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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: 1057

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...
by A_Seagull
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy is created by belief!
Replies: 94
Views: 2864

Re: Philosophy is created by belief!

For myself I tend to never use "belief" since that can be used to state sure knowledge and faith based assertions; this makes the meaning of the word ambiguous. All words are inherently ambiguous, including these. It is why trying to make a rigorous philosophy that resides in the domain of words is...
by A_Seagull
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Einstein vs Logical Positivism
Replies: 2
Views: 427

Re: Einstein vs Logical Positivism

Rossen Vassilev Jr. asks if modern physics has become too metaphysical. https://philosophynow.org/issues/133/Einstein_vs_Logical_Positivism The author wrote: "Soon, Karl Popper in his Logic of Scientific Discovery pointed out a problem with verification: no number of observations that agree with a ...
by A_Seagull
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy is created by belief!
Replies: 94
Views: 2864

Re: Philosophy is created by belief!

For myself I tend to never use "belief" since that can be used to state sure knowledge and faith based assertions; this makes the meaning of the word ambiguous. All words are inherently ambiguous, including these. It is why trying to make a rigorous philosophy that resides in the domain of words is...
by A_Seagull
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Playing with words
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Playing with words

It seems that quite a lot of what passes for philosophy is little more than playing with words and expecting the reader to make sense of it. Here is one of my favourites from Kant's Critique of pure reason: 'The foregoing deduction is an exposition of the pure conceptions of the understanding (and w...
by A_Seagull
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 808
Views: 32776

Re: Mannie

Immanuel Can wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:42 pm
henry quirk wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:33 pm
Let's be fair: the communist has more than his fair share of kills notched on his bedpost, but he ain't the only one...
No...but by very, very far, the biggest offender in numbers. So that needs noting.
.. and no one does it to their own people quite like the communists...
by A_Seagull
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Anhedonia
Replies: 120
Views: 120672

Re: Anhedonia

Who was it who was discussing his anhedonia? Mozart Link or something? Because I'm hitting the same wall, and it's really sucking. I care enough to care that I have it, and don't want to go down the rabbit hole, but that's pretty much all I care about anymore. Perhaps we expect too much from this l...
by A_Seagull
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Anhedonia
Replies: 120
Views: 120672

Re: Anhedonia

:shock: So Anhedonia to you is just a synonym for getting bored with something? Wow!! Insight of the year. ... i do not employ 'intuition'. 'Intuition' is within, guiding and teaching. How? Give me an example of how this works for you. Clearly Age enjoys being annoying; s/he should be congratulated...
by A_Seagull
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Justified true belief: knowledge and the myth of propositions
Replies: 78
Views: 10345

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

RCSaunders wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:20 pm
You believe an axiom is an assumption, because you believe what your teachers have taught you.
You have confused the ontological and epistemological, or rather have been taught that confusion and accepted it by faith.
You are talking complete nonsense.. so forget it.
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: 78
Views: 10345

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: 78
Views: 10345

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: 78
Views: 10345

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: 78
Views: 10345

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: 600

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: 600

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...