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by commonsense
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 927

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

But wait—rationalistic proof requires no observation, save only the recognition that the connection between given thoughts is non-contradictory. And so what if a thought is contradictory? It is both raining and not raining outside. P ∧ ¬P. That's a contradiction, right? Indeed. It's a true contradi...
by commonsense
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 927

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

But wait—rationalistic proof requires no observation, save only the recognition that the connection between given thoughts is non-contradictory. Rationalism is not observable unless thought is observable. And rationalism has no requirement to be derived from nor applicable to the material. Rationali...
by commonsense
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Playing with words
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Playing with words

...conscious decisions (as opposed to unconscious decisions).
by commonsense
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is it aesthetic or is it ethical?
Replies: 22
Views: 362

Re: Is it aesthetic or is it ethical?

Sorry. I lost track of this thread for a while. What informs an individual’s preference in music? What accounts for taste? Genetics? I sincerely doubt that. There is a new genre of music that gains popularity with each new generation. Thus no preference in music would be carried from generation to g...
by commonsense
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is it moral for our governments to impose poverty on us?
Replies: 21
Views: 260

Re: Is it moral for our governments to impose poverty on us?

Is it moral for our governments to impose poverty on us? No. Taxation determines what poverty levels will exist within it’s demographic form. It controls the graph shown below. Governments control taxation and thus control poverty levels directly. Imagine if you will, the real truth of that taxatio...
by commonsense
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How does science work?
Replies: 96
Views: 3097

Re: How does science work?

Before y'all folks jump all over me: I meant to say that science never explains the "why". It explains the "how". That's what I meant by saying "science does not explain anything." Ah. Now I understand. Please excuse my past misuse of “why” (I.e. as if how something happens is why something happens).
by commonsense
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is it aesthetic or is it ethical?
Replies: 22
Views: 362

Re: Is it aesthetic or is it ethical?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfgang_Amadeus_Mozart good creed, not my style - find it too much jazz (complicated). but affirm him as talented. so why do you like his works? It feels mathematically stimulating. The grace notes and trills feel like divisions on a number line. If you like syncopate...
by commonsense
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Consciousness IS - but it's NOT a ''Conscious Experience''
Replies: 100
Views: 1178

Re: Consciousness IS - but it's NOT a ''Conscious Experience''

Consciousness, if it exists, could explain cognitive behavior.
by commonsense
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Consciousness IS - but it's NOT a ''Conscious Experience''
Replies: 100
Views: 1178

Re: Consciousness IS - but it's NOT a ''Conscious Experience''

Consciousness is the nature of reality, just as consciousness is the nature of dream. I agree, but just as a matter of curiosity, I was thinking about dreams we remember when we wake up v. the dreams we don’t remember at all. Were we conscious of the dreams we don’t remember in the morning? You are...
by commonsense
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Consciousness IS - but it's NOT a ''Conscious Experience''
Replies: 100
Views: 1178

Re: Consciousness IS - but it's NOT a ''Conscious Experience''

Dontaskme wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:15 am
Consciousness is the nature of reality, just as consciousness is the nature of dream.
I agree, but just as a matter of curiosity, I was thinking about dreams we remember when we wake up v. the dreams we don’t remember at all. Were we conscious of the dreams we don’t remember in the morning?
by commonsense
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Consciousness IS - but it's NOT a ''Conscious Experience''
Replies: 100
Views: 1178

Re: Consciousness IS - but it's NOT a ''Conscious Experience''

1 Is the Absolute 2 is Consciousness 3 is Space. By Association: 1 Is Dreamless sleep, 2 is the waking state, 3 is the dream state. If consciousness is everything, as you argue later, then it is both dreamless and dreamful. This seems contradictory. All there is is Consciousness... All there is and...
by commonsense
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is it aesthetic or is it ethical?
Replies: 22
Views: 362

Re: Is it aesthetic or is it ethical?

is discordant music unaesthetic or even unethical? By my initial thinking, yes. We need a better heuristic than what I have implied. Do you think this discussion would hold more weight if I were to say that judgments, such as those concerning discordant music, are individualized? Would that help? t...
by commonsense
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is it aesthetic or is it ethical?
Replies: 22
Views: 362

Re: Is it aesthetic or is it ethical?

Nick_A wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:25 pm
So why not begin by telling us if your question refers to an objective or subjective appreciation of "value."
I’ll tell you this: regardless whegther value is conceded to be objective or subjective, more value is greater than value. Why don’t you start a fresh thread relevant to value?