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by A_Seagull
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Justified true belief: knowledge and the myth of propositions
Replies: 65
Views: 4638

Re: Justified true belief: knowledge and the myth of propositions

So I will just conclude with this: There are some truths of the world such as 'Then Earth goes around the Sun in an elliptical orbit' and 'e**ip=-1', and these truths can be demonstrated from a few simple assumptions and a fairly complex sequence of inferences; but to claim that some banal statemen...
by A_Seagull
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Justified true belief: knowledge and the myth of propositions
Replies: 65
Views: 4638

Re: Justified true belief: knowledge and the myth of propositions

Well I don't know what process of inference you used to arrive at your conclusion so I cannot unambiguously identify what assumptions you used.. so if you can identify what process of inference you used.. then I could help to identify the assumptions. Why would I need your help. Your the one that a...
by A_Seagull
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Justified true belief: knowledge and the myth of propositions
Replies: 65
Views: 4638

Re: Justified true belief: knowledge and the myth of propositions

It would have been better, in that case to say: At least one of these two propositions will be true: P1: This airplane did crash. P2. This airplane did not crash. That is true and it requires no other evidence. Are you aware that you are making a lot of assumptions in your claim that this is 'true'...
by A_Seagull
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Justified true belief: knowledge and the myth of propositions
Replies: 65
Views: 4638

Re: Justified true belief: knowledge and the myth of propositions

It would have been better, in that case to say: At least one of these two propositions will be true: P1: This airplane did crash. P2. This airplane did not crash. That is true and it requires no other evidence. Are you aware that you are making a lot of assumptions in your claim that this is 'true'?
by A_Seagull
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Morality on Wikepedia
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: Morality on Wikepedia

Which bit of that page are you complaining about? I see a very brief overview of the philosophical concepts of morality followed by sections for other subjects such as psychology and neuroscience, but I don't see what's got your back up. Have you taken the neuroscience bit out of context? Well mayb...
by A_Seagull
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Morality on Wikepedia
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Morality on Wikepedia

I have just read the Morality page on Wikepedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morality It really is muddled nonsense. Which is disappointing as most stuff on wikepedia is quite good. It seems to be saying that there is an inherent 'morality detector' in the brain and that this brain function can som...
by A_Seagull
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The USA is still the greatest country in the world.
Replies: 171
Views: 12058

Re: The USA is still the greatest country in the world.

If the usa is still the greatest country in the world, then the slogan "Make america great again" seems redundant. Unless, of course, that slogan refers to the whole of the american continent and not just a part of it. Ignoring the question of whether the USA was ever great; how would it be possibl...
by A_Seagull
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The USA is still the greatest country in the world.
Replies: 171
Views: 12058

Re: USA or China?

Would you rather live in USA or China? Tough choice I reckon. Pro China: Less likely to get shot by some gun toting lunatic or verbally assaulted by some bible bashing red neck, not such a target for nuclear attack, free tea at cafes, Chinese food. Con China: They don't speak English, totalitarian ...
by A_Seagull
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The USA is still the greatest country in the world.
Replies: 171
Views: 12058

USA or China?

Would you rather live in USA or China? Tough choice I reckon. Pro China: Less likely to get shot by some gun toting lunatic or verbally assaulted by some bible bashing red neck, not such a target for nuclear attack, free tea at cafes, Chinese food. Con China: They don't speak English, totalitarian g...
by A_Seagull
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Some Solid Ideas
Replies: 37
Views: 1194

Re: Some Solid Ideas

There are lots of things I don't know... including why you bother posting on philosophy forums. Non-sequitur. I think what you wanted to say was something like "Oh! Thank you for pointing out my error.". You are welcome. What I am doing on philosophy forums is learning how best to burn down the Chu...
by A_Seagull
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Some Solid Ideas
Replies: 37
Views: 1194

Re: Some Solid Ideas

Why not? You have confidence in the existence of a book which you put in your drawer. But you have no confidence in the existence of a tilmorg which I put in my drawer. You are necessarily claiming knowledge that your faculties of memory and recall are accurate. Is it my faculties or my honesty tha...
by A_Seagull
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Some Solid Ideas
Replies: 37
Views: 1194

Re: Some Solid Ideas

Exactly the same question I am begging of you right now. Do you have confidence in the existence of tilmorg even though you cannot perceive or conceive it? Of course not! Why not? You have confidence in the existence of a book which you put in your drawer. But you have no confidence in the existenc...
by A_Seagull
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Some Solid Ideas
Replies: 37
Views: 1194

Re: Some Solid Ideas

The author is spot on. Obviously you can perceive a book in you drawer - you remember putting it there, and if you doubt your own memory you can always perform the "examine drawer" experiment. You could even conceive the existence of a shoe in my fridge. Because shoes and fridges are familiar conce...
by A_Seagull
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Some Solid Ideas
Replies: 37
Views: 1194

Re: Some Solid Ideas

And the author is incorrect in stating : " For if you concede the existence of something that you cannot perceive, you must also concede that you have knowledge of it in some way other than perception." for it is perfectly acceptable to make inferences from that which is perceived to that which is ...
by A_Seagull
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Some Solid Ideas
Replies: 37
Views: 1194

Re: Some Solid Ideas

And the author is incorrect in stating : " For if you concede the existence of something that you cannot perceive, you must also concede that you have knowledge of it in some way other than perception." for it is perfectly acceptable to make inferences from that which is perceived to that which is ...