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by Systematic
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: I dont fully understand how to apply the second step of the socratic method, PLEASE HELP!
Replies: 15
Views: 849

Re: I dont fully understand how to apply the second step of the socratic method, PLEASE HELP!

I have decided to use a Socratic method youtube video to find or discover my life's purpose however I just don't understand how to do the second step so I cant go any further with this until I do. Could you perhaps provide a different way of saying how to do step 2? is step 2 just asking you to for...
by Systematic
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Physician Heal Thyself
Replies: 0
Views: 110

Physician Heal Thyself

It occurred to me, while doing some free association, that absolute skepticism may in fact be a deeper issue than it seems. Sure, you can split nearly every hair, and that does seem to be reasonable. But what if you actually do know something? What if absolute skepticism is a defense mechanism. You ...
by Systematic
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: That which is chaotic cannot be known.
Replies: 17
Views: 451

Re: That which is chaotic cannot be known.

Thus chaos can alway be "known" as strictly a replication of fundamental contexts within context. I didn't mean that chaos was entirely without anyone's knowledge. Presumably, it still obeys the laws of physics, chemistry, and geometry. But its vast array of variables make it impossible to predict....
by Systematic
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: That which is chaotic cannot be known.
Replies: 17
Views: 451

Re: That which is chaotic cannot be known.

I believe that we, the human race, have been mistaken in our quest for money and power. Those two are the mirages of success. We cannot be successful in any endeavor of which we cannot know the outcome. It might just vanish tomorrow. The only way to know the outcome ahead of time is for there to be...
by Systematic
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: That which is chaotic cannot be known.
Replies: 17
Views: 451

Re: That which is chaotic cannot be known.

Yes, you are absolutely correct about imperatives...or rather authority statements. Take the fallacy of authority for example...this is an authority statement. All philosophical argument, as an act of creation, is a statement of order where existence acts as it's own authoritative structure over th...
by Systematic
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: That which is chaotic cannot be known.
Replies: 17
Views: 451

Re: That which is chaotic cannot be known.

the air one breathes is filled with myriads of constantly moving immeasurable molecules - pure chaos from moment to the next if that chaotic entity was absent, one would certainly know it, albeit momentarily... -Imp Lungs with circulating blood are the order that makes the chaotic air breathable.
by Systematic
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: That which is chaotic cannot be known.
Replies: 17
Views: 451

Re: That which is chaotic cannot be known.

I believe that we, the human race, have been mistaken in our quest for money and power. Those two are the mirages of success. We cannot be successful in any endeavor of which we cannot know the outcome. It might just vanish tomorrow. The only way to know the outcome ahead of time is for there to be...
by Systematic
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: That which is chaotic cannot be known.
Replies: 17
Views: 451

Re: That which is chaotic cannot be known.

I believe that we, the human race, have been mistaken in our quest for money and power. Those two are the mirages of success. We cannot be successful in any endeavor of which we cannot know the outcome. It might just vanish tomorrow. The only way to know the outcome ahead of time is for there to be...
by Systematic
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: That which is chaotic cannot be known.
Replies: 17
Views: 451

Re: That which is chaotic cannot be known.

1. Money and power are measurements of success, not the only ones, but not mirages. 2. Success is a characteristic of past history and current status, regardless of the future. 3. No, only for people with OCD. Look it up on the DSM. 4. Or you might. 1. Money and power are used to impose order on pe...
by Systematic
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: That which is chaotic cannot be known.
Replies: 17
Views: 451

That which is chaotic cannot be known.

I believe that we, the human race, have been mistaken in our quest for money and power. Those two are the mirages of success. We cannot be successful in any endeavor of which we cannot know the outcome. It might just vanish tomorrow. The only way to know the outcome ahead of time is for there to be ...
by Systematic
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Does absolute truth exist?
Replies: 60
Views: 2228

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: 2291

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: 60
Views: 2228

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: 60
Views: 2228

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: 60
Views: 2228

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...