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by Scott Mayers
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: There ARE parallel universes
Replies: 60
Views: 7223

Re: There ARE parallel universes

Sorry for potentially interrupting the evolved conversation. I just now received an email for this and thus my late response. So this is a response to ken and I've quoted it in case you forgot what you said. Then I'll respond below. "Totality" is the word traditionally used by philosophers and logic...
by Scott Mayers
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective? 2
Replies: 15
Views: 546

Re: What could make morality objective? 2

"Analytic" opposes "Synthetic" more appropriately and referring to how a proposition's subject relates to the predicate. When the subject logically relates to the predicate by a genus-specie or tautological meaning, the propositions are deemed easiest to analyze because they don't add information b...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Reformulating the analytic/synthetic distinction to make it unequivocal
Replies: 101
Views: 1956

Re: Reformulating the analytic/synthetic distinction to make it unequivocal

The way that I divide analytic from synthetic may be unconventional. Every aspect of knowledge that can be represented in language and encoded as strings of characters is {analytic knowledge}. Every aspect of knowledge that can only be perceived as sensations through the sense organs is {empirical ...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Reformulating the analytic/synthetic distinction to make it unequivocal
Replies: 101
Views: 1956

Re: Reformulating the analytic/synthetic distinction to make it unequivocal

The way that I divide analytic from synthetic may be unconventional. Every aspect of knowledge that can be represented in language and encoded as strings of characters is {analytic knowledge}. Every aspect of knowledge that can only be perceived as sensations through the sense organs is {empirical ...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective? 2
Replies: 15
Views: 546

Re: What could make morality objective? 2

"Analytic" opposes "Synthetic" more appropriately and referring to how a proposition's subject relates to the predicate. When the subject logically relates to the predicate by a genus-specie or tautological meaning, the propositions are deemed easiest to analyze because they don't add information b...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective? 2
Replies: 15
Views: 546

Re: What could make morality objective? 2

"Analytic" opposes "Synthetic" more appropriately and referring to how a proposition's subject relates to the predicate. When the subject logically relates to the predicate by a genus-specie or tautological meaning, the propositions are deemed easiest to analyze because they don't add information be...
by Scott Mayers
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Ad hominem
Replies: 69
Views: 6797

Re: Ad hominem

There seems to be an element of confusion here. Whilst it is true that many use the accusation ad hominem when they suffer a personal attack or some insulting remark. There is a strict difference between an insult and an ad hominem . If a person says something stupid and are met with insults, that ...
by Scott Mayers
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Ad hominem
Replies: 69
Views: 6797

Re: Ad hominem

"Ad Hominem" was labeled to particularly make one notice that the challenging argument of another is focussed on attacking the person rather than the argument. The person COULD be a justified challenge if their motive is signficant to the position of the arguer. As such, it may not be a fallacy. For...
by Scott Mayers
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Ad hominem
Replies: 69
Views: 6797

Re: Ad hominem

More time is wasted on Latin phrases that are not understood by the people who use them than is thinkable to serious people. Usually the abuse of the phrase ad hominem involves conflating a "personal attack" with a "logical" error, that of genetic falacy. Very commonly it involves immunizing onesel...
by Scott Mayers
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Castration of less evolutionary fit males
Replies: 26
Views: 1809

Re: Castration of less evolutionary fit males

Before I address any of your arguments, I need you to be aware that the concern of abuses BY these people calling themselves, "Incels", is absurdly a trivial concern compared to the problems that occur on the opposite end of the spectrum. Those who abuse are more often those who normally HAVE what t...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Castration of less evolutionary fit males
Replies: 26
Views: 1809

Re: Castration of less evolutionary fit males

This is NOT about me, you stupid fuck! You introduced this arrogant thread to which I am responding only. Whatever, regardless you are very emotionally invested in it. Why? Because I empathize for these people as victims of some social factors that many are BLIND to notice. The fact that society to...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Evil Right Wing Fascism will eventually win
Replies: 92
Views: 6005

Re: Evil Right Wing Fascism will eventually win

Why do evil right wing fascists always win elections - if not now, then in the near future? What is it with Right Wing Fascism that makes it so much more popular than say left-wing liberalism? ...., why is Fascism so popular? Because animals normally are limited to LOCAL phenomena rather than GLOBA...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Castration of less evolutionary fit males
Replies: 26
Views: 1809

Re: Castration of less evolutionary fit males

Most of this is just dreck and wallowing in self-pity. There of course is no exact "science" to such a thing, however generally it's a no-brainer that more "positive" qualities and fewer "negative" ones would be beneficial. You're blaming "society" or "the world" as a whole under the pretenses that...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Castration of less evolutionary fit males
Replies: 26
Views: 1809

Re: Castration of less evolutionary fit males

The point is that it is not 'stupid'. If is it, then why do most people think it 'normal' to WANT anything at all? How is "society" to blame for you being non-sexually satisfied? You aren't entitled to sex "simply because you exist" or imagine yourself to be a "nice guy", "good girl", or "super dup...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is Truth?
Replies: 143
Views: 3279

Re: What is Truth?

I think you don't recognize that 'values' are themselves concepts and how I interpret them. The value 'assignment' is just a type of relationship classification that is linked to other concepts . We are not likely disagreeing here but talking past each other due to the confusion of the subtleties o...