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by Scott Mayers
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Darwin Meets Socrates
Replies: 5
Views: 50

Re: Darwin Meets Socrates

A good article explaining biological animal evolution and its problems with morality. But the article doesn't include the human potential for conscious evolution in which objective morality is experienced rather than argued. So before writing of the relationship between biological and conscious evo...
by Scott Mayers
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: "There has never been true communism."
Replies: 171
Views: 1004

Re: "There has never been true communism."

If this is what you BELIEVE is true, then this MUST BE true, to you. And, if this MUST BE true, to you, then you are OBVIOUSLY NOT open at all in order to be able to learn and understand what thee actual Truth IS. Age, the "Communist" label is an ideal and why they label their main platform as a pa...
by Scott Mayers
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: "There has never been true communism."
Replies: 171
Views: 1004

Re: "There has never been true communism."

There was once true communism. And, there still might be. no, there never was, and there never will be If this is what you BELIEVE is true, then this MUST BE true, to you. And, if this MUST BE true, to you, then you are OBVIOUSLY NOT open at all in order to be able to learn and understand what thee...
by Scott Mayers
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Beyond the Law of Noncontradiction
Replies: 69
Views: 756

Re: Beyond the Law of Noncontradiction

I think you are just misinterpreting things. Your statement that "logic is nothing more than an epistemological method," IS the same as understanding that logic is a mechanism of language via 'symbolic' methods that ignore the particular meaning they represent. What you have just described is exact...
by Scott Mayers
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Beyond the Law of Noncontradiction
Replies: 69
Views: 756

Re: Beyond the Law of Noncontradiction

The prefix Contra- comes from the Latin contrā, meaning against (see kom in Indo-European roots). Contradiction litereally means "speak contrary to". Contrary comes from the Middle English contrarie, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin contrārius, contrā, against . So, nothing to do with " with a third o...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Privileged
Replies: 14
Views: 188

Re: The Privileged

privilege (n.) mid-12c. "grant, commission" (recorded earlier in Old English, but as a Latin word), from Old French privilege "right, priority, privilege" (12c.) and directly from Latin privilegium "law applying to one person, bill of law in favor of or against an individual," in the post-Augustine...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Privileged
Replies: 14
Views: 188

Re: The Privileged

Politics is logically indeterminate because no ideal exists that can cover all people's concerns at all times. The competing interests are about distinct power one has regardless of whether they 'earn' it or not. I've yet to agree to anyone famous enough to express how they have 'earned' their fortu...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Beyond the Law of Noncontradiction
Replies: 69
Views: 756

Re: Beyond the Law of Noncontradiction

... you cannot use one complete logic to solve all problems assumed to still exist. What problems? If you think the purpose of logic is to solve problems, you begin with a false premise. Logic is nothing more than an epistemological method, like language and mathematics, that makes it possible to i...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Beyond the Law of Noncontradiction
Replies: 69
Views: 756

Re: Beyond the Law of Noncontradiction

raw_thought wrote: Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:00 am BTW Scott, your ideas seem insightful. REALLY INSIGHTFUL! I will be back after I digest them.
Thank you. I see that you are equally capable and appropriately thinking 'on track' about the problems. I look forward to discussing this more with you.
by Scott Mayers
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Beyond the Law of Noncontradiction
Replies: 69
Views: 756

Re: Beyond the Law of Noncontradiction

Scott you wrote, " THIS is the essence of the logical positivists". LP is now only famous as the philosophy that refuted itself. It's core proposition is, " Anything not analytical or empirical is meaningless. " Is LP's core belief analytical? NO! Is it empirical? NO! Therefore by the dictates of i...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: quantum
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: quantum

Are physicists good at philosophy? It seems to me that they confuse ontology ( what is ) with what we know ( epistemology ). For example, the common sense solution to Heisenberg's https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncertainty_principle is that just because it is impossible to know the position and the ...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Beyond the Law of Noncontradiction
Replies: 69
Views: 756

Re: Beyond the Law of Noncontradiction

Why bother. Whatever it says, it's opposite is also true. If you believe that nonsense, I'll take your word for it. Can't get more reputable than SEP. You should read the article, you might learn something. It's an interesting subject. If you refuse to click on a SEP article because you've already ...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: [Redact this title:]WARNING HACKER HERE!! "Advocate" responses exposes ID
Replies: 14
Views: 273

Re: [Redact this title:]WARNING HACKER HERE!! "Advocate" responses exposes ID

I was incorrect of Advocate's use here. Although I did express to him that this was possibly done TO him without assuming he was at fault, it still might incorrectly mislead others into assuming HE was hacking. So the redaction is to close this issue but still maintain the history of the thread. I s...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: [Redact this title:]WARNING HACKER HERE!! "Advocate" responses exposes ID
Replies: 14
Views: 273

Re: WARNING HACKER HERE!! "Advocate" responses exposes ID

It's all very strange. His response has disappeared from this thread when that shouldn't even be possible (because it was in the middle of the thread) and he's the only member whose posts appear in the way that they do. He's also been digging up ancient threads, and his writing is incomprehensible=...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Beyond the Law of Noncontradiction
Replies: 69
Views: 756

Re: Beyond the Law of Noncontradiction

No, the manner in which "middle term" is used is defined by its relations to other words in the argument. No, it's not. You're just flat wrong. There's no other way to say it. That's the truth. The term "middle term" derives its meaning through how it is used. Meaning is use. If memory is correct W...