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by Al Graham
Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: ~~~ Your ENTIRE Life is One Complete Accident ~~~
Replies: 60
Views: 12376

Re: ~~~ Your ENTIRE Life is One Complete Accident ~~~

If I make the value judgement that "I am nothing", then I am implying that there is "something" which defines value, against which I am measuring my life. This "something" therefore has to exist, in order for "nothing" to have any meaning. The emotional force of declaring that "I am nothing" suggest...
by Al Graham
Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Do I exist?
Replies: 6
Views: 6127

Re: Do I exist?

billa wrote: "There are some philosophies which state I don't exist. One philosophy is mereological nihilism. This philosophy states that since everything can be divided in fundamental particles nothing exists." But mereological nihilism, being a metaphysical construct, is itself immune from its ow...
by Al Graham
Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New here
Replies: 13
Views: 2098

New here

I registered the other day, and this is only my second post. I am interested in epistemology primarily, but also philosophy of 'religion' (I've put the word religion in inverted commas, because I regard it as such an unhelpful loaded term, that has more use in the service of the propaganda of the cu...
by Al Graham
Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is rationality?
Replies: 11
Views: 13080

Re: What is rationality?

Alglenne wrote: It seems to me that the weakness in rationality is that it lacks verifiability. There are different methods of verification, of which the empirical method is only one. For example, there is the coherence theory, in which statements are verified by reference to the rules of logic. In...