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by A_Seagull
Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:02 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Truth vs. Paradigm
Replies: 82
Views: 11861

Re: Truth vs. Paradigm

Arising_uk wrote:
A_Seagull wrote:...
PS I can send you an e-copy of the book if you would like.
I'd be interested if the offer is open to others.
The offer is open to all on this forum.

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by A_Seagull
Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:27 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Truth vs. Paradigm
Replies: 82
Views: 11861

Re: Truth vs. Paradigm

have a theory that perception is based, going back to a brain's primeval origins, upon an algorithm of searching for patterns in sense data. I agree. I have a problem (conceptual problem) with how the algorithm changes through time, within the individual organism. At time a, given sense datum S, th...
by A_Seagull
Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Truth vs. Paradigm
Replies: 82
Views: 11861

Re: Truth vs. Paradigm

I have a theory that perception is based, going back to a brain's primeval origins, upon an algorithm of searching for patterns in sense data. Sounds plausible. I think our appreciation of mathematics, music and art would support that thesis. I think philosophy too, insofar as it is about recognisi...
by A_Seagull
Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Truth vs. Paradigm
Replies: 82
Views: 11861

Re: Truth vs. Paradigm

I have a theory that perception is based, going back to a brain's primeval origins, upon an algorithm of searching for patterns in sense data. I have expounded and expanded this idea in a book: 'The Pattern Paradigm'. Some of you may find it interesting. I would be happy to debate any issues that ar...
by A_Seagull
Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Truth vs. Paradigm
Replies: 82
Views: 11861

Re: Truth vs. Paradigm

"Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm dat is one good éclair!" Well, yes. The point I'm making is that your perceptions are 'true', in that, whatever you are perceiving at any given moment, you can be sure that you are having those perceptions. What you can never be sure about is that those perceptions correspond to you...
by A_Seagull
Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Truth vs. Paradigm
Replies: 82
Views: 11861

Re: Truth vs. Paradigm

While you guys are arguing about the appearance of the éclair or even whether it is real or not..... I am gonna grab it....and eat it! "Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm dat is one good éclair!" The point is that my perception of the éclair has been sufficiently accurate that it has enabled me to interact with the rea...
by A_Seagull
Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:58 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: The axiom of Ethics: A breakthrough in Ethical Theory.
Replies: 18
Views: 6197

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

There are, though, principles that enable folks to function better in groups, principles that make for harmonious human relationships. One of them is to show some modicum of respect to another member of our human species.. If these principles do indeed exist ... what are they? You have listed but o...
by A_Seagull
Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:19 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Truth vs. Paradigm
Replies: 82
Views: 11861

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: 11861

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: 11861

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: 11861

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: 11861

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: 6197

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: 11861

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: 6197

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...