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by A_Seagull
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Taking Determinism Seriously
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Taking Determinism Seriously

Philosophy Now wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:46 am
by Joel Marks

https://philosophynow.org/issues/75/Tak ... _Seriously
It seems to be more about taking his ego seriously..
by A_Seagull
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Making Children Moral
Replies: 67
Views: 1054

Re: Making Children Moral

In the first part of our mini-series on moral education, Michael Hand considers whether schools should be involved in trying to make children moral. https://philosophynow.org/issues/127/Making_Children_Moral Perhaps a good start would be to make philosophers moral. For it certainly seems to me that...
by A_Seagull
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Just joined, who's up for Epistemology
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: Just joined, who's up for Epistemology

Hi Everyone, I just joined the forum. My name's Logan, and I'm a PhD candidate in evolutionary theory. Is anyone familiar with Fallibilism, the philosophy that states that all knowledge is conjectural? It was basically founded by Karl Popper and later expounded upon by David Deutsch. So inductivism...
by A_Seagull
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Philosophy Now magazine Suggestions Box
Replies: 122
Views: 53729

Re: Philosophy Now magazine Suggestions Box

Hi guys, I just clicked on a link from Facebook to a Philosophy Now article and got this message: "You’ve read one of your four complimentary articles for this month..." This paywall may never be a problem for me, and I understand that publications need money to exist and flourish. But there are pe...
by A_Seagull
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Ethics versus Morality
Replies: 22
Views: 624

Re: Ethics versus Morality

I guess the question then becomes – how do the more enlightened humans of the world convince others that their actions are immoral without coming off as trying to impose their own personal morals on the other? _______ People only do what they want to do. So if you want to convince others of anythin...
by A_Seagull
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Ethics of Education in the Secular State
Replies: 31
Views: 751

Re: education & indoctrination are intertwined

henry quirk wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:57 pm
One of the purposes of 'education' is to indoctrinate.

Indoctrination necessitates the telling of lies. Lies sow the seeds of evil.

Indoctrination has no place in a civilised school.
by A_Seagull
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Ethics versus Morality
Replies: 22
Views: 624

Re: Ethics versus Morality

Anja Steinbauer says Don’t Trust the Ethicists (too much). https://philosophynow.org/issues/26/Ethics_versus_Morality The following is taken from the conclusion of the article: Constructing moral theories may be up to the philosophers, but assessing them, and rejecting or implementing them is up to...
by A_Seagull
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Ethics versus Morality
Replies: 22
Views: 624

Re: Ethics versus Morality

Anja Steinbauer says Don’t Trust the Ethicists (too much). https://philosophynow.org/issues/26/Ethics_versus_Morality The following is taken from the conclusion of the article: Constructing moral theories may be up to the philosophers, but assessing them, and rejecting or implementing them is up to...
by A_Seagull
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Ethics versus Morality
Replies: 22
Views: 624

Re: Ethics versus Morality

Anja Steinbauer says Don’t Trust the Ethicists (too much). https://philosophynow.org/issues/26/Ethics_versus_Morality A nice article. Over the years professional philosophers/ ethicists have made no significant contribution to the domain of morality. It would seem that morality is more of an empiri...
by A_Seagull
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Does the Human Brain Create or Receive Consciousness?
Replies: 50
Views: 1006

Re: Does the Human Brain Create or Receive Consciousness?

Are you saying that human conscious action is the same as animal computerized reaction and limited to worldly influences and that the core of knowledge that Tesla wrote of doesn't exist? Yes that would make sense. A nice simple explanation that fits the facts and doesn't need any supernatural hypot...
by A_Seagull
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Mathematics/science end in contradiction
Replies: 18
Views: 344

Re: Mathematics/science end in contradiction

Unfortunately your post makes no sense. It is as though you are stringing words together in a semi-random way, the result is entirely devoid of meaning. I guess I can try again. First - there is the prescriptivist vs descriptivist distinction ( https://stancarey.wordpress.com/2010/02/16/descriptivi...
by A_Seagull
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Mathematics/science end in contradiction
Replies: 18
Views: 344

Re: Mathematics/science end in contradiction

You can get rid of the first 3 of your listed 'properties', they are surplus to requirements of an axiomatic and logical system. How one can determine whether an axiomatic system is consistent or not is a moot point. Observe that while my argument was entirely descriptive (enumerating the various s...
by A_Seagull
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Happiness
Replies: 9
Views: 308

Re: Happiness

Happiness We may all walk about the world with silly grins on our faces while the earth collapses in ruin. Happiness is an emotional state and it is not an ethical value. It would be excellent if all people were justifiably happy, but that would require a world managed in a way beyond imagination. ...
by A_Seagull
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Mathematics/science end in contradiction
Replies: 18
Views: 344

Re: Mathematics/science end in contradiction

Any axiomatic system cannot be the following 4 things simultaneously: 1. Recursive (e.g algorithmic/computable) 2. Sufficiently powerful to prove anything about the natural numbers. 3. Complete 4. Consistent You can't have your cake and eat it to so, a choice exists: Which of the above properties a...
by A_Seagull
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Mathematics/science end in contradiction
Replies: 18
Views: 344

Re: Mathematics/science end in contradiction

Hi You might find this paper interesting and controversial . It proves http://gamahucherpress.yellowgum.com/wp-content/uploads/All-things-are-possible.pdf 1)Mathematics/science end in contradiction - an integer= a non-integer. When mathematics/science end in contradiction it is proven in logic that...