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by duszek
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Unproven assumptions
Replies: 80
Views: 1713

Re: Unproven assumptions

Mr Frosteagle

We take for granted what works.

What works ... enough ?
What works ... better than other options ?
What seems to work ?
What works for the time being ?

What works for me does not work for a perfectionist like James Cameron. (I happen to read his biography at the moment.)
by duszek
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Three boxes and an Indian couple
Replies: 16
Views: 246

Re: Three boxes and an Indian couple

The hotel is in the Bible Belt in the US and the maid wants to replace the bible in the Nachttischschränkchen by a new one they got from a generous benefector.

:lol:
by duszek
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Three boxes and an Indian couple
Replies: 16
Views: 246

Re: Three boxes and an Indian couple

Mick, I have an idea. If wrong boxes or rooms open themselves then the room picked at first could also open itself and thus reduce the chances to 50 to 50 for the remaining two ones. The show master opens an empty box leaving out the first choice. That´s why the mathematician in the novel tried to ...
by duszek
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Three boxes and an Indian couple
Replies: 16
Views: 246

Re: Three boxes and an Indian couple

Mr Age, thank you for your attention to this problem that I am still struggling with myself. The maid was invented to make the original choice or pick left aside. If it was simply for one of the wrong rooms disclosing themselves as wrong then the Indian couple might have left from the original pick ...
by duszek
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Three boxes and an Indian couple
Replies: 16
Views: 246

Re: Three boxes and an Indian couple

Mick, I have an idea. If wrong boxes or rooms open themselves then the room picked at first could also open itself and thus reduce the chances to 50 to 50 for the remaining two ones. The show master opens an empty box leaving out the first choice. That´s why the mathematician in the novel tried to i...
by duszek
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Three boxes and an Indian couple
Replies: 16
Views: 246

Re: Three boxes and an Indian couple

Mr Age how about this: two people are in front of 1 000 000 boxes. Person A picks only one box, person B gets 999 999 remaining boxes. In whose lot is a greater chance of being the prize ? Now the show master (who knows which boxes are empty) opens 999 998 boxes of B´s lot. Whose box has higher prob...
by duszek
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Three boxes and an Indian couple
Replies: 16
Views: 246

Re: Three boxes and an Indian couple

Thanks Mick Thinks, but I still don´t understand. What´s the difference between an empty box opening itself and a room showing itself as not the right one because the wrong couple leave it by chance ? If it´s a million rooms and couples leave the wrong rooms one by one ... is the chance at the end 5...
by duszek
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Unproven assumptions
Replies: 80
Views: 1713

Re: Unproven assumptions

It´s applied unchallenged for the time being, for the sake of the argument.
by duszek
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Three boxes and an Indian couple
Replies: 16
Views: 246

Re: Three boxes and an Indian couple

In a novel by McEwan "The Sweet Tooth" a problem of logic and probability shows up: There are three closed boxes, one contains a wonderful prize. A contestant is asked to choose one but not open it yet. The show master (who knows where the prize is) opens one of the two remaining ones which is empt...
by duszek
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Three boxes and an Indian couple
Replies: 16
Views: 246

Re: Three boxes and an Indian couple

In a novel by McEwan "The Sweet Tooth" a problem of logic and probability shows up: There are three closed boxes, one contains a wonderful prize. A contestant is asked to choose one but not open it yet. The show master (who knows where the prize is) opens one of the two remaining ones which is empt...
by duszek
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Three boxes and an Indian couple
Replies: 16
Views: 246

Three boxes and an Indian couple

In a novel by McEwan "The Sweet Tooth" a problem of logic and probability shows up: There are three closed boxes, one contains a wonderful prize. A contestant is asked to choose one but not open it yet. The show master (who knows where the prize is) opens one of the two remaining ones which is empty...
by duszek
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Emphasizing the Connection Perspective
Replies: 20
Views: 303

Re: Emphasizing the Connection Perspective

Perhaps the concept of consciousness is misleading.

What is certain are conscious moves in the brain but an entity called consciousness is hard to imagine and to prove.
by duszek
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Unproven assumptions
Replies: 80
Views: 1713

Re: Unproven assumptions

It seems to me that most of what we say if full of unproven assumptions. The sentence I have just written does not assume anything because of the introduction unit "it seems to me". The second sentence I have just written does not assume anything either, because it is purely analytical. Or do you s...
by duszek
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Unproven assumptions
Replies: 80
Views: 1713

Re: Unproven assumptions

Walker You sound very enigmatic to me. Don’t you think that enigmatic is more a matter of inference than implication? Who infers what ? Who implies what ? Your statement sounds like an allusion to me, not like a general statement about concepts. Have I inferred or implied something incorrectly ?
by duszek
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Unproven assumptions
Replies: 80
Views: 1713

Re: Unproven assumptions

swiftly? no... assumptions hold existence together... there is no guarantee that future events will even occur or that they will resemble past events... -Imp Yes, Mr Imp. We assume things to be in a certain way in the world. We make these assumptions in our minds, even if we don´t express them as s...