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by Terrapin Station
Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Conscious Mind by David Chalmers
Replies: 117
Views: 13333

Re: The Conscious Mind by David Chalmers

HexHammer wrote:
Terrapin Station wrote:As if I'd ever used that phrase or said anything about that. In that discussion, I simply asked you this: "You'd say there aren't elementary particles in the (current) standard model?"
Liar!
Well, you're welcome to quote me otherwise.
by Terrapin Station
Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: How hedonism is the only way to live a valuable life
Replies: 3
Views: 949

Re: How hedonism is the only way to live a valuable life

Tackling one thing at a time here: Take, for example, sexual acts. The only way a person can engage in those types of acts that a horny person would is if he/she has his/her feelings of sexual arousal. First off, one can engage in sex, physically, whether one has feelings of sexual arousal or not. I...
by Terrapin Station
Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: The Nitty Gritty of Language
Replies: 47
Views: 5382

Re: The Nitty Gritty of Language

Language is a tool made by reason to understand things in reality. As new words are invented, things in reality can be articulated more clearly and profound. How language is separated from mere babble is the use of Reason that unlocks deeper meanings to that word, which can carry different yet inte...
by Terrapin Station
Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: ~ The Width & Breadth of Acceptance Found in America ~
Replies: 72
Views: 6950

Re: ~ The Width & Breadth of Acceptance Found in America ~

Bill Wiltrack wrote:I’ve been on this forum for over ten years.


Been called dickhead, asshole and volteface.


NO MATTER WHAT POSITION I TAKE.
It's not your positions that people are responding to. It's your personality/posting style.
by Terrapin Station
Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Conscious Mind by David Chalmers
Replies: 117
Views: 13333

Re: The Conscious Mind by David Chalmers

I don't doubt that you think that. If only that had some value beyond what it is. Needest I say you were dead wrong in "irreducible complexity" ..shall I go on? As if I'd ever used that phrase or said anything about that. In that discussion, I simply asked you this: "You'd say there aren't elementa...
by Terrapin Station
Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Conscious Mind by David Chalmers
Replies: 117
Views: 13333

Re: The Conscious Mind by David Chalmers

At any rate the reason I said this is simply that it's clear as day from comments you've made. You have no understanding of what the conventional definition of circularity is. I think I've PLENTY of times proved that you have no deeper understanding of anything and I have superior understanding! Yo...
by Terrapin Station
Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Values prior to Religion
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: Values prior to Religion

A country-society must have its overall ethic or 'religion' and where this is so attenuated that a number of establishment religions are permitted, it is inevitable that the extremism of a contained national religion will be multiplied by many religions acting conflictingly within the country-socie...
by Terrapin Station
Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Conscious Mind by David Chalmers
Replies: 117
Views: 13333

Re: The Conscious Mind by David Chalmers

In other words, you don't actually know what circularity conventionally refers to. Little surprise that. Explain please, you just can't say I don't understand anything without explaining why First off, sure I can do that, especially if you feel I did it. You'd say that I just did it, after all. Of ...
by Terrapin Station
Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Is art capable of being a medium of truth?
Replies: 76
Views: 10680

Re: Is art capable of being a medium of truth?

The question comes from here: http://www.e-flux.com/journal/71/60513/the-truth-of-art/ If truth can be held or can exist in an artwork, then in what way and how? That essay is nonsense: "The central question to be asked about art is this one: Is art capable of being a medium of truth? This question...
by Terrapin Station
Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Conscious Mind by David Chalmers
Replies: 117
Views: 13333

Re: The Conscious Mind by David Chalmers

See, you take everything literally, it's making false argumentation for a point, and to make a false argumentation towards a point, is the same no matter what you call it. Dear Ginkgo what kind of job does one such as you have=?!?!?! What the heck is "false argumentation"? He doesn't per se wants t...
by Terrapin Station
Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Aesthetic Bullying
Replies: 31
Views: 4893

Re: Aesthetic Bullying

They reminds everybody how ugly we look. . . Those fashion retailers seems to trying to force their idea of beautiful cloth into others. These are strictly your personal interpretations, and they seem like ridiculous interpretations to me. It might be interesting to explore why, psychologically, yo...
by Terrapin Station
Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Is art capable of being a medium of truth?
Replies: 76
Views: 10680

Re: Is art capable of being a medium of truth?

People can read at least aspects of artworks as forwarding propositions that they then assess in terms of truth values, but I'd say that insofar as they do that, they're not parsing the work as an artwork. That's not to downplay the ability of artworks to comment on various aspects of the world, inc...
by Terrapin Station
Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Future not determined
Replies: 2
Views: 608

Re: Future not determined

RWStanding wrote:moral and amoral forces acting on a person
There's no such thing as "moral and amoral forces" that act upon people.
by Terrapin Station
Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: if existence were purely physical material nothing intelligible would exist!
Replies: 68
Views: 6916

Re: if existence were purely physical material nothing intelligible would exist!

osgart wrote:just that a lot of intelligent people in history share this belief. Tesla asserted that a non physical reality existed strongly.
So it's an example of an issue their intelligence didn't extend to.
by Terrapin Station
Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Looking for God in all the wrong places.
Replies: 47
Views: 4039

Re: Looking for God in all the wrong places.

Oops--just noticed the typo in my earlier post. "If an individual is an appearance" that should have read.