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by PeteJ
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hey
Replies: 9
Views: 629

Re: Hey

This is the first philosophy forum I've been on that allows conversations like this one.
by PeteJ
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Cartesian dualism
Replies: 55
Views: 1641

Re: Cartesian dualism

We know nothing about "things-in-themselves", and as Wittgenstein pointed out "That whereof we cannot speak, thereof we must remain silent." I am not convinced that the word "really" adds anything to the conversation. Atoms exist. Atoms are real. Atoms really exist. I think all three sentences equi...
by PeteJ
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy, If You Want It
Replies: 36
Views: 706

Re: Philosophy, If You Want It

Rc - I really don't understand your approach. You seem to have abandoned philosophy for opinion. Feel free to do so, but I don't know how to engage in a discussion if you see no need to counter opposing views before adopting one. So I have to retire from this one.
by PeteJ
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Nature of Consciousness
Replies: 19
Views: 698

Re: The Nature of Consciousness

They were meant to be controversial. It was also meant to be stated without defense. As I said earlier, it is only an introduction, and the goal was to illicit comment, to which appropriate arguments could be made, rather than try to guess all the possible objections that might be made. Ah Okay. Fa...
by PeteJ
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Cartesian dualism
Replies: 55
Views: 1641

Re: Cartesian dualism

The phrase 'Does not really exist' can be translated as 'Does not exist in the way we usually imagine'. The word 'really' would be important. It means that by reduction things do not exist. Analysis of their existence reveals nothing but Kant's 'thing-in-itself', the ineffable emptiness at the heart...
by PeteJ
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Let me convince you that none of you are Classical logicians!
Replies: 368
Views: 8155

Re: Let me convince you that none of you are Classical logicians!

Skepdick wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:53 pm

Is that how you use "is" all the time, or are you equivocating?
I use it to attach the attribute of yellow to Jane and Brian.
by PeteJ
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Let me convince you that none of you are Classical logicians!
Replies: 368
Views: 8155

Re: Let me convince you that none of you are Classical logicians!

I'm very late to the party but interested in the OP. I don't see the problem.

Nobody would argue...

Jane is yellow
Brian is yellow
Ergo Jane is Brian.

I expect I'm missing something,
by PeteJ
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Cartesian dualism
Replies: 55
Views: 1641

Re: Cartesian dualism

Then, I am sorry but you have to clarify. It seems to me you are rejecting existence. Not rejecting but re-defining or re-conceptualising. I endorse the non-dual philosophy, for which nothing really exists and nothing ever really happens. Because what we are ultimately dealing with is this simple q...
by PeteJ
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy, If You Want It
Replies: 36
Views: 706

Re: Philosophy, If You Want It

1. There is existence. (To deny this denies the there is a denier.) 2. Human beings are conscious of existence. (Consciousness of nothing is a contradiction.) 3. What exists must have some nature. (The ineffable cannot exist. To exist means to be something.) Everything else I said is based on those...
by PeteJ
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Nature of Consciousness
Replies: 19
Views: 698

Re: The Nature of Consciousness

What kind of disingenuousness is this? You pick the very first sentence in an article and treat it as though it were the whole thesis. The whole rest of the article is the explanation of that sentence. It is not a premise. It is an introduction. Does that help? It is not a premise. It is an introdu...
by PeteJ
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Cartesian dualism
Replies: 55
Views: 1641

Re: Cartesian dualism

I'm more optimistic because I think that everything will eventually be Explained some day. On the other hand I'm pessimistic because that will be a bad day for us because the Mystery is the Glory of our existence. When we do figure it all out we will have to do something to make us forget all the a...
by PeteJ
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: I am becoming
Replies: 15
Views: 517

Re: I am becoming

Age wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:57 am
If one is still searching in knowing thy Self, then there will be a perceived conflict in the above. But once thy Self is known all the above becomes crystal clear.
Yep. I think you've nailed it.
by PeteJ
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy, If You Want It
Replies: 36
Views: 706

Re: Philosophy, If You Want It

I would agree that academic philosophy these days has little to do with a search for truth. I don't know what it has to do with other than paying the mortgage and meeting publication targets. But I find the OP laden to the gills with dogmatism and unjustified pronouncements, as also some of the comm...
by PeteJ
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: NEW "James" Bond to be Black Woman
Replies: 104
Views: 2343

Re: NEW "James" Bond to be Black Woman

If we can have Mel Gibson as William Wallace and Kevin Costner as Robin Hood, then why not a black female James Bond? Because we do not want to repeat what were Bl*ody awful films. "Dey woont tak ouwr freeedum!!!" You might as well cast John Wayne as Ghengis Khan! If he was still acting I wouldn't ...