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by A_Seagull
Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:19 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Truth vs. Paradigm
Replies: 82
Views: 11503

Re: Truth vs. Paradigm

By "true" we usually mean an idea which accurately represents reality. . And the difficulty with that is that there is no means of determining whether an idea 'accurately represents reality' or not, as all one has is a representation of reality. This is where paradigms come in. One sets up a paradi...
by A_Seagull
Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:16 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Truth vs. Paradigm
Replies: 82
Views: 11503

Re: Truth vs. Paradigm

Seagull wrote 'Absolute truth' is a label that denotes certainty of the certainty of the belief. OK, then, why not 'certainty of the certainty of the certainty of the belief?' Is there a word you use for a state in which you have 'no doubt' (which is what I take 'free from doubt' to mean in you quo...
by A_Seagull
Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Truth vs. Paradigm
Replies: 82
Views: 11503

Re: Truth vs. Paradigm

'Truth' is a label that denotes certainty of belief. Philosophers since Plato, have traditionally held that knowledge is justified, true belief. In that analysis, 'truth' is just any state of the world that is the case. Whatever the truth about the world, we put what we see and hear into a context....
by A_Seagull
Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:36 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Truth vs. Paradigm
Replies: 82
Views: 11503

Re: Truth vs. Paradigm

'Truth' is a label that denotes certainty of belief. 'Absolute truth' is a label that denotes certainty of the certainty of the belief. And certainty is a consequence of utility and self-consistency within a paradigm. It is the confidence that further investigation around that belief will not chang...
by A_Seagull
Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:30 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Truth vs. Paradigm
Replies: 82
Views: 11503

Re: Truth vs. Paradigm

'Truth' is a label that denotes certainty of belief. 'Absolute truth' is a label that denotes certainty of the certainty of the belief. And certainty is a consequence of utility and self-consistency within a paradigm. It is the confidence that further investigation around that belief will not chang...
by A_Seagull
Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:08 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: The axiom of Ethics: A breakthrough in Ethical Theory.
Replies: 18
Views: 6001

Re: The axiom of Ethics: A breakthrough in Ethical Theory.

I think if I were going to teach ethics, I would ask students to ctreate their own morals: What maxims are you prepared to live by and that you would want others to live by as well? By going through this process the students would actually get to own the maxims that they come up with. They would no...
by A_Seagull
Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:39 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Truth vs. Paradigm
Replies: 82
Views: 11503

Re: Truth vs. Paradigm

'Truth' is a label that denotes certainty of belief. 'Absolute truth' is a label that denotes certainty of the certainty of the belief. And certainty is a consequence of utility and self-consistency within a paradigm. It is the confidence that further investigation around that belief will not change...
by A_Seagull
Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:24 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: The axiom of Ethics: A breakthrough in Ethical Theory.
Replies: 18
Views: 6001

Re: The axiom of Ethics: A breakthrough in Ethical Theory.

I think if I were going to teach ethics, I would ask students to ctreate their own morals: What maxims are you prepared to live by and that you would want others to live by as well? By going through this process the students would actually get to own the maxims that they come up with. They would not...
by A_Seagull
Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:29 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Is time continuous or discrete?
Replies: 79
Views: 19301

Re: Is time continuous or discrete?

I would say that time is discrete because if it were continuous it would require an infinite amount of information to define the particular time of an event. And a universe can only contain a finite amount of information.

By the same argument, space is also discrete.