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by creativesoul
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: An Irrefutable Refutation of Gettier Case II
Replies: 8
Views: 980

Re: An Irrefutable Refutation of Gettier Case II

p1. ((p) is true) p2. ((p v q) follows from (p)) p3. ((p v q) is true if...(insert belief statement(s) about what makes this particular disjunction true)) C1. ((p v q) is true because... (insert belief statement(s) corresponding to the "if" directly above))(from p1,p3) Any and all disjunction derive...
by creativesoul
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: An Irrefutable Refutation of Gettier Case II
Replies: 8
Views: 980

Re: An Irrefutable Refutation of Gettier Case II

It also shows that entailment does not necessarily(always) preserve truth.
by creativesoul
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: An Irrefutable Refutation of Gettier Case II
Replies: 8
Views: 980

Re: An Irrefutable Refutation of Gettier Case II

...I think the problem you point out is a problem about logic, rather than a mistake in logic... I point out the inherent inadequacy of Gettier's formula. It only requires one deduction. Belief that:((p v q) follows from (p)) exhausts Gettier's formula. I would agree. It neglects to draw the crucia...
by creativesoul
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: An Irrefutable Refutation of Gettier Case II
Replies: 8
Views: 980

Re: An Irrefutable Refutation of Gettier Case II

p1. ((p) is true) p2. ((p v q) follows from (p)) p3. ((p v q) is true if...(insert belief statement(s) about what makes this particular disjunction true)) C1. ((p v q) is true because... (insert belief statement(s) corresponding to the "if" directly above))(from p1,p3) That's what any and all belief...
by creativesoul
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: An Irrefutable Refutation of Gettier Case II
Replies: 8
Views: 980

Re: An Irrefutable Refutation of Gettier Case II

For any proposition P, if S is justified in believing P, and P entails Q, and S deduces Q from P and accepts Q as a result of this deduction, then S is justified in believing Q. [/i] That is precisely false. S does not arrive at belief that:((p v q) is true). The half a century mistake is granting ...
by creativesoul
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: An Irrefutable Refutation of Gettier Case II
Replies: 8
Views: 980

Re: An Irrefutable Refutation of Gettier Case II

There's quite a bit to consider here regarding the sheer scope of application that this refutation has for philosophy on a whole. Aside from the cottage industry that owes it's very existence to this particular case, there is more. Namely, anything and everything that has to do with deriving disjunc...
by creativesoul
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: An Irrefutable Refutation of Gettier Case II
Replies: 8
Views: 980

An Irrefutable Refutation of Gettier Case II

Gettier states: I shall begin by noting two points. First, in that sense of "justified" in which S's being justified in believing P is a necessary condition of S's knowing that P, it is possible for a person to be justified in believing a proposition that is in fact false. I would concur. Secondly,...
by creativesoul
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is truth?
Replies: 651
Views: 37880

Re: What is truth?

I don't want to sound over simplistic, but it may (and I want to emphasize "may") be broken down to one word: Definition. That's actually the best starting place, lest we be riddled with semantic confusion(s). I would only add that some definitions are of things that exist prior to our naming and d...
by creativesoul
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Announcing a new science - its name is ETHICS
Replies: 52
Views: 5306

Re: Announcing a new science - its name is ETHICS

Greetings creativesoul Yes, you are correct, cs , a "frame-of-reference" is a Systemic Value, an S-value. As to your first question, see Ch. 5 at this link: http://wadeharvey.myqol.com/wadeharvey/Ethics_A_College_Course.pdf The title of that chapter is "What is Science?" Yes, while the theory of a ...
by creativesoul
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Announcing a new science - its name is ETHICS
Replies: 52
Views: 5306

Re: Announcing a new science - its name is ETHICS

... note an easy shift in between the two concepts "ethics" and "morals." {To me they are distinct ideas.} I don't discuss morals in the book, and I am not a moralist. Greetings prof ... when logical possibility alone grounds any statement of thought/belief, then it is the weakest foundation possib...
by creativesoul
Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Announcing a new science - its name is ETHICS
Replies: 52
Views: 5306

Re: Announcing a new science - its name is ETHICS

None of which applies here. He is still wrong. Well Hobbes , don't get me wrong... I'm just pointing out that being fundamentally wrong from assumptions down doesn't necessarily mean that a conclusion is false. A statement of conclusion is false(or not) based solely upon whether or not it correspon...
by creativesoul
Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Thinking Things Anew
Replies: 72
Views: 6107

Re: Thinking Things Anew

More of the same, though it's becoming toned down quite a bit more... When one continually attacks the person rather than the content of the writing, it's a clear sign that their position has no argumentative substance, and that is an example of ad hominem as well as what you just offered(to the man...
by creativesoul
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Thinking Things Anew
Replies: 72
Views: 6107

Re: Thinking Things Anew

Show me how my position rests it's laurels(is grounded solely upon) logical possibility alone. The argument could be easily made that that is what all of the unjustified/unjustifiable conspiracy theories have in common. That question doesn't make any sense... Indeed. Here's how/why that is the case...
by creativesoul
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Announcing a new science - its name is ETHICS
Replies: 52
Views: 5306

Re: Announcing a new science - its name is ETHICS

...The logical argument being made here is: 1) The more ethical individuals there are, the nearer we all are to living in an ethical world. 2) An ethical individual would find life to be meaningful, would evaluate life as having some meaning. 3) Those who find meaning in life, in living in this wor...
by creativesoul
Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Announcing a new science - its name is ETHICS
Replies: 52
Views: 5306

Re: Announcing a new science - its name is ETHICS

Ethics is not, cannot be science. Morals are about feelings and emotions and how they intersect with social realities. Unless you care to reduce all humans to emotionless robots this entire thread, in which you seem to be having a conversation with yourself, is null and void. I am having a conversa...