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by commonsense
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 1021

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...
by commonsense
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 1021

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

Can we say that introspection is a form of observation?
by commonsense
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 1021

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

The difference between rationalism and empiricism is in the method of proof. Rats https://patch.com/maryland/baltimore/baltimore-most-rat-infested-cities-list-again-orkin In the twisted rationality of the Left, if you accurately say that a rat-infested city is infested with rats, based on empiricis...
by commonsense
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 1021

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

I’m just saying that materialism and rationalism are more different than in degree only. They are certainly different in kind. Just read a little bit of Wikipedia’s discussion on rationalism: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rationalism I don't follow links. If you can't explain your point yourself,...
by commonsense
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 1021

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

Whether these are material things or not makes a significant difference to the legitimacy of my claims (see Skepdick’s post). The "legitimacy of claims" is a misnomer in the context of an individual mind. All the problems arise in the context of "us". Where two minds are communicating. You claim th...
by commonsense
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 1021

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

Generally you need a thing to love, honour and by loyal to. And a thing about which to be dishonest. Empirical reality grounds it all. Generally yes, but one can love loyalty or be dishonest about honor. Whether these are material things or not makes a significant difference to the legitimacy of my...
by commonsense
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 1021

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

Unless they are thoughts relevant to immaterial things such as love, honor, loyalty and dishonesty. Then thoughts, and by their existence rationalism, endure. The simple explanation is that they aren't immaterial. You experience those things. They are real, physical phenomena. Chemical processes ta...
by commonsense
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 1021

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

Without relating to some THING, ideas do not survive without hard relevance. Yes, ideas (thoughts) do not survive (live through) unless they relate to some material thing. They only exist until the instant that they no longer survive. Thoughts that do not correlate to some material thing only exist...
by commonsense
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 1021

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

Sculptor wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:06 am
Without relating to some THING, ideas do not survive without hard relevance.
So true, so true.
by commonsense
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is it aesthetic or is it ethical?
Replies: 22
Views: 412

Re: Is it aesthetic or is it ethical?

Not steeped in aesthetics, I draw a distinction between preference and appreciation. While I think that preference is a matter of visceral taste, I consider appreciation to be more cerebral. One can appreciate something for which one has no preference. And vice versa. For example, a member of one po...
by commonsense
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 1021

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

Skepdick wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:43 am
commonsense wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:27 am
Skepdick wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:26 am

What would you think about if you had no sensory/empirical input?
I’d have to use my imagination.
What would you imagine if you had no sensory/empirical input?
Nobglobs. Nobglobs riding on unicorns.
by commonsense
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 1021

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

I’m just saying that materialism and rationalism are more different than in degree only. They are certainly different in kind. Just read a little bit of Wikipedia’s discussion on rationalism:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rationalism
by commonsense
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 1021

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

Skepdick wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:26 am
commonsense wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:23 am
Rationalism deals only in thoughts, coherent or otherwise.
What would you think about if you had no sensory/empirical input?
I’d have to use my imagination.
by commonsense
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 1021

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

Skepdick wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:09 pm
The definition of rational (in accordance with logic) is incoherent.
Rationalism deals only in thoughts, coherent or otherwise.
by commonsense
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 1021

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

Sculptor wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:13 pm
commonsense wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:42 pm
But wait—rationalistic proof requires no observation,
No?
Have you an example that does not rely at some point about your existence in the real world or are you content to live inside your own head?
Nobglobs!