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by surreptitious57
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Ugly Truth of Philosophy and Philosophers
Replies: 18
Views: 156

Re: The Ugly Truth of Philosophy and Philosophers

The irony here is that you are always telling others not to make assumptions but are doing that very thing in this thread I do not recall ever telling others to do any thing let alone always telling them Telling others is simply you imparting information on the best way to remain open by not making...
by surreptitious57
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Ugly Truth of Philosophy and Philosophers
Replies: 18
Views: 156

Re: The Ugly Truth of Philosophy and Philosophers

Now were you asking me to explain why I answered yes to your original question and to give my explanation with no synonyms attached If yes then it helps if you say what you actually mean Yes he was asking you to explain why you answered yes to the question that he asked - he could not be asking you...
by surreptitious57
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: 1 = 0 = infinity
Replies: 70
Views: 358

Re: 1 = 0 = infinity

It really baffles me how people who only understand time in only one sense can waltz onto a philosophy forum The concept of timelessness is not one that can be easily understood Just because you understand it does not mean everyone else can too I have zero problem with it as a concept but just cann...
by surreptitious57
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: 1 = 0 = infinity
Replies: 70
Views: 358

Re: 1 = 0 = infinity

A timeless Universe would be the same as a static one but that cannot be true of this one as it is in constant motion
Whereas in a timeless Universe there would be no motion or entropy for everything would literally be frozen in time
by surreptitious57
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Ugly Truth of Philosophy and Philosophers
Replies: 18
Views: 156

Re: The Ugly Truth of Philosophy and Philosophers

The reason you made a wrong assumption is because you assumed my answer had some thing to do with no synonyms You can very easily find and see the truth of things when you do not assume He made no such assumption and was only asking you to explain why you answered yes to his question about philosop...
by surreptitious57
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: An Analogy, From Physical To Mind
Replies: 42
Views: 435

Re: An Analogy, From Physical To Mind

To you mind means cognitive capability so a degree of open or neutral cognitive capabilitiedness would be required for effective communication If this is correct then how is cognitive capability controlled and by who Minds ultimately control themselves but what form that control actually takes will...
by surreptitious57
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Nobody Knows.
Replies: 5
Views: 54

Re: Nobody Knows.

The eternal now means that there cannot be a beginning or and end to actual existence
And one is is simply an infinitesimal point in space and time that is just passing through
by surreptitious57
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: An Analogy, From Physical To Mind
Replies: 42
Views: 435

Re: An Analogy, From Physical To Mind

If effective communication is absolutely essential for productive conversation in order to understand each other then what is the best way or method to effectively communicate A shared language expressed with as much clarity as possible by the participants Also a degree of open or neutral mindednes...
by surreptitious57
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is philosophy and what is its purpose?
Replies: 72
Views: 626

Re: What is philosophy and what is its purpose?

In all the ways thought and experience are the same how are they different ? In all the ways thought and experience are different how are they the same ? Is thought an experience ? Is experience a thought ? Which comes first ? Thought is more subtle than experience but both are physical - the firin...
by surreptitious57
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is philosophy and what is its purpose?
Replies: 72
Views: 626

Re: What is philosophy and what is its purpose?

Everybody keeps mentioning those answers . Nobody keeps committing to them Any type of committment would be dogmatic and dogma is the point at which reason becomes ineffective Also definitions are descriptive not prescriptive so some latitude has to exist due to the nature of language This language...
by surreptitious57
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is philosophy and what is its purpose?
Replies: 72
Views: 626

Re: What is philosophy and what is its purpose?

In the language of semiotics : Are thought - experience - perception - consciousness and reason just different signifiers for the same signified ? In English : Are they synonyms ? In the language of metaphysics : How many things exist ? Do you answer it like the Existence monists ( I ) dualists ( 2...
by surreptitious57
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is philosophy and what is its purpose?
Replies: 72
Views: 626

Re: What is philosophy and what is its purpose?

Is thought the same as or different from experience ? Is thought the same as or different from perception ? Is perception the same as or different from consciousness ? Is reason the same as or different from thought ? These answers may be provisional rather than absolute but as true as can be at th...
by surreptitious57
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: An Analogy, From Physical To Mind
Replies: 42
Views: 435

Re: An Analogy, From Physical To Mind

Does that cognitive capability agree that it has the cognitive ability to learn how to better communicate Also does that cognitive capability have no concern over what other cognitive capabilities think in regards to all things or just some Conversation between minds is only productive when they un...
by surreptitious57
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: An Analogy, From Physical To Mind
Replies: 42
Views: 435

Re: An Analogy, From Physical To Mind

Obviously the word people does not refer to cognitive capability but really does the word minds do this Does for me because that is actually what I mean when I use the word Whether other minds agree with it is a matter for them and them only I have zero control over that and so what they think is n...
by surreptitious57
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 204
Views: 1525

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

Most previous ages of Western history have been nowhere near as promiscuous as our own Given that promiscuity is not something that is officially recorded you cannot possibly know this The only thing that you can say with certainty is that it was not something that was as socially acceptable as it ...