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by Advocate
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Solving metaphysics
Replies: 88
Views: 19409

Re: Solving metaphysics

You are, to you, the continuity of your attention. You can expand that concept to include your body if you like, or your sensory input, or even your surroundings if you so desire (and have the mental capacity to figure out how), and you are, to others, the apparent continuity of your body and person...
by Advocate
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Solving metaphysics
Replies: 88
Views: 19409

Re: Solving metaphysics

The "spiritual world", inside our heads, has room for things which are beyond our grasp in the physical/material world. There, things like unicorns, paradox, win/win, lose/lose, nothing, one, zero, equals, do exist. The distinction is whether it has material/measurable form. Metaphysics can probe ho...
by Advocate
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Solving metaphysics
Replies: 88
Views: 19409

Re: Solving metaphysics

Sounds to me like early Wittgenstein. Dunno if you'e read the Tractatus logico philosophicus, but without boring everyone with all the bits in the middle, it starts out (off the top of my head): 1. The world is everything that is the case. 1.1 It is the totality of facts, not of things. And it ends...
by Advocate
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Solving metaphysics
Replies: 88
Views: 19409

Re: Solving metaphysics

True; but you say: "The things which exist must exist as pattern because only pattern allows both for the physical (thinker), and non-physical ("spiritual", thought) to be real, as they must be." So the question, as it pertains to the physical, is: Patterns in what? Patterns in the mind. We don't r...
by Advocate
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Solving metaphysics
Replies: 88
Views: 19409

Re: Solving metaphysics

In contrast with how "The word "real" is often used", you have just defined it as 'that which is in our bubble of experience'-precisely the bubble that is the object of physics. Therefore, not metaphysics. I think many physicists would agree that it is a complete waste of time investigating somethi...
by Advocate
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Solving metaphysics
Replies: 88
Views: 19409

Re: Solving metaphysics

What distinction do you make between stuff and things? There's no such thing as distinctiveness, individuality, separateness, outside human uses for human purposes (leaving aside animals and other sentient being for the moment). Everything before it is sensed and/or defined is stuff, undifferentiat...
by Advocate
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Solving metaphysics
Replies: 88
Views: 19409

Re: Solving metaphysics

Well I suppose you can solve a problem by pretending it doesn't exist; but the whole point of metaphysics (at least in this context) is to give an account of the cause of the "real" phenomenal world which we sense. I have no idea how you can get that i'm pretending some problem doesn't exist. The k...
by Advocate
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Solving metaphysics
Replies: 88
Views: 19409

Re: Solving metaphysics

That is great if you can explain ALL of this already. That will save me having to do it. I am just in the learning process of how to express ALL-THERE-IS correctly and succinctly, and seeming have been forever. So, hopefully, you can explain ALL-THERE-IS soon enough, then I can stop having to come ...
by Advocate
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Solving metaphysics
Replies: 88
Views: 19409

Re: Solving metaphysics

No, I wouldn't. If it met all of these criteria, it would be a very impressive interpretation of the world, but the possibility would remain that another, even more impressive interpretation would be devised at some later date which was even better than yours. Therefore it couldn't be said that you...
by Advocate
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Solving metaphysics
Replies: 88
Views: 19409

Re: Solving metaphysics

Harbal wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:20 pm
I bet you can't solve metaphysics, Hex.
Well, first it would be nice if anyone would actually engage with the questions about what that would mean, before trying to knock down what they've not yet heard.
by Advocate
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Solving metaphysics
Replies: 88
Views: 19409

Re: Solving metaphysics

HexHammer wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:16 pm
What you ask isn't philosophy (love of wisdom) but merely something fairytale nonsense, it's too unspecific.
Naysaying is a worthless commodity, but is there something specific you had in mind? The universe isn't specific so i don't know why the answers to the mysteries of it would be.
by Advocate
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Solving metaphysics
Replies: 88
Views: 19409

Re: Solving metaphysics

From what I gather, you believe you have such a set of axioms. Well, the stage is yours; there's a bit of murmuring in the crowd, but this is your moment. Whaddya got? No, i'm explicitly trying to elicit ideas about what it would mean before i rise to the challenge. I'm fully aware of how may peopl...
by Advocate
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: I've solved metaphysics
Replies: 11
Views: 2069

Re: I've solved metaphysics

Did you have a stroke some time in your life?!? Hmm, not that i'm aware of. I claim no special knowledge or insight, if that's what you're getting at, just a special way of putting knowledge together to reach understanding. There's nothing "mystical". Reality is quite simple when you have the corre...
by Advocate
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: I've solved metaphysics
Replies: 11
Views: 2069

Re: I've solved metaphysics

Harbal wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:02 pm
What's to solve?
I made a different part about what it would/could/should mean. Do you have a more specific challenge? I await the opportunity to address all such challenges.
by Advocate
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Solving metaphysics
Replies: 88
Views: 19409

Re: Solving metaphysics

No. They would have created a story based on the empirical evidence which, like all such stories, would be underdetermined. You can make up any story you like that is consistent with the facts. Anyway; let's hear yours. All such things are essentially metaphorical, which is part of the answer (to b...