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by Scott Mayers
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Formalizing Natural Language Semantics
Replies: 79
Views: 2293

Re: Formalizing Natural Language Semantics

I know that I know that I know that I am correct. No one has been able to even begin to form any counter-example showing that I am not correct. Everyone merely presumes that I am incorrect and then proceeds on that basis. My correct refutation of the Halting Problem proofs will change all that. Min...
by Scott Mayers
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:47 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

Veritas, I reported a post of yours above to edit or be removed for quoting your words for mine and ? some mix. While this notice may be enough, the report is just a request to that particular post after it is buried. You need to change that to be correct or it is LITERALLY a 'strawman' with intenti...
by Scott Mayers
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:33 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

Your above argument is nothing more that saying, (1) X is DEFINED 'immoral' (2) Y is DEFINED as "moral" (3) X is exclusively outside of Y [or X = not-Y] (4) Things that are "moral" are things that I like. I like Y (5) Things that are "immoral" are things that I do not like. I dislike X CONCLUSION: ...
by Scott Mayers
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Irrefutable Ethics
Replies: 5
Views: 1997

Re: Irrefutable Ethics

I agree to the Richard Taylor's take on this. [Or is this my 'mirror neurons' firing?*] The best we can hope for is to convene to negotiate our competing interests in what we find 'good' or 'not-good' to each of us and propose laws that could minimize interference in each others' differences. *This ...
by Scott Mayers
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:33 am
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 'bottom-up' approach begins with assuming NOTHING at all, both literally and figuratively. It is you who is thinking top-down given you assign something you think is true as a NECESSARY truth before you have scientific or logical proof of whatever you are calling "inherent moral funciton'. I told...
by Scott Mayers
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:22 am
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

Here's your logic: (1) It is immoral to do X. (2a) All 'sane' people agree to X. (2b) Only 'insane' people disagree to X (or believe that not-X is a good thing against the rest). (3) If 80% of people select X, they are the 'good' people. The 20% left over are 'bad', not because they can help it but...
by Scott Mayers
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:45 am
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

I really do not mean to be bursting your bubble because it is as much mine too that gets burst should I be depressing you or others for speaking. All I can say is that we CAN aim for the same intentional goals but have to do it through government and without conviction to any particular ideal by al...
by Scott Mayers
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:09 am
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

Oh. I just read everything just now and see that you seem to have more fire in you. I thought you were getting frustrated for me pressing on in argumentation with you given you appeared to agree at each stage though had to find another caveate of why you still believe contrarily. The topic to many i...
by Scott Mayers
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Formalizing Natural Language Semantics
Replies: 79
Views: 2293

Re: Formalizing Natural Language Semantics

(a) John owns a brick house (b) John owns a house (c) John owns a counterfeit Monet (d) John owns a Monet ∃!JOHN ∈ Male_Humans ∃!y ∈ Houses (Owns(JOHN, y) & Construction_Material(y, BRICK)) ∃!JOHN ∈ Male_Humans ∃!y ∈ Houses (Owns(JOHN, y) ∃!JOHN ∈ Male_Humans ∃!y ∈ Work-of-Art ∃!MONET ∈ Famous_Arti...
by Scott Mayers
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What the Americans call Science is not Science.
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: What the Americans call Science is not Science.

Americans call the production of economically viable inventions produced largely in the research universities Science. However, this is the production of Artifacts or things for the market, And not a science at all. On a higher level of analysis, or a more subtle one, what the Americans call Scienc...
by Scott Mayers
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:15 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

I think I've exhausted my means to communicate further on this with you on this topic for fear of defeating you when this is NOT my intent. You certainly seem to be a 'good' person from my perspective and I hope that you can have some affect by your well thought-out ideas and can prove me wrong. Goo...
by Scott Mayers
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:00 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

I am non-theistic and non-religious. Re AI, what I meant we cannot expect AI or robots to deal with Morality and Ethics. The only involvement would be the human programmer responsibility to ensure the robots do not kill humans arbitrary. I would argue that our artificial construct of A.I. is itself...
by Scott Mayers
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:37 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

Note sure how can you dispute 'all normal person must breathe in oxygen' which is a secular absolute principle and can be converted into a moral law. It is the same with 'no sane person would want to be killed' thus translated to the moral law 'no human shall kill another human' as a secular absolu...
by Scott Mayers
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:15 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

I disagree on your belief that Ethics/Morality to be distinctly separate from Politics but understand that you believe that an absolute exists regardless of our potential to successfully determine this. That Morality/Ethics is distinctly separate from Politics is like Science itself is separate fro...
by Scott Mayers
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:19 am
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

P.S. Here is a link to that show I referenced: Underground Group Fighting Slavery in America It might help to look at that and ask yourself if that is or is not itself a con? I think it is and it is itself worth its own distinct thread. But given "slavery" is your example idea of a moral absolute, i...