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by Terrapin Station
Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is truth?
Replies: 651
Views: 49115

Re: What is truth?

... At this point I can only conclude that you have some sort of mental illness (and I do suspect that you're an Aspie, at least). Well, or you're a pretty dedicated troll. Also, LOL (literally) re reading "concerns" as "contentious issues" or "worries" etc., and not as "has to do with." And with t...
by Terrapin Station
Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is truth?
Replies: 651
Views: 49115

Re: What is truth?

Londoner wrote:...
At this point I can only conclude that you have some sort of mental illness (and I do suspect that you're an Aspie, at least). Well, or you're a pretty dedicated troll.

Also, LOL (literally) re reading "concerns" as "contentious issues" or "worries" etc., and not as "has to do with."
by Terrapin Station
Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is truth?
Replies: 651
Views: 49115

Re: What is truth?

Rubbish. You really need to read some philosophy. I have referred you some, but I can't make you look. Haha with the superiority crap. If you want to pull that, there's no way you have the background in philosophy that I do, and you make that continually clear when, as below, you can't even make se...
by Terrapin Station
Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is truth?
Replies: 651
Views: 49115

Re: What is truth?

I'm sorry if this comes as a shock, but no they don't. Yes they do. To say we 'perceive' something is to say we think our idea has an external cause, (as distinct from 'imagine' something, say). But the content of our idea and the nature of the cause need not be the same, not in any respect. Believ...
by Terrapin Station
Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is truth?
Replies: 651
Views: 49115

Re: What is truth?

... What I was asking you to do was explicitly confirm that you understand that no one is saying anything about the "entirety" or anything, and that no one is saying "nothing but" anything. I wouldn't normally do that, but I had already explained this to you, yet you brought it up again. So I want ...
by Terrapin Station
Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is truth?
Replies: 651
Views: 49115

Re: What is truth?

Ok I take your point, but no one has been able to prove convincingly that they are not a brain-in-a-vat; I agree with that, but it's a phil of science/science methodology 101 mantra that empirical claims are not provable, period. The upshot of that is that no one worries about whether we can prove ...
by Terrapin Station
Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is intuition?
Replies: 51
Views: 5483

Re: What is intuition?

There are four properties for mind: (1) Instinct, (2) Intuition, (3) Logic and (4) Wisdom. What about emotions, desires, dispositions, concepts, etc. etc. Mind is far more wide-ranging than intuition, logic and wisdom. "Wisdom" is a judgment call, too, so I wouldn't even include that, and I wouldn'...
by Terrapin Station
Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is truth?
Replies: 651
Views: 49115

Re: What is truth?

If we start with an analogy then these sorts of problems are inevitable. To be clear, I do not think the visible light taken in by the eye is any part at all of those distant galaxies. The visible light is simply what it is, a photon is a photon. That we interpret it as representing distant galaxie...
by Terrapin Station
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is truth?
Replies: 651
Views: 49115

Re: What is truth?

Ok I take your point, but no one has been able to prove convincingly that they are not a brain-in-a-vat; I agree with that, but it's a phil of science/science methodology 101 mantra that empirical claims are not provable, period. The upshot of that is that no one worries about whether we can prove ...
by Terrapin Station
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is truth?
Replies: 651
Views: 49115

Re: What is truth?

What I am saying is that the data from the senses is processed using pattern identification methods to create 'objects', which may subsequently be labelled as a 'tree'. What is providing the data to the senses in the first place in your view? I do not know. It could be that naive realism is correct...
by Terrapin Station
Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is truth?
Replies: 651
Views: 49115

Re: What is truth?

If we start with an analogy then these sorts of problems are inevitable. To be clear, I do not think the visible light taken in by the eye is any part at all of those distant galaxies. The visible light is simply what it is, a photon is a photon. That we interpret it as representing distant galaxie...
by Terrapin Station
Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is truth?
Replies: 651
Views: 49115

Re: What is truth?

Since we're not getting anywhere and that's my only aim, one thing at a time again for a moment: The analogy would be more that what we see through our telescopes is light on the visible spectrum. Yet we don't think distant galaxies are nothing but 'light on the visible spectrum'. You're going back ...
by Terrapin Station
Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: If there is a Self, where is it?
Replies: 69
Views: 7662

Re: Re:

Relinquish wrote:This process gets it's characteristic asymmetrical structure simply from the fact that (being 'finite') it is the inseperable opposite of the causeless presence that is the Eternal Infinity itself, the nature of which is ever-changless, formless and perfectly symmetrical.
Um, what??
by Terrapin Station
Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: ~ Trumpland; The Landscape of Politics in the Third Industrial Revolution ~
Replies: 49
Views: 4619

Re: ~ Trumpland; The Landscape of Politics in the Third Industrial Revolution ~

Bill Wiltrack wrote:America at this moment is deeply divided but in the end we must act as one.
Both the media and politicians keep saying this, as if it's something unusual, but I can't figure out what they're talking about. When in the past was the situation any different than now?
by Terrapin Station
Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is truth?
Replies: 651
Views: 49115

Re: What is truth?

Yes, I remember. My problem was that since all our thoughts are our brains functioning, doesn't it follow that we can never know the objective? What we know isn't identical to how we know it. What you're wondering there isn't any different than saying something like, "Since we can only observe dist...