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by Justintruth
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?
Replies: 966
Views: 22352

Re: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?

Do you think suppressing the survival instinct is a moral thing to do? Do you think it is harmful to optimise for survival? Looks like some people do.... https://blog.startwithwhy.com/refocus/2012/06/there-are-fates-worse-than-death.html Amazing how deep a fish can swallow a propaganda hook....aw s...
by Justintruth
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Arrival
Replies: 10
Views: 718

Re: Arrival

...but presumably neither party would have conditioned knowledge. I wonder why you say that? We already have some conditioned knowledge and if they visit presumably they would too. Perhaps you mean "...condition knowledge of each other...." but even there I would expect we would start to study each...
by Justintruth
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Arrival
Replies: 10
Views: 718

Re: Arrival

we have been altering the genetics of plant foods for decades -Imp Longer if you include our selection of plants. Mendel. Corn. etc. But you mean direct manipulation of the genome. Will be interesting when we start selecting for the nature of the experiencing the device produces. Did I say "start s...
by Justintruth
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Arrival
Replies: 10
Views: 718

Re: Arrival

It would be interesting to have an example from like a lizard or insect. Something further from us than another mammal. I believe that the strategy of inflating ones size is a strategy common to more than just mammals but I could be wrong. In the case you mention I think that the bear has evolved to...
by Justintruth
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Arrival
Replies: 10
Views: 718

Re: Arrival

I think that the author's conclusion is ill advised. In order for our biology to evolve it had to enable two things: 1) The ability to manipulate the environment 2) The desire to use that ability. That problem is common ground and it *might* be possible to communicate based on it. Take for example b...
by Justintruth
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Dilemma of beginning of time
Replies: 385
Views: 10773

Re: Dilemma of beginning of time

Moreover I can show that T0 + infinity = infinity: There are two case: (1) T0 + infinity = FN (finite number) or (2) T0 + infinity = infinity. I can show that the first case cannot be correct knowing the fact that you cannot reach infinity by adding and obviously subtracting any natural number: 1 +...
by Justintruth
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Dilemma of beginning of time
Replies: 385
Views: 10773

Re: Dilemma of beginning of time

We are discussing two things in here: (1) Time cannot be emergent (cannot have any starting point) That just means that time cannot have a starting point in time. In fact there can be a starting point prior to which nothing (no things) existed and subsequent to which something (some things) did exi...
by Justintruth
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Religion Is .....
Replies: 82
Views: 3567

Re: Religion Is .....

A set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe. Beliefs are thoughts. Thoughts are expressions being perceived. Perceptions are being expressed by nothing, for nothing, for there is no visible perceiver but the invisible thought. . The "universe" is a particular class of...
by Justintruth
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Do you believe or do you epoché?
Replies: 112
Views: 4547

Re: Do you believe or do you epoché?

So if someone asked you whether or not there is a God, how would you respond? Is there a God, is there not a God or do you consider the question unknowable--at least from your place in the world? I'm very familiar with Husserl's use of the word "epoche" BTW. It's not the only way the word can be us...
by Justintruth
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Do you believe or do you epoché?
Replies: 112
Views: 4547

Re: Do you believe or do you epoché?

When it comes to things that seem to be beyond all reasonable ability to know or verify--for example such as whether or not there is a God or whether or not there are "dimensions" to the world and our existences which transcend our average, every day experiences--do you have a belief one way or the...
by Justintruth
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 628
Views: 31061

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

... Were you at the time acquainted with the idea of substituting verbs for nouns and adjectives? ... No, and I dropped it - didn't pay it any mind until decades latter. Then I was having a debate over Dennet's American flag illusion. You stare at a screen for a while and then the image is turned o...
by Justintruth
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 628
Views: 31061

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

JustinTruth wrote: I believe that most statements in any language are meaningless without experiences that are not linguistic. Specifically I mean any statement that is not about language itself. In a very real sense, for a large class of utterances, the meaning of the utterance cannot be found in ...
by Justintruth
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 628
Views: 31061

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

Justintruth wrote: The answer to your own question is the sentence itself. Logik has a two word phrase for that and I forget what the phrase is. Every phrase in your sentence quoted above is conceptual language. For instance the very words "forward" and "cube" name concepts. If you were sleep walki...
by Justintruth
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 628
Views: 31061

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

Justintruth wrote: Take for example a line drawing of a cube. One looks at it and it seems that one or the other face is in the back. Then one might try to bring the other forward and suddenly it switches and the rear face is now forward. All that happens without language. When we say "think" do we...
by Justintruth
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 628
Views: 31061

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

It's not black and white matter. 'Language' might stand for any symbolic system, as I think you would agree as you previously listed digital languages. For instance Chinese script is pictorial sort of, and some art forms are particularly symbolist at some periods. 'Language ' might also include gru...