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by Veritas Aequitas
Wed May 19, 2021 5:01 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Realists as Animals Cannot Recognize Themselves in a Mirror
Replies: 170
Views: 2498

Re: Realists as Animals Cannot Recognize Themselves in a Mirror

If only that had anything at all to do with whether any naive realists claim that naive realism is infallible. What this tells me is that you really don't understand what you're reading very well; you can't contextualize what you're reading very well. The above doesn't even make any claim about any...
by Veritas Aequitas
Wed May 19, 2021 4:33 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Realists as Animals Cannot Recognize Themselves in a Mirror
Replies: 170
Views: 2498

Re: Realists as Animals Cannot Recognize Themselves in a Mirror

My point is, what is the real apple to you based on common sense, conventional sense and naive realism is too crude as compared to the scientific-based-model of reality, i.e. in terms of the biological, chemical and Physical model of reality with their progressive levels of reality respectively. I ...
by Veritas Aequitas
Tue May 18, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 369
Views: 6568

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

So, calling you an idealist is "blatantly insulting and offensive"? Don't play the victim, especially when you didn't hold back yourself to qualify other people's stances: When I made the above claims I supported it with evidences and the onus is on the other to claim with argument they are not wha...
by Veritas Aequitas
Tue May 18, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Russell: "Perhaps There is No Table At ALL?"
Replies: 45
Views: 1291

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

I have read the Problem of Philosophy MANY times. Given your comprehension issues, the above isn't something I'd advertise. As I had always insisted the problem of comprehension is from you due to you dogmatic stance and confirmation bias [i.e. current brain wirings]. It is because you always proje...
by Veritas Aequitas
Tue May 18, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Realists as Animals Cannot Recognize Themselves in a Mirror
Replies: 170
Views: 2498

Re: Realists as Animals Cannot Recognize Themselves in a Mirror

Your above is based on ignorance that there are atoms because there are real apples. What you learned in 1952 of Physics are now the dinosaurs of Physics and it is not easy to keep up with the latest in Physics especially when you are THAT old. Yes, I'm old, but the real difference between us is, I...
by Veritas Aequitas
Mon May 17, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 369
Views: 6568

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

Note you insist I am an idealist without qualification and my idealism is the same as Berkeley's. Then you condemn idealists' view as nonsense [which in any case you are an empirical idealist]. That is blatantly insulting and offensive especially when I have stated many times, my idealism is that o...
by Veritas Aequitas
Mon May 17, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Russell: "Perhaps There is No Table At ALL?"
Replies: 45
Views: 1291

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

Well, and he's also not getting that Russell is largely making a Cartesian point about certainty as a means of explaining what has been a primary motivator for a particular strand of philosophy. Russell's task in that book is to give an introduction to philosophy and to explain to first-year studen...
by Veritas Aequitas
Mon May 17, 2021 6:30 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Realists as Animals Cannot Recognize Themselves in a Mirror
Replies: 170
Views: 2498

Re: Realists as Animals Cannot Recognize Themselves in a Mirror

Note your use of "I" at every corner. That is a very personal and subjective 'apple' you are dealing not an objective apple out there independent of anyone's beliefs or opinions. C'mon, guy...you know damn well I'm not just talkin' about me . Direct realism applies to all of us. In fact it applies ...
by Veritas Aequitas
Mon May 17, 2021 5:50 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Realists as Animals Cannot Recognize Themselves in a Mirror
Replies: 170
Views: 2498

Re: Realists as Animals Cannot Recognize Themselves in a Mirror

In other words, you have no alternate source and you're trying to change the topic, you're trying to deflect to something else. Naive realism claim that whatever is observed represent something that is real in itself, i.e. the thing in itself. The above claim there is no thing in itself. Russell cl...
by Veritas Aequitas
Mon May 17, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Realists as Animals Cannot Recognize Themselves in a Mirror
Replies: 170
Views: 2498

Re: Realists as Animals Cannot Recognize Themselves in a Mirror

You are SO ignorant. Oh yes, I am ignorant of many things. In fact, there are more things I don't know than there are that I do, and that always will be so. That's why I never stop studying, thinking about, and learning new things. It's because there is one thing that terrifies me, that I might end...
by Veritas Aequitas
Mon May 17, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Realists as Animals Cannot Recognize Themselves in a Mirror
Replies: 170
Views: 2498

Re: Realists as Animals Cannot Recognize Themselves in a Mirror

Your alternate source? Here the Russell in Chapter 1 re "Perhaps There is No Table At ALL?" https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Problems_of_Philosophy/Chapter_1 Suggest you read point 1 to 20 carefully and provide your argument why you think Russell is likely to be stupid in making such a proposal a...
by Veritas Aequitas
Mon May 17, 2021 5:02 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Realists as Animals Cannot Recognize Themselves in a Mirror
Replies: 170
Views: 2498

Re: Realists as Animals Cannot Recognize Themselves in a Mirror

Your alternate source? Repeat, Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists https://forum.philosophynow.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=32481 I have provided the relevant links therein. In addition, note Russell: "Perhaps There is No Table At ALL?" https://forum.philosophynow.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=32814...
by Veritas Aequitas
Sun May 16, 2021 7:17 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Realists as Animals Cannot Recognize Themselves in a Mirror
Replies: 170
Views: 2498

Re: Realists as Animals Cannot Recognize Themselves in a Mirror

Your alternate source? Here the Russell in Chapter 1 re "Perhaps There is No Table At ALL?" https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Problems_of_Philosophy/Chapter_1 Suggest you read point 1 to 20 carefully and provide your argument why you think Russell is likely to be stupid in making such a proposal a...
by Veritas Aequitas
Sun May 16, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Russell: "Perhaps There is No Table At ALL?"
Replies: 45
Views: 1291

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

Here the Russell in Chapter 1 re "Perhaps There is No Table At ALL?" https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Problems_of_Philosophy/Chapter_1 "Quote" THE PROBLEMS OF PHILOSOPHY CHAPTER I APPEARANCE AND REALITY 1. Is there any knowledge in the world which is so certain that no reasonable man could doubt i...
by Veritas Aequitas
Sun May 16, 2021 5:40 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Realists as Animals Cannot Recognize Themselves in a Mirror
Replies: 170
Views: 2498

Re: Realists as Animals Cannot Recognize Themselves in a Mirror

lol--that's what you gave as the source of the claim that naive realism claims infallibility. So what's your alternate source? When anyone referenced Wiki it is a starting point subject to further verifications and research. Note I added the other points which you ignored. Your alternate source? Re...