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by Skepdick
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Overcoming Quine's objection to the analytic / synthetic distinction
Replies: 19
Views: 181

Re: Overcoming Quine's objection to the analytic / synthetic distinction

Bullshit. I suspect "bullshit" is precisely the reason why you refuse to implement the Human_Being class in C++ class HumanBeing { public: bool Marital_Status(UH OH!!! WHAT GOES HERE?!?!?!?) { return (.... AND HERE ?!?!? ) }; }; It's because your are bullshitting us.
by Skepdick
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Fun with logic, Peano and Constructivism!
Replies: 45
Views: 1011

Re: Fun with logic, Peano and Constructivism!

Physical entities are discrete Which implies that existence is pre-categorized. 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 ever absolutely e...
by Skepdick
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Overcoming Quine's objection to the analytic / synthetic distinction
Replies: 19
Views: 181

Re: Overcoming Quine's objection to the analytic / synthetic distinction

Quine said that the synonymity of Bachelor(X) and ~Married(X) cannot possibly be coherently defined, I defined thus proving him wrong. Anything beyond this is head games that I have zero patience for. You did define it. Cyclically. Proving that you can't do it acyclically . My whole point is that Q...
by Skepdick
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Overcoming Quine's objection to the analytic / synthetic distinction
Replies: 19
Views: 181

Re: Overcoming Quine's objection to the analytic / synthetic distinction

Think of it as the Prolog model with the only meaning of bachelor defined that pertains to marital status. The Prolog model is the same as the LISP model. Both. languages are Homoiconic . If the meaning of "bachelor" is "unmarried man" (which is how you are defining it), then you are agreeing with ...
by Skepdick
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is Truth?
Replies: 136
Views: 1995

Re: What is Truth?

RCSaunders wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:14 pm
So what's the problem?
If existence doesn't come pre-categorized, what is "it" that you are identifying/categorizing?
by Skepdick
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Overcoming Quine's objection to the analytic / synthetic distinction
Replies: 19
Views: 181

Re: Overcoming Quine's objection to the analytic / synthetic distinction

It is impossible to mix up the idea of an unmarried adult male from the idea of someone with a four year college degree in the formalism that I stipulated because just these things are not in its database. The absence of that distinction in your database is precisely the problem I am pointing out! ...
by Skepdick
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Overcoming Quine's objection to the analytic / synthetic distinction
Replies: 19
Views: 181

Re: Overcoming Quine's objection to the analytic / synthetic distinction

Oh I see you are just being a Jackass, good bye. I pointed you to the expression problem. You chose to ignore it. What I am pointing out is that you can't disambiguate Bachelor(X) into is_married?(X) and has_bachelor_degree?(X). Because the predicate Bachelor() is overloaded . You are tripping over...
by Skepdick
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Overcoming Quine's objection to the analytic / synthetic distinction
Replies: 19
Views: 181

Re: Overcoming Quine's objection to the analytic / synthetic distinction

It cut and pasted it right here: Human_Being properties Name Marital_Status {SINGLE, MARRIED, DECEASED_SPOUSE} Adulthood {0,1} Sex{MALE, FEMALE The above is not a programming language I am familiar with. Go ahead and implement the Human_Being C++ and see for yourself. If someone hit you in the face...
by Skepdick
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Overcoming Quine's objection to the analytic / synthetic distinction
Replies: 19
Views: 181

Re: Overcoming Quine's objection to the analytic / synthetic distinction

If I haven't defined it in an acylic way then you could point to the cycle and you can't because there is none. I told you where the cycle is. It's in your implementation of the Human_Being class (which you have skilfully omitted). There is necessarily a Marital_Status instance-method. Obviously. B...
by Skepdick
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: To Insist there is an Independent Reality is an Oxymoron.
Replies: 31
Views: 339

Re: To Insist there is an Independent Reality is an Oxymoron.

The "human condition" is a favorite among humanists. I personally think our view of man is much too anthropomorphic. The gods are also a big part of mankind. He is also theomorphic. That's Platonism. Obviously it's anthropomorphic - it's the mind-projection fallacy at play. Even our Gods are made i...
by Skepdick
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: To Insist there is an Independent Reality is an Oxymoron.
Replies: 31
Views: 339

Re: To Insist there is an Independent Reality is an Oxymoron.

I don't think they are the same, but I would have to check that out. I can't exactly remember Kant since he is not someone I usually think about. There is certainly a different "feel" between Kant's Idealism and traditional Platonism, which is much more poetic. There's a different feel because they...
by Skepdick
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is Truth?
Replies: 136
Views: 1995

Re: What is Truth?

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. Taxonomy is not fundamental to epistemology, but is certa...
by Skepdick
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: To Insist there is an Independent Reality is an Oxymoron.
Replies: 31
Views: 339

Re: To Insist there is an Independent Reality is an Oxymoron.

Are you talking to me? No. I was quoting VA. Yes, I am proud to say I am a Platonist. Unfortunately, what people understand by that word is all over the intellectual map. The Aristotelians and the Thomists say that Platonists start out as excessively spiritual and end up decadent. The Platonists ac...
by Skepdick
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: To Insist there is an Independent Reality is an Oxymoron.
Replies: 31
Views: 339

Re: To Insist there is an Independent Reality is an Oxymoron.

Veritas Aequitas wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:36 am
I am also a transcendental idealist.
So, by any other name you are a Platonist.
by Skepdick
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Logic is Grounded in Self Referential Tautologies
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: Logic is Grounded in Self Referential Tautologies

I don't recognise any of those symbolic formulae as being the grounding of Logic. Translation: The way you formulate logic is not the way I formulate logic. You seem confused, Eodnhoj. Translation: I don't understand your language, Eodnhoj. When using the symbol P in logic the existence of P is is ...