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by PeteJ
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Ontology Introduction
Replies: 82
Views: 1390

Re: Ontology Introduction

I'm completely confident that metaphysics is ab9out what can and cannot be demonstrated. The process is called 'abduction'. Abduction? Is that really what you mean? It is defined by Peirce as 'inference to the best explanation'. Definitions vary but this is its principle meaning. https://simple.wik...
by PeteJ
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Ontology Introduction
Replies: 82
Views: 1390

Re: Ontology Introduction

Dogmatism is not confidence. The two may be confused, of course. Your black-and-white world-view isn't really helping us get anywhere. I'm completely confident that metaphysics is ab9out what can and cannot be demonstrated. Completely confident you say? How complete is your confidence? Sufficiently...
by PeteJ
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Ontology Introduction
Replies: 82
Views: 1390

Re: Ontology Introduction

Simply being confident is not dogmatism. Afaik I am never dogmatic. Metaphysics is about what can and cannot be demonstrated, so dogmatism is usually pretty obvious when it appears. Good! Lets work within your own definitions/framework. Not all confidence is dogmatism. Dogmatism is 100% confidence....
by PeteJ
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Ontology Introduction
Replies: 82
Views: 1390

Re: Ontology Introduction

My case is made for me. How can anyone conclude that metaphysics is about dogma? I'm utterly baffled as to how anyone could think this. And my case is made for me. I didn't say metaphysics is about dogma. I am pointing out that YOU are dogmatic ABOUT metaphysics. Oh dear. Where was I dogmatic? Simp...
by PeteJ
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Ontology Introduction
Replies: 82
Views: 1390

Re: Ontology Introduction

I suspect you're wasting your time. Your point is basic, ontology 101, but on this forum there seems to be a great deal of dogmatic incomprehension. I don't really underrstand it, and don't see nearly so much of it on other philosophy forums. The fucking irony in this post. The taxonomy of ontology...
by PeteJ
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Terra incognita, Sacred ground, Mysterious territory.
Replies: 17
Views: 3592

Re: Terra incognita, Sacred ground, Mysterious territory.

Terra incognita, Sacred ground, Mysterious territory. # The mathematical map brings us to the vacuum.. I would say it brings us to the Void or Emptiness, not a vacuum. The latter is an extended object, the former is not. For instance, Ruseell's paradox takes us beyond sets, not to the empty set. Ka...
by PeteJ
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Logik's guide to successful detox from Philosophy Now
Replies: 98
Views: 4537

Re: Logik's guide to successful detox from Philosophy Now

It is an intellectually hostile environment. Take it or leave it. As a newish member I find this to be the case. It is also the most intellectually-challenged philosophy forum I've visited. I've not before come across quite so many people with a poor grasp of the issues being so dogmatic and combat...
by PeteJ
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Ontology Introduction
Replies: 82
Views: 1390

Re: Ontology Introduction

You really cannot think of a single thing that you cannot see, hear, feel, smell, or taste? If you really can't, I'll be glad to give you examples. I suspect you're wasting your time. Your point is basic, ontology 101, but on this forum there seems to be a great deal of dogmatic incomprehension. I ...
by PeteJ
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Ontology Introduction
Replies: 82
Views: 1390

Re: Ontology Introduction

Ontology is the branch of metaphysics which deals specifically with the nature of material existence. Material existence is all that exists independently of anyone's knowledge or awareness. Not quite. Ontology is the study of what exists, whether it be physical or mental. It does not take the exist...
by PeteJ
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Cartesian dualism
Replies: 49
Views: 816

Re: Cartesian dualism

Monism (in terms of philosophy of mind--in the Cartesian sense) is the belief that mind and body are of the same identical material, substance or whatever. It's definitely not dualism. This is a subtle issue. Monism is a disguised form of dualism. This is why non-dualism is not called monism. The r...
by PeteJ
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: How do we experience time?
Replies: 31
Views: 1028

Re: How do we experience time?

We do not experience time. This is explained by the physicist/philosopher Hermann Weyl in his books 'The Continuum' and 'Open World'. He distinguishes between time as we treat it in maths and physics, which he calls 'mathematical' time, which is a fiction. and time as we actually know it, which he ...
by PeteJ
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is it ok to teach other people metaphysics?
Replies: 29
Views: 499

Re: Is it ok to teach other people metaphysics?

By saying you KNOW the truth YOU are actually altering it never quite catching up to the actual WAY of IT By assuming you know You Dam up the natural flow which is without control . Reality cannot be freeze framed . All thought is frozen energy Human beings cannot help but have thoughts but not bei...
by PeteJ
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The USA is still the greatest country in the world.
Replies: 167
Views: 11306

Re: The USA is still the greatest country in the world.

Henry - Your post are most eloquent and interesting. But I cannot grasp why you think all these values and principles are unique to your country. It could be a great power for good but is crippled by arrogance and a lack of respect or understanding for the rest of the world. Perhaps it shows up clea...
by PeteJ
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is it ok to teach other people metaphysics?
Replies: 29
Views: 499

Re: Is it ok to teach other people metaphysics?

Well, I can now see why you may have encountered the word ''bigot' on your travels.

I was looking forward to an interesting discussion. Oh well.
by PeteJ
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: How do we experience time?
Replies: 31
Views: 1028

Re: How do we experience time?

We do not experience time. This is explained by the physicist/philosopher Hermann Weyl in his books 'The Continuum' and 'Open World'. He distinguishes between time as we treat it in maths and physics, which he calls 'mathematical' time, which is a fiction. and time as we actually know it, which he c...