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by RCSaunders
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Fun with logic, Peano and Constructivism!
Replies: 45
Views: 1009

Re: Fun with logic, Peano and Constructivism!

Physics is discrete ... [but not for the reason you explained] Physical entities are discrete, and, you are right that language and mathematics are discrete (a very astute and correct observation, by the way). But all physical relationships are analog, which is why no mathematical measurement is ev...
by RCSaunders
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is Truth?
Replies: 136
Views: 1992

Re: What is Truth?

Skepdick wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:57 pm
RCSaunders wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:38 pm
Not, "it," but, "them," are the foundation of my conceptual understanding. They are my consciousness (one thing) and that which I am conscious of (the other thing), which is existence.
Yes, but existence has no categories. Hence the problem.
So what's the problem?
by RCSaunders
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is Truth?
Replies: 136
Views: 1992

Re: What is Truth?

What is "it" that you consider to be a first-class citizen of your conceptual system? I can't find such a thing - I can't find any axioms/foundations. And if I can't find them after looking for so long - I can't possibly need them.[Emphasis mine] Why would you look for something you had no reason t...
by RCSaunders
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 2394
Views: 77553

Re: What could make morality objective?

If philosophy were only for philosophers, if it had no purpose or value to anyone except philosophers, then their use of language, in, "particular ways," unique to philosophers would be fine. It's not that, RC. It depends entirely on what you think philosophy is. Is philosophy the kind of knowledge...
by RCSaunders
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 2394
Views: 77553

Re: What could make morality objective?

If any progress is going to be made in philosophy, it is not going to be made by those who can only quote other philosophers or repeat what they were taught in their philosophy classes and is already accepted or believed. Any real progress will have to come from someone who thinks of something new,...
by RCSaunders
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 2394
Views: 77553

Re: What could make morality objective?

Veritas Aequitas wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:47 am
... analytic propositions are true without regard to any facts ...
I have read Kant, but if one new nothing more than the above is what Kant taught, it would be unnecessary to read any more to know they man was psychotic.
by RCSaunders
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 2394
Views: 77553

Re: What could make morality objective?

This is, after all, a philosophers' site. Well, excuse me! When did Philosophy Now change it's policy. Here's how it's still advertised: "Welcome to Philosophy Now the bi-monthly magazine for everyone interested in ideas ." [Emphasis mine.] That may be your own private definition of contingency, an...
by RCSaunders
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is Truth?
Replies: 136
Views: 1992

Re: What is Truth?

Here's the crux of it all, though: Either the structure of the universe is computational or the structure of the instrument we use to understand the universe with is computational: our minds. It is difficult to identify the correct categorisation scheme in practice. I understand your view. I do not...
by RCSaunders
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God and COVID-19
Replies: 213
Views: 1767

Re: God and COVID-19

Age wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:37 am
When human beings, themselves, kill millions upon millions of other human beings do people also wonder whether there is a God of evil or not or whether people are evil?
God can't stop them?
by RCSaunders
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 2394
Views: 77553

Re: What could make morality objective?

It would be totally possible for this galaxy to have no life in it. Proposition A is, "There is life in this galaxy," and is true. Proposition B is, "There is no life in this galaxy," and is not true. It is not possible, logically or factually that both proposition A and proposition B are true, bec...
by RCSaunders
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 2394
Views: 77553

Re: What could make morality objective?

Here's a quick summary of philosophy's "necessary/contingent" distinction, just to clear this up. http://faculty.washington.edu/wtalbott/phil450/hdmetaepist.htm The only contingent facts in this world are those which, before the fact, depended on some human choice, i.e. the man made. (Note, all you...
by RCSaunders
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is Truth?
Replies: 136
Views: 1992

Re: What is Truth?

I have no idea why you think I would do that. "There is no such thing as the non-existent," is the converse of my first premise, "there is only what exists." ... If you go back through this thread you will see my arguments with Scott Mayers are all in opposition to view there can be the, "non-exist...
by RCSaunders
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is Truth?
Replies: 136
Views: 1992

Re: What is Truth?

Most of your statements are baseless statements. If you think so, just ignore them.[/quote] That's right! Just anyone with a computer may write whatever they like, which also means anyone who chooses to may ignore them. Freedom of speech means freedom to say anything, but includes freedom to only l...
by RCSaunders
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 2394
Views: 77553

Re: What could make morality objective?

Not "without basis." It's manifest that not everything here, if anything, is "necessary," so it is, by all accounts contingent. It is absolutely NOT manifest. [/quote} Actually, it is. Since Hubble and Doppler, there's no longer a reasonable doubt. But we ought to have know it earlier, from things ...
by RCSaunders
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is Truth?
Replies: 136
Views: 1992

Re: What is Truth?

Most of your statements are baseless statements. If you think so, just ignore them. If you are in a room with your friend while using your computer, if the computer does not exist independently of your friend's mind, if he should die, your computer would disappear. So much for Meno and Kant. You ar...