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by odysseus
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Do you believe or do you epoché?
Replies: 112
Views: 1828

Re: Do you believe or do you epoché?

A_Seagull Philosophy is an exploration of Ideas. If you think philosophy is defined by what has been written about philosophy.... tell me... when was this state achieved? Last week? 100 years ago? 1000 years ago? 3000 years ago? When? The state I guess you are talking about is the original state of...
by odysseus
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Do you believe or do you epoché?
Replies: 112
Views: 1828

Re: Do you believe or do you epoché?

Immanuel Can ..the self as an historical dasein. No way around it: why do my sentences rise on a question, possess subject then object structure; why is it that I wave my arms a certain why to make a point, and so on, and so on? I learned these during infancy. Well, look at it differently. Ask your...
by odysseus
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Do you believe or do you epoché?
Replies: 112
Views: 1828

Re: Do you believe or do you epoché?

A_seagull Thank you for that. However I think you have a very limited understanding of what philosophy is. You seem to think that philosophy is defined by what has been written about philosophy, surely a naïve view. Philosophy is much more than that. You are right, Seagull. Teach me. I need to lear...
by odysseus
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Do you believe or do you epoché?
Replies: 112
Views: 1828

Re: Do you believe or do you epoché?

Immanuel Can Ah, but we are not computers. If we were, then the input "public concepts" would be processed by each in exactly the same way, and with the same results. Nor, contrary to Foucault, are we "ventriloquized by history" For if we were, then "history" would be only one thing, and the "hand ...
by odysseus
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: What is impression?
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: What is impression?

bahman Impression is an experience related to having a sense aligned with what we observe. For example we feel a sense of beauty when we look at a picture. The question is how the sense of beauty gets aligned with the experience of the picture. But what is an impression? It is momentary, and not de...
by odysseus
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Why do we compare ourselves to others?
Replies: 11
Views: 421

Re: Why do we compare ourselves to others?

It's not like one has a choice, Walker. The act of taking a stand of any kind implies comparison. Thinking at all is grounded in difference. When a person asks, why compare, comparison is implicit in the asking. But you mean explicit comparison, not how comparison is structured into all things, I am...
by odysseus
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Do you believe or do you epoché?
Replies: 112
Views: 1828

Re: Do you believe or do you epoché?

A_Seagull One of the biggest problems with philosophy is that it has no measure of success or even progress. In science there is clear evidence of both...more precise and concise predictions are made which are verified from observations, modern technology is also a clear indicator of its accuracy a...
by odysseus
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Do you believe or do you epoché?
Replies: 112
Views: 1828

Re: Do you believe or do you epoché?

A_Seagull
Well it might help if philosophers had some idea of what they are talking about... which they don't. They live in a fantasy world and pretend that it is reality while at the same time congratulating themselves about how clever they are.
Powerful words. Pray, continue.
by odysseus
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Do you believe or do you epoché?
Replies: 112
Views: 1828

Re: Do you believe or do you epoché?

Immanuel Can Quite so. The raw materials of the inspiration are the same in both cases. That is a point to examine, the raw materials that is. For there are those who do not believe such a thing makes sense at all. If by raw you mean what is there sitting and waiting for its nature to be discovered...
by odysseus
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Do you believe or do you epoché?
Replies: 112
Views: 1828

Re: Do you believe or do you epoché?

Immanuel Can I wonder if this is so extraordinary as we might at first be inclined to guess, or whether it is a rather ordinary phenomenon that usually simply goes unnoticed. Why I suggest that is not to diminish mystical experience or the encounter with objects-in-themselves as an idea, but rather...
by odysseus
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: How do we transfer idea through language?
Replies: 18
Views: 1100

Re: How do we transfer idea through language?

There are a great number of issues within this: a text? IS there one text, or does any given text yield to the reader in such a way that each interpretation constitutes an text unto itself, making one text actually as many as there are readers. Then what of that which binds a community of reader/int...
by odysseus
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Do you believe or do you epoché?
Replies: 112
Views: 1828

Re: Do you believe or do you epoché?

Gary: When it comes to things that seem to be beyond all reasonable ability to know or verify--for example such as whether or not there is a God or whether or not there are "dimensions" to the world and our existences which transcend our average, every day experiences--do you have a belief one way ...
by odysseus
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Impossibility of Infinite Time
Replies: 85
Views: 1487

Re: The Impossibility of Infinite Time

Sorry about that Speakpigeon. I assumed too much.
by odysseus
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Impossibility of Infinite Time
Replies: 85
Views: 1487

Re: The Impossibility of Infinite Time

Speakpigeon Rather than claim vacuously that Kant was a great philosopher, you would need to demonstrate whatever you've learnt from reading him. For example by articulating something like a cogent argument. For now, your score is zero on this front. Try again? Easy, here: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=2640...
by odysseus
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Impossibility of Infinite Time
Replies: 85
Views: 1487

Re: The Impossibility of Infinite Time

Speakpigeon orry if I offended you, but what I really meant was that what you say is tosh. I really have nothing against you and I'm sure you're a nice bloke. So, please keep in mind that when I say that what you say is tosh, I really mean that and not something else. So, no good reason to feel off...