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by commonsense
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: My view is that a is not a and is a.
Replies: 63
Views: 456

Re: My view is that a is not a and is a.

Note Buddhism's Two-Truths Theory; A is A A is not-A There is no contradiction because both can be at the same time, but not in the same sense/perspective. Example; Water is Water - common sense but at the same time, Water is not-Water but H2O - scientific sense. Horse hockey! Water and H2O are nam...
by commonsense
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The first proof for existence of mind
Replies: 11
Views: 102

Re: The first proof for existence of mind

Consider a change in a system, X to Y where X and Y are two different states of affair. X has to vanishes before Y is caused. There is, however, nothing when X vanishes and nothing cannot possibly cause Y. Therefore, there must exist a mind that has ability to experience and cause. This is not proo...
by commonsense
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Another proof for existence of mind
Replies: 4
Views: 59

Re: Another proof for existence of mind

There is experience, decision, and causation. These three things always correlate. Therefore, there is something that relates them together... The final 4 words in your post are incohesive, so I removed them in quoting you here. Something may cause the correlation to occur, but it is not necessaril...
by commonsense
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: My view is that a is not a and is a.
Replies: 63
Views: 456

Re: My view is that a is not a and is a.

No not even clones can occupy the same space/time. In effect every oak leaf is a clone of its neighbour as it is produced by exactly the same DNA, yet they are all different. As two clones cannot occupy the same space time they cannot share exactly the same experience and econstantly diverge. Yes, ...
by commonsense
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: My view is that a is not a and is a.
Replies: 63
Views: 456

Re: My view is that a is not a and is a.

When I say the apple is the apple what I'm sayin' is: the thing I call apple is that thing and no other thing, similar or disimilar. Get it? I'm not talkin' about the placeholder apple (a placeholder you can exchange for any other placeholder), no, I'm talkin' about the actual thing that apple plac...
by commonsense
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: My view is that a is not a and is a.
Replies: 63
Views: 456

Re: My view is that a is not a and is a.

Clones? No not even clones can occupy the same space/time. In effect every oak leaf is a clone of its neighbour as it is produced by exactly the same DNA, yet they are all different. As two clones cannot occupy the same space time they cannot share exactly the same experience and econstantly diverg...
by commonsense
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: My view is that a is not a and is a.
Replies: 63
Views: 456

Re: My view is that a is not a and is a.

the apple is the apple and is no other apple I agree in English, but you are translating it wrong into Logic. A is A Those are two apples!!!! One apple on the left of the "is". One apple on the right of the "is" A is A Two apples again... Look... you can argue with me all you want, but you can't ar...
by commonsense
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: My view is that a is not a and is a.
Replies: 63
Views: 456

Re: My view is that a is not a and is a.

the apple is the apple and is no other apple You got it wrong henry. An apple is itself and nothing else. Another apple is itself also. It's not the same as the first apple. A is A Those are two apples. They are different apples. A is not A. Both A and A are the same TYPE of thing. Apples. What we ...
by commonsense
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: My view is that a is not a and is a.
Replies: 63
Views: 456

Re: My view is that a is not a and is a.

We can say that A was not A, or that A will be not A, or that A could have been not A, but “is” denotes the here and now of the present point in space/time.
by commonsense
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Are Numbers Manmade?
Replies: 75
Views: 955

Re: Are Numbers Manmade?

As long as you have a functioning memory, once you have assumed something it cannot be re-assumed.
by commonsense
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Are Numbers Manmade?
Replies: 75
Views: 955

Re: Are Numbers Manmade?

The black box is a point of inversion from one assertion to another assertion. While the black box may be designed on how something is inverted we do not create the actuality of inversion itself. It is a mode of reasoning we exist through . By actuality of inversion do you mean the same as actual i...
by commonsense
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Are Numbers Manmade?
Replies: 75
Views: 955

Re: Are Numbers Manmade?

I did not mean the same word or definition but in different languages I meant different definitions for the same word in the same language We can easily agree on different words having the same meaning in different languages That is because there is a one to one correspondence as the meaning is alw...
by commonsense
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Are Numbers Manmade?
Replies: 75
Views: 955

Re: Are Numbers Manmade?

Skepdick wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:23 pm

That's what all arguments boil down to: Whose words are we using?

Usually, you end up using the words of the person who isn't comfortable (or willing) to give up their language. The most intolerant wins...
Truer words never spoken.
by commonsense
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Are Numbers Manmade?
Replies: 75
Views: 955

Re: Are Numbers Manmade?

If you are USING language, you are USING it in the imperative mood, while pretending (intentionally or ignorantly) to be using the declarative mood. When you say "this IS an apple", what you are really doing is saying "you OUGHT to be called an apple". It's a command/instruction: you WILL call this...
by commonsense
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: My view is that a is not a and is a.
Replies: 63
Views: 456

Re: My view is that a is not a and is a.

A definition is an imposition upon reality. A definition is an abstraction of reality. All things are unique. Each thing exists in its own temporal and spacial reality. a is not equal to a in reality, only in abstract. Clones? No not even clones can occupy the same space/time. In effect every oak l...