Search found 218 matches

by Systematic
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Does absolute truth exist?
Replies: 53
Views: 1206

Re: Does absolute truth exist?

For you to practice a theory you must necessarily understand it verbatim to the way author intended it to be understood. If you've ever written complex software application where you get to explain to a machine EXACTLY what to do (step by step) and the machine obeys your instructions as precisely a...
by Systematic
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: What is the character of a woman?
Replies: 19
Views: 1844

Re: What is the character of a woman?

creativesoul wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:01 pm
The question presupposes that all women have the same character. They do not.
Most people have some bias, hence the question. I don't mean that the character is fixed, but that, most people act as if it were.
by Systematic
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Does absolute truth exist?
Replies: 53
Views: 1206

Re: Does absolute truth exist?

The reason why practical knowledge works is trivial. Survivorship bias. When your knowledge is in direct contact with the ground you have an objective selection mechanism which weeds out all the bullshit over time. Theoretical fields do not have such a bullshit filter - they are castles in the sky....
by Systematic
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Does absolute truth exist?
Replies: 53
Views: 1206

Re: Does absolute truth exist?

That is also another reason for thinking it cannot be revealed to us as how could we be certain Because we would not have any rigorous means for determining whether or not it was absolute There are practices that work in many situations. Perhaps that could be a starting point. Practical knowledge i...
by Systematic
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Does absolute truth exist?
Replies: 53
Views: 1206

Re: Does absolute truth exist?

I think that you may have hit on a good point, HexHammer. We are all retards. There is a limit of human understanding. That could lead us in a few directions. Namely, we are too retarded to understand absolute truth; or we are retarded when we assume that absolute truth exists; or we are too retard...
by Systematic
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Does absolute truth exist?
Replies: 53
Views: 1206

Re: Does absolute truth exist?

Go read up on science!!!!!!!!!!! .................is a stupid answer. Dear Retard, it's the RIGHT answer to his question, you clearly lack basic cognitive abilities, has low IQ and in general are just completely clueless. Let's talk again when you have least an IQ of 115. Thanks! I think that you m...
by Systematic
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Does absolute truth exist?
Replies: 53
Views: 1206

Re: Does absolute truth exist?

HexHammer wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:50 am
Yes.
You asking a stupid self explanatory question = absolute truth!

You are completely clueless = absolute truth!

You have no idea about basic science = absolute truth!

You need others to think for you = absolute truth!

Go read up on science!!!!!!!!!!!
Are you OK?
by Systematic
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Does absolute truth exist?
Replies: 53
Views: 1206

Does absolute truth exist?

It seems to me that proof of absolute truth is of major importance to epistemology. So, when I heard Robert Sapolsky lectures on youtube, I was surprised to find that, in scientific literature there is a constant. That constant is error. Sapolsky doesn't study physics nor chemistry, but rather, the ...
by Systematic
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Why I lost respect for Aristotle
Replies: 11
Views: 539

Re: Why I lost respect for Aristotle

So, philosopher (OP), have you ever heard of the concept of throwing out the baby with the bathwater?
by Systematic
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Can truth be understood as math?
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Can truth be understood as math?

Could Truth be understood as the theorems of human knowledge where basic facts are its axioms? ∃Facts ⊆ Human_Knowledge ∃x ∈ Language(Human_Knowledge) (True(Facts, x) ↔ (Facts ⊢ x)) Facts are subjectively known. Which facts you are privy to is a question of luck. Even if you had all of the facts, t...
by Systematic
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Footnotes on Nietzsche
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: Footnotes on Nietzsche

True evil, which should not be confused with good, is both a question of degree and a question of desperation. When minimal harm is done, that is usually not evil. When harm is done without recourse, that is usually not evil. Otherwise, great harm is usually evil. Selflessness, as it harms the self...
by Systematic
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Where does a priori knowledge come from?
Replies: 12
Views: 411

Re: Where does a priori knowledge come from?

It seems to me that all knowledge that we have is through experience since a person who does not have any capacity to experience from his/her childhood cannot have any knowledge. Therefore all knowledge is a posteriori . My Latin/English dictionary says it comes from the former. But, joking aside, ...
by Systematic
Mon May 13, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Footnotes on Nietzsche
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Footnotes on Nietzsche

True evil, which should not be confused with good, is both a question of degree and a question of desperation. When minimal harm is done, that is usually not evil. When harm is done without recourse, that is usually not evil. Otherwise, great harm is usually evil. Selflessness, as it harms the self,...
by Systematic
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: What is the character of a woman?
Replies: 19
Views: 1844

Re: What is the character of a woman?

Systematic --- Congratulations, your question assumes sex differences in character -- otherwise there would be no men’s and women’s characters, just human character. I assume, therefore, you are a man. It would be unwise to ask a woman: they are the ones who often deny sex differences (“I can do an...
by Systematic
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Logical thinking requires Intuition
Replies: 44
Views: 1030

Logical thinking requires Intuition

I realize that I have made a counterintuitive statement as the title of this topic. But it makes perfect sense. Give me a moment to explain. Logic, by its nature is eliminative, but intuition gives plenty of thought options. So let's say that, like Socrates, we know that we do not know anything. So ...