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by bahman
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Free agent cannot be created
Replies: 11
Views: 97

Re: Free agent cannot be created

-1- wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:36 pm
bahman wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:46 am

Knowledge in the case of stone ball is encrypted in them so called laws of nature.
No. Laws of nature, as it were, obey the same rules whether anyone knows them at all or not.

So that argument is false.
No.
by bahman
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Can God be beyond the universe?
Replies: 74
Views: 2923

Re: Can God be beyond the universe?

Interesting problem. 🇺🇲PhilX🇺🇲 I don't understand how God could create something less than perfect if He is absolutely good. The universe is not perfect. What the heck does “absolutely good” even mean? Furthermore, if you consider the possibility that the central purpose of the universe is to manip...
by bahman
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Can God be beyond the universe?
Replies: 74
Views: 2923

Re: Can God be beyond the universe?

Interesting problem. 🇺🇲PhilX🇺🇲 I don't understand how God could create something less than perfect if He is absolutely good. The universe is not perfect. Creation of perfect universe is impossible. For example the universe is not perfect if there are other people (clashes of interest) or if you are...
by bahman
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Before sliding down the bannister supported by Occam's Razor, wear iron pants.
Replies: 78
Views: 923

Re: Before sliding down the bannister supported by Occam's Razor, wear iron pants.

You need a necessary number of correct premises. For example: sometimes you cannot make the argument with two premises and you need to make the argument in two steps, the conclusion of the first part becomes the first premises of second part. WTF are you talking about? Back up this bullshit with an...
by bahman
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 3175
Views: 340408

Re: Music

by bahman
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Can God be beyond the universe?
Replies: 74
Views: 2923

Re: Can God be beyond the universe?

Philosophy Explorer wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:58 pm
Interesting problem.

🇺🇲PhilX🇺🇲
I don't understand how God could create something less than perfect if He is absolutely good. The universe is not perfect.
by bahman
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Books are meaningless
Replies: 16
Views: 180

Re: Books are meaningless

-1- wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:48 am
Books are meaningless. Books only gain meaning if some one reads them. ETC ETC
You are correct with your observation. Meaning is the creation of mind which gives rise from the forms we perceive. Form by themselves carry no meaning.
by bahman
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Before sliding down the bannister supported by Occam's Razor, wear iron pants.
Replies: 78
Views: 923

Re: Before sliding down the bannister supported by Occam's Razor, wear iron pants.

You need a necessary number of correct premises. For example: sometimes you cannot make the argument with two premises and you need to make the argument in two steps, the conclusion of the first part becomes the first premises of second part.
by bahman
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Free agent cannot be created
Replies: 11
Views: 97

Re: Free agent cannot be created

Here is bahman's argument, improved: 1) Everything is caused. 2) Therefore nothing can be free 3) Therefore one cannot cause a thing which is free Premise 2 needs justification. I used to discuss this in another forum, Catholic, and they were claiming that human is caused, sustained by God, and sti...
by bahman
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: argument against free will
Replies: 17
Views: 275

Re: argument against free will

I have an argument in favor of free will: A Thought precedes the related act. This means that the thought and the act cannot coexist at the same point therefore there exist a point between them, mute point or decision point, at which one neither think nor act. The point is mute therefore it cannot ...
by bahman
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Free agent cannot be created
Replies: 11
Views: 97

Re: Free agent cannot be created

Here is the argument: 1) Causation requires knowledge 2) Knowledge is structured 3) Therefore any caused thing is structured 4) Anything which is structured cannot be free 5) Therefore one cannot cause a thing which is free The first premise is correct since causation always aim to an end. The seco...
by bahman
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Free agent cannot be created
Replies: 11
Views: 97

Re: Free agent cannot be created

And what is your opinion?
by bahman
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Free agent cannot be created
Replies: 11
Views: 97

Free agent cannot be created

Here is the argument: 1) Causation requires knowledge 2) Knowledge is structured 3) Therefore any caused thing is structured 4) Anything which is structured cannot be free 5) Therefore one cannot cause a thing which is free The first premise is correct since causation always aim to an end. The secon...
by bahman
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: argument against free will
Replies: 17
Views: 275

Re: argument against free will

I have an argument in favor of free will: A Thought precedes the related act. This means that the thought and the act cannot coexist at the same point therefore there exist a point between them, mute point or decision point, at which one neither think nor act. The point is mute therefore it cannot ...
by bahman
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Are we really able to create an independent thing?
Replies: 18
Views: 170

Are we really able to create an independent thing?

The point is that what one creates should be based on his/her experiences in the past, so it is not independent.