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by Steve_Reilly
Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Language Usage can be Strange
Replies: 12
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Re: Language Usage can be Strange

But you've simply taken one of the many definitions of "be" and applied it where it doesn't belong. Another definition from Merriam-Webster is "to have a specified qualification or characterization". So there's nothing weird about saying "He is dead".
by Steve_Reilly
Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Is God Irish?
Replies: 10
Views: 3283

Re: Is God Irish?

Resha Caner wrote:
Steve_Reilly wrote: Regardless, I discussed this on another forum and someone convinced me there is a flaw in the argument.
Do you mean the argument in the article? What was the flaw?
by Steve_Reilly
Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Is God Irish?
Replies: 10
Views: 3283

Re: Is God Irish?

“ n 1931 the Austrian logician Kurt Gödel (1906-1978) proved his Incompleteness Theorem, which says that within any rationally-definable logical system, statements exist that are neither provable nor disprovable using the axioms of that system.” Not so. Gödel proved that within any formal axiomatic ...