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by commonsense
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Garbage In Garbage Out
Replies: 3
Views: 33

Re: Garbage In Garbage Out

vegetariantaxidermy wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:05 pm 'Except' the truth? Is that really what the little inspirational meme writer intended to say?
I missed it until reading your post above!
by commonsense
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: seasteading
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: seasteading

Advocate wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:20 am Seasteading is win/win for humanity because it allows for expansion while actually improving the ecosystem. The only reason it's not already a thing is the overshadowing power of territorial governments.
Think of the waste disposal problem before claiming an improvement on the ecosystem.
by commonsense
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Russell: "Perhaps There is No Table At ALL?"
Replies: 26
Views: 252

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

I am not using 'prove' in the strictest sense of logic or mathematics. I am using 'prove' generally in the sense of justification. One can easily 'prove' the Sun will rise tomorrow' and in the next thousand years based on evidence from the past and past-futures [Russell's term]. The theory has hold...
by commonsense
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: universal taxonomy
Replies: 2
Views: 191

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: 26
Views: 252

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: 160
Views: 2388

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: 26
Views: 252

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: 160
Views: 2388

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: 907

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: 907

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: 907

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: 907

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: 160
Views: 2388

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: 160
Views: 2388

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: 160
Views: 2388

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...