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by Veritas Aequitas
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 197
Views: 1465

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

But your acknowledgement of "the existence of one and only mind-independent, physical reality" is based on assumption and speculation and there is a reality-gap between you and that physical reality. No, only idealism is grounded in pure speculation. Realism and materialism is grounded on the evide...
by Veritas Aequitas
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 197
Views: 1465

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

At the same time, to assert the ontological status of everything is mind-independent must also be dependent of a particular framework. The epistemological framework is the most credible, e.g. the scientific framework. Thus if you are not relying an an epistemological framework then you are likely t...
by Veritas Aequitas
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 197
Views: 1465

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

This is reducible to the the contention between Philosophical Realism versus Philosophical Anti-Realism, mine is Empirical Realism aka Transcendental Idealism. I am arguing Philosophical Realism is not realistic nor tenable. I believe I have raised a thread for my claim and in various threads. Your...
by Veritas Aequitas
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 197
Views: 1465

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

It is never my contention that knowledge concerning disentanglement from reality, such as knowledge of things that don't exist or ceased to exist, arises from something different than entanglement with reality. The contention here is 'does the universe exists if there are no humans'. Your claim is ...
by Veritas Aequitas
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:55 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Russell: "Perhaps There is No Table At ALL?"
Replies: 17
Views: 190

Re: Russell: "Perhaps There is No Table At ALL?"

Empirical claims can be proven via inductive arguments, i.e. induction. One thing at a time. First off, no, the above is wrong. You can't prove any empirical claim, by induction of otherwise. Whatever the empirical claim is, it can still turn out to be wrong. I am not using 'prove' in the strictest...
by Veritas Aequitas
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:36 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Are there .5% or 35 million Active Killers at Present?
Replies: 296
Views: 2365

Re: Are there .5% or 35 million Active Killers at Present?

And with that the turkey basted himself and climbed back into the oven. You've already admitted that your FSK relies upon itelf to provide the validity of everything it says. You've claimed it is credible, and is comarable with the sciences in present tense. But now we see that you are faking it un...
by Veritas Aequitas
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Are there .5% or 35 million Active Killers at Present?
Replies: 296
Views: 2365

Re: Are there .5% or 35 million Active Killers at Present?

Say you are in a management meeting. While in discussion of what is the new vision & mission of the company should be, various individual members will present their beliefs & opinions and provide their reasons. What you proposed as the new vision & mission is accepted by the management via majority...
by Veritas Aequitas
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Russell: "Perhaps There is No Table At ALL?"
Replies: 17
Views: 190

Re: Russell: "Perhaps There is No Table At ALL?"

So: (1) Empirical claims are not provable. Period. Empirical claims can be proven via inductive arguments, i.e. induction. You missed the main point of the OP, i.e. Russell: Of course it is not by argument that we originally come by our belief in an independent external world . We find this belief ...
by Veritas Aequitas
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:53 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 5009
Views: 282525

Re: What could make morality objective?

The problem with that is that it's not actually what humans are like, though. We have moral dispositions due to our brain structure and function, and you can no more simply "adopt" an alternate moral disposition than you can simply adopt an alternate brain. This doesn't imply that your moral dispos...
by Veritas Aequitas
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:35 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 5009
Views: 282525

Re: What could make morality objective?

1 With his stupid table, Russell recycled the stupidity of empiricist skepticism. And it seems not to have crossed his mind that there may be no answers to philosophical questions simply because the questions are stupid, fake questions. 2 Since you think that everything that was, is and will be the...
by Veritas Aequitas
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:15 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Are there .5% or 35 million Active Killers at Present?
Replies: 296
Views: 2365

Re: Are there .5% or 35 million Active Killers at Present?

You tell me, I NEVER claim knowledge or reality is independent of the human conditions [beliefs]. So then re this: "What I am referring to is credibility with an objective basis based on the criteria listed in the links above, i.e. it can be independent of people's opinions and beliefs." --you'd ha...
by Veritas Aequitas
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:47 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Are there .5% or 35 million Active Killers at Present?
Replies: 296
Views: 2365

Re: Are there .5% or 35 million Active Killers at Present?

You tell me, I NEVER claim knowledge or reality is independent of the human conditions [beliefs]. So then re this: "What I am referring to is credibility with an objective basis based on the criteria listed in the links above, i.e. it can be independent of people's opinions and beliefs." --you'd ha...
by Veritas Aequitas
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Are there .5% or 35 million Active Killers at Present?
Replies: 296
Views: 2365

Re: Are there .5% or 35 million Active Killers at Present?

Thus when fully implemented, my FSK will be highly objective. And with that the turkey basted himself and climbed back into the oven. You've already admitted that your FSK relies upon itelf to provide the validity of everything it says. You've claimed it is credible, and is comarable with the scien...
by Veritas Aequitas
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 5009
Views: 282525

Re: What could make morality objective?

If I did want to impose an 'oughtness' on anyone else, they remain, or should be, free to ignore me. But I don't - though I'll try harder to avoid giving the impression that I do. In return, instead of beginning every response by saying I'm stupid, shallow, ignorant, and so on, perhaps you could ge...
by Veritas Aequitas
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Why Moral Realism Is Almost Certainly True
Replies: 69
Views: 613

Re: Why Moral Realism Is Almost Certainly True

Thanks for that - but it confirms my view of Kant's mistakes. An argument consists of premises designed to justify a conclusion. To claim that 'the idea of the Whole' can be sound, even if an argument is unsound or not shown to be sound, is special pleading. And Kant's invention of noumena is an ex...