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by Speakpigeon
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The irrefutability of solipsism and the recognition that consciousness is not physical
Replies: 104
Views: 12153

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

Apologies in advance for the lack of rigor and sophistication I'm about to display. Also for verbosity. I just want to be as clear as possible. tl;dr: If you recognize the impossibility of disproving solipsism, then it should be clear that consciousness is not meaningfully physical. It can be argue...
by Speakpigeon
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The irrefutability of solipsism and the recognition that consciousness is not physical
Replies: 104
Views: 12153

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
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Certain Knowledge
Replies: 70
Views: 8475

Re: Certain Knowledge

Is certain knowledge possible? If not, why? If so, what can we be certain of? When I am in pain I know I am in pain. To put it another way, I know whatever I take to be pain whenever I experience it. Same for redness. I know whatever I call redness whenever I experience it. I may be wrong as to whe...
by Speakpigeon
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Are the Three Laws of Logic correct?
Replies: 52
Views: 9979

Re: Are the Three Laws of Logic correct?

1) The Law of Identity - An apple is an apple 2) The Law of Non-Contradiction - an apple is not a non-apple 3) The Law of Excluded Middle - it is either true or false that I just ate an apple Can any of these be shown to be correct without referring back to them to do it? Theories are correct or in...