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by Wyman
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The irrefutability of solipsism and the recognition that consciousness is not physical
Replies: 104
Views: 4118

Re: The irrefutability of solipsism and the recognition that consciousness is not physical

As Searle pointed out: solipsism refutes itself. If you're a solipsist, you don't believe this forum and its people actually exist. Expecting that a second solipsist shows up implies wanting solipsism to be proven false. Solipsism is a little like the Big Bang Theory. If you follow theory to its lo...
by Wyman
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Does One equal infinity? 7 step argument.
Replies: 19
Views: 1277

Re: Does One equal infinity? 7 step argument.

You'll have to start by explaining 2, before going on to the 3,4 and 5. What is a temporal entity?
by Wyman
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Does One equal infinity? 7 step argument.
Replies: 19
Views: 1277

Re: Does One equal infinity? 7 step argument.

"it approximates itself in a temporal reality and maintains a dual relativistic temporal nature embodied by the one dimensional line and zero dimensional point as corresponding and equivalent spatial entities."

This is utter nonsense.
by Wyman
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Does One equal infinity? 7 step argument.
Replies: 19
Views: 1277

Re: Does One equal infinity? 7 step argument.

"Considering all rational number is both composed of one and "constant" in nature, a mirror effect of perpetual symmtry through 1 as reflecting itself does not contradict anything in current mathematics." This makes no sense. What does it mean for a number to be composed of something? All abstract ...
by Wyman
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1393
Views: 76258

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

It's a sign of freedom that you have responsibilities. It's a weak and therefore unfree man who shrugs off responsibilities. If there really was Free Will, what a responsibility that would be! The only person capable of bearing the responsibility of Free Will would be God. "If we concede that human...
by Wyman
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The irrefutability of solipsism and the recognition that consciousness is not physical
Replies: 104
Views: 4118

Re: The irrefutability of solipsism and the recognition that consciousness is not physical

Yes, but only in so far as nothing is physical - that is, the argument goes not only for consciousness, but everything else too. But that just means we cannot prove that the physical world (and physical consciousness) exists - it does not mean that they must not exist. Am I right? There's still one...
by Wyman
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 85
Views: 6641

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

I think that we do not define all symbolism as language. True, we cannot think without symbolizing, but that is not necessarily language. You need a word to determine that symbol. "Symbolism" itself is a language (lexical) pattern :) Were arguing over the definition of language and how broad it is....
by Wyman
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1393
Views: 76258

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

It's a sign of freedom that you have responsibilities. It's a weak and therefore unfree man who shrugs off responsibilities. If there really was Free Will, what a responsibility that would be! The only person capable of bearing the responsibility of Free Will would be God. "If we concede that human...
by Wyman
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Does One equal infinity? 7 step argument.
Replies: 19
Views: 1277

Re: Does One equal infinity? 7 step argument.

"Considering all rational number is both composed of one and "constant" in nature, a mirror effect of perpetual symmtry through 1 as reflecting itself does not contradict anything in current mathematics." This makes no sense. What does it mean for a number to be composed of something? Or to be 'in n...
by Wyman
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Does One equal infinity? 7 step argument.
Replies: 19
Views: 1277

Re: Does One equal infinity? 7 step argument.

Presented Argument: 1) "1" exists as "unity" and "wholeness". 2) As unity and wholeness "1" must maintain a self-reflective symmetry in order to exist. We observe this in common life where a physical or abstract structure maintains its stability through the reflection of points, with these points i...
by Wyman
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 85
Views: 6641

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

we use language to "name" things and define feelings as well as observations around. once you decide on another system of codes to communicate - for example, the image of chair will serve as a definition of "have a seat" - you might start thinking by images, lines/dots, etc. :) but i think it's clo...
by Wyman
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The irrefutability of solipsism and the recognition that consciousness is not physical
Replies: 104
Views: 4118

Re: The irrefutability of solipsism and the recognition that consciousness is not physical

Apologies in advance for the lack of rigor and sophistication I'm about to display. Also for verbosity. I just want to be as clear as possible. tl;dr: If you recognize the impossibility of disproving solipsism, then it should be clear that consciousness is not meaningfully physical. It can be argue...
by Wyman
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 85
Views: 6641

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

We can indeed think without language.However,there are certain kinds of thinking that are made possible by language.How did caveman think before developing language?Thinking process is actually considering concepts. No language is required for that.Just the concept is necessary to carry out the ide...
by Wyman
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: free will!
Replies: 14
Views: 849

Re: free will!

"A" ( consciousness ) must precede "B" ( the thought) if it caused "B". "A "cannot precede "B", ( because if "A" could precede "B" that would mean that you are aware of a thought before you think it ) therefore " A" cannot have caused "B". Therefore consciousness cannot cause thoughts. Since free w...
by Wyman
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Predicate logic
Replies: 9
Views: 1014

Re: Predicate logic

Status of verbal reports. That sounds like more philosophy than I know. What's the status of verbal reports that the sun rose in the east today? Can you put that question in context for me so I understand what you mean? Are descriptions of this sort (potentially) part of a formal system having Ches...