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by Scott Mayers
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Philosophy of Morality Different From Philosophy of Politics
Replies: 61
Views: 2698

Re: Philosophy of Morality Different From Philosophy of Politics

You are intentionally begging a link of an 'a-moral' concept to a 'moral' one by transference. The technique is similar to Anselm's Ontological argument he thought 'proves' God's existence. He argued how the logical concept of "that which nothing greater can be conceived" exists rationally. Then he...
by Scott Mayers
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Impossibility of arguing with authority.
Replies: 22
Views: 407

Re: Impossibility of arguing with authority.

the ones who lack a proper rationale for the faith are not relevant to the 'supporting consensus' as authorities I don't follow your point. Those who lack their own understanding, even if they 'support' something rational, are still using 'faith' and if you were to take the collective of those who ...
by Scott Mayers
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Impossibility of arguing with authority.
Replies: 22
Views: 407

Re: Impossibility of arguing with authority.

If someone doesn't understand their own view, but has it on authority, it is impossible to use reason with them. Since, what they have is the jocund pleasure of the possession of the right to despise whoever disagrees with the authority. Only those who understand their views are movable by giving r...
by Scott Mayers
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Philosophy of Morality Different From Philosophy of Politics
Replies: 61
Views: 2698

Re: Philosophy of Morality Different From Philosophy of Politics

A present example of universal necessity is the Covid-19 epidemic where the World Health Organization, a government body, is needed in order to defeat this virus' for the negotiated interest of us all. It is not able to be done 'voluntarily' by each and every individual, though we BEG this behavior ...
by Scott Mayers
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Philosophy of Morality Different From Philosophy of Politics
Replies: 61
Views: 2698

Re: Philosophy of Morality Different From Philosophy of Politics

... Morality: = principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behaviour. I asked because there has to be something you are not seeming to understand and I need to narrow it down. Your definition here doesn't assure that what is 'right' or 'wrong', or 'good' or 'bad' ...
by Scott Mayers
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Philosophy of Morality Different From Philosophy of Politics
Replies: 61
Views: 2698

Re: Philosophy of Morality Different From Philosophy of Politics

... Morality: = principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behaviour. I asked because there has to be something you are not seeming to understand and I need to narrow it down. Your definition here doesn't assure that what is 'right' or 'wrong', or 'good' or 'bad' ...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality subjective?
Replies: 135
Views: 3880

Re: What could make morality subjective?

Thank you. I'll just step out of the thread for now though. I shouldn't have tried to step in the middle and don't have a hope of catching up on where you guys are now. We'll discuss elsewhere so that I can be more appropriately invested. You aren't missing much. This is one of the stupidest thread...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Formalizing Natural Language Semantics
Replies: 79
Views: 2293

Re: Formalizing Natural Language Semantics

What I have accomplished is deriving the complete encoding (written in x86 machine language) of a halt decider that decides halting for the set of halting problem counter-examples as defined by the Peter Linz H_Hat. My background is in machine languages. But I'm confused at what you assert such a p...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality subjective?
Replies: 135
Views: 3880

Re: What could make morality subjective?

I'm sorry if you found my response curt and unfriendly, but I didn't put anything about you being some sort of incoherent person. I commented on a collection of four sentences, not the man. Unfortunately the first of those sentences is something about binary values being all that can be measured, w...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Philosophy of Morality Different From Philosophy of Politics
Replies: 61
Views: 2698

Re: Philosophy of Morality Different From Philosophy of Politics

Read Robert Greene's works. You may change your mind on your definitions of 'morality' as something literally 'universal'. What you might think is 'universal' value is actually universal acceptance of No-univeral-values. I argue that Totality cannot occur without contradiction. This then means that...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Formalizing Natural Language Semantics
Replies: 79
Views: 2293

Re: Formalizing Natural Language Semantics

To prove that the Halting Problem proofs are incorrect I only have to show how halting is decided for the Halting Problem proof counter-examples. I now have written the Peter Linz H_Hat in "C" so that it examines the x86 machine language of itself and decides halting on itself. http://liarparadox.o...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Is There such a reality as non-X for any and every X?
Replies: 50
Views: 3333

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

I am happy that you agree with what I said. It is sort of difficult to find people who agree with you in this forum. For the math part, I cannot help it since I left physics and math a very long time ago. I think people agree with each other a lot more than we get or give credit for. We just tend t...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality subjective?
Replies: 135
Views: 3880

Re: What could make morality subjective?

Do you want to try again, and see if you can write that out coherently? Oh, I don't know.?? Do you want to teach me how to be 'coherent' in your terms? Maybe it might help for you to 'own' that YOU do not understand me rather than assume that I 'owe' you the debt of what you alone already 'own'? Re...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Formalizing Natural Language Semantics
Replies: 79
Views: 2293

Re: Formalizing Natural Language Semantics

To prove the Halting problem wrong is to produce an algorithm that solves the halting problem universally. We are still waiting. To prove that the Halting Problem proofs are incorrect I only have to show how halting is decided for the Halting Problem proof counter-examples. I now have written the P...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Formalizing Natural Language Semantics
Replies: 79
Views: 2293

Re: Formalizing Natural Language Semantics

Personally, I see BOTH as perspectively correct. And therein lies the problem. Uhuh!!! So you see that the halting problem BOTH has a universal solution and doesn't have a universal solution. To be 'complete' in some universal logic, In this 'universal logic' of yours, is the halting problem univer...