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by Speakpigeon
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 1946

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

But wait—rationalistic proof requires no observation, save only the recognition that the connection between given thoughts is non-contradictory. Rationalism is not observable unless thought is observable. And rationalism has no requirement to be derived from nor applicable to the material. Rational...
by Speakpigeon
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 409
Views: 7843

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

I asked you just to do it once. No. You asked me to read it "again" after I read it once. That's asking me to read it twice. Third time lucky, maybe? No. You don't understand English. I asked you once to read again. I didn't asked you over and over. You are systematically misrepresenting the facts ...
by Speakpigeon
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Why still no science of logic?
Replies: 47
Views: 1573

Re: Why still no science of logic?

You haven't identified a problem. You have just tangled yourself up in a linguistic mess that doesn't leat do anything that can be subjected to scientific enquiry. I asked a simple question . And one you still haven't understood at all. Also, nobody cares that you should claim that my idea implicit...
by Speakpigeon
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Why still no science of logic?
Replies: 47
Views: 1573

Re: Why still no science of logic?

You haven't identified a problem. You have just tangled yourself up in a linguistic mess that doesn't leat do anything that can be subjected to scientific enquiry. I asked a simple question . And one you still haven't understood at all. Also, nobody cares that you should claim that my idea implicit...
by Speakpigeon
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 409
Views: 7843

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

A person is definitely not just the mind of this person. Did I say that? No? Then why strawman me? Did I say that? No? Then why strawman me? So, read again. You want me to do the same thing over and over in hope for a different outcome? Not over and over . I asked you just to do it once. You're jus...
by Speakpigeon
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Your brain tricks you into believing... What?!
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Your brain tricks you into believing... What?!

One example, and perhaps the most convincing example, of psychologists, including neuroscientists, actually concluding from their research that a standard mental event is best understood as, literally, an illusion that people have is the frequent scientific conclusion that our belief that we have fr...
by Speakpigeon
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 409
Views: 7843

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

Skepdick wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:41 am
you can't determine whether you need air, food and shelter.
Wrong assumption.
I all rather obviously depends on what I called "people". A person is definitely not just the mind of this person. So, read again.
Skepdick wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:41 am
Which necessitates a distinction between needs and wants.
Irrelevant to my point.
EB
by Speakpigeon
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 409
Views: 7843

Re: Speak

"People determine themselves. They decide for themselves if they need an ideal." Indeed, and that's the bottom line: each deciding for himself how to discharge his life. What seems to lost here: there's a whole whack of folks, in high & low places, who'd really prefer that people did things 'their'...
by Speakpigeon
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 409
Views: 7843

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

What is an individual in comparison to a reacting atom of the Great Beast or the grand collective called society? A human individual would first be master of themselves. They would have the quality of consciousness that understands its connection to higher consciousness No. Bad premise. I don't eve...
by Speakpigeon
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Why still no science of logic?
Replies: 47
Views: 1573

Re: Why still no science of logic?

It is clear that you are looking for answers, but you are failing to elucidate what the problem or the question is. The simple phrase "logic as objective performance and manifest capability of human beings" doesn't point to any obvious problems or raise any interesting questions. That will be becau...
by Speakpigeon
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Justified true belief: knowledge and the myth of propositions
Replies: 65
Views: 5118

Entirely Irrelevant to my point. You are so ignorant of epistemology you don't even know that it's relevant. "How do we know?" is the question asked by the methodist-epistemologist. "What do we know?" is the question of interest to the particularist-epistemologist. It's not sufficient to know that ...
by Speakpigeon
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Justified true belief: knowledge and the myth of propositions
Replies: 65
Views: 5118

Re: Justified true belief: knowledge and the myth of propositions

How do we know that the Earth orbits the Sun? And we don't know how we get to know things. We just do. I bet you didn't "just know" that the Earth orbits the Sun. I bet you learned it. All too much time is spent talking about "how do we know?", but I've never seen anybody ask the question "How do w...
by Speakpigeon
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Justified true belief: knowledge and the myth of propositions
Replies: 65
Views: 5118

Re: Justified true belief: knowledge and the myth of propositions

surreptitious57 wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:01 pm
Speakpigeon wrote: Reality exists and we dont know why
Something - irrespective of what that may actually be - has to exist because non existence is not a viable state
Absolute nothing can only exist for an infinitesimal period of time before it is violated by quantum fluctuations
LOL.
EB
by Speakpigeon
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 409
Views: 7843

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

You miss the forest for the trees. You've avoided the big pocture which was introduced at the beginning of the article Does the individual’s life belong to him—or does it belong to the group, the community, society, or the state? Is your ideal to the atom of society whose reason to be is determined...
by Speakpigeon
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Why still no science of logic?
Replies: 47
Views: 1573

Re: Why still no science of logic?

then what the hell do you mean by 'logic'? In your OP you literally said: By science of logic, I mean a scientific investigation of logic as objective performance and manifest capability of human beings, investigation that would try to develop a formal model of logic which would be accurate and ope...