or something? Because I'm hitting the same wall, and it's really sucking. I care enough to care that I have it, and don't want to go down the rabbit hole, but that's pretty much all I care about anymore. Perhaps we expect too much from this l...
by A_Seagull
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Anhedonia
Replies: 119
Views: 5884

Re: Anhedonia

:shock: So Anhedonia to you is just a synonym for getting bored with something? Wow!! Insight of the year. ... i do not employ 'intuition'. 'Intuition' is within, guiding and teaching. How? Give me an example of how this works for you. Clearly Age enjoys being annoying; s/he should be congratulated...
by A_Seagull
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Justified true belief: knowledge and the myth of propositions
Replies: 58
Views: 4406

Re: Justified true belief: knowledge and the myth of propositions

RCSaunders wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:20 pm
You believe an axiom is an assumption, because you believe what your teachers have taught you.
You have confused the ontological and epistemological, or rather have been taught that confusion and accepted it by faith.
You are talking complete nonsense.. so forget it.
by A_Seagull
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Justified true belief: knowledge and the myth of propositions
Replies: 58
Views: 4406

Re: Justified true belief: knowledge and the myth of propositions

So I will just conclude with this: There are some truths of the world such as 'Then Earth goes around the Sun in an elliptical orbit' and 'e**ip=-1', and these truths can be demonstrated from a few simple assumptions and a fairly complex sequence of inferences; but to claim that some banal statemen...