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by Justintruth
Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:44 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 718
Views: 54216

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

Hi everyone .. this is my first post in this beautiful Forum, and i think these days of the idea that begin with this question: Is It Possible To Think Without Language? for example that deaf people use visually way to think which use no language , and that leads another question: is the languages ...
by Justintruth
Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:27 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: NON-PC language
Replies: 3
Views: 1128

Re: NON-PC language

In the UK the traditional problem for right wing groups has always been that the hard core (and the funders) tended to be primarily anti-Jewish. But broader popular support was put off by antisemitism, they tended to be motivated by dislike of black people. (Initially Africans or West Indians, then...
by Justintruth
Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:42 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What is the use of self?
Replies: 175
Views: 17658

Re: What is the use of self?

The "self" - the idea of having "selves" is very useful and must be retained for a surprising reason. It is because of the grammar of "second person" - or at least you can see it most clearly there. So much of philosophy concentrates on clarifying first vs third person ontology. And indeed one must ...
by Justintruth
Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The problem of self under materialism
Replies: 214
Views: 18561

Re: The problem of self under materialism

So what is it? If we are merely materials, what makes some materials capable of sentience, and other materials not at all? :shock: There must be some additional factor not present in materials qua materials, but what is it? David Chalmers has an answer for this. Our notion of matter needs to be mod...
by Justintruth
Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God's knowledge?
Replies: 113
Views: 10112

Re: God's knowledge?

The idea is that information has to have a form whether you define it as something which carries a meaning or not so the rest of argument doesn't fall apart. Information does need a form because its symbolic. But knowledge does not need to be symbolic. How to you conclude that there is information ...
by Justintruth
Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Problem with Aquinas' Third Way?
Replies: 7
Views: 1489

Re: Problem with Aquinas' Third Way?

Or the one from Jimmy Hoffa: "It's mind over matter. If you don't mind. It don't matter!"

But my son reminds me: "Ther's a little bit of Jimmy Hoffa in every can of Alpo!
by Justintruth
Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Problem with Aquinas' Third Way?
Replies: 7
Views: 1489

Re: Problem with Aquinas' Third Way?

I think that matter is what stays the same if something changes from one essence to another but if the cange is from some essence to nothing no matter remains.
by Justintruth
Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:03 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God's knowledge?
Replies: 113
Views: 10112

Re: God's knowledge?

1) Knowledge is a sort of information which is comprehensible for a person 2) Information can be hold in something which has form (a brain for example) same for knowledge 3) God has no form since it is purely spiritual 4) We can deduce from (2) and (3) that God cannot have any knowledge Knowledge m...
by Justintruth
Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Could There Be A Solution To The Trolley Problem?
Replies: 6
Views: 1453

Re: Could There Be A Solution To The Trolley Problem?

The non-trolly problem is the real one: If I will be killed by an oncomming trolly unless I throw this person in front of it is it ethical to do so? If I will be killed if I prevent someone from being run over by a trolly must I prevent him from being killed. If you have a room with some people in i...
by Justintruth
Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: THE RELIGIONS – THEIR FUNDAMENTAL MISTAKE
Replies: 137
Views: 13520

Re: THE RELIGIONS – THEIR FUNDAMENTAL MISTAKE

The notion of illusion is inappropriate here. Why? The temporal experiencing has real content - it is not just that experiencing is. Experiencing is of what is experienced. That nature of what is experienced happens (contingent being) to be in a way that duality is an essential fact. So there is no...
by Justintruth
Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: THE RELIGIONS – THEIR FUNDAMENTAL MISTAKE
Replies: 137
Views: 13520

Re: THE RELIGIONS – THEIR FUNDAMENTAL MISTAKE

However, what does it suggest about the status of one’s consciousness and personal self-awareness after the death of the body? The root cause of duality is that you sensed your own Beingness (existence). The very experience of your Beingness (existence) is unreal because you cannot experience what ...
by Justintruth
Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How God could fail to convey His message?
Replies: 629
Views: 67659

Re: How God could fail to convey His message?

What's amazing to me is to compare the Pyramids, with the Aztec Pyramids, with Stonehenge with the Parthenon, with the cathedral at Chartres or the Cistine chapel, or with the platforms used in Polynesia. And compare to palaces. Something common going on all over if you ask me. Also, look just at ha...
by Justintruth
Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Quine Being Wrong on Ontology Confuses Discusions on Fundamentalism
Replies: 11
Views: 1341

Re: Quine Being Wrong on Ontology Confuses Discusions on Fundamentalism

You Wrote: ".... it's always befuddled me why "What do you mean when you that 'that' something is" would befuddle anyone so that they'd need to do philosophy about it." Yea, my wife says that to do philosophy you have to be capable of thinking about things way more than you should. You wrote: I can'...
by Justintruth
Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Quine Being Wrong on Ontology Confuses Discusions on Fundamentalism
Replies: 11
Views: 1341

Re: Quine Being Wrong on Ontology Confuses Discusions on Fundamentalism

You are turning from the nature of what something is to a consideration of its being. Now, if you could only explain what the heck the difference between the two is supposed to be. In front of me is my computer case. It is black with a grey boundary. It has a strap and several compartments. It is m...
by Justintruth
Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Quine Being Wrong on Ontology Confuses Discusions on Fundamentalism
Replies: 11
Views: 1341

Re: Quine Being Wrong on Ontology Confuses Discusions on Fundamentalism

I agree that the term as you use it is meaningless. I am using it a different way. I agree that there are secular as well as religious fundamentalists. Some secular fundamentalists hold beliefs that are generated in the same way that religious fundamentalists generate their beliefs. Like the UFO com...