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by Terrapin Station
Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 122
Views: 942

Re: Free Will

You could be wrong. There is no scientific evidence to support your opinion. If there were scientific evidence, then I would be wrong. The physical sciences can only deal with what can be directly perceived (seen, heard, felt, smelled, or tasted) or deduced from what is directly perceived. There is...
by Terrapin Station
Mon Aug 02, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Death as Metaphysical Subject?
Replies: 12
Views: 216

Re: Death as Metaphysical Subject?

You can say a lot about it a la what makes ontological sense in general, in particular re what we know about bodies and how they work, and so on. Can death be thought of having ontological entity? I thought it is an event for an individual. It is a momentary event. After a death occurred to someone...
by Terrapin Station
Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Death as Metaphysical Subject?
Replies: 12
Views: 216

Re: Death as Metaphysical Subject?

Zarathustra wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:41 pm The obvious problem would be, how can one describe or explain, something one has never experienced directly by oneself?
You can say a lot about it a la what makes ontological sense in general, in particular re what we know about bodies and how they work, and so on.
by Terrapin Station
Sun Aug 01, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 122
Views: 942

Re: Free Will

So you can have science, and science that works, and physical laws, and even predictabiilty -- with no smattering of Determinism. Determinism is a form of Scientism, not of science And this clears up our minor disagreement up-thread. When I talk about determinism I only mean Reality is an A -> B ->...
by Terrapin Station
Sat Jul 31, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 122
Views: 942

Re: Free Will

For instance 1.Night does not cause day but both night and day are caused by the changes in the position of Earth relative to Sun. That's noting that correlation and/or contiguity are not the same thing as causality. This, however: Instance 2. The heating up of a gas does not cause it to expand but...
by Terrapin Station
Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Man Brain?
Replies: 23
Views: 333

Re: Man Brain?

Thinking that women's bodies are the same as men's bodies is stupid as anyone but you can see. If you disagree, when will you stop menstruating. Well, it certainly isn't stupid to conflate genitalia and reproductive organs with brains. Are you going to talk about men's versus women's lungs now beca...
by Terrapin Station
Thu Jul 29, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Man Brain?
Replies: 23
Views: 333

Re: Man Brain?

If you have nothing to say, you can be insulting but that's just stupid. Being a jerk is a lifestyle. Jerks are not distinguishable by what they claim to believe but by how they strut it. It wasn't meant to be "insulting." The idea of male vs female brains is ridiculous. Thinking that women's bodie...
by Terrapin Station
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Man Brain?
Replies: 23
Views: 333

Re: Man Brain?

I would say that anyone who believes that there are "male" versus "female" brains/mental tendencies probably doesn't actually have that high of an IQ. Or at least, it would underscore problems with IQ testing if a test says they have a high IQ and they have beliefs like that. If you have nothing to...
by Terrapin Station
Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Imperefct God
Replies: 97
Views: 714

Re: Imperefct God

Ignoring the request (from attofishpi) to define "perfect" wasn't very helpful.

If we don't know just what perfect amounts to (and why whatever it amounts to counts as perfect) then it's hard to begin tackling this issue.
by Terrapin Station
Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Man Brain?
Replies: 23
Views: 333

Re: Man Brain?

I would say that anyone who believes that there are "male" versus "female" brains/mental tendencies probably doesn't actually have that high of an IQ. Or at least, it would underscore problems with IQ testing if a test says they have a high IQ and they have beliefs like that.
by Terrapin Station
Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Can Physics Be Too Speculative? / by Sabine Hossenfelder /
Replies: 50
Views: 668

Re: Can Physics Be Too Speculative? / by Sabine Hossenfelder /

I don't doubt you. I've read a lot! of philosophy and philosophers and have just never run across that expression. Perhaps you can point to a source. Here's an example of a paper that mentions simples a lot (the first occurrence is on page 537 in the last paragraph, but it's worth reading the whole...
by Terrapin Station
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Can Physics Be Too Speculative? / by Sabine Hossenfelder /
Replies: 50
Views: 668

Re: Can Physics Be Too Speculative? / by Sabine Hossenfelder /

It's not that unusual of a term. Basically, it's the ontological equivalent of an elementary particle. I don't doubt you. I've read a lot! of philosophy and philosophers and have just never run across that expression. Perhaps you can point to a source. Here's an example of a paper that mentions sim...
by Terrapin Station
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 122
Views: 942

Re: Free Will

Jori wrote: Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:19 am When faced with a decision, the mind calculates the best choice.
It's possible to make whim choices, where you calculate nothing.
by Terrapin Station
Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Can Physics Be Too Speculative? / by Sabine Hossenfelder /
Replies: 50
Views: 668

Re: Can Physics Be Too Speculative? / by Sabine Hossenfelder /

So you didn't answer if you're familiar with the field of ontology. If you are, are you familiar with the notion of ontic simples? In all my study of ontology, I have never run across that particular phrase, "ontic simples." The closest concept I've encountered in ontology to what that sounds like ...
by Terrapin Station
Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: An immaterial reality, if it exists, how to present it?
Replies: 7
Views: 160

Re: An immaterial reality, if it exists, how to present it?

Janoah wrote: Sun Jul 18, 2021 4:23 pm Does non-material reality exist?
Not in my view, and I'd say that a fortiori the idea of it isn't even coherent.