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by A_Seagull
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996)
Replies: 132
Views: 6331

Re: Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996)

I wasn't meaning you personally. Nothing wrong with opinions. One of Philosophy's greatest achivements is offering methods for knowing what questions make sense; how to ask questions; what the answers might mean; what is it like to ask them; ". And without explicit foundations and logic, these too ...
by A_Seagull
Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:39 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996)
Replies: 132
Views: 6331

Re: Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996)

Is this an objection, or just an observation? It is an observation. The practice of philosophy is little more than a parlour game. I do not think anything I said would engender that response, no. I wasn't meaning you personally.[/quote] Nothing wrong with opinions. One of Philosophy's greatest achi...
by A_Seagull
Mon May 31, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996)
Replies: 132
Views: 6331

Re: Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996)

There are very few philosphical matters than have been totally abandoned. Whilst much has been refined, all the old arguments are still with us. Philosophy is not about solutions but about asking questions anf point out possible consequence. Science is about describing the universe in ever more det...
by A_Seagull
Mon May 31, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996)
Replies: 132
Views: 6331

Re: Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996)

haha Lol but I was being serious!! There are very few philosphical matters than have been totally abandoned. Whilst much has been refined, all the old arguments are still with us. Philosophy is not about solutions but about asking questions anf point out possible consequence. Science is about descr...
by A_Seagull
Tue May 25, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996)
Replies: 132
Views: 6331

Re: Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996)

Sculptor wrote: Tue May 25, 2021 8:54 pm
A_Seagull wrote: Tue May 25, 2021 8:36 pm
Sculptor wrote: Tue May 25, 2021 9:45 am

No. Philosophy does not progress. It is a system of and methods of asking questions. Once it concludes, it is dead.
Can you prove that? If not, have you considered the possibility that you might be operating from a less-than-optimum paradigm?
haha
Lol but I was being serious!!
by A_Seagull
Tue May 25, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996)
Replies: 132
Views: 6331

Re: Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996)

When it works better and is consonant with other theories. That is the progress of science. And that is the progress of philosophy. No. Philosophy does not progress. It is a system of and methods of asking questions. Once it concludes, it is dead. Can you prove that? If not, have you considered the...
by A_Seagull
Tue May 25, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996)
Replies: 132
Views: 6331

Re: Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996)

Sculptor wrote: Mon May 24, 2021 8:02 pm
uwot wrote: Mon May 24, 2021 7:51 pm
Sculptor wrote: Sun May 23, 2021 11:55 amBeing wrong is fine, until you are shown a better way.
How do you define a 'better way'?
When it works better and is consonant with other theories.
That is the progress of science.
And that is the progress of philosophy.
by A_Seagull
Fri May 21, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: How Good Do We Have To Be?
Replies: 1
Views: 313

Re: How Good Do We Have To Be?

With so many serious problems in the world, Jean Kazez asks whether there’s any excuse to buy ourselves new toys, or even take up more worthy pastimes like playing the violin. Her reflections take in Paul Farmer, Peter Singer, Susan Wolf and Nietzsche. https://philosophynow.org/issues/58/How_Good_D...
by A_Seagull
Thu May 20, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996)
Replies: 132
Views: 6331

Re: Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996)

Except that philosophy can have co-existing competing paradigms since it does not primarily relate the the physical world. Yes certainly philosophy can have many co-existing paradigms. But ultimately they have to have some correlation with the physical world lest they are pure fantasy. Yes but I wa...
by A_Seagull
Tue May 18, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Tree of Knowledge
Replies: 5
Views: 777

Re: Tree of Knowledge

Rick wrote: "Let’s hope that taste doesn’t lead you astray!" I find this comment to be both bizarre and interesting. I mean perhaps it is you that has been led astray? How could you know that it is not? Could you prove it? It also opens up the question: "How can one determine whether one has been le...
by A_Seagull
Tue May 18, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996)
Replies: 132
Views: 6331

Re: Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996)

Kuhn's work on paradigms applies not only to the philosophy of science but to the philosophy of philosophy as well. Except that philosophy can have co-existing competing paradigms since it does not primarily relate the the physical world. Yes certainly philosophy can have many co-existing paradigms...
by A_Seagull
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Consciousness = Self-awareness?
Replies: 30
Views: 4755

Re: Consciousness = Self-awareness?

I just Googled for an experiment of that ilk and it seems that my intense behavioural study of the pooches at home is paying off :lol: http://www.sciencealert.com/it-s-offici ... sciousness While I think the experiment is interesting I don't find it conclusive of self awareness.. or consciousness.....
by A_Seagull
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Society, Slavery and Employment
Replies: 1
Views: 256

Re: Society, Slavery and Employment

<> THE INTERESTING conclusion from the above is that a ‘slave’ having guaranteed care during his life, may therefore be in a better position than the wage slave who may be cast aside into beggary when his labour is no longer required. And that is why some people have in the past, and perhaps still ...
by A_Seagull
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Are You Enjoying Your Life?
Replies: 63
Views: 2886

Re: Are You Enjoying You Life?

RCSaunders wrote: Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:32 pm If you are not enjoying your life there is something wrong with your philosophy.
Too true. And if you are not enjoying your philosophy there is something wrong with your life.
by A_Seagull
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Getting what we deserve
Replies: 3
Views: 5190

Re: Getting what we deserve

Lacewing wrote: Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:35 pm much idiocy to observe and have insights about.
Yes a little bit of light sanity is a welcome relief from the heavy insanity that pervades this forum.

And as for 'Getting what we deserve', I just hope it never catches up with me. :)