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by commonsense
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: That which is chaotic cannot be known.
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: That which is chaotic cannot be known.

I believe that we, the human race, have been mistaken in our quest for money and power. Those two are the mirages of success. Money and power are measurements of success, not the only ones, but not mirages. We cannot be successful in any endeavor of which we cannot know the outcome. Success is a ch...
by commonsense
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: THE IMPENDING DEATH OF THE AMERICAN NATION
Replies: 49
Views: 605

Re: THE IMPENDING DEATH OF THE AMERICAN NATION

The only thing that is constant is change (Heraclitus). The America you describe has changed long ago. Even now, it continues to change, constantly. SAD!
by commonsense
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 946

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

S, S, &/or S,

Please complete the following sentence:

Let’s ASSUME for the sake of argument that OBSERVATION means...
by commonsense
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 946

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

To be sure, syntax and grammar are against the will of some. But isn’t everyone free to form or join a community wherein anyone can use a v ariety of denotations and connotations? Your desire to prescribe grammar/syntax/semantics does not mean you have the ability to do so. I do not have that abili...
by commonsense
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: I am becoming
Replies: 10
Views: 176

Re: I am becoming

Arising_uk wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:07 pm
You are becoming what?
The post was only meant to be “contradictory” text followed by their translations, so to speak.
by commonsense
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: I am becoming
Replies: 10
Views: 176

Re: I am becoming

commonsense wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:45 pm
I am.
I exist.

I am becoming.
I exist and I evolve.

I am becoming.
I exist as something that will be something more or something else.

I... am becoming.
I become.
Where is there a contradiction?
by commonsense
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: I am becoming
Replies: 10
Views: 176

Re: I am becoming

I am.
I exist.

I am becoming.
I exist and I evolve.

I am becoming.
I exist as something that will be something more or something else.

I... am becoming.
I become.
by commonsense
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Locked Mind Thought Experiment
Replies: 87
Views: 958

Re: Locked Mind Thought Experiment

Could be. All Speculations are still on the table when it comes to Conscious Experience. I have tried to understand how Conscious Experience could be in the Neurons but can not find any good explanations of how that could be true. ... Think about it this way. We know from research with computationa...
by commonsense
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Locked Mind Thought Experiment
Replies: 87
Views: 958

Re: Locked Mind Thought Experiment

Is conscious space different than conceptual space? In what context? Any distinction may be drawn at any point during a conversation if it helps with clarity. You could use them interchangeably during synthesis. You can use them as juxtapositions during analysis. It's a standard linguistic/rhetoric...
by commonsense
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 946

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

If you accept that all normative theories (ethical, linguistic or otherwise) are a form of prescriptivism then John Stuart Mill makes the only argument I could ever agree with. That the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his wi...
by commonsense
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Locked Mind Thought Experiment
Replies: 87
Views: 958

Re: Locked Mind Thought Experiment

Is conscious space different than conceptual space?
by commonsense
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 946

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

I consider myself to be in enlightened prescriptivist. By that I mean, for myself, I always endeavor—and sometimes fail—to use language accurately, and yet I am aware that others use colloquial or common language. I take it as my responsibility to recognize colloquial or common language when it is b...
by commonsense
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Locked Mind Thought Experiment
Replies: 87
Views: 958

Re: Locked Mind Thought Experiment

As we age, the brain atrophies; the mind weakens. No matter where consciousness resides, if it is a thing, or begins, if it is an activity, it cannot thrive while brain and mind decay. Consciousness is not immune to change. It does indeed diminish over time.
by commonsense
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 946

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

Sculptor wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:30 pm
commonsense wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:19 pm
Can we say that introspection is a form of observation?
No.
I take your point, but I would like to know what led you to say so.
by commonsense
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 946

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

Can we say that introspection is a form of observation? I think it clearly is. It is obviously a different modality but that is definitely how humanity has always thought of it. Personally, I think it's a good idea to pay attention to your own state of mind, without making too much of it. And of co...