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by commonsense
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Law is Neither Obeyed Disobeyed Nor Broken
Replies: 93
Views: 1163

Re: Law is Neither Obeyed Disobeyed Nor Broken

Granted: the language of the law is obscure. Law is intended to restrict proscribed actions, and in that sense it is a determinant of actions to take place in lieu of the proscribed. So, yes, determination is negative. Aside from the sociopaths and the mentally deficient, the human being, if given t...
by commonsense
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: All Words are Fulcrums.
Replies: 13
Views: 326

Re: All Words are Fulcrums.

The placement of a word determines how an interpretation is made. 1) False this is and untrue in many languages always. 2) This is false and always untrue in many languages. 3) And always untrue in many languages this is false. 4) This is untrue and always false in many languages. 5) This is always...
by commonsense
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: All Words are Fulcrums.
Replies: 13
Views: 326

Re: All Words are Fulcrums.

The placement of a word determines how an interpretation is made. False this is and untrue in many languages always. This is false and always untrue in many languages. And always untrue in many languages this is false. This is untrue and always false in many languages. This is always false and untr...
by commonsense
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: How does the philosopher react to artillery shells?
Replies: 37
Views: 477

Re: How does the philosopher react to artillery shells?

So the question really is, "How much to you believe that reductional, anti-materialist explanations of material phenomena are credible, given that practically anybody will instinctively act as if they're not." Good question. Yes, it is. Another question is: shouldn’t your thinking support your acti...
by commonsense
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: How does the philosopher react to artillery shells?
Replies: 37
Views: 477

Re: How does the philosopher react to artillery shells?

(btw, the shells are extracted from the artillery piece after each round is fired, rather than flying to the target.)
by commonsense
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: How does the philosopher react to artillery shells?
Replies: 37
Views: 477

Re: How does the philosopher react to artillery shells?

So the question really is, "How much to you believe that reductional, anti-materialist explanations of material phenomena are credible, given that practically anybody will instinctively act as if they're not." Good question. Yes, it is. Another question is: shouldn’t your thinking support your acti...
by commonsense
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: All Propositions Have Binary Meanings
Replies: 51
Views: 631

Re: All Propositions Have Binary Meanings

Why is no thing a degree of existence and why is existence a statement of negation?

Are you saying that nothing exists and that existence is negative?
by commonsense
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: All Propositions Have Binary Meanings
Replies: 51
Views: 631

Re: All Propositions Have Binary Meanings

Example 1 is a good example of an invalid argument. As such it is as unacceptable as hot chitl’ns are while picking cotton. Actually that is not true as invalid is not defined. You are just projecting some definition and assuming we understand what it means. If you have everyone here define "invali...
by commonsense
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Conscious Knowledge of Ignorance
Replies: 15
Views: 328

Re: Conscious Knowledge of Ignorance

(As an aside, my preference would be to use the word, “testing”, where you have used “trying”.)
by commonsense
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: All Propositions Have Binary Meanings
Replies: 51
Views: 631

Re: All Propositions Have Binary Meanings

Example 1 is a good example of an invalid argument. As such it is as unacceptable as hot chitl’ns are while picking cotton. It could perhaps be made valid if it is demonstrated that no thing is a degree of existence and that existence is a statement of negation. If both of those were demonstrably tr...
by commonsense
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How time can only exist at now and yet has a direction?
Replies: 96
Views: 1706

Re: How time can only exist at now and yet has a direction?

Timely time is negative time, according to the rule of double positives. What do you mean with this statement? What are negative time and timely time? There is no time in the past, only memories. True. There is no time in the future, only hopes, guesses and expectations. True. Time is only now. It ...
by commonsense
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Conscious Knowledge of Ignorance
Replies: 15
Views: 328

Re: Conscious Knowledge of Ignorance

All knowing is belief, but not all belief is knowing. to be further begging of a modification of belief: All belief is ignorance, but not all ignorance is belief. This should be obvious to anyone who understands what knowing is and what believing is. Most would express the following, in their own w...
by commonsense
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Do you experience time when there is no change?
Replies: 91
Views: 1460

Re: Do you experience time when there is no change?

surreptitious57, Age, bahman & gaffo, You’ve contributed a number of interesting remarks to the discussion about time. To my way of thinking, time is imaginary. Time is a construct created by humans in order to comprehend change. I say this because there’s no reason that more than one change can’t ...
by commonsense
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Know Your Fingers
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: Know Your Fingers

If the finger gun was on her right hand, can she beat the charges if she can prove she’s left-handed?