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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: 5517

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: 2673

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: 2673

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: 2673

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: 2673

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: 2673

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...
by A_Seagull
Wed May 22, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Hypotheses? Forget About It!
Replies: 81
Views: 2673

Re: Hypotheses? Forget About It!

RCSaunders wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 6:27 pm
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'?
by A_Seagull
Tue May 21, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Hypotheses? Forget About It!
Replies: 81
Views: 2673

Re: Hypotheses? Forget About It!

Humans can survive very well if all they do is determined by choices based on what they know. 'Truth' has nothing to do with it. If what one thinks they know is not true, it is false, and any choices based on that false knowledge will be disastrous. Not at all. People survived very well for many th...
by A_Seagull
Mon May 20, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will-debate settled
Replies: 15
Views: 499

Re: Free Will-debate settled

philosopher wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 4:35 pm

Morality and the judicial system relies on the free will to be real.
Morality is a myth.

The judicial system does not rely on 'free-will' being real.

Whether the world is 'determined' or whether there is 'free-will' makes no difference to anything or anybody.

Or have you got something more?
by A_Seagull
Sun May 19, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Is There such a reality as non-X for any and every X?
Replies: 35
Views: 1322

Re: Is There such a reality as non-X for any and every X?

As the title is asking, does the statement that.... There is such a reality as non-X for any and every X. ...stand true universally? (as a Tautology for reality) Are you able to show that you are doing something more than playing with words? If not, your 'reality' can never be anything more than a ...
by A_Seagull
Sun May 19, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: are women to blame for tyranny?
Replies: 77
Views: 2664

Re: are women to blame for tyranny?

One can and one ought to do a bit more research before speaking. I hope you are taking your own advice. . It's a tired old story that ironically enough is again being played out upon the international and national stage and if history is any teacher then we know were its going to end up again. Its ...
by A_Seagull
Sun May 19, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: are women to blame for tyranny?
Replies: 77
Views: 2664

Re: are women to blame for tyranny?

I don't follow links.. but thank you.... Well long story short. Most of the Jews in Germany had been there for generations, their grandparents had fought heroically in the first world war and they mistakenly belived that the Germans would oppose fascism in the end, the Nazi were nor stupid and move...
by A_Seagull
Sun May 19, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Hypotheses? Forget About It!
Replies: 81
Views: 2673

Re: Hypotheses? Forget About It!

... hypotheses cannot be decisively disproved either. The truth is humans being could hardly survive a day if all they did was not determined by choices based on what they know is true. Not at all. Humans can survive very well if all they do is determined by choices based on what they know. 'Truth'...
by A_Seagull
Sun May 19, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Hypotheses? Forget About It!
Replies: 81
Views: 2673

Re: Hypotheses? Forget About It!

So says our philosophical science correspondent Massimo Pigliucci. https://philosophynow.org/issues/74/Hypotheses_Forget_About_It Massimo says "Half of the problem with hypotheses was mentioned above: there is no way to conclusively prove a hypothesis correct, because there is always the possibilit...
by A_Seagull
Sat May 18, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: You never happened.
Replies: 157
Views: 4545

Re: You never happened.

You have no past, the past is death, the past never happened. You have no future, the future never happens, the future is death. Right NOW there is no you because there is no other than you for Infinity. Infinity = 0 = 1 https://res-1.cloudinary.com/crunchbase-production/image/upload/c_lpad,h_256,w...