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by Speakpigeon
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Certain Knowledge
Replies: 70
Views: 7530

Re: Certain Knowledge

Geometry, as space, is one of the few things we are certain of as space cannot be analyzed past anything but itself. Geometry is not space. We know geometry whenever we think of geometry because geometry is an idea but the physical world is not supposed to be an idea so just thinking about it isn't...
by Speakpigeon
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Certain Knowledge
Replies: 70
Views: 7530

Re: Certain Knowledge

"No, two. Count them: He, and his thought." "Again, no. " Ooookay. If you are so fucking stupid that you can't tell the difference between 1 (one) and 2 (two) then what the dickens are you prancing about on a philosophy forum for? Are you imagining your stupidity for the first time in your life wil...
by Speakpigeon
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Certain Knowledge
Replies: 70
Views: 7530

Re: Certain Knowledge

All realities are composed of <snip> geometric forms and in these respects contain points. Er, no. We certainly don't know that this would be the case. We're talking about 'certain knowledge' in this thread. Well, we don't have it as to reality being 'composed of geometric forms' or containing 'poi...
by Speakpigeon
Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: What is the actual free will humans have?
Replies: 11
Views: 1130

What is the actual free will humans have?

I take the usual terms of the debate on free will to make no sense in relation to our experience as humans. Yet, rather than try to flog my own definition of free will to unwilling PNF members, I'm mostly interested in the actual conception of free will most people have. So, first, I'd like to start...
by Speakpigeon
Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Certain Knowledge
Replies: 70
Views: 7530

Re: Certain Knowledge

EB, once I asked JohnDoe7 to explain his theories in laymen's terms, and he did, and he made sense. His claims don't make sense without an explanation, that much I grant. EB, you are free to ask JohnDoe7 to explain his point, and he will do a good job at it. JohnDoe, I think you would be much bette...
by Speakpigeon
Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Certain Knowledge
Replies: 70
Views: 7530

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 Speakpigeon
Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Certain Knowledge
Replies: 70
Views: 7530

Re: Certain Knowledge

You seem to be stuck in a rut, EB. To you everything is "I". I think you are stuck in a rut, and you haven't noticed it yet. Yes, my thoughts, tautologies (if I were the only person in the world **) and tautologies exist, and they are not me, or part of me, but they are temporal, and they do depend...
by Speakpigeon
Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Certain Knowledge
Replies: 70
Views: 7530

Re: Certain Knowledge

No, just one. Descartes is very explicit about the "I" being his thoughts EB No, two. Count them: He, and his thought. Again, no. He was definitely not talking about himself as a public persona or a physical organism. He was talking about the 'I' and only the 'I', and he explained very carefully th...
by Speakpigeon
Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Certain Knowledge
Replies: 70
Views: 7530

Re: Certain Knowledge

All these things can be very easily dismissed as possible illusions or delusions. They cannot be dismissed as delusions. A true delusion is thinking that when your arm moves behind your head it ceases to exist, or that other people are masquerades of your own mind whenever they have a brain and exp...
by Speakpigeon
Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Certain Knowledge
Replies: 70
Views: 7530

Re: Certain Knowledge

Considering the point is infinite in nature everywhere we observe, and everything we observe, is composed of points as point. We don't observe any point at all and we have absolutely no necessary reason to take whatever it is we observe as composed of points. We observe them abstractly In other wor...
by Speakpigeon
Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The irrefutability of solipsism and the recognition that consciousness is not physical
Replies: 104
Views: 9792

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

How can the world be both passive and active, if all there is, is you? You're inconsistent in your reasoning. You argue from the existence of the physical world while also assuming the premise that no physical world exists. If I am indeed all there is, then causality is meaningless and I can't infe...
by Speakpigeon
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The irrefutability of solipsism and the recognition that consciousness is not physical
Replies: 104
Views: 9792

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

Yes, but only in so far as nothing is physical - that is, the argument goes not only for consciousness, but everything else too. But that just means we cannot prove that the physical world (and physical consciousness) exists - it does not mean that they must not exist. Am I right? There's still one...
by Speakpigeon
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Certain Knowledge
Replies: 70
Views: 7530

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 Speakpigeon
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Certain Knowledge
Replies: 70
Views: 7530

Re: Certain Knowledge

A real simple exercise in observing the "certainty" of knowledge can be observed through the application of geometry...the "point" as a never changing object is in itself "certain" and one of the true objective axioms we hold of reality. I don't think we know of any point existing out there. Person...
by Speakpigeon
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Certain Knowledge
Replies: 70
Views: 7530

Re: Certain Knowledge

Also, the necessary existence of three dimensional space is undeniable. There's nothing necessary about three-dimensional space and it is very much deniable. I think, therefore I am. And my thought exists, too. Two existences for the price of one. No, just one. Descartes is very explicit about the ...