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by YehYeh
Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:42 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy and Aristotle
Replies: 18
Views: 3493

Re: Philosophy and Aristotle

I'm still not sure where you're headed with those distinctions. I'll just take a stab at what I can see. Metaphysics exist (in a Platonic-Pythagorean universe) to create logical models of some aspects of personal or public experience. Distinctions such as analytic/synthetic, reality/appearance, appe...
by YehYeh
Sat Aug 24, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy and Aristotle
Replies: 18
Views: 3493

Re: Philosophy and Aristotle

... and your agreement with the second destroys any semblance of objectivity in the first. Nope. That would only be logical if one presumes either one or the other, the PNC. However, that need not be the case. BOTH stances are quite objective. When two opinions are in conflict, either one can be co...
by YehYeh
Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Dualism of particle.
Replies: 43
Views: 16335

Re: Dualism of particle.

Bill Wiltrack wrote:Particle or Wave? ...
  1. particle
  2. wave
  3. both particle and wave
  4. neither particle nor wave
When you're not looking, it's 4.
When you're looking, it's either 1. or 2. depending on your measuring method.
It is never 3., as the waving chicken wire suggests.
by YehYeh
Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy and Aristotle
Replies: 18
Views: 3493

Re: Philosophy and Aristotle

analytic arguments are based on the definitions of the terms... Which, and the particular logic, is what makes them objectively true or false. the thing, the impression of the thing, and the language used to describe the impression of the thing are totally different... you can never step in the sam...
by YehYeh
Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:44 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy and Aristotle
Replies: 18
Views: 3493

Re: Philosophy and Aristotle

Circular? how so? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analytic%E2%80%93synthetic_distinction And I thought you meant all arguments that are based on propositions or employ classical binary logic are (circularly) presuming realism. Back then, Quine was engaging Carnap, in a intra-mural modern realist contr...
by YehYeh
Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:30 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy and Aristotle
Replies: 18
Views: 3493

Re: Philosophy and Aristotle

A course in Metaphysics starts with Aristotle's Metaphysics . That book is read like the Bible, and its arguments are similarly quoted as accepted truths. Dunno where you did your course in Metaphysics, but apart from etymology, Aristotle hardly got a look in on mine. Really? I'll bet most everythi...
by YehYeh
Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:24 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy and Aristotle
Replies: 18
Views: 3493

Re: Philosophy and Aristotle

We have to start somewhere. It is easier to criticise someone else´s assertions than to make good ones oneself. I'm not sure if you meant that for my critique of Aristotle or for Impenitent 's suggestion of circularity. :?: In any case, Aristotle is the Man in philosophy, and all praise and therefo...
by YehYeh
Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Thinking about Photon.
Replies: 40
Views: 8756

Re: Thinking about Photon.

Minkowski said " The views of space and time ... are radical. Henceforth ... only a kind of union of the two will preserve an independent reality ." Minkowski space-time diagram is a graphical representation of events and sequences of events in space-time as “seen” by observer at rest . Such sequen...
by YehYeh
Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:04 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy and Aristotle
Replies: 18
Views: 3493

Re: Philosophy and Aristotle

What you see is what you get.

Circular? how so?
by YehYeh
Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:01 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Thinking about Photon.
Replies: 40
Views: 8756

Re: Thinking about Photon.

The concepts of space and time must be basic in physics. But these conceptions didn't solve until now . From the one hand, according to SRT, both space and time relative . . . . From the other hand, according to SRT, 4D spacetime is an absolute continuum. And nobody explains what negative 4D really...
by YehYeh
Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:07 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy and Aristotle
Replies: 18
Views: 3493

Philosophy and Aristotle

Aristotle is an iconic figure of Western civilization, and foundational in the theology of the major religions. To even suggest that he may have been mistaken even on a single point is practically criminal. Perhaps it will take another 50 years of spectacular scholarly research to at least level th...
by YehYeh
Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Thinking about Photon.
Replies: 40
Views: 8756

Re: Thinking about Photon.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orchestrated_objective_reduction Penrose-Lucas ... takes this disparity to mean that human mathematicians are not describable as formal proof systems, and are not therefore running a computable algorithm. Language and formal language and mathematical logic are late inve...
by YehYeh
Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Thinking about Photon.
Replies: 40
Views: 8756

Re: Thinking about Photon.

I give another interpretation: the phenomenons of SRT are possible because behavior of quantum of light allow them be appeared. The behavior of quantum of light is the cause of SRT's phenomenons. So now, we have more possibilitites: light is a manifestation of the absolute light has its own peculia...
by YehYeh
Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Thinking about Photon.
Replies: 40
Views: 8756

Re: Thinking about Photon.

Since the wave packet has length, common sense will immediately dictate that the speed of propagation of a wave packet of light cannot be a point-like universal absolute, but must be the statistical constant of interactive observational measurement. Since all measurements are interactive , we ought ...
by YehYeh
Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Thinking about Photon.
Replies: 40
Views: 8756

Re: Thinking about Photon.

A bit of an aside. What is a photon? Here is an imagined picture of a wavepacket of light with dispersion (from Wikipedia): http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b0/Wave_packet_(dispersion).gif To this, we add the "quantum craziness" of the Born rule which gives the probability that a meas...