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by A_Seagull
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Transforming formal proof into sound deduction (rewritten)
Replies: 28
Views: 165

Re: Transforming formal proof into sound deduction

Stipulating this definition of Axiom: An expression of language defined to have the semantic value of Boolean True. Stipulating this specification of True and False: (1) True(F, x) ↔ (F ⊢ x). (2) False(F, x) ↔ (F ⊢ ¬x). Then formal proofs to theorem consequences specify sound deduction. In sound de...
by A_Seagull
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Tarski Undefinability Theorem Succinctly Refuted
Replies: 96
Views: 980

Re: Tarski Undefinability Theorem Reexamined

... But here is the TL;DR. Physics produces models of the world in the language of Mathematics. As physics discovers new phenomena (ones that we have never experienced before), phenomena for which we have no language for - physicists go looking to Mathematicians for the language to express this exp...
by A_Seagull
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Humanity, Metaphor & the Recursive Mind
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: Humanity, Metaphor & the Recursive Mind

The main difference in thinking between humans and other species is the extensive use of language. That became more significant with the introduction of writing.
by A_Seagull
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: All Knowledge is Assumption, Assumption is Knowledge
Replies: 61
Views: 498

Re: All Knowledge is Assumption, Assumption is Knowledge

all knowledge proceeds from assumption, but is not all assumption I agree with this. But it is not easy to justify this. Particularly to those who adopt a naïve reality position. Ah, good, you admit you're unable to argue your position. For your information, I hold a view opposite to naive realism....
by A_Seagull
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: All Knowledge is Assumption, Assumption is Knowledge
Replies: 61
Views: 498

Re: All Knowledge is Assumption, Assumption is Knowledge

Naive realism (Philosophy) philosophy the doctrine that in perception of physical objects what is before the mind is the object itself and not a representation of it. Compare representationalism There’s no such thing as a physical object there except the perceived knowledge...a perception. Correct.
by A_Seagull
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: All Knowledge is Assumption, Assumption is Knowledge
Replies: 61
Views: 498

Re: All Knowledge is Assumption, Assumption is Knowledge

Perhaps you should answer your own questions.... Sure. I am merely pointing out that it's an insufficient strategy for somebody who keeps asking stupid questions like "What is X?". They will keep getting stupid answers like "X is Y and Y is X". Excellent answer! There needs to be a pragmatic asp4ec...
by A_Seagull
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Tarski Undefinability Theorem Succinctly Refuted
Replies: 96
Views: 980

Re: Tarski Undefinability Theorem Reexamined

Unless you are just playing games I would estimate that you may not have a deep enough understanding of these things to provide any useful feedback. Thank you, but I prefer not to debate with children. Your unwillingness to articulate and argue your claims seems a recurring feature. So, I'm intrigu...
by A_Seagull
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: All Knowledge is Assumption, Assumption is Knowledge
Replies: 61
Views: 498

Re: All Knowledge is Assumption, Assumption is Knowledge

all knowledge proceeds from assumption, but is not all assumption I agree with this. But it is not easy to justify this. Particularly to those who adopt a naïve reality position. It seems obvious that we create a picture of the world, and a necessary prerequisite of creating a picture is an assumpt...
by A_Seagull
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Missionary Killed on Remote Island: Discuss?
Replies: 48
Views: 1037

Re: Missionary Killed on Remote Island: Discuss?

I am just happy that the Indian government is not holding the native islanders to account. (Though they are prosecuting the fishermen who dropped him off.)

He broke the local rules and paid the penalty... too bad.
by A_Seagull
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: All Knowledge is Assumption, Assumption is Knowledge
Replies: 61
Views: 498

Re: All Knowledge is Assumption, Assumption is Knowledge

all knowledge proceeds from assumption, but is not all assumption I agree with this. But it is not easy to justify this. Particularly to those who adopt a naïve reality position. It seems obvious that we create a picture of the world, and a necessary prerequisite of creating a picture is an assumpt...
by A_Seagull
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: All Knowledge is Assumption, Assumption is Knowledge
Replies: 61
Views: 498

Re: All Knowledge is Assumption, Assumption is Knowledge

You seem to think that knowledge is equivalent to pain.... You seem to understand very, very, very little of what people say. That's almost frightening. Do you have the right to vote? I am not prepared to debate with someone with that view as there is so little common ground. You are incapable of a...
by A_Seagull
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: All Knowledge is Assumption, Assumption is Knowledge
Replies: 61
Views: 498

Re: All Knowledge is Assumption, Assumption is Knowledge

So, let me get this right: You assume A, and then, somehow, you know B... That seems like a cheap magic trick to me. Could you elaborate at all? I wish you could. Yes I could.. but I am not going to .. This is a forum not a lecture theatre. QED. So, let's go back a little... What did you say exactl...
by A_Seagull
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: All Knowledge is Assumption, Assumption is Knowledge
Replies: 61
Views: 498

Re: All Knowledge is Assumption, Assumption is Knowledge

We have not a clue as to what is subjective experience. Maybe it is a sort of impersonal consciousness, possibly stretching across the entire universe, and experiencing and thereby knowing the thoughts as they arise in brains. OK, possible, but nobody actually knows it's true or knows it's false. W...
by A_Seagull
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: All Knowledge is Assumption, Assumption is Knowledge
Replies: 61
Views: 498

Re: All Knowledge is Assumption, Assumption is Knowledge

We have not a clue as to what is subjective experience. Maybe it is a sort of impersonal consciousness, possibly stretching across the entire universe, and experiencing and thereby knowing the thoughts as they arise in brains. OK, possible, but nobody actually knows it's true or knows it's false.EB...
by A_Seagull
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Bots
Replies: 15
Views: 310

Re: Bots

-1- wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:27 am
commonsense wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:58 pm
What is the value/use/purpose of the data they might be collecting?
They are collecting names to know whom to line up against the wall and shoot, when the revolution comes.
Well, with a name like yours... no question .. you would be first in line...