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by Atla
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Some Metaphysical Questions (answered)
Replies: 20
Views: 828

Re: Some Metaphysical Questions (answered)

>Of course we can't physically 'explore' the possibilities we can't explore. We can merely come up with guesses, and debate which guess is the simplest / most likely. But it can't be proven or disproven. (That's why metaphysics can't be fully solved.) The answer to metaphysics is the same as the an...
by Atla
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The highest dialogical struggle.
Replies: 102
Views: 1141

Re: The highest dialogical struggle.

I'm not referring to dictionaries or "etymologies," but rather to the real situation in which the word truth is used. In other words to the motive in life which is nominated by the word or sound. I'm going to investigate and explicate this claim further in a post on the Matrix films. Doesn't necess...
by Atla
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The highest dialogical struggle.
Replies: 102
Views: 1141

Re: The highest dialogical struggle.

TheVisionofEr wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:06 am
You are very stupid. dixi
Maybe, but at least every dictionary I've checked agrees with my stupidity. They didn't mention 'truth' being something necessarily 'good' for us. :)
by Atla
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The highest dialogical struggle.
Replies: 102
Views: 1141

Re: The highest dialogical struggle.

Read some history, dear baby. And learn about the history of the ideas which you are now living in like the most conservative cuck of the tradition. History of ideas is one thing, etymological fallacy is another. Yes 90% of the time spent on learning the history of Western philosophy is wasted. Yes...
by Atla
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The highest dialogical struggle.
Replies: 102
Views: 1141

Re: The highest dialogical struggle.

It's the history of the West, and now the world, in which you currently have your being and which has endowed you with your thoughts and outlook. Passing it off as unimportant is just self delusion. I'm not passing it off as unimportant, it's simply not what the English word 'truth' means. It's a l...
by Atla
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The highest dialogical struggle.
Replies: 102
Views: 1141

Re: The highest dialogical struggle.

TheVisionofEr wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:32 pm
It's the history of the West, and now the world, in which you currently have your being and which has endowed you with your thoughts and outlook. Passing it off as unimportant is just self delusion.
I'm not passing it off as unimportant, it's simply not what the English word 'truth' means.
by Atla
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The highest dialogical struggle.
Replies: 102
Views: 1141

Re: The highest dialogical struggle.

You seem to have learned one important thing, namely that madness is real and not something to be easily dismissed. Just not really interesting to me anymore. Seeing madness and not succumbing to it is much harder imo, requires more dedication. I only get super curious anymore when I encounter a fo...
by Atla
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The highest dialogical struggle.
Replies: 102
Views: 1141

Re: The highest dialogical struggle.

Philosophy is now and it has always been a form of madness. It is not something I do to myself. I am possessed by the Spirit of Philosophy. I had no choice in the matter. Could it be that you don't know the lessons of The Phaedrus? Each to their own Yes, that is all one can say. Do you know the way...
by Atla
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The highest dialogical struggle.
Replies: 102
Views: 1141

Re: The highest dialogical struggle.

Yes, yes, yes, this is extreme direct realism. And Yes, it is madness. It is true philosophy. There are much easier ways to go mad, why bother with philosophy? :) Philosophy is now and it has always been a form of madness. It is not something I do to myself. I am possessed by the Spirit of Philosop...
by Atla
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The highest dialogical struggle.
Replies: 102
Views: 1141

Re: The highest dialogical struggle.

What nonsense is this, maybe direct realism taken to its extreme, taking even the 'contect' of our thoughts literally? When I think of a living dragon in my room, then there MUST be a living dragon in my room? The dragon isn't there, but that's not a negative fact. Yes, yes, yes, this is extreme di...
by Atla
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The highest dialogical struggle.
Replies: 102
Views: 1141

Re: The highest dialogical struggle.

As I understand philosophy it is ontology. Ontology asks the question what exists to account to the phenomena we see. For example, I am looking for a pen and I look in a desk drawer and I see that it is not there. The fact that it is not there is present to my mind. Ontology attempts to account for...
by Atla
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The highest dialogical struggle.
Replies: 102
Views: 1141

Re: The highest dialogical struggle.

It's the same thing. 30 generations or so people started making a theory of objects or what is also called metaphysics, science or philosophy. It gradually came to the point where it was realized that truth or knowledge might be terrible for human beings. It was always assumed it would be Good. Tha...
by Atla
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The highest dialogical struggle.
Replies: 102
Views: 1141

Re: The highest dialogical struggle.

“How did you write something that odd about knowledge? Basic "truth" has nothing to do with helping humans.” Then it isn’t truth. It’s a cloudburst of meaninglessness in the form of a ginormous flush of information. I mean, why is philosophy/science popular? It is because of the impression that it ...
by Atla
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The highest dialogical struggle.
Replies: 102
Views: 1141

Re: The highest dialogical struggle.

If existence itself isn't a "thing", then how do you ontologically account for the fact that some things exist and other things don't. I don't think you can. I am not talking about "all existing things". I am talking about existence itself aside from existing things. I admit that we are here close ...
by Atla
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The highest dialogical struggle.
Replies: 102
Views: 1141

Re: The highest dialogical struggle.

There can’t be a science without an object. Science can take existing things for its object and then make laws about them. It can’t take being for an object of knowledge or action. Not sure what you are saying. Of course existence itself isn't a "thing", and science doesn't need separate things eit...