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by Wyman
Wed May 20, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Why Suffering is a Good Thing
Replies: 93
Views: 106053

Re: Why Suffering is a Good Thing

I like your post, Felasco. You have definitely captured what I was saying, though yours was put differently than mine. Now, it is correct that life is like a ball, where it is thrown (birth), it flies up (life), but it falls (old age), and then it hits the ground (death). It is true that life is li...
by Wyman
Wed May 20, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is Wisdom in Atheist Philosophy?
Replies: 164
Views: 3022

Re: What is Wisdom in Atheist Philosophy?

...what empirical change might one observe if you were to accept the theistic narrative? I dunno. A few mutually self righteous, happy-clappy exchanges with the god squad on theses pages perhaps. ...I don't know whether I believe in God or not, and I have no idea how to test. Well, it could be as s...
by Wyman
Wed May 20, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Mind has no location
Replies: 32
Views: 729

Re: Mind has no location

In here we discuss that the reality is made of two things, minds and ideas. Minds are not due to/subjected to ideas. Therefore, they have no location. A lot of people on farce forums, aka, philosophy forums make use of what they have while at the same time denying that they have it or can't locate ...
by Wyman
Wed May 20, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Truth/Falsity as a False Dichotomy
Replies: 6
Views: 11800

Re: Truth/Falsity as a False Dichotomy

The truth/false dichotomy is a false dichotomy given the expression of contexts reflect truth values to have multiple grades of meaning. All contexts are derive a truth/false value given the contexts through which they are presented. For example "a unicorn exists" maintains a simultaneous true and ...
by Wyman
Wed May 20, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 757
Views: 59385

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

Absolutely. Einstein developed his theories only to later painstakingly put them into words.
by Wyman
Wed May 20, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Certain Knowledge
Replies: 33
Views: 806

Re: Certain Knowledge

Wow that’s an incredibly long winded way of saying cogito ergo sum. We all learned that freshman year in philosophy 101
by Wyman
Wed May 20, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: Sick until proven healthy
Replies: 96
Views: 2010

Re: Sick until proven healthy

get on the train... wait, we are armed... -Imp A man’s rights rest in three boxes. The ballot-box, the jury-box, and the cartridge-box. -F. Douglas Not these old saws again. Take a good look around the world and see what the US infantry is capable of. If your Prez decides to treat you like the Japa...
by Wyman
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Free Will Pill
Replies: 19
Views: 1622

Re: The Free Will Pill

Ever taken an IQ test? What you say makes no sense, it's incoherent babble! Care to be more specific? Let me put it this way, you are a "rain man" devoid of rationale, you don't understand basic self explanatory things. Maybe I can give a longer more sensical answer another time, but for now I real...
by Wyman
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Wrong God
Replies: 309
Views: 13969

Re: The Wrong God

So is your Aeon space (or its force) linked to consciousness in your theory? Wyman, Yes. I see it as the space from which single potentially conscious units came into being. The force manifested by Aeon space is that which powers the deepest level of your mind, and even of mine now and then. Of cou...
by Wyman
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Perception and Consciousness
Replies: 143
Views: 6103

Re: Perception and Consciousness

the comparison of the perception as something manipulated would require access to a "pure" perception... -Imp Not sure what you mean by 'pure perception.' As opposed to what? the one you judge as manipulated... -Imp There need not be a proto-percept as something prior to and distinct from the perce...
by Wyman
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Perception and Consciousness
Replies: 143
Views: 6103

Re: Perception and Consciousness

Impenitent wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:02 am
the comparison of the perception as something manipulated would require access to a "pure" perception...

-Imp
Not sure what you mean by 'pure perception.' As opposed to what?
by Wyman
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: The Liar's paradox
Replies: 83
Views: 4098

Re: The Liar's paradox

Rinse/repeat. What the fuck is an assertion? If you paid attention to the book I posted above propositions are types in Homotopy. How do you assert the truth-value of a proposition? If your answer to most questions involves type theory, then why not start a thread on that topic? But referring peopl...
by Wyman
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: The Liar's paradox
Replies: 83
Views: 4098

Re: The Liar's paradox

What the fuck is a truth-claim? e.g which theory of truth are you are appealing to? There are at least 20 of them... Who is "we"? I don't understand what it means. The sentence contains zero bits of information - therefore it is infinitely vague. See first point above. What the fuck is a truth-clai...
by Wyman
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Perception and Consciousness
Replies: 143
Views: 6103

Re: Perception and Consciousness

I think you are on to something, but the perceptions themselves are not manipulated, rather the descriptions we give to said perception via language, distort it... first privately as defined by oneself and secondly, when communicated publicly... then nuanced distortions begin as the public descript...
by Wyman
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Knowledge, encrypted in our brains or not
Replies: 49
Views: 3943

Re: Knowledge, encrypted in our brains or not

One plausible theory is that the knowledge is encrypted in our brains and it somehow is decoded as a result of mental activity becoming ready for experience. Where the knowledge comes from? Evolution, by chance. Basically those creatures who by chance have more knowledge could survive better. What ...