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by Veritas Aequitas
Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 512
Views: 12802

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

Note I have argued there is no fact-in-itself, extensively in the following; There are No Fact-in-Itself viewtopic.php?f=8&t=31591 What is fact is always dependent on the specific Framework and System of Knowledge [FSK]. Therefore whatever is objective fact is ultimately [note ultimately!] conditio...
by Veritas Aequitas
Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 512
Views: 12802

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

Your thinking is too shallow and narrow in this case. Nope! Whatever is a thing that really exists is NOT by definition a thing-in-itself. That is merely your assumption. What is supposed a real thing must be viewed from different perspectives. It is very obvious there are different levels of reali...
by Veritas Aequitas
Tue Jun 22, 2021 6:19 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 512
Views: 12802

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

Thus when the question "Is Metaphysics as Science Possible" was raised it was with reference to the above Bacon's view of Science, i.e. empirical based. As such, my point, based on this view, Metaphysics as a Science is not possible. But the point was not whether you thought or not that metaphysics...
by Veritas Aequitas
Tue Jun 22, 2021 5:33 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is philosophy?
Replies: 181
Views: 2763

Re: What is philosophy?

Within the diversity of life since the first living cells emerged, what is most enduring and constant are changes for the better, i.e. there is an essence of 'continuous improvement' for the well-being of the entities and in a limited way, the species. Well, there could be a lot of bad mutations fo...
by Veritas Aequitas
Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: A Kantian Person is NEVER a Thing-in-Itself
Replies: 10
Views: 363

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

To the naive realist, representation is a case of 1:1 with the thing-in-itself. I think since classical times, such a notion is almost unheard of. (Although I'm largely ignorant of Descartes.) Hume even went on to say that causality is not the object of reason. Note sure of your point. Note Naive R...
by Veritas Aequitas
Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 512
Views: 12802

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

Note again, I am not denying dinosaurs did not exist before human from the conventional perspective based on the concept of time, existence, matter, etc. Whether you refer to dinosaurs, the moon and the likes, ultimately these supposedly and apparently "independent" entities cannot be absolutely in...
by Veritas Aequitas
Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists
Replies: 512
Views: 12802

Re: Prove An Independent Reality-in-Itself Exists

There's no other context in discussion but the times of Kant and his project in relation to metaphysics in the 18th century. I have provided now enough references as to make clear that he thought metaphysics as a philosophical discipline was possible and could be reformed to become a proper science...
by Veritas Aequitas
Sun Jun 20, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: A Kantian Person is NEVER a Thing-in-Itself
Replies: 10
Views: 363

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

I don't see that in Kant, "thinking is always thinking about something." That 'about something' is highly conditional and qualified because the masses of humans are conditioned by 'cause and effect'. [note Hume on the Problem of causality]. For Kant, we cannot be hasty in jumping to conclusion as t...
by Veritas Aequitas
Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Reason & Emotion
Replies: 15
Views: 689

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: 10
Views: 363

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: 689

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: 512
Views: 12802

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: 512
Views: 12802

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: 512
Views: 12802

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: 10
Views: 363

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...