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by cladking
Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Teach Philosophy to School Children - UK Government Petition
Replies: 7
Views: 1126

Re: Teach Philosophy to School Children - UK Government Petition

Normal children need to start being taught metaphysics at the age of 3 at the latest. When they begin asking "why?" to every answer, this is a metaphysical question and they need answers they can understand. But even at much younger ages they should be taught the fundamental aspects of scientific me...
by cladking
Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Should we be afraid of Artificial Intelligence?
Replies: 77
Views: 9758

Re: Should we be afraid of Artificial Intelligence?

People are extraneous an redundant, now. And most of them are working and procreating machines, some people know that XD. Right now the very wealthy are using robots and all sorts of any means by hook or by crook to get all the money. What I'm suggesting is that their work will be more easily accom...
by cladking
Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Should we be afraid of Artificial Intelligence?
Replies: 77
Views: 9758

Re: Should we be afraid of Artificial Intelligence?

Philosophy Explorer wrote:
What do you mean by "proper philosophical language?"
Language which isn't so easily confused.

We need a stable language with some strict definitions so that we can build on the work of those who came before.
by cladking
Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Should we be afraid of Artificial Intelligence?
Replies: 77
Views: 9758

Re: Should we be afraid of Artificial Intelligence?

We should be very afraid. Not so much because it will want to take over but because humans aren't very smart and robots will be far better at it. Indeed, humans will become extraneous and redundant unless we change our perspective on the nature of being human in advance. We must come to realize that...
by cladking
Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Phenomenological data and absolute certainty
Replies: 21
Views: 2199

Re: Phenomenological data and absolute certainty

Nothing at all is known or knowable. We don't really know what we are percieving as "self". That something exists that we percieve as the source of sensory information is merely apparent and is equally apparent to all of God's creatures and handiwork. We can't know if this source is as it appears an...
by cladking
Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Teachings of the Ancients
Replies: 7
Views: 840

Re: Teachings of the Ancients

Why do we (humankind) think that teachings of the ancients are wise and applicable for ALL TIME? I believe it's because the ancients were wise. Indeed, they were homo sapiens (wise men) but they all died out and now we are homo omnisciencis (all knowing men). We each believe we have all the answers...
by cladking
Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Should inferior product/service businesses be forced out of business?
Replies: 10
Views: 1190

Re:

Let the producer of the inferior product or service go about his business without restraint. If folks continue to buy the service or product obviously those folks get some benefit. When those consumers no longer benefit, the producer of the inferior sevice or product will lose business. He'll impro...
by cladking
Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:09 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Should inferior product/service businesses be forced out of business?
Replies: 10
Views: 1190

Re: Should inferior product/service businesses be forced out of business?

Say you have a business that, to many people, sell an inferior product/service. Yet this business always seems to sell a lot of product/service. Is it in the interest of society to let this business continue since they don't have an incentive to improve the product or service? What should be done i...
by cladking
Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is There Progress in Philosophy?
Replies: 104
Views: 9664

Re: Is There Progress in Philosophy?

One is utterly useless without the other, Greta, It never struck me as remotely possible that the incompatibility of the different models of physics were a problem for physics to solve. There are some things that equations just can't tell us but formal logic can. Surely you aren't suggesting that p...
by cladking
Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:22 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is There Progress in Philosophy?
Replies: 104
Views: 9664

Re: Is There Progress in Philosophy?

Frankly I have to believe that everything originates in time which is somehow the basic building block of reality. The truth of time is the only truth needed for the unification of physics because time and gravity are simply two different ways of expressing the same thing. Time is a metric for spec...
by cladking
Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is There Progress in Philosophy?
Replies: 104
Views: 9664

Re: Is There Progress in Philosophy?

Sarcasm = hostility. Take your sarcasm elsewhere. Perhaps sarcasm wasn't justified but one off responses to just say "I disagree" are vacuous and will never lead to progress in anything at all. If philosophy isn't to better understand man and nature then why do it at all? Is it some sort of semanti...
by cladking
Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is There Progress in Philosophy?
Replies: 104
Views: 9664

Re: Is There Progress in Philosophy?

What are the philosopical implications of relativity? It depends on the theoretical framework within which you interpret the evidence. Everything is dependent on perspective but when the assessment is correct then the perspectives can be reconciled scientifically or will be able to be reconciled wh...
by cladking
Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is There Progress in Philosophy?
Replies: 104
Views: 9664

Re: Is There Progress in Philosophy?

The goal of philosophy is to determine the nature of man and his place in reality. It's also to discover the nature of reality and how its nature affects man and the interests of man. An opinion, nothing to do with facts. OK, philosophy just doesn't matter then. There is no progress, I believe, bec...
by cladking
Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is There Progress in Philosophy?
Replies: 104
Views: 9664

Re: Is There Progress in Philosophy?

This sounds more like fragmentation than progress. So what? There's no reason why fragmentation can't be progress. Nobody said the goal of philosophy was to have one philosophy, so progressing towards any goal in philosophy would not depend on whether there's one or more philosophies. (Philosophy a...
by cladking
Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:53 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is There Progress in Philosophy?
Replies: 104
Views: 9664

Re: Is There Progress in Philosophy?

As already have been mentioned but less to the point, philosophy progresses quantitatively. But philosophy also progresses, like physics, in multiple directions, by generating deeper and more complex understandings. Simply put it: we can have more points of view, but we can also have bigger (deeper...