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by Averroes
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 600
Views: 15836

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

How can that be a contradiction if contradictions don't exist? I thought it's a law? Now you are asserting a contradiction? So contradictions DO exist? What kind of a 'law' is this?!? I told you all of classical logic is in my trash can - you don't believe me. You have chosen intuitionistic logic, ...
by Averroes
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 600
Views: 15836

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

Once you handle the above challenge then we can focus on this lie: Against! Because now, the expression “thoughts which cannot be expressed in language,” is referring to thoughts that cannot be expressed in language!! And we have a contradiction! No. We started here, and we will have to end it here...
by Averroes
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 600
Views: 15836

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

Ohhhhhh! MENTIONING a thought (e.g the unidentifiable taste) is sufficient for expression? Yes. An important correction though, “the unidentifiable taste” is not yet a thought but just an expression and in a sentence it called a noun phrase. The thought was: “I have an unidentified taste in my mout...
by Averroes
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: All socrates is a man? Help me fix this syllogism.
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: All socrates is a man? Help me fix this syllogism.

So here is your archetypal syllogism. Socrates is a man All men are mortal Therefore Socrates is mortal This is an AAA:1 syllogism which can also be stated like this. All S are M All M are P Therefore all S are P When I put an "all" in front of Socrates the major premise it no longer makes sense. A...
by Averroes
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 600
Views: 15836

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

Then allow me to rephrase. Of course. Contradiction stems from lack of precision. Contradictions occur by upholding contradictory statements, whether these statements are precise or not. So my thoughts are language now? ;) And yet you keep drawing a distinction between 'thoughts' and 'language' thr...
by Averroes
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 600
Views: 15836

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

That condition is imposed by intuitionistic logic itself! You cannot reject that condition in intuitionistic logic, while it is you who wanted to go in intuitionistic logic!! That was your own choice, no one forced you. So, are you running away from intuitionistic logic now? Remark, I am still ALSO...
by Averroes
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 600
Views: 15836

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

The interesting thing in all this is that I have already imposed a necessary condition for the existence of a thought that it be expressible in language, exactly complying with the demands of intuitionistic logic. I am already done in intuitionistic logic! A condition which I reject, That condition...
by Averroes
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 600
Views: 15836

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

Either way, you have not demonstrated the possibility of a thought that cannot be expressed in language! You have set yourself up for disappointment. You have contrived an impossible challenge . There are some inaccuracies in the above quoted statement you made. Firstly, the challenge was not from ...
by Averroes
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 600
Views: 15836

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

Not sure where you study, but in my field (real-world problem solving) step 1 is conceptualising the problem. Step 2 is asking why it is a problem. And MAYBE step 3 is defining the problem. Definitions/language are not important until you start the collaborative process. Much before that! I meant t...
by Averroes
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 600
Views: 15836

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

Naturally, but given your agreement with all of the examples I have proposed it seems to me that there is no communication medium that you DON'T consider to be 'language'. And so any form of successful self-expression is 'language'. And so your claim is tautological? Absolutely! However, on this ma...
by Averroes
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 600
Views: 15836

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

Are you this narrow-minded to recognise that the PLATFORM/MEDIUM of interaction that you are on right now is LANGUAGE-BASED so naturally any evidence you receive will be IN language. There is a subtle and important distinction that you have missed in my exchange with creativesoul. You have emphasiz...
by Averroes
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Wittgenstein Solves (Posthumously) the Species Problem
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Re: Wittgenstein Solves (Posthumously) the Species Problem

It is not by chance that Darwin titled the most important book ever written in biology (and possibly in the whole of science), On the Origin of Species. Absolutely NOT. Darwinism has absolutely nothing to do with neither natural science nor philosophy! Wittgenstein recognized that the theory of Dar...
by Averroes
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 600
Views: 15836

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

Not all thinking is through language concepts. Give examples of some thinking without language! So, after you had said to me that "not all thinking is through language concepts," I have asked you to give evidence for that statement of yours by giving examples and you replied: I cannot offer an exam...
by Averroes
Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Just joined!
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: Just joined!

Davyboi wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:05 pm
Hi people, hope you all are keeping well? My name is David, I'm from Liverpool England...I have joined this group, because I have an interest about metaphysics. thanks
Hi David. I am fine. I hope you are too.
by Averroes
Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 600
Views: 15836

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Man_Without_Words This is a story about a deaf man that never learned any language, including sign language, until he was 27. If he wasn't able to think prior to learning a language, then how did he feed, dress, and take care of himself? How can we learn a language a...