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by odysseus
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Immanuel Kant - A Philosophy Now Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 173

Re: Immanuel Kant - A Philosophy Now Discussion

The trouble with Kant's noumena is that he is stuck with some "representation" (pr presentation) that he wants, on the one hand, to acknowledge as vacuous (after all, concepts without intuitions are empty), but on the other, has to admit that there must be a basis for bringing it up at all. This is ...
by odysseus
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Piety?
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Piety?

fooloso4 Questioning is a way of thinking, apparently, there are others. But it is a way that opens rather than closes. Statements are closed, fixed. Questioning undoes this and expands truth so more is revealed or"unconcealed". This opening is an extraordinary event and I think it is why Heidegger...
by odysseus
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Piety?
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Piety?

fooloso4 This seems to point to obedience rather than questioning. Is to question in some way to be obedient to thought? Is it what thought demands? Or is it that thought is in some way obedient to questioning? Is it a matter of interrogating thoughts or is interrogating thought’s faithful way? Mus...
by odysseus
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Piety?
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Piety?

Heidegger said that questioning is the piety of thought. I thought this could be interpreted in a number of ways, and that one need not be confined to whatever Heidegger had in mind. In my mind, somewhat paradoxically, it raises the notion of piety to a level of distinction in examining the world be...
by odysseus
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: If a tree falls in space, does it really make a sound?
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: If a tree falls in space, does it really make a sound?

No sound, no tree, no space, no falling, conditional proposition to ask about it.
by odysseus
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: How would you distinguish art from abstract art?
Replies: 19
Views: 1301

Re: How would you distinguish art from abstract art?

Walker odysseus wrote: ↑Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:08 pm Walker: Abstract art does not exist as a representation of reality. Not on closer inspection, for without altogether a "reference" then it is not an abstraction OF something. Mondrian's Broadway Boogie-Woogie is, after all, OF that place in New York....
by odysseus
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Before sliding down the bannister supported by Occam's Razor, wear iron pants.
Replies: 126
Views: 2742

Re: Before sliding down the bannister supported by Occam's Razor, wear iron pants.

Greylorn Whenever possible, substitute constructions out of known entities for inferences to unknown entities. Translated-- Let's figure out how the universe began, and how it works, by using the real information, the physics, that we actually know about it instead of philosophical principles that ...
by odysseus
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why Did Jesus Die on The Cross?
Replies: 15
Views: 403

Re: Why Did Jesus Die on The Cross?

All of this begs the question, what is the nature of sin? Can any sense be made out of this at all? Yes, there can, but it does not lie with conventional thinking. to give a meaningful answer to the question as to why Jesus died for our sins, whether he did or not, you first have define your terms. ...
by odysseus
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: How would you distinguish art from abstract art?
Replies: 19
Views: 1301

Re: How would you distinguish art from abstract art?

Walker:
Abstract art does not exist as a representation of reality.
Not on closer inspection, for without altogether a "reference" then it is not an abstraction OF something. Mondrian's Broadway Boogie-Woogie is, after all, OF that place in New York.
by odysseus
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: How would you distinguish art from abstract art?
Replies: 19
Views: 1301

Re: How would you distinguish art from abstract art?

Abstract art IS art. That is why it is called abstract ART The question you are looking for is what is it that makes traditional or historical art, or, imitation or representation, and abstractionism belong to the same classification, that is, art? The answer is they are all conveyors of aesthetic v...
by odysseus
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Is Number a Causal Element?
Replies: 15
Views: 1634

Re: Is Number a Causal Element?

No time for the rest. Not a fan of Nietzsche. Wrote a paper on The Birth of Tragedy once. Don't see how you make much use of it here, though.
by odysseus
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Is Number a Causal Element?
Replies: 15
Views: 1634

Re: Is Number a Causal Element?

Eodnhoj7 The first axiom of the argument is a simple one: what we understand of all phenomena, at minimum, is strictly an observation of space. It is the one universal axiom which exists as the limits that give structural boundaries to reality. In a separate and simultaneous respect, it is absent o...
by odysseus
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Is Number a Causal Element?
Replies: 15
Views: 1634

Re: Is Number a Causal Element?

Eodnhoj7 What if number, as premised in space it based upon an intradimensional point where it mirrors itself ad-infinitum as both limit (direction of space through intradimensionality) and no-limit (infinity as the 1d point is pure direction?) I would probably ask you, what do you mean by "intradi...
by odysseus
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Is Number a Causal Element?
Replies: 15
Views: 1634

Re: Is Number a Causal Element?

Eodnhoj7 What we understand of causality is strictly structure where A leading to B leading to C, observes that A is the cause for B and exists through B as an effect. B as the cause for C, is an effect in itself, and what we observe of as "C" exists through A as cause mirroring through B as effect...
by odysseus
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Something to think about
Replies: 16
Views: 818

Re: Something to think about

prof:Frankly, my complaint is with your statement that self interest needs to be a (if not the?) guiding principle in making ethical decisions. I do not approve of this I never said this. A misunderstanding occurred as shown by the above sentence. That is a distinction I drew, not at all a "guiding...