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by PeteJ
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: if there's anything that all philosopers can agree on
Replies: 78
Views: 1376

Re: if there's anything that all philosopers can agree on

Dear Skepdick and Advocate I have no idea why you approach metaphysics as you do and see no purpose in it. It seems you are very determined not to understand it. I left this forum a while back thanks to this sort of idiocy and I'm going to do so again. I can answer every question in metaphysics coh...
by PeteJ
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: if there's anything that all philosopers can agree on
Replies: 78
Views: 1376

Re: if there's anything that all philosopers can agree on

Dear Skepdick and Advocate

I have no idea why you approach metaphysics as you do and see no purpose in it. It seems you are very determined not to understand it.

I left this forum a while back thanks to this sort of idiocy and I'm going to do so again.
by PeteJ
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: if there's anything that all philosopers can agree on
Replies: 78
Views: 1376

Re: if there's anything that all philosopers can agree on

Please give just one example of a metaphysical problem that is decidable. All of them. For example, What is the nature of reality? or Why is there something rather than nothing? or Is apriori knowledge possible? However, not being part of this particular arm of this particular argument, perhaps you...
by PeteJ
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: if there's anything that all philosopers can agree on
Replies: 78
Views: 1376

Re: if there's anything that all philosopers can agree on

Please give just one example of a metaphysical problem that is decidable. All of them. For example, What is the nature of reality? or Why is there something rather than nothing? or Is apriori knowledge possible? However, not being part of this particular arm of this particular argument, perhaps you...
by PeteJ
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: if there's anything that all philosopers can agree on
Replies: 78
Views: 1376

Re: if there's anything that all philosopers can agree on

Of course you're not. Your view is indefensible, It's only indefensible in dialectic logic. I strongly suggest you use another logic. Do you not know that metaphysics is all about dialectical logic? I find this difficult to believe. This is the metaphysical question that is decidable..... Are you r...
by PeteJ
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: if there's anything that all philosopers can agree on
Replies: 78
Views: 1376

Re: if there's anything that all philosopers can agree on

Bradley puts it as - metaphysics does not produce a positive result. Nagarjuna puts it as - All positive metaphysical positions are logically indefensible. Good luck gainsaying this result. Nobody else ever has. I just did it. And I am not going to defend it. Of course you're not. Your view is inde...
by PeteJ
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: if there's anything that all philosopers can agree on
Replies: 78
Views: 1376

Re: if there's anything that all philosopers can agree on

It seems that Scepdick and Advocate have invented a new kind of philosophy. In this new philosophy we must ignore the facts and assume all philosophers are crazy except these two. How a person can study philosophy for more than a day and not realise that all positive metaphysical theories fail in lo...
by PeteJ
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: TOO MANY COOL ESKIMOS ARE RUINING THE FORUM
Replies: 53
Views: 2391

Re: TOO MANY DUMB AMERICANS ARE RUINING THE FORUM

nah, let it stand as a warnin' to other 'muricans i am not American and have a low opinion of their education, culture and politics but I really do believe this thread should be removed. No forum anywhere should allow such a post. The poster has admitted to drunkenness so its not a contentious issue.
by PeteJ
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: if there's anything that all philosopers can agree on
Replies: 78
Views: 1376

Re: if there's anything that all philosopers can agree on

Metaphysical questions are not undecidable - we decide on them all the time. You are conflating undecidability with ineffability. Oh man. You're making a prat of yourself with such enthusiasm. If you can prove what you say here you will win international fame and fortune. I would suggest studying t...
by PeteJ
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: AQ is real!
Replies: 19
Views: 369

Re: AQ is real!

The Autism Quotient of this forum is particularly high.. What does that say about it? It certainly changes the default method of communication significantly. It's a very odd forum. I find it fascinating. I suspect it's the lack of moderation that causes it to be so weird. There are many interesting...
by PeteJ
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Alan Watts - Do You Do It Or Does It Do You
Replies: 21
Views: 6390

Re: Alan Watts - Do You Do It Or Does It Do You

Are they scientists?!?! Did Buddha have a clue??!! ............NO?!?! He was so clueless that he used scent sticks with lead, if he actually had a clue he would outlaw lead in those damn sticks! All the did was spewing outdated stuff, and you are too gullible and naive to see any of their flaws! It...
by PeteJ
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: if there's anything that all philosopers can agree on
Replies: 78
Views: 1376

Re: if there's anything that all philosopers can agree on

You have the memory-span of a gold fish. Throughout the conversation you have been insisting that "Metaphysical problems/questions are undecidable", now suddenly all the context evaporated and "metaphysics" is just a word. Why the rapid deflationism? II see you care nothing for rigour and clarity a...
by PeteJ
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: if there's anything that all philosopers can agree on
Replies: 78
Views: 1376

Re: if there's anything that all philosopers can agree on

I have no idea what the question even means. How is that even possible?!? You asked 'Is metaphysics undecidable'?' I don't know what this means. How can a word be undecidable? I'll happily answer the question if you make it clear. The meaning of the English question "Are metaphysical questions unde...
by PeteJ
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: A philosophy for arguing with wives
Replies: 124
Views: 13981

Re: A philosophy for arguing with wives

Duncan Butlin wrote: Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:55 pm Gentlemen, please stand down -- I must first speak to my lady readers.
Here's a great answer to a roughly sim8ilar question. Someone asks a question about 'the wife of a friend' at 31.30 and receives a wonderful answer.

https://youtu.be/XXxAjoSaNjk
by PeteJ
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: practical mysogeny
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: practical mysogeny

Women are widely understood to be more emotional than men (XX/XY, nevermind the "debate"). And there is good anthropological logic as well as historical common understanding to support that conclusion. To the extent women are in fact more emotional, they are less evolved than men. (Group identity i...