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by A_Seagull
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What is Panspiritism?
Replies: 40
Views: 632

Re: What is Panspiritism?

I'll explain what I mean by faith. Faith is what keeps every living creature wanting to live unless it is in utter despair. Faith is nothing like what you wrote. Faith is believing that 2 + 2 = 5 just because someone else says it is and even though your instincts say it isn't. But what you give an ...
by A_Seagull
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What is Panspiritism?
Replies: 40
Views: 632

Re: What is Panspiritism?

PeteJ wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:27 am
A_Seagull wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:32 am
Panspiritism and the 'creative quality of fundamental consciousness' are fanciful fantasies.
This answer might work on facebook but on a philosophy site it's not worth posting without some argument.
I could say the same about yours!

.... and do try to stay on topic...
by A_Seagull
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What is Panspiritism?
Replies: 40
Views: 632

Re: What is Panspiritism?

Philosophy Now wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:33 am
Steve Taylor introduces an alternative way of conceiving consciousness.

https://philosophynow.org/issues/131/Wh ... nspiritism
Panspiritism and the 'creative quality of fundamental consciousness' are fanciful fantasies.
by A_Seagull
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What is Panspiritism?
Replies: 40
Views: 632

Re: What is Panspiritism?

Belinda wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:17 pm

I'll explain what I mean by faith. Faith is what keeps every living creature wanting to live unless it is in utter despair. Faith is nothing like what you wrote.
Faith is believing that 2 + 2 = 5 just because someone else says it is and even though your instincts say it isn't.
by A_Seagull
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Interesting insights about love.
Replies: 46
Views: 2643

Re: Interesting insights about love.

Love is when you see him/her making out with another gal/guy and you don't feel jealous.
by A_Seagull
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Logik's guide to successful detox from Philosophy Now
Replies: 63
Views: 1873

Re: Logik's guide to successful detox from Philosophy Now

Well the thing is that my paltry BA(hons) in Philosophy allows me to grade the philosophy bullshitters Well that is an interesting notion.. to grade contributors... My criteria is : Do they have something interesting to say? And a lot of people do.. and I like that as I am here to learn. But a lot ...
by A_Seagull
Wed May 29, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Hypotheses? Forget About It!
Replies: 81
Views: 1097

Re: Hypotheses? Forget About It!

And what process do you use to determine that something is 'true'? Guesswork? Opinion? 'Cos it is obvious? ... As above, how do you determine whether your proposition is 'correct' or 'true' or 'false'? Without an explicit process, all you have is opinion. I'm surprised by this repeated question. Th...
by A_Seagull
Tue May 28, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Hypotheses? Forget About It!
Replies: 81
Views: 1097

Re: Hypotheses? Forget About It!

To be knowledge a thing must be true, And what process do you use to determine that something is 'true'? Guesswork? Opinion? 'Cos it is obvious? A proposition is a statement that asserts something about an existent or existents. If I simply write or say the word "Zeus," it is neither true or false....
by A_Seagull
Tue May 28, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Hypotheses? Forget About It!
Replies: 81
Views: 1097

Re: Hypotheses? Forget About It!

RCSaunders wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 3:48 am


All knowledge is in the form of propositions.

What justification do you have for this claim?
This is very basic epistemology.
Are you sure? It is only a claim, that would seem to be unjustified. It doesn't explain how we know what we know.
by A_Seagull
Fri May 24, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Hypotheses? Forget About It!
Replies: 81
Views: 1097

Re: Hypotheses? Forget About It!

So if I understand you correctly, the Earth used to be flat but now it is round? You do not understand me correctly and that could only be if you are intentionally obfuscating what I wrote. No one can actually be that lacking in comprehension. When a person uses faulty or incomplete nor contradicto...
by A_Seagull
Thu May 23, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Hypotheses? Forget About It!
Replies: 81
Views: 1097

Re: Hypotheses? Forget About It!

Nevertheless, it is always possible to know if what one believes is based on reason from the evidence reality presents and therefore true. You mean like the Earth is flat? It is a rational conclusion from the evidence. And therefore 'true'? It is not a rational conclusion from the evidence, it is a...
by A_Seagull
Wed May 22, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Hypotheses? Forget About It!
Replies: 81
Views: 1097

Re: Hypotheses? Forget About It!

RCSaunders wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 6:27 pm
Nevertheless, it is always possible to know if what one believes is based on reason from the evidence reality presents and therefore true.
You mean like the Earth is flat? It is a rational conclusion from the evidence. And therefore 'true'?
by A_Seagull
Tue May 21, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Hypotheses? Forget About It!
Replies: 81
Views: 1097

Re: Hypotheses? Forget About It!

Humans can survive very well if all they do is determined by choices based on what they know. 'Truth' has nothing to do with it. If what one thinks they know is not true, it is false, and any choices based on that false knowledge will be disastrous. Not at all. People survived very well for many th...
by A_Seagull
Mon May 20, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will-debate settled
Replies: 15
Views: 230

Re: Free Will-debate settled

philosopher wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 4:35 pm

Morality and the judicial system relies on the free will to be real.
Morality is a myth.

The judicial system does not rely on 'free-will' being real.

Whether the world is 'determined' or whether there is 'free-will' makes no difference to anything or anybody.

Or have you got something more?
by A_Seagull
Sun May 19, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Is There such a reality as non-X for any and every X?
Replies: 34
Views: 523

Re: Is There such a reality as non-X for any and every X?

As the title is asking, does the statement that.... There is such a reality as non-X for any and every X. ...stand true universally? (as a Tautology for reality) Are you able to show that you are doing something more than playing with words? If not, your 'reality' can never be anything more than a ...