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by Terrapin Station
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Trump worst prsident ever
Replies: 44
Views: 267

Re: Trump worst prsident ever

Trump is political history. I definitely agree with that, whether the impeachment trial against him is successful or not. I don't think he's going to have much interest in getting involved with politics again. He'll probably concentrate on enjoying golf from this point on, especially since he's in ...
by Terrapin Station
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: What is P and -P?
Replies: 244
Views: 1480

Re: What is P and -P?

You should be interested in competence. It's a field with a long history and a deep body of theory built upon that long history. Competence is not theoretical. There's more to be done about it than said about it - practice, practice, practice. And until you acquire this "competence" thing it's far ...
by Terrapin Station
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Change cannot happen at now
Replies: 144
Views: 6200

Re: Change cannot happen at now

psycho wrote: Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:04 pm Nope. Synonym is a different word that has the same meaning as the original.
Wait--you're going with the old chestnut that a synonym has to be a single word and can't be multiple words/a phrase?

So, you'd say that "french fry" isn't a synonym for "chip" (in the fish & chips sense)?
by Terrapin Station
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Trump worst prsident ever
Replies: 44
Views: 267

Re: Trump worst prsident ever

I agree he was horrible, but at this point he sure doesn't seem to have the lowest approval rating. He almost won the election, after all. Over 70 million people voted for him, as unbelievable as that is. Votes are not necessarily positive. They are as much votes against the opposition, as votes FO...
by Terrapin Station
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: What is P and -P?
Replies: 244
Views: 1480

Re: What is P and -P?

Enough that the paper wouldn't be just thrown into the trash by the journal, and enough to at least have the equivalent knowledge/widsom/experience of someone formally qualified to teach it. Enough to not just post rambling, inane, often incoherent stuff, the errors of which could be spotted by any...
by Terrapin Station
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Change cannot happen at now
Replies: 144
Views: 6200

Re: Change cannot happen at now

psycho wrote: Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:00 pm Definitions work like this:

Chair: a piece of furniture for one person to sit on, with a back, a seat, and four legs.
So, on your view, "a piece of furniture for one person to sit on, with a back, a seat, and four legs" isn't synonymous with "chair"?
by Terrapin Station
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: P=/=P
Replies: 47
Views: 293

Re: P=/=P

The event is observed through a new angle as a new phenomenon. Dually the one event is observed through the multitude of words. The event is both observed as a new event and the event is observed under a multitude of words as new definitions of said event. What? If the same event can be referenced ...
by Terrapin Station
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: What is P and -P?
Replies: 244
Views: 1480

Re: What is P and -P?

It's usually a high percentage of computer techs, programmers, sometimes engineers, etc. of some sort who have some interest in philosophy, so who have self-educated to some extent, but not enough. Well, I tick that box. The trouble is I can't figure out what "enough" means in Philosophy, and nobod...
by Terrapin Station
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Art and truth
Replies: 164
Views: 2892

Re: Art and truth

For one, this suggests that you have a view that there's a sense of "meaning" that's (a) a feeling, and (b) that isn't a phsyiological/brain reaction that you can't control. Neither side of that makes much sense to me. There is the emotion you experience, and there's the way you choose to feel abou...
by Terrapin Station
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: What is P and -P?
Replies: 244
Views: 1480

Re: What is P and -P?

Well, you did learn SOMETHING. Yeah, not today, though. Consider ourself lucky! The only personality type I've ever encountered around these woods is the philosopher type. There's nothing to learn from these folk... Most people posting on message boards like this don't really qualify as philosopher...
by Terrapin Station
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Art and truth
Replies: 164
Views: 2892

Re: Art and truth

Sure, so to be clear: one criterion to answer what I asked is for you to specify something about the feeling/emotion distinction you use. Do you understand that? (Then we can get to the next criterion.) Sure. From a historical thread... (because I am too lazy to type). The language I use to disting...
by Terrapin Station
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: What is P and -P?
Replies: 244
Views: 1480

Re: What is P and -P?

No. I doubt that's likely here, especially interacting with you. (I did learn something about your personality the first couple times I interacted with you, but once I realized it was "stereotypical chat/message board A-hole #3" (out of maybe four or five personality types), there was nothing left ...
by Terrapin Station
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: What is P and -P?
Replies: 244
Views: 1480

Re: What is P and -P?

Sure. Different people are different. Did we learn something today? I didn't. Did you? No. I doubt that's likely here, especially interacting with you. (I did learn something about your personality the first couple times I interacted with you, but once I realized it was "stereotypical chat/message ...
by Terrapin Station
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Art and truth
Replies: 164
Views: 2892

Re: Art and truth

You'd help me by answering what I asked instead of limiting yourself to what you want to allow yourself to say to further an online persona. I answered to the best of my understanding of what you asked. Sure, so to be clear: one criterion to answer what I asked is for you to specify something about...
by Terrapin Station
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Art and truth
Replies: 164
Views: 2892

Re: Art and truth

That's nothing about the distinction, so it doesn't answer the question. I asked you to specify what about the distinction would make it resonate better with you. That requires explaining an aspect of the distinction that would result in usage of the distinction resonating with you better. Help me ...