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by commonsense
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Unproven assumptions
Replies: 80
Views: 1713

Re: Unproven assumptions

It seems to me that most of what we say if full of unproven assumptions. The sentence I have just written does not assume anything because of the introduction unit "it seems to me". The second sentence I have just written does not assume anything either, because it is purely analytical. Or do you s...
by commonsense
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Unproven assumptions
Replies: 80
Views: 1713

Re: Unproven assumptions

The sentence I have just written does not assume anything because of the introduction unit "it seems to me". No, that is not correct since what is reality is a matter of proof rather than what it seems to us. You are assuming that what seems to you is true. Yes, but the author knows whether somethi...
by commonsense
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Unproven assumptions
Replies: 80
Views: 1713

Re: Unproven assumptions

It seems to me that most of what we say if full of unproven assumptions. The sentence I have just written does not assume anything because of the introduction unit "it seems to me". The second sentence I have just written does not assume anything either, because it is purely analytical. Or do you s...
by commonsense
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Unproven assumptions
Replies: 80
Views: 1713

Re: Unproven assumptions

swiftly? no... assumptions hold existence together... there is no guarantee that future events will even occur or that they will resemble past events... -Imp Yes, Mr Imp. We assume things to be in a certain way in the world. We make these assumptions in our minds, even if we don´t express them as s...
by commonsense
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Unproven assumptions
Replies: 80
Views: 1713

Re: Unproven assumptions

Assumptions are by their very nature unproven, if they could be proven they would not be assumptions. Begging the question. If the distinction between an assumption and presumption is but a matter of proof, then what is proof? How would I go about proving that today is Friday? How would you go abou...
by commonsense
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Unproven assumptions
Replies: 80
Views: 1713

Re: Unproven assumptions

Assumptions are by their very nature unproven, if they could be proven they would not be assumptions. Begging the question. If the distinction between an assumption and presumption is but a matter of proof, then what is proof? How would I go about proving that today is Friday? I think that it’s a m...
by commonsense
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Unproven assumptions
Replies: 80
Views: 1713

Re: Unproven assumptions

Perhaps there is a misunderstanding. I don´t quite see a difference between an assumption and a presumption. In a syllogism it is an unproven premise. What we assume to be true is only visible in our utterances. We cannot be sure what other people assume just like this, by intuition or whatever. We...
by commonsense
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Unproven assumptions
Replies: 80
Views: 1713

Re: Unproven assumptions

You are assuming that statements can be something more than communications. What makes you think that I assume this ? And what is this something more ? Let me try to find some assumptions in your sentence or statement. :lol: You assume that to me statements and communications are not the same thing...
by commonsense
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Unproven assumptions
Replies: 80
Views: 1713

Re: Unproven assumptions

It seems to me that most of what we say if full of unproven assumptions. The sentence I have just written does not assume anything because of the introduction unit "it seems to me". The second sentence I have just written does not assume anything either, because it is purely analytical. Or do you s...
by commonsense
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Unproven assumptions
Replies: 80
Views: 1713

Re: Unproven assumptions

you assume that your idea of the meaning of pain (or any term) is the same as that of everyone else... delivering a child... having a limb severed from your body... partially burned in a fire... which pain? one assumes the approximation of meaning of words themselves... -Imp The author makes the as...
by commonsense
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Unproven assumptions
Replies: 80
Views: 1713

Re: Unproven assumptions

Scott I assume that someone can read my sentence ? No, I hope so but if I am wrong then the truth value of the sentence does not change. I assume that someone will answer it ? No, I only hope so. Please point out some other assumptions if you see any. Are you now saying that the author’s assumption...
by commonsense
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Unproven assumptions
Replies: 80
Views: 1713

Re: Unproven assumptions

It seems to me that most of what we say if full of unproven assumptions. The sentence I have just written does not assume anything because of the introduction unit "it seems to me". The second sentence I have just written does not assume anything either, because it is purely analytical. Or do you s...
by commonsense
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Unproven assumptions
Replies: 80
Views: 1713

Re: Unproven assumptions

It seems to me that most of what we say if full of unproven assumptions. The sentence I have just written does not assume anything because of the introduction unit "it seems to me". The second sentence I have just written does not assume anything either, because it is purely analytical. Or do you s...