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by A_Seagull
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Some Solid Ideas
Replies: 37
Views: 1461

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 12:41 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Some Solid Ideas
Replies: 37
Views: 1461

Re: Some Solid Ideas

https://www.philosophybasics.com/branch_empiricism.html -Imp I'll take that as a 'no'. Surely noting that Hume was an empiricist does in fact explain his view of what exists. What exists is what can be observed empirically, where empiricism means a reliance on sensory data. Here is more of the quot...
by A_Seagull
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Some Solid Ideas
Replies: 37
Views: 1461

Re: Some Solid Ideas

Impenitent wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:09 am
A_Seagull wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:35 pm
Impenitent wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:29 pm
Hume was an empiricist

-Imp
Is that supposed to be an explanation?
https://www.philosophybasics.com/branch_empiricism.html

-Imp
I'll take that as a 'no'.
by A_Seagull
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: How would you answer?
Replies: 11
Views: 561

Re: 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
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Unproven assumptions
Replies: 103
Views: 2738

Re: Unproven assumptions

I don´t quite see a difference between an assumption and a presumption. The difference is subtle.. for me a presumption is something that I accept for the purpose of a response of some form; whereas an assumption is something I would use as a foundation for further inferences.[/quote] What I wanted...
by A_Seagull
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Some Solid Ideas
Replies: 37
Views: 1461

Re: Some Solid Ideas

Impenitent wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:29 pm
Hume was an empiricist

-Imp
Is that supposed to be an explanation?
by A_Seagull
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Some Solid Ideas
Replies: 37
Views: 1461

Re: Some Solid Ideas

Bharatwaj Iyer examines substance with the help of Hume & Vedantic philosophy. https://philosophynow.org/issues/132/Some_Solid_Ideas Bharatwaj states: " But here Hume begs the question, by assuming that everything that exists must be perceivable to sense experience. " Just wondering if the author h...
by A_Seagull
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: How would you answer?
Replies: 11
Views: 561

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: 103
Views: 2738

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: 103
Views: 2738

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: 823

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: 3234

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: 3234

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: 3234

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: 3234

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.