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by Hiroshi Satow
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Beyond the Law of Noncontradiction
Replies: 90
Views: 2656

Beyond the Law of Noncontradiction

Dear logicians! I think I’ve come up with something beyond the Law of Noncontradiction. Unfortunately, I’m not a trained philosopher, let alone a logician. I’m not sure whether I’m right or wrong, or rather, how wrong I am and how I am wrong. Anyway, here is what I’ve been thinking about. In Plato’s...
by Hiroshi Satow
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Impermanence
Replies: 44
Views: 2759

Re: Impermanence

Imagination is just one tool for our understanding. We can only have a good understanding of what an object is after we've perceived, conceived, and imagined it. Understanding is the integration. When I perceive a cube, I can possibly see only 3 faces at a time. I begin to see one by one with care, ...
by Hiroshi Satow
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Impermanence
Replies: 44
Views: 2759

Re: Impermanence

Sartre, in his The Imagery, seems to have said that the function of imagination is 'irrealizing.' As for me, the function of imagination is an attempt to make the incomplete complete, so its essence lies in not 'irrealizing' but in an attempt at completing, perfecting, in other words, realizing.
by Hiroshi Satow
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Impermanence
Replies: 44
Views: 2759

Re: Impermanence

As far as I can remember, Sartre said that, because of imagination, a picture of Pierre reminds us of Pierre himself. On the other hand, Plato wrote that, thanks to Anamnesis, a painting of Pierre - or anybody - makes us think of Pierre himself, and it is this Anamnesis that allows us to get to the ...
by Hiroshi Satow
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Impermanence
Replies: 44
Views: 2759

Re: Impermanence

Hi, Nick_A. You are very passionate and knowledgeable. I wish I could write as much and as quick-witted as you. I think you asked some questions, but first I'd like to write about imagination. You asked me, "How much can a seeker of truth rely on imagination?" Imagination is a big issue. I'm not sur...
by Hiroshi Satow
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Impermanence
Replies: 44
Views: 2759

Re: Impermanence

I regret to say this, but I’ve got to admit that what I’m writing here is often far from well-organized. I may be giving a lame excuse, but these days I’m working from Monday through Sunday, hardly having any time to make and keep my ideas neat and tidy. Anyway, I think I should keep on going. Imper...
by Hiroshi Satow
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Impermanence
Replies: 44
Views: 2759

Re: Impermanence

When we find in a beauty some imperfection, we exercise imagination to try to make the beauty more complete and perfect. Since our experience of beauty is subjective, imagination plays a vital role in our sense of beauty. A beauty is the more beautiful through our imagination and participation, from...
by Hiroshi Satow
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Impermanence
Replies: 44
Views: 2759

Re: Impermanence

If I’m not wrong, Plato said that a beauty is beautiful because of its beautifulness; I like to think that a beauty is the more beautiful due to its beautilessness. Ultimately, Platonic beauty is superhuman, godlike, timeless, ideal, dependent on pure thinking; mine is human and worldly, within time...
by Hiroshi Satow
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Impermanence
Replies: 44
Views: 2759

Re: Impermanence

"A blemish on the landscape can make the vista ‘more beautiful.’" I agree. It may be interesting to compare the beauty of imperfection with Platonic beauty of perfection. According to Plato, when an object is beautiful, it is that the object shares some trait with Beauty itself. I'd like to say tha...
by Hiroshi Satow
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Impermanence
Replies: 44
Views: 2759

Re: Impermanence

Imperfection includes mutability, obscurity, asymmetry, agedness, absence, crookedness, poverty, plainness, fragility, and the like. Perfection is eternality, clarity, symmetry, freshness, presence, straightness, richness, brightness, durability, and so on. It may be safe to say that, in some cases,...
by Hiroshi Satow
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Impermanence
Replies: 44
Views: 2759

Re: Impermanence

"A blemish on the landscape can make the vista ‘more beautiful.’" I agree. It may be interesting to compare the beauty of imperfection with Platonic beauty of perfection. According to Plato, when an object is beautiful, it is that the object shares some trait with Beauty itself. I'd like to say that...
by Hiroshi Satow
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Impermanence
Replies: 44
Views: 2759

Re: Impermanence

Hi. I think you are right. We want to have a thing forever, but everything is subject to change and decay to our sadness. The point is, it is true that nothing lasts forever, but some may be contented with the idea of impermanence because they find some beauty in it. The beauty of impermanence and W...
by Hiroshi Satow
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Awe & Sublimity
Replies: 2
Views: 428

Reification and Sublimity

Imagine you try to draw a circle, you almost finish drawing it but for some reason stop it, the circle isn't completed, so there's no circle before your eyes in a strict sense, and yet you think you see a circle with your own eyes. Why? This is because of what Gestalt psychologists call reification ...
by Hiroshi Satow
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Awe & Sublimity
Replies: 2
Views: 428

Re: Awe & Sublimity

I like the article. The following are just tentative definitions of sublime, awe, and reverence. Sublime is the nature of the subject that is far greater than us; awe is something we feel in the face of the sublime; reverence is paid when we decide to take part in the process of the sublime. Sublime...