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by commonsense
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: universal taxonomy
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: universal taxonomy

I expect that post-humans will begin to lose congress with biological beings quite rapidly as the use of emotion will be irrelevant to them for any other purpose but that communication, and biological beings will rapidly become irrelevant by being supplanted by beings which are superior in every wa...
by commonsense
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Russell: "Perhaps There is No Table At ALL?"
Replies: 11
Views: 124

Re: Russell: "Perhaps There is No Table At ALL?"

Good point about human handiwork. I should have used a rock rather than a table for an example.
by commonsense
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: IF the universe was created THEN...
Replies: 146
Views: 2247

Re: IF the universe was created THEN...

Neo is the matrix. There is nothing beyond the field of dreams. Then nothing is being "simulated." QED Unless the field of dreams is a simulation itself. As Don’tAskMe would have it, there is no gap between reality and simulation—they are opposite sides of the same coin. If there is no gap, the two...
by commonsense
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Russell: "Perhaps There is No Table At ALL?"
Replies: 11
Views: 124

Re: Russell: "Perhaps There is No Table At ALL?"

Everything that was, is, and/or will be cannot exist outside the human condition UNLESS a universe can exist without humans, or even can exist with humans who have no ability to sense. In a universe without humans, no real thing can be sensed UNLESS it is sensed by other creatures, such as an ant. A...
by commonsense
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: IF the universe was created THEN...
Replies: 146
Views: 2247

Re: IF the universe was created THEN...

No doesn’t none.
by commonsense
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Hermeneutics: Applications?
Replies: 81
Views: 863

Re: Hermeneutics: Applications?

Note your claim is that your perceptions do not entail concepts. My point is the perceptions of all things will necessitate concepts. If you perceived a tree, there must be a pre-existing concept of tree in your brain for you to understand all the waves input into your brain represent a tree. Show ...
by commonsense
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Hermeneutics: Applications?
Replies: 81
Views: 863

Re: Hermeneutics: Applications?

As someone who often perceives things where I make no conceptual associations, where I'm not identifying things in the sense of naming them, etc., it's hard for me to imagine what mental experience would be like for someone where that never happens. I'm not saying that no one's mind can work so tha...
by commonsense
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Hermeneutics: Applications?
Replies: 81
Views: 863

Re: Hermeneutics: Applications?

I don’t think there are examples where perception can take place without either pre-existing concepts or the formulation of concepts. Perception is a thinking process. A la Chomsky, thought is intertwined with language, and language consists of pointers that relate to the world, either real or imag...
by commonsense
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Hermeneutics: Applications?
Replies: 81
Views: 863

Re: Hermeneutics: Applications?

Note your claim is that your perceptions do not entail concepts. My point is the perceptions of all things will necessitate concepts. If you perceived a tree, there must be a pre-existing concept of tree in your brain for you to understand all the waves input into your brain represent a tree. Show ...
by commonsense
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: IF the universe was created THEN...
Replies: 146
Views: 2247

Re: IF the universe was created THEN...

If we live in a simulation of reality, then our reality is that simulation. The problem with that claim is that a "simulation" is always a "simulation-of" something. So even to use the word "simulation" implies the existence of something "not-the-simulation," but which the simulation "simulates." S...
by commonsense
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: IF the universe was created THEN...
Replies: 146
Views: 2247

Re: IF the universe was created THEN...

VVilliam wrote: Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:12 pm But how did you decide that what you saw was the real reality?
I suppose I never make that decision. I operate conditionally on the premise that what I experience might be the real reality.
by commonsense
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: IF the universe was created THEN...
Replies: 146
Views: 2247

Re: IF the universe was created THEN...

There is no definition of the word hallucination which you have offerred as argument that my experiences fit that definition. I’m not sure about any semantics, but it seems to me you have stated that, by any definition of the word, you have never experienced hallucinations. I suppose you have had h...
by commonsense
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: IF the universe was created THEN...
Replies: 146
Views: 2247

Re: IF the universe was created THEN...

What I actually said was I don't have the kind of evidence that one can show the others. I did not say that I have not experienced the evidence for myself. Ah. So you claim that you have seen reality as it actually is , and it's not this -- this is a "simulated" reality? So you have been "red pille...
by commonsense
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Hermeneutics: Applications?
Replies: 81
Views: 863

Re: Hermeneutics: Applications?

Note your claim is that your perceptions do not entail concepts. Read your post again. The above contradicts your claim. It doesn't entail concepts, as concepts are not a necessary part of perception. That doesn't amount to saying that no perception involves attendant concepts. Again, perception do...
by commonsense
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Hermeneutics: Applications?
Replies: 81
Views: 863

Re: Hermeneutics: Applications?

Ok, thanks.