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by A_Seagull
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Epistemology, Propositions
Replies: 53
Views: 6037

Re: Epistemology, Propositions

Okay - thanks. So here are your claims: 1 What we call knowledge is an esoteric thing of some kind that we create with our brains. 2 Creating what we call knowledge involves a logical process. 3 What we call ideas are things of some kind that can be created ex nihilo. If that's correct, then here a...
by A_Seagull
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Epistemology, Propositions
Replies: 53
Views: 6037

Re: Epistemology, Propositions

Thanks. The reason why I'm not inclined to read your book is because of the impression I get from what you say. You seem to think that what we call knowledge is a thing of some kind that we 'create' with our brains, a thing with an esoteric nature of some kind, which you've managed to understand an...
by A_Seagull
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Epistemology, Propositions
Replies: 53
Views: 6037

Re: Epistemology, Propositions

Thanks for the heads-up. But I, for one, would be grateful for your summary (un-glib) answer to the question: 'What is knowledge and what does it mean to know something?' If the question lies at the root of philosophy, and you've answered it, we can all move on. First off, when the question is answ...
by A_Seagull
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Epistemology, Propositions
Replies: 53
Views: 6037

Re: Epistemology, Propositions

programming a computer is done by sequencing on and off switches (binary codes) in various combinations. but I agree, the question about the nature of knowledge might be more complex... then again... -Imp But then how does one set the binary switches to create a word processing program? And perhaps...
by A_Seagull
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Epistemology, Propositions
Replies: 53
Views: 6037

Re: Epistemology, Propositions

Suppose you tell me! I'd really appreciate your doing so. . OK so the question is : "What is knowledge and what does it mean to know something?' I am not going to attempt any glib answer to that question, for it really lies at the root of philosophy. But it is an area on which I have done considera...
by A_Seagull
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Epistemology, Propositions
Replies: 53
Views: 6037

Re: Epistemology, Propositions

Have you any idea what knowledge is or what it means to know something? Suppose you tell me! I'd really appreciate your doing so. . OK so the question is : "What is knowledge and what does it mean to know something?' I am not going to attempt any glib answer to that question, for it really lies at ...
by A_Seagull
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Epistemology, Propositions
Replies: 53
Views: 6037

Re: Epistemology, Propositions

RCSaunders wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:59 pm

All knowledge is propositional. All we know is in the form of propositions.
What a ridiculous idea! Where did you get it from? Did your read it in a book or perhaps a fortune cookie?

Have you any idea what knowledge is or what it means to know something?
by A_Seagull
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Does Ontological Relativity undermine Absolute Truth?
Replies: 129
Views: 3598

Re: Does Ontological Relativity undermine Absolute Truth?

Skepdick wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:56 pm
Why do you believe nature can be explained "simply"?
Because people can only understand simple ideas.
by A_Seagull
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Kant
Replies: 451
Views: 12175

Re: Kant

Kant's Categorical Imperatives [CIs] are ideals [Pure] and not meant to be applied to the real world So why try to apply them to the real world then? And if they are ideals...for whom or what are they 'ideal'? If they merely demonstrate a certain degree of internal consistency but no connection to ...
by A_Seagull
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Kant
Replies: 451
Views: 12175

Re: Kant

It is an exact and accurate factual statement. As for the content - Millions disagree with you, most of them likely to have a lot more intelligence than your saintly self. For myself and many others Kant is one of the greatest philosophers of all time. And I refer you back to the statement about ot...
by A_Seagull
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Kant
Replies: 451
Views: 12175

Re: Kant

Since the CofPR, written by Kant, is not a book of facts, but an argument, then it is a necessary conclusion that Kant, above all others, DID know what he is talking about. That is not even an argument. Its just nonsense, Kantian nonsense if you like. It is an exact and accurate factual statement. ...
by A_Seagull
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Kant
Replies: 451
Views: 12175

Re: Kant

Sculptor wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:22 am
Since the CofPR, written by Kant, is not a book of facts, but an argument, then it is a necessary conclusion that Kant, above all others, DID know what he is talking about.
That is not even an argument. Its just nonsense, Kantian nonsense if you like.
by A_Seagull
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Life's all about being happy and enjoying things
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: Happiness is our only purpose

I'd like to share to you my best philosophy packet. It has the best, supporting arguments for my philosophy. There's a discussion section as well, which addresses the objections others have to my philosophy. There are 3 parts to this, and I'll give you the Deviant Art links to them. If you decide t...
by A_Seagull
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Titleless 19
Replies: 15
Views: 955

Re: Bigotry and Genocide

August 26, 2019 Bigotry or intolerance in all its forms is an extremely serious and crippling disease of individuals and the masses. Affected people suffering from this degenerate mental condition belong to a majority of the world population which could be called the "inhuman race" -- i.e. virtual ...
by A_Seagull
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: That which is chaotic cannot be known.
Replies: 17
Views: 938

Re: That which is chaotic cannot be known.

I believe that we, the human race, have been mistaken in our quest for money and power. Those two are the mirages of success. We cannot be successful in any endeavor of which we cannot know the outcome. It might just vanish tomorrow. The only way to know the outcome ahead of time is for there to be...