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by A_Seagull
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: How would you answer?
Replies: 11
Views: 354

How would you answer?

Suppose you lived long long ago in the early stone age, after language was invented but before any concepts of science or evolution or religion. Suppose a youth in your tribe approached you with a question: "Oh wise one...... I can make an axe by chipping bits off a rock and fastening a stick to it ...
by A_Seagull
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Unproven assumptions
Replies: 28
Views: 1238

Re: Unproven assumptions

You are assuming that statements can be something more than communications. What makes you think that I assume this ? And what is this something more ? Let me try to find some assumptions in your sentence or statement. :lol: You assume that to me statements and communications are not the same thing...
by A_Seagull
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Unproven assumptions
Replies: 28
Views: 1238

Re: Unproven assumptions

It seems to me that most of what we say if full of unproven assumptions. The sentence I have just written does not assume anything because of the introduction unit "it seems to me". The second sentence I have just written does not assume anything either, because it is purely analytical. Or do you s...
by A_Seagull
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Do you think life is more than a play of creativity?
Replies: 24
Views: 613

Re: Do you think life is more than a play of creativity?

Impenitent wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:16 pm
Lacewing wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:24 am
Impenitent wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:00 am
live as nature intends.... rip the throats out of your prey
This is what you think. And who are you to know what nature "intends"? Surely nature is larger than a single perceived intention.
just keep "cooperating"

-Imp
Maybe you are the prey!
by A_Seagull
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What is Panspiritism?
Replies: 101
Views: 1973

Re: What is Panspiritism?

I'll explain what I mean by faith. Faith is what keeps every living creature wanting to live unless it is in utter despair. Faith is nothing like what you wrote. Faith is believing that 2 + 2 = 5 just because someone else says it is and even though your instincts say it isn't. But what you give an ...
by A_Seagull
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What is Panspiritism?
Replies: 101
Views: 1973

Re: What is Panspiritism?

PeteJ wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:27 am
A_Seagull wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:32 am
Panspiritism and the 'creative quality of fundamental consciousness' are fanciful fantasies.
This answer might work on facebook but on a philosophy site it's not worth posting without some argument.
I could say the same about yours!

.... and do try to stay on topic...
by A_Seagull
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What is Panspiritism?
Replies: 101
Views: 1973

Re: What is Panspiritism?

Philosophy Now wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:33 am
Steve Taylor introduces an alternative way of conceiving consciousness.

https://philosophynow.org/issues/131/Wh ... nspiritism
Panspiritism and the 'creative quality of fundamental consciousness' are fanciful fantasies.
by A_Seagull
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What is Panspiritism?
Replies: 101
Views: 1973

Re: What is Panspiritism?

Belinda wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:17 pm

I'll explain what I mean by faith. Faith is what keeps every living creature wanting to live unless it is in utter despair. Faith is nothing like what you wrote.
Faith is believing that 2 + 2 = 5 just because someone else says it is and even though your instincts say it isn't.
by A_Seagull
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Interesting insights about love.
Replies: 48
Views: 3238

Re: Interesting insights about love.

Love is when you see him/her making out with another gal/guy and you don't feel jealous.
by A_Seagull
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Logik's guide to successful detox from Philosophy Now
Replies: 98
Views: 4559

Re: Logik's guide to successful detox from Philosophy Now

Well the thing is that my paltry BA(hons) in Philosophy allows me to grade the philosophy bullshitters Well that is an interesting notion.. to grade contributors... My criteria is : Do they have something interesting to say? And a lot of people do.. and I like that as I am here to learn. But a lot ...
by A_Seagull
Wed May 29, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Hypotheses? Forget About It!
Replies: 81
Views: 1923

Re: Hypotheses? Forget About It!

And what process do you use to determine that something is 'true'? Guesswork? Opinion? 'Cos it is obvious? ... As above, how do you determine whether your proposition is 'correct' or 'true' or 'false'? Without an explicit process, all you have is opinion. I'm surprised by this repeated question. Th...
by A_Seagull
Tue May 28, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Hypotheses? Forget About It!
Replies: 81
Views: 1923

Re: Hypotheses? Forget About It!

To be knowledge a thing must be true, And what process do you use to determine that something is 'true'? Guesswork? Opinion? 'Cos it is obvious? A proposition is a statement that asserts something about an existent or existents. If I simply write or say the word "Zeus," it is neither true or false....
by A_Seagull
Tue May 28, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Hypotheses? Forget About It!
Replies: 81
Views: 1923

Re: Hypotheses? Forget About It!

RCSaunders wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 3:48 am


All knowledge is in the form of propositions.

What justification do you have for this claim?
This is very basic epistemology.
Are you sure? It is only a claim, that would seem to be unjustified. It doesn't explain how we know what we know.
by A_Seagull
Fri May 24, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Hypotheses? Forget About It!
Replies: 81
Views: 1923

Re: Hypotheses? Forget About It!

So if I understand you correctly, the Earth used to be flat but now it is round? You do not understand me correctly and that could only be if you are intentionally obfuscating what I wrote. No one can actually be that lacking in comprehension. When a person uses faulty or incomplete nor contradicto...
by A_Seagull
Thu May 23, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Hypotheses? Forget About It!
Replies: 81
Views: 1923

Re: Hypotheses? Forget About It!

Nevertheless, it is always possible to know if what one believes is based on reason from the evidence reality presents and therefore true. You mean like the Earth is flat? It is a rational conclusion from the evidence. And therefore 'true'? It is not a rational conclusion from the evidence, it is a...