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by commonsense
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Unproven assumptions
Replies: 103
Views: 2197

Re: Unproven assumptions

Assumptions are by their very nature unproven, if they could be proven they would not be assumptions. Begging the question. If the distinction between an assumption and presumption is but a matter of proof, then what is proof? How would I go about proving that today is Friday? I think that it’s a m...
by commonsense
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Unproven assumptions
Replies: 103
Views: 2197

Re: Unproven assumptions

Perhaps there is a misunderstanding. I don´t quite see a difference between an assumption and a presumption. In a syllogism it is an unproven premise. What we assume to be true is only visible in our utterances. We cannot be sure what other people assume just like this, by intuition or whatever. We...
by commonsense
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Unproven assumptions
Replies: 103
Views: 2197

Re: Unproven assumptions

You are assuming that statements can be something more than communications. What makes you think that I assume this ? And what is this something more ? Let me try to find some assumptions in your sentence or statement. :lol: You assume that to me statements and communications are not the same thing...
by commonsense
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Unproven assumptions
Replies: 103
Views: 2197

Re: Unproven assumptions

It seems to me that most of what we say if full of unproven assumptions. The sentence I have just written does not assume anything because of the introduction unit "it seems to me". The second sentence I have just written does not assume anything either, because it is purely analytical. Or do you s...
by commonsense
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Unproven assumptions
Replies: 103
Views: 2197

Re: Unproven assumptions

you assume that your idea of the meaning of pain (or any term) is the same as that of everyone else... delivering a child... having a limb severed from your body... partially burned in a fire... which pain? one assumes the approximation of meaning of words themselves... -Imp The author makes the as...
by commonsense
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Unproven assumptions
Replies: 103
Views: 2197

Re: Unproven assumptions

Scott I assume that someone can read my sentence ? No, I hope so but if I am wrong then the truth value of the sentence does not change. I assume that someone will answer it ? No, I only hope so. Please point out some other assumptions if you see any. Are you now saying that the author’s assumption...
by commonsense
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Unproven assumptions
Replies: 103
Views: 2197

Re: Unproven assumptions

It seems to me that most of what we say if full of unproven assumptions. The sentence I have just written does not assume anything because of the introduction unit "it seems to me". The second sentence I have just written does not assume anything either, because it is purely analytical. Or do you s...
by commonsense
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Unproven assumptions
Replies: 103
Views: 2197

Re: Unproven assumptions

It seems to me that most of what we say if full of unproven assumptions. The sentence I have just written does not assume anything because of the introduction unit "it seems to me". The second sentence I have just written does not assume anything either, because it is purely analytical. Or do you s...
by commonsense
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The means of life or death
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: The means of life or death

Dontaskme wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:18 am

ONE only gets ONE life.

That ONE lives many lives simultaneously all at once NOW the only place ONE IS.
Non sequitor. :mrgreen:
by commonsense
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The means of life or death
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: The means of life or death

Three in ten are followers of Life, Three in ten are followers of death, And men just passing from birth to death also number three in ten." (Tao Te Ching 50, Lao Tzu) Perhaps Mr. Lao knew that the person representing one in ten was the souled one -- not a "who" but actually just the eternal soul, ...
by commonsense
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Non-Violence
Replies: 41
Views: 488

Re: Non-Violence

Sculptor wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:07 pm
FYI I did not read what followed.
In that case, what I posted on consciousness personified (on 9/2) is not for you. (ha!)
by commonsense
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Non-Violence
Replies: 41
Views: 488

Re: Non-Violence

Sculptor wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:07 pm
Dontaskme wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:11 am
Sculptor wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:54 pm


then non violence is not violent.
Non-violence is violence.
Patent rubbish.
Or non-rubbish. :lol:
Sculptor wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:07 pm
FYI I did not read what followed.
Probably a prudent decision.
by commonsense
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Non-Violence
Replies: 41
Views: 488

Re: Non-Violence

Dontaskme wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:09 am
commonsense wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:48 pm
Dontaskme wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:20 pm


Can't stop what never starts.
Violence never ends, therefore it can never start.
Non-Violence.
Non-Violence is Violence. Non-Violence can never end because Violence has no beginning.
by commonsense
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Consciousness Personified ?
Replies: 18
Views: 276

Re: Consciousness Personified ?

Is Consciousness the acquisition of the Unconscious Timeless NOW Consciousness can only be experienced in the NOW so it cannot be timeless That is because consciousness and timelessness are mutually contradictory I'm not sure what you are saying here, and it's probably likely your not sure what I'm...
by commonsense
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Non-Violence
Replies: 41
Views: 488

Re: Non-Violence

Nothing is sweeter than the sound of violence
playing Bach.