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by the Hessian
Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Misconceiving Truth
Replies: 205
Views: 19093

Re: Misconceiving Truth

A good night's sleep helps the mind articulate a way forward for this conversation. Truth: a quality of a statement one makes about the real such that there is something in the real that justifies the statement. Truth is synonymous with Gee's definition of a "fact" Absolute truth: effectively nonsen...
by the Hessian
Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 3451
Views: 409817

Re: Music

Punk rock anthem for when you are feeling especially cynical about the world. Lyrics included...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kqLVeP7iHA
by the Hessian
Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Misconceiving Truth
Replies: 205
Views: 19093

Re: Misconceiving Truth

HexHammer wrote:But Imo we can't just make a simple definition of truth, which I have said all along, that simple thing escapes you.
We can, and I did. And despite you repeatedly telling me that I can't, I have yet to see a reason why.
by the Hessian
Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Critiquing the "Skeptics"
Replies: 42
Views: 6102

Re: Critiquing the "Skeptics"

Let's make an analogy, in order to provide some critical distance from the problem at hand. Imagine that your local community sponsored an oil painting contest, open to anyone who cared to submit an oil painting. Imagine that you want to participate. So you grab your digital camera, snap a picture o...
by the Hessian
Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:30 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Misconceiving Truth
Replies: 205
Views: 19093

Re: Misconceiving Truth

Your comment about a court of law is baffling. I would think the definition I provided works extremely well in that environment. Try asking your question in a court of law: ""Some will claim beer is better than wine, other will claim the contrary, what is true?" Then why do we need lawyers, jury an...
by the Hessian
Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Misconceiving Truth
Replies: 205
Views: 19093

Re: Misconceiving Truth

What you say is pure nonsense, you have no fucking clue! You must either be very young or extremely stupid, or both! That would suggest that we don't need evidense in a court of law, but can just flip a few pages of how to define truth. The statement that I am very young is false. The statement tha...
by the Hessian
Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Sex is about procreation
Replies: 28
Views: 4229

Re: Sex is about procreation

My two second bumper sticker philosophy...

If sex is about procreation, then porn stars suck (!) at their job.
by the Hessian
Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Misconceiving Truth
Replies: 205
Views: 19093

Re: Misconceiving Truth

I am impressed. I am confused. I didn't think our positions had much affinity. I am still working through what you said a while back about wisdom and advanced truth. And your latest about our inability to know objective reality directly. I have some things to say about both, but right now I am pres...
by the Hessian
Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Misconceiving Truth
Replies: 205
Views: 19093

Re: Misconceiving Truth

The question posed is not nonsense, your own squirrel anecdote is very simple and has no subjectiveness about it, why it's easy to dismiss it as pure nonsens. But when it comes to more complex matters you can't solve them and dismiss it as nonsense which is a folly. Now try again. I think Henry did...
by the Hessian
Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Misconceiving Truth
Replies: 205
Views: 19093

Re: Misconceiving Truth

Religious people claims god exist, yet atheists claim that he doesn't, who is right? Some will claim beer is better than wine, other will claim the contrary, what is true? You are forumlating questions in a way that makes any answer incoherent. Did you even read my post? Some people claim beer is b...
by the Hessian
Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Misconceiving Truth
Replies: 205
Views: 19093

Re: Misconceiving Truth

How about this? 1. The real is simply that, the real. 2. Truth (no the) is a quality of a statement one makes about the real such that there is something in the real that justifies the statement. In this sense, none of the statements you guys are making about what the name of the city is are true . ...
by the Hessian
Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Truth vs. Paradigm
Replies: 82
Views: 12024

Re: Truth vs. Paradigm

I think I want to stick with R attending to S. R is itself the series of physical processes that starts with a reaction to photons, splits across several separate series of chemical and electircal events, to produce information. A can processes the informational output of R, in conjunction with othe...
by the Hessian
Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Equality and Respect by Harry Frankfurt
Replies: 44
Views: 5564

Re: Equality and Respect by Harry Frankfurt

artisticsolution wrote:The real issue still stands that 'blindness is bad' per se...it matters not who is blind and who is not. It matters only that there are blind and that it is better to have sight than to be blind.
But that is exactly his point.
by the Hessian
Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Equality and Respect by Harry Frankfurt
Replies: 44
Views: 5564

Re: Equality and Respect by Harry Frankfurt

In his desire for equality, there is no affirmation by a person of himself. On the contrary, a concern for being equal to others tends to alienate people from themselves. It leads them to define their goals in terms that are set by considerations other than the specific requirements of their own pe...
by the Hessian
Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Truth vs. Paradigm
Replies: 82
Views: 12024

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...