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by Veritas Aequitas
Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Reason & Emotion
Replies: 15
Views: 430

Re: Reason & Emotion

Teleology Hazard! (Veritas Aequitas wrote : ) Teleology is only a taboo when leveraged on theistic elements which are not grounded empircally and philosophically. What I wrote is supported by empirical evidences and can be polished with critical philosophy. see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teleol...
by Veritas Aequitas
Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: A Kantian Person is NEVER a Thing-in-Itself
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: A Kantian Person is NEVER a Thing-in-Itself

In Kant, thinking is always thinking about something. To be aware is to be positively aware of the reality of an object, even when that object is our own awareness. But is that all that our awareness is to our perception? Is there more to it, or is appearance and memory all we are self-aware of? An...
by Veritas Aequitas
Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:05 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Reason & Emotion
Replies: 15
Views: 430

Re: Reason & Emotion

Teleology Hazard! (Veritas Aequitas wrote : Surely there are good reasons [rationality] why such and such emotions are necessary, e.g. to facilitate the survival and future of the individuals and thus species. ) Teleology is only a taboo when leveraged on theistic elements which are not grounded em...
by Veritas Aequitas
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 502
Views: 12009

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

I have already countered the above point. As I had posted earlier, there is a difference between, 1. -the person-in-itself leading to the idea of a soul. 2. -the empirical self. I deny 1 but not 2. I have already refuted your counterargument. First, the problematic implications of the supposed dist...
by Veritas Aequitas
Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 502
Views: 12009

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

That's completely pointless to the discussion, which is about whether or not Kant wanted to raise metaphysics to the level of a science, as science was understood at the end of the 18th century. The answer is yes, as supported by many references I have provided. This can certainly imply and be cons...
by Veritas Aequitas
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 502
Views: 12009

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

I agree ad hominem refer to remarks on the person but I believe this is more applicable to formal arguments and debates, not necessary in a dialogue like we are having in this forum. Argumentative fallacies can appear in formal and informal debates. There's a current debate in this thread and you t...
by Veritas Aequitas
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:34 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: A Kantian Person is NEVER a Thing-in-Itself
Replies: 3
Views: 103

A Kantian Person is NEVER a Thing-in-Itself

Another problem you have not being able to solve is the existence of other subjects (real subjects-in-themselves independent of yourself). When you deny their existence as objects-in-themselves, you have denied the very basis of the cognitive apparatus that supposedly Kant's TI wishes to explain, a...
by Veritas Aequitas
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:25 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosphical terms you should seek to avoid
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Philosphical terms you should seek to avoid

I don't agree there should be restrictions in philosophy-proper.
Point is whatever one want to express or terms to use, one should present the relevant context, then valid, rational and sound arguments to support their intended use.
by Veritas Aequitas
Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:35 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is P. 'Realism' Imperative for Science?
Replies: 0
Views: 50

Is P. 'Realism' Imperative for Science?

In my discussions with Conde Lucanor, he insisted realism [philosophical] and materialism is imperative for Science. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philosophical_realism https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Materialism One among the main points to address is that whenever you wish to deny the proofs of a re...
by Veritas Aequitas
Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:03 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 502
Views: 12009

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

The traditional metaphysics relates to Substance Theory; Note the 'physics' in 'meta-physics' which thus was related to Natural Science. The claim of traditional metaphysics is there is the real thing-in-itself [substance theory] that underlies whatever is Physics. This is what you are doing i.e. b...
by Veritas Aequitas
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 502
Views: 12009

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

I did not refer to professional nor academic philosophers who childed others as vulgar. You referred to "philosophers". Those are the philosophers, unless you want to open the doors to the "vulgar" masses. Surely it is a very natural % of autodidactic philosophers in this world since the past to th...
by Veritas Aequitas
Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 502
Views: 12009

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

There is no direct link of a rejection and replacement the question of 'metaphysics' on the subject in focus, i.e. re traditional metaphysics as most take it to be. If a new critical metaphysics is said to be possible and at the same time a rejection of traditional metaphysics, then it is the same ...
by Veritas Aequitas
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 502
Views: 12009

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

Philosophers often chide the masses as thinking in the vulgar sense and advocate that people should think progressively towards more refined philosophical perspectives for the progress of humanity. Thus it is very valid for me to push you to think of the different and towards higher perspectives of...
by Veritas Aequitas
Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 502
Views: 12009

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

Metaphysics like its element 'ontology' is a very loose term. [...] In this case of 'metaphysics' I am referring to the traditional metaphysics of speculations beyond experiences [transcendent metaphysics] and not regarding morals nor the ideals of experiences. [...] It is in the sense of 'transcen...