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by Viveka
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: mind the mind
Replies: 13
Views: 884

Re: mind the mind

What else is there in this universe connecting our being with the world except experiencing?
by Viveka
Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: - What Do We Have? -
Replies: 12
Views: 1369

Re: - What Do We Have? -

Impenitent wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:09 am
"we" don't have anything

-Imp
But I thought we had something?! :oops:
by Viveka
Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Socratic Ignorance vs Secular Intelligence
Replies: 40
Views: 2453

Re: Socratic Ignorance vs Secular Intelligence

Also, why is everyone so stuck on 'cogito ergo sum' when it could be 'imagination ergo sum' or 'belief ergo sum' or 'faith ergo sum' or even 'intuition ergo sum'. To me, faith would be the starting point of doubting doubt, as it gives grounds to believe in what is not seen nor heard.
by Viveka
Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Socratic Ignorance vs Secular Intelligence
Replies: 40
Views: 2453

Re: Socratic Ignorance vs Secular Intelligence

" As an epistemological position, solipsism holds that knowledge of anything outside one's own mind is unsure; the external world and other minds cannot be known and might not exist outside the mind . As a metaphysical position, solipsism goes further to the conclusion that the world and other mind...
by Viveka
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Socratic Ignorance vs Secular Intelligence
Replies: 40
Views: 2453

Re: Socratic Ignorance vs Secular Intelligence

I think the oracle meant that he was the wisest because he always questions without answering. If the oracle meant what you said he meant, he would have said so. I am sure the oracle was lucid enough in his thinking to have come up with the idea to say what he means. Yes, Socrates in Plato's books ...
by Viveka
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The irrefutability of solipsism and the recognition that consciousness is not physical
Replies: 104
Views: 6069

Re: The irrefutability of solipsism and the recognition that consciousness is not physical

Right there you're talking nonsense and going around the bushes with sophistry, avoiding the central issue. The quoted statements are separated, each one expressing complete ideas without any cut (that's word for word). A quote is ALWAYS an extract of a bigger work, in this case a lenghty lecture. ...
by Viveka
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Socratic Ignorance vs Secular Intelligence
Replies: 40
Views: 2453

Re: Socratic Ignorance vs Secular Intelligence

I think the oracle meant that he was the wisest because he always questions without answering. If you notice his dialogues, he is constantly questioning without any answering anything except for the dialectic leading to such a conclusion. Thus he 'knows nothing' by questioning everything. These lear...
by Viveka
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: He who cannot lie does not know what the truth is. (Thus Spoke Zarathustra) What?
Replies: 24
Views: 1595

Re: He who cannot lie does not know what the truth is. (Thus Spoke Zarathustra) What?

The mistake we make is to find cognitive / corresponding / causational / correlational relationships between the two parts: "He who cannot lie" and "does not know what the truth is." Nobody knows what the truth is (if you ask Plato, Socrates, and derivatives.) If you can lie, you don't know what th...
by Viveka
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Competition vs. Collaboration
Replies: 26
Views: 1096

Re: Competition vs. Collaboration

If we simply see ourselves as parts and indeed important parts of a wholly interdependent universe, then we will end up seeing ourselves as a way to increase the usefulness and goodness of the universe as a whole if not simply those who are a few degrees of separation away. For instance, interdepend...
by Viveka
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What if Satan has intervened in all religions?
Replies: 47
Views: 3397

Re: What if Satan has intervened in all religions?

If anything, in all religions Satan is a bastion of 'be your own god' and 'atheism is the most rational and acceptable.' https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a4/Baphomet.png/440px-Baphomet.png The torch of reason above the scapegoat's head is exactly what atheism is and their claim...
by Viveka
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Santa Claus & the Problem of Evil
Replies: 14
Views: 1073

Re: Santa Claus & the Problem of Evil

Why would belief in God be as ridiculous as Santa?--if that's the point of this article.
by Viveka
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: He who cannot lie does not know what the truth is. (Thus Spoke Zarathustra) What?
Replies: 24
Views: 1595

Re: He who cannot lie does not know what the truth is. (Thus Spoke Zarathustra) What?

If one only knows the truth, one cannot lie. Sure one can. I broke a vase. I know I will get out of being punished for it if I lie and say I did not do it. I know the truth, yet I can utter an untruth. There is not even magic behind this. This is bread and butter of child-rearing. That's when child...
by Viveka
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: He who cannot lie does not know what the truth is. (Thus Spoke Zarathustra) What?
Replies: 24
Views: 1595

Re: He who cannot lie does not know what the truth is. (Thus Spoke Zarathustra) What?

He who cannot lie does not know what the truth is. (Thus Spoke Zarathustra) What? The mistake we make is to find cognitive / corresponding / causational / correlational relationships between the two parts: "He who cannot lie" and "does not know what the truth is." Nobody knows what the truth is (if...
by Viveka
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: He who cannot lie does not know what the truth is. (Thus Spoke Zarathustra) What?
Replies: 24
Views: 1595

Re: He who cannot lie does not know what the truth is. (Thus Spoke Zarathustra) What?

Why do you think some people lie? Because they know it will be considered 'truth'. Hence, truth is prerequisite to lying. If one only knows the truth, one cannot lie. Ergo, lies require truth, and truth requires truth, thus truth is.
by Viveka
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Intradimensionality, Extradimensionality, and Interdimensionality
Replies: 36
Views: 2300

Re: Intradimensionality, Extradimensionality, and Interdimensionality

Viveka.....you are smarter than this, I get the feeling you are trying to disagree with me, just to disagree with me.......Cartesian coordinates exist if and only if there are lines to form "the grid". The points are strictly structural divisors within the grid as intersecting lines. And? Geometry ...