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by Justintruth
Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Out of Europe
Replies: 4
Views: 1122

Re: Out of Europe

Peter Adamson wants us to recategorise philosophies. https://philosophynow.org/issues/116/Out_of_Europe It is of the nature of philosophy that it cannot be defined geographically or historically. Perhaps a better approach would be to critique the content of the philosophy taught, and where deficien...
by Justintruth
Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Thinking Man's Religion/Spirituality
Replies: 48
Views: 7735

Re: The Thinking Man's Religion/Spirituality

... Worst still it was "of the Pope says it" then you do it Yea but you can't confuse the soap salesman with the soap, the theologian with the pope, and the saint with any of them. Religion is not theology. And the political or economic uses of religion are not religion. The real thing is to unders...
by Justintruth
Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Thinking Man's Religion/Spirituality
Replies: 48
Views: 7735

Re: The Thinking Man's Religion/Spirituality

It's not so different, in a way. When everyone believed that the Sun and the Moon were pushed around the heavens by the hand of God, they probably felt they had an understanding of what they were observing. Now, we think we understand how the laws of physics is doing the job. The thing is, understa...
by Justintruth
Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: How our experiences could be local?
Replies: 21
Views: 3634

Re: How our experiences could be local?

This is an amazing phenomena. Suppose that you burn your finger. Your nerves in your finger send signals to your brain. Your brain process the signals and produce feeling of pain in your finger. The interesting question is that your experience of pain is local. How such a thing is possible? The fir...
by Justintruth
Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:44 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 780
Views: 82137

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: 1351

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: 22766

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: 24045

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: 12795

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: 1763

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: 1763

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: 12795

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: 9
Views: 2103

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: 17057

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: 17057

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 ...