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by Viveka
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Do you know your own self-interest?
Replies: 210
Views: 19211

Re: Do you know your own self-interest?

As long as I am a moral person, I know my own self-interest in that it is tied with others self-interest. Interdependence is key to this, as not only my morality depends upon thereof, but everything in the universe is interdependent. Cause and effect are the key to this along with IAO: Isis, Apophis...
by Viveka
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Do you know your own self-interest?
Replies: 210
Views: 19211

Re: Do you know your own self-interest?

Viveka You wrote, in the previous post, "I completely agree with all of this except I don't plan on reading the book." If you agree with all this, you don't need to read the book. You already have an enlightened wisdom. More power to you! Aw. Thanks. :) I must ask you a question though: Does desiri...
by Viveka
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Intradimensionality, Extradimensionality, and Interdimensionality
Replies: 36
Views: 2778

Re: Intradimensionality, Extradimensionality, and Interdimensionality

I will not argue against that point, however I am not sure it is the only way. The 1 dimensional point maintains itself through an intradimensional self reflection, which results in the circle as a structural extension of the 1 point and simultaneously manifests as an extradimensional structure. Th...
by Viveka
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Size as Temporality
Replies: 4
Views: 453

Re: Size as Temporality

Size as temporality only works with systems where force and energy are used in a way such as in a gas where the pressure increases inversely with volume, and such as a fluid where pressure increases inversely with volume. I think circuits can be thought of the same way with voltage and resistance. h...
by Viveka
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Intradimensionality, Extradimensionality, and Interdimensionality
Replies: 36
Views: 2778

Re: Intradimensionality, Extradimensionality, and Interdimensionality

The only way the zero-dimensional point at the center of a 1-sphere can remain 1-dimensional is if it is directed perpendicular to the plane of the circle. Try this with a sphere and it is only a radius. If there is 'intradimensionality' and 'extradimensionality' then the radius in the sphere would ...
by Viveka
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What is the Philosophy of Mathematics?
Replies: 55
Views: 5081

Re: What is the Philosophy of Mathematics?

Different ways of stating tautologies in newer and thinner or broader manners.
by Viveka
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: What is the actual free will humans have?
Replies: 11
Views: 975

Re: What is the actual free will humans have?

I would define free will as a condition that has a power-beyond-itself in that conditions in one timeline, a ball bouncing on the floor, will be a condition in another time-line where the ball doesn't or does bounce on the floor. The option itself in the alternative time-line is what defines free-wi...
by Viveka
Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Anyone Else Think About Three-Valued Logic?
Replies: 26
Views: 2182

Re: Anyone Else Think About Three-Valued Logic?

There is a four-valued logic as pioneered by Hindus:
This
That
Both
Neither
by Viveka
Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Kant's Four Questions
Replies: 86
Views: 7247

Re: Kant's Four Questions

1. But what is self evident and how does it relate to what we can know? It may be self evident that my foot hurts but how does that relate to the big picture which reveals the reality of my self in a universal context? The Self-Evident has been stated by me before. The existence of other minds, the...
by Viveka
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Certain Knowledge
Replies: 70
Views: 6776

Re: Certain Knowledge

Accept what is self-evident. Free-will, other-minds, the first-person authority we have over our mental happenings, the existence of a Intelligent Designer, and so on. None of these can be denied without some sort of self-denial of what is obvious and necessarily follows from our existence. There i...
by Viveka
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Certain Knowledge
Replies: 70
Views: 6776

Re: Certain Knowledge

I would define free will as a condition that has a power-beyond-itself in that conditions in one timeline, a ball bouncing on the floor, will be a condition in another time-line where the ball doesn't or does bounce on the floor. The option itself in the alternative time-line is what defines free-wi...
by Viveka
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Kant's Four Questions
Replies: 86
Views: 7247

Re: Kant's Four Questions

18th century German philosopher Immanuel Kant tried to answer four questions in his philosophy: 1. What can I know? 2. What do I have to do? 3. What can I hope for? 4. What is the human being? Philosophy for Plato is the love of wisdom. The philosopher is the friend of or lover of wisdom. What woul...
by Viveka
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1471
Views: 121711

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

Who's to say that the infinity can't be traversed? Zeno's Paradoxes are examples of infinity traversed. They are infinities made up of a never-ending number of bits, for example time being made up of quantities of 'moments'. But if we think of infinity that way then it becomes self-contradictory. F...
by Viveka
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1471
Views: 121711

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

There cannot be an infinite number of past events because differentiation of existence itself into events is conceptualisation, and only special beings can conceptualise. To claim that differentiated events transcendentally exist is tantamount to claiming that God created things from the elemental ...
by Viveka
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1471
Views: 121711

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

To reiterate simply: a potential infinity can never become actually infinite, by successive addition of number/events. But an actually infinite set can always successively accommodate new events! See Cantor. These means past events can be infinite, without conflicting with successive addition. It's...