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by Scott Mayers
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Oneness cannot be completely explained using words.
Replies: 2
Views: 25

Re: Oneness cannot be completely explained using words.

Oneness: not nothing.....unless it's the only thing.
by Scott Mayers
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The problem with Conservatism
Replies: 9
Views: 119

Re: The problem with Conservatism

The " Left " is also misleading of WHO they are consisting of depending upon different times and places. Today's cultural ideals are promoted from those on the Left but from the wealthier who exist there, in kind to the wealthier who speaks for the "Right". The difference is that today's command of ...
by Scott Mayers
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The problem with Conservatism
Replies: 9
Views: 119

Re: The problem with Conservatism

I disagree with the OP here for its simplistically stated argument but here are some thoughts on the political terms involved from my perspective " Conservative " is the term that merely describes those wanting to not change whatever prior ways exist. Because this represents those who HAVE versus th...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Arithmetic Foundations are Tautological and Circular
Replies: 30
Views: 287

Re: Arithmetic Foundations are Tautological and Circular

As to my point about how the formal proof of one system tends to assume another logic on the 'first order' level, this tends to be 'circular' because one system requires some prior metalogic to prove the logic you are 'testing' and thus cannot necessarily be closed with respect to their dependency ...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Defining 'culture' as a preliminary means for discussion...
Replies: 7
Views: 112

Re: Defining 'culture' as a preliminary means for discussion...

government is a form of culture... should people with the power to do so impose their will on others and call it enlightened or culture or whatever? any action colors the picture... it's a matter of degree canvas or palette or brush... which one are you? -Imp Your responses aren't exactly participa...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Arithmetic Foundations are Tautological and Circular
Replies: 30
Views: 287

Re: Arithmetic Foundations are Tautological and Circular

As to my point about how the formal proof of one system tends to assume another logic on the 'first order' level, this tends to be 'circular' because one system requires some prior metalogic to prove the logic you are 'testing' and thus cannot necessarily be closed with respect to their dependency u...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Growing Power of Feminism
Replies: 31
Views: 313

Re: The Growing Power of Feminism

There are many stories in which a princess through her love transforms a frog into a prince. Meghan Markle is the first feminist I know of who has transformed a prince into a frog. Progress? Both of them are 'feminists' of the same form if he agrees to something she proposed. How do you intepret th...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Arithmetic Foundations are Tautological and Circular
Replies: 30
Views: 287

Re: Arithmetic Foundations are Tautological and Circular

My own background is strong in logic. When you test to determine the completeness of any system, you want to be sure to have all possible situations covered and this is done by assuring each of all possibilities are 'tautologous' and cover the domain. So I don't know what you believe that you are as...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Growing Power of Feminism
Replies: 31
Views: 313

Re: The Growing Power of Feminism

There are many stories in which a princess through her love transforms a frog into a prince. Meghan Markle is the first feminist I know of who has transformed a prince into a frog. Progress? Both of them are 'feminists' of the same form if he agrees to something she proposed. How do you intepret th...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Point Circle Paradox
Replies: 8
Views: 93

Re: Point Circle Paradox

A circle is TWO-dimensional by necessity! A point is NOT. I think that if you want to propose some theorem, you need a particular system of logic to argue from or require developing one yourself from scratch. I can't relate to your language and will stop here. I probably shouldn't have said anything.
by Scott Mayers
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Arithmetic Foundations are Tautological and Circular
Replies: 30
Views: 287

Re: Arithmetic Foundations are Tautological and Circular

I can't exactly follow the OP on this but still understand the concern. In another way of looking at this as a question, what particular 'first order' logics would be most basic and how can you link the others in a way that builds strictly upon the last without being circular? For instance, I see t...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Point Circle Paradox
Replies: 8
Views: 93

Re: Point Circle Paradox

You missed the argument. You don't have a proposal that is defined clearly nor is 'unique' to the issues. The last part I presented on the topic is not a proof related to a line but an area (2-dimensional concept) reduced to a line (1-dimension). This is needed to relate the different areas to a sin...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Point Circle Paradox
Replies: 8
Views: 93

Re: Point Circle Paradox

I'm still uncertain what you are asserting uniquely. Are you proposing something new or just stating the fact of the difficulty of making sense of certain infinites/infinitesimals? I see that you were assuming the 'point' as a two-dimensional concept rather than a single dimensional idea. A point wi...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Arithmetic Foundations are Tautological and Circular
Replies: 30
Views: 287

Re: Arithmetic Foundations are Tautological and Circular

I can't exactly follow the OP on this but still understand the concern. In another way of looking at this as a question, what particular 'first order' logics would be most basic and how can you link the others in a way that builds strictly upon the last without being circular? For instance, I see th...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Defining 'culture' as a preliminary means for discussion...
Replies: 7
Views: 112

Re: Defining 'culture' as a preliminary means for discussion...

Shakespeare is taught to the deaf in public schools... they lose the benefit of hearing it with English accents- perhaps even as hearing it in Ebonics... government demands influence culture constantly... -Imp Yes, governments as do ALL things in life anywhere influence culture. But I'm not sure wh...