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by Speakpigeon
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Nature of Consciousness
Replies: 18
Views: 422

Re: The Nature of Consciousness

Existence is indeed fundamental but existence only as you experience it subjectively, and as such it implies neither space, time nor space-time just as the quale of redness doesn't imply anything about the physical world. Existence in space-time, or more generally in the physical world, or indeed e...
by Speakpigeon
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Nature of Consciousness
Replies: 18
Views: 422

Re: The Nature of Consciousness

... I don't need to be given an explanation of reality because by definition there is none. But explain to me what is really the physical world. At first blush, the request seems disingenuous. If you know there is no reality (by definition) what would be the point of asking for an explanation of wh...
by Speakpigeon
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Nature of Consciousness
Replies: 18
Views: 422

Re: The Nature of Consciousness

I'd start with the idea of existence, which you seem to take as fundamental. If so, then it would seem to follow that space-time is fundamental. This idea doesn't fly. Existence is indeed fundamental but existence only as you experience it subjectively, and as such it implies neither space, time no...
by Speakpigeon
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Nature of Consciousness
Replies: 18
Views: 422

Re: The Nature of Consciousness

The "Consciousness-Physical" Problem There is a supposed problem in philosophy, more often called the "mind-body" problem, that asks, "if the mind (or consciousness) is not physical, how does the non-physical interact with or control the physical body. The question pertains to all conscious organis...
by Speakpigeon
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Eliminating Undecidability and Incompleteness in Formal Systems
Replies: 71
Views: 1763

Re: Eliminating Undecidability and Incompleteness in Formal Systems

The trivial counter-example is the married bachelor of sciences. LOL. Good one! But then again I don't believe natural language can be axiomatized. PeteOlcott does, if I understand him correctly. ps -- How about this guy? http://johnbatchelorshow.com/ How critical is the exact spelling of a word? T...
by Speakpigeon
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 1307

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

But can an internal observation be objective? I think not. There can be no consensus about an observation that is limited to one observer, and an internal observation at that. Sure, but that's still an observation of reality. And again, objectivity doesn't guaranty truth. Historically, it is always...
by Speakpigeon
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 1307

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

But then you are also free to make an arse of yourself too What do you think you are doing by self-appointing yourself as a Semantic Nazi? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin%27s_law You loose! Sure, he is a looser, but not on account of Godwin's Law: Mike Godwin himself has also criticized the ov...
by Speakpigeon
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 1307

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

Can we say that introspection is a form of observation? I think it clearly is. It is obviously a different modality but that is definitely how humanity has always thought of it. Personally, I think it's a good idea to pay attention to your own state of mind, without making too much of it. And of co...
by Speakpigeon
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 1307

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

Can we say that introspection is a form of observation? I think it clearly is. It is obviously a different modality but that is definitely how humanity has always thought of it. Personally, I think it's a good idea to pay attention to your own state of mind, without making too much of it. And of co...
by Speakpigeon
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 1307

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

The difference between rationalism and empiricism is in the method of proof. Rats https://patch.com/maryland/baltimore/baltimore-most-rat-infested-cities-list-again-orkin In the twisted rationality of the Left, if you accurately say that a rat-infested city is infested with rats, based on empiricis...
by Speakpigeon
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 1307

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

I don't follow links. If you can't explain your point yourself, so be it. I cannot define rationalism as well as Wikipedia can. If you would rather not read a little bit of background, you’re only missing something you don’t need, or want, to see. Links are for the lazy. A link is a way of discharg...
by Speakpigeon
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 1307

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

There is a distinction between rationalism and empiricism but they also share a commonality : Because all knowledge claims have to be processed by the mind regardless of anything else Sure, but why " knowledge claims "? Knowledge claims are not necessary to knowledge. I know I am in pain irrespecti...
by Speakpigeon
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 1307

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

You don't know what is logic. There is no possible rational conversation with with you. You systematically misrepresent what people say. It's just a waste of time. You're just a nuisance. EB But I do know what logic is. You even recognized my expertise in logic in the past. Are you now going back o...
by Speakpigeon
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 1307

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

While love is not something that can be empirically demonstrated the commonality of the experience means that it can still be discussed between multiple minds . Even when an experience is being discussed that is unique to a particular mind other minds can still learn about it by acquiring knowledge...
by Speakpigeon
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 1307

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

I always discuss what people say when they produce arguments. Sure thing. In which logic would you like me to produce my argument? Aristotelian or Constructive? You don't know what is logic. There is no possible rational conversation with with you. You systematically misrepresent what people say. I...