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by Advocate
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Some Metaphysical Questions (answered)
Replies: 45
Views: 22154

Re: Some Metaphysical Questions (answered)

>Of course we can't physically 'explore' the possibilities we can't explore. We can merely come up with guesses, and debate which guess is the simplest / most likely. But it can't be proven or disproven. (That's why metaphysics can't be fully solved.) The answer to metaphysics is the same as the ans...
by Advocate
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Prime Metaphor
Replies: 15
Views: 2609

Re: The Prime Metaphor

>What if there is no inside and outside, no "bubble"? Solipsism is an untestable proposition, as are all that incorporate the transcendent. It is indistinguishable from fiction. So long as we appear to a) exist independently and b) not share our physical perspective, the closest we can come to Actua...
by Advocate
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Solving metaphysics
Replies: 88
Views: 19410

Re: Solving metaphysics

>I think it is interesting that you are using the words "empirical phenomenon" is a way that many others are using it on this forum. You seem to contrast it with "subjective" things like desire, opinion and such. To me those last things are also empirical. I suppose I should explain that I don't bel...
by Advocate
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Solving metaphysics
Replies: 88
Views: 19410

Re: Solving metaphysics

>For me, philosophy/metaphysics/ontology is analysis, logical analysis. One takes an ordinary object apart into its constituent ontological parts. One ends up with a collection of abstractions. Bare particulars, universals, various nexus, quantifiers, sets, etc.. What are these abstractions? Are the...
by Advocate
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Some Metaphysical Questions (answered)
Replies: 45
Views: 22154

Re: Some Metaphysical Questions (answered)

An actual boundary isn't necessary, and we can extrapolate the possible parameters of other universes from the parameters of the one we see. The fine-tuning problem is that only an incomprehensibly small set of parameters allow for life in the first place, which our universe happens to have. If we d...
by Advocate
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Some Metaphysical Questions (answered)
Replies: 45
Views: 22154

Re: Some Metaphysical Questions (answered)

I mean that the meaning of transcendence is that which is beyond us. Beyond sensation or logical necessity. If there's anything like another universe, we cannot even formulate the slightest similarity to what that would be in our minds or words. A multiverse is an incoherent idea entirely. For our ...
by Advocate
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Some Metaphysical Questions (answered)
Replies: 45
Views: 22154

Re: Some Metaphysical Questions (answered)

Do you mean that there can't be a multiverse? The parameters of our one universe are so unfathomably improbable, that positing nothing beyond it makes solving metaphysics pretty much impossible. >I mean that the meaning of transcendence is that which is beyond us. Beyond sensation or logical necessi...
by Advocate
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Solving metaphysics
Replies: 88
Views: 19410

Re: Solving metaphysics

Nay, not gone at all, simply put in it's proper place. All the "spiritual" side of things - desires, opinions, prorities, are equally as real as empirical phenomenon but cannot me measured directly. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1p7hKimR4_lJS8cRWNUaEVgT0Dig9QZV1UWy_X2Kbneo/edit?usp=drivesdk...
by Advocate
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Some Metaphysical Questions (answered)
Replies: 45
Views: 22154

Re: Some Metaphysical Questions (answered)

I'm not sure how to interpret "must be right". I believe there is one best understanding of metaphysics that is inherently better by any meaningful measure and that it's been represented in many various ways over time, all of which are compatible and necessarily true. To wit: https://docs.google.com...
by Advocate
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Some Metaphysical Questions (answered)
Replies: 45
Views: 22154

Re: Some Metaphysical Questions (answered)

Nope, Plato was an early and unsuccessful attempt at understanding. The litmus test is which idea is most a) compatible with the evidence b) useful. There is no evidence of universal perfect, unchangeable things, but i think contingent things proves itself.
by Advocate
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Some Metaphysical Questions (answered)
Replies: 45
Views: 22154

Re: Some Metaphysical Questions (answered)

Things would be the same except that metaphysics would not exist. It's a human concept and cannot be distinguished from it's uses.
by Advocate
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Prime Metaphor
Replies: 15
Views: 2609

Re: The Prime Metaphor

To me there is nothing to be solved here. What do you see as needed being, or even being able to be, solved here? Solved doesn't only mean addressing a problem. Sometimes the full and true answer to a question is: That question isn't meaningful because x. Sometimes: It is contingent upon <external ...
by Advocate
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Prime Metaphor
Replies: 15
Views: 2609

Re: The Prime Metaphor

The nature of what is (metaphysics): The basic stuff of the universe is change itself. Energy is the primary expression of that change. Matter is slow moving, entangled energy. Time is a method of measuring that change just as our 3-dimensional spacial coordinates are; not fundamentally different me...
by Advocate
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Solving metaphysics
Replies: 88
Views: 19410

Re: Solving metaphysics

bahman wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:04 am
There is no such thing as metaphysics since there is no under reality.
Reality-to-us is a metaphorical overlay of "reality" as it's typically understood, as such:
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by Advocate
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Prime Metaphor
Replies: 15
Views: 2609

Re: The Prime Metaphor

To me there is nothing to be solved here. What do you see as needed being, or even being able to be, solved here? I will help you out here. To me, the only thing that can be solved is a problem. Therefore, until a problem is posed, then is nothing to be solved. For example, the word 'metaphysics' i...