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by Speakpigeon
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 357
Views: 5304

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: 357
Views: 5304

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: 43
Views: 1196

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: 64
Views: 4596

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: 64
Views: 4596

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: 64
Views: 4596

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: 357
Views: 5304

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: 43
Views: 1196

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...
by Speakpigeon
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Why still no science of logic?
Replies: 43
Views: 1196

Re: Why still no science of logic?

Skepdick wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:43 pm
Classical logic is a product of its arbitrarily chosen axioms.
Read my introduction again. I don't talk about "Classical logic" at all.
EB
by Speakpigeon
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Why still no science of logic?
Replies: 43
Views: 1196

Re: Why still no science of logic?

essentially Aristotle, is sort of arbitrary Precisely! Have you heard of this theorem ? In mathematical logic, Diaconescu's theorem, or the Goodman–Myhill theorem, states that the full axiom of choice is sufficient to derive the law of the excluded middle, or restricted forms of it, in constructive...
by Speakpigeon
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 357
Views: 5304

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/issues/2012-spring/individualism-collectivism/ The fundamental political conflict in America today is, as it has been for a century, individualism vs. collectivism. I doubt that very much. What is definitely for all to see is that first citizens have more freedom...
by Speakpigeon
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Legal or Illegal: Is there a Difference?
Replies: 21
Views: 399

Re: Legal or Illegal: Is there a Difference?

If you can't get rid of Trump through democratic process, then you deserve to have Trump.
Think also of what to replace Trump with. There is always worse, as a cursory look at history and at the rest of the world could tell you.
EB
by Speakpigeon
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Rationalism v. empiricism
Replies: 92
Views: 1395

Re: Rationalism v. empiricism

You think therefore you are?? I think what your mate said was: I think therefore I am. Changed it to. I think, I am. Then decided to say I think I am. And promptly died in the fireplace. So much for Rene. LOL. You didn't kept the pretence very long, did you? Nothing intelligent to say, therefore......
by Speakpigeon
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Why still no science of logic?
Replies: 43
Views: 1196

Re: Why still no science of logic?

" Logic as objective performance and manifest capability of human beings ". See? Nothing like a collection of axioms and inference rules. And I would prefer not to have to repeat myself. EB You are necessarily implying that we should study logic from a behaviourist perspective, but in order to desc...
by Speakpigeon
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Why still no science of logic?
Replies: 43
Views: 1196

Re: Why still no science of logic?

If we accept that in general, a deductive system is a collection of axioms and inference rules then the distinction drawn by Speakpigeon between Mathmatics and Logic is simply a distinction between the set of axioms and inference rules chosen. No. You didn't read my introduction. So, let me repeat ...