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by the Hessian
Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Karl Marx (1818-1883)
Replies: 72
Views: 8220

Re: Karl Marx (1818-1883)

Why do people only read philosophers in terms of the punch-line?
by the Hessian
Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Misconceiving Truth
Replies: 205
Views: 18090

Re: Misconceiving Truth

The difference centers on the capacity of the organism to problem solve based on experience. If an organism has the mental capacity to have experiences then it can be said to have consciousness. A protozoa is a single cell animal that can problem solve, but it doesn't have experience, so it isn't c...
by the Hessian
Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Misconceiving Truth
Replies: 205
Views: 18090

Re: Misconceiving Truth

As you wish Gee, but it's all very relevant, and just one post away from tying back to the notion of misconceiving truth. There's not an unwieldy amount of us participating in this thread anyway.

But I'm happy to walk down the rabbit hole with you however you want.
by the Hessian
Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Misconceiving Truth
Replies: 205
Views: 18090

Re: Misconceiving Truth

Gee, cladking, You've made some provocative posts recently that have given me a lot to think about, especially the exchange you had with each other, as well as posts that Gee made earlier about IQ, and that cladking made on another thread today about intelligence not existing. It has helped make ver...
by the Hessian
Sun Jun 22, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: consciousness is in other dimensions?
Replies: 42
Views: 5540

Re: consciousness is in other dimensions?

That nothing can explain why there is something does not mean that nothing is something.
by the Hessian
Sun Jun 22, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: consciousness is in other dimensions?
Replies: 42
Views: 5540

Re: consciousness is in other dimensions?

something exists that is not energy.that thing in terms of energy is no thing but it exists non the less.it cannot be described .but for sure it does not move and it is the cause and indirect mover of things and emotions.it shows up as relativity in an event.it is the nonlocality in two entangle pa...
by the Hessian
Sun Jun 22, 2014 3:03 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is Modesty a Virtue?
Replies: 36
Views: 5303

Re: Is Modesty a Virtue?

It is just my opinion that art is inadequate in this particular field of study. I'm not so sure. I might even go so far as to say it is the preferred way to "talk" about ethics. Goddammit, I forgot about the artistic people. I only said this because I have always been very bad at art. Come to think...
by the Hessian
Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is Modesty a Virtue?
Replies: 36
Views: 5303

Re: Is Modesty a Virtue?

Ginkgo wrote: It is just my opinion that art is inadequate in this particular field of study.
I'm not so sure. I might even go so far as to say it is the preferred way to "talk" about ethics.
by the Hessian
Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:28 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Misconceiving Truth
Replies: 205
Views: 18090

Re: Misconceiving Truth

Gee, Thank you for responding. I will reflect on what you have written. But one thing jumps out at me immediately, so I will share it with you immediately fully aware that it could change once I think further on what you have written. We know what is real in our subjective minds, but this informatio...
by the Hessian
Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Misconceiving Truth
Replies: 205
Views: 18090

Re: Misconceiving Truth

I am saturated in truth, where truth is a quality of a proposition that is justified by the world. My being, as being in the world, entails it. I am bombarded, moment by moment, by facts. The world is nothing other than the totality of facts. Knowledge is the collection of facts. (Thanks Gee). That ...
by the Hessian
Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Misconceiving Truth
Replies: 205
Views: 18090

Re: Re:

You are limiting truth to a selective reality of yours, when truth should encompass ALL reality. Thus truth is still elusive, relative and subjective. ?! If this is supposed to serve as an example of what it means NOT to "have your head up your ass" and how to PROPERLY "have a fucking clue about do...
by the Hessian
Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:52 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Misconceiving Truth
Replies: 205
Views: 18090

Re: Misconceiving Truth

Ginkgo, thanks for stepping in. I appreciate it. The way you use the terms "nonsense" in a theory of descriptions is pretty close to the mark. However, such propositions are generally looked at in terms of being neither true nor false. Totally agree, and hope that's what I've been saying. On the oth...
by the Hessian
Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:39 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Probability and Genetics - Greyhorn El
Replies: 13
Views: 1387

Re: Wave Structure of Matter

I'd like to try something that might benefit both of us, and which might also be of value to anyone reading but not participating in this thread. I'm reading now but not particpating. The extent of my probability math is self-taught from playing poker, so I'm sure I'll learn something. Don't know w...
by the Hessian
Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Equality and Respect by Harry Frankfurt
Replies: 44
Views: 4980

Re: Equality and Respect by Harry Frankfurt

SpheresOfBalance wrote:You may call it bias, where I just call it a denied truth, for obvious reasons.[/color]
I like this re-definition, and agree with you entirely. You are a closet Nietzschean. Works both ways, though, as Wyman has pointed out.

But anyway, well done. I take your point.
by the Hessian
Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Misconceiving Truth
Replies: 205
Views: 18090

Re: Misconceiving Truth

The written words are static and doesn't change according to the situation. . It is an unreasonable and unnecessary requirement to demand that a proposition express the totality of situations in order to be true. And theoretically, any such statement would be truth derivative of a collection of mor...