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by hossein
Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello!!! Everyone!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1764

Re: Hello!!! Everyone!!!

hello Ethan and welcome to the forum
hope to have great discussions
nice news also for philosophy's antichrist: an engineer who is interested in philosophy
by hossein
Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy is useless
Replies: 208
Views: 48949

Re: Philosophy is useless

<<Everybody is certain of her ideas and argumentations, everybody defends them as though they are the most evident and clear “ fact ” in the world, nevertheless, there’s little agreement in any single point and it doesn’t seem a prospect of a general universal determining solution. Not only that but...
by hossein
Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy is useless
Replies: 208
Views: 48949

Re: Philosophy is useless

So? Philosophy is still worthless. I'm writing on a computer that exists due to science and engineering, not philosophy. What if you’ve defined philosophy in such a way that nothing can change the situation for you? Then you’ve made “use” and “usefulness” meaningless. And as a matter of fact its be...
by hossein
Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy is useless
Replies: 208
Views: 48949

Re: Philosophy is useless

philosophy in a broad sense is equivalent to what we call "belief", "view"or "conviction". in other words the use of the term philosophy is in a broad sense similar to that of those concepts. so philosophy per se neither has a negative nor a positive sense. hence it is as nonsense to say that philo...
by hossein
Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy is useless
Replies: 208
Views: 48949

Re: Philosophy is useless

philosophy in a broad sense is equivalent to what we call "belief", "view"or "conviction". in other words the use of the term philosophy is in a broad sense similar to that of those concepts. so philosophy per se neither has a negative nor a positive sense. hence it is as nonsense to say that philos...
by hossein
Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: what is epistemic closure principle
Replies: 4
Views: 5475

Re: what is epistemic closure principle

Thanks so much for the explanation Aequitas
by hossein
Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: what is epistemic closure principle
Replies: 4
Views: 5475

Re: what is epistemic closure principle

thank u very much Aequitas; I think the fact that i don't know whether the consequent of a conditional is the case should not necessarily count as the negation of that conditional's antecedent and hence construct a modus tollens. i.e. if we have "if p then q" and also have "~Kq", this cannot give us...
by hossein
Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy is useless
Replies: 208
Views: 48949

Re: Philosophy is useless

In science and mathematics, one may discover truths, and answers, but in philosophy, all one encounters are arguments. In more than 3,000 years of argument, no philosopher has ever explained what is moral, what is immoral, or even if morality exists. If there is a problem that cannot be answered by...
by hossein
Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: what is epistemic closure principle
Replies: 4
Views: 5475

what is epistemic closure principle

what is this thing "epistemic closure principle" exactly (which is sometimes mentioned as the rule of transmission) and why has it become so important in contemporary epistemology? what is its implications in basic topics of epistemology?
thank u so much for your attention every body!
by hossein
Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: An introduction
Replies: 2
Views: 1397

Re: An introduction

Hi Marty and welcome to the philosophy forum
hope to have great discussions!
by hossein
Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is this thing called Mckinsey Paradox?
Replies: 4
Views: 3757

Re: What is this thing called Mckinsey Paradox?

Thank you so much for your comprehensive response Veritas! I saw that article, but you know, at the first sight its very hard for me to see why this argument should be classified as a paradox, since none of its constituents are something commonsense would necessarily disagree; too soft to be called ...
by hossein
Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is this thing called Mckinsey Paradox?
Replies: 4
Views: 3757

Re: What is this thing called Mckinsey Paradox?

Hi Thundril and thank you for your rersponse I think there's something about that paradox in Stanford encyclopedia under the entry of externalism-inrenalism debate which I've read it Thundril, but the explanation I found at stanford was too short too general and too vague. I mean, when I hear the na...
by hossein
Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is this thing called Mckinsey Paradox?
Replies: 4
Views: 3757

What is this thing called Mckinsey Paradox?

In Epistemology and specifically in internalism-externalism debate, there's a paradox called "McKinsey paradox". is there anyone who has heard anything about this paradox? what are the premises of it, what is the importance of this paradox and which theory does it specifically threaten? thank you ve...
by hossein
Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello everyone!
Replies: 3
Views: 1424

Re: Hello everyone!

Hello WHYMASTER47 and thank you very much for your nice welcome! "proofs are empty vessels of thought". this is what schopenhauer says and H completely agree with it. without intuition and content, logic is nothing but mere playing with empty symbols; a game, at the best. sometimes I think logic ser...
by hossein
Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello everyone!
Replies: 3
Views: 1424

Hello everyone!

Hi there! I'm Hossein from Iran and I'm very glad to have entered in this philosophical forum, I'm interested in philosophy, I've got M.A. degree in logic. my main interests are analytic Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Epistemology (specifically: Scepticism) and ... you name it! between great ph...