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by Plato's Rock
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The first in the series of Super Sane philosphers, including the Joker.
Replies: 10
Views: 1216

Re: The first in the series of Super Sane philosphers, including the Joker.

Not sure I entirely agree with your summation/thoughts there. If there is nothing to oppose, then there is no opposition. Being/Virtue are rendered useless/meaningless if not defined by or against something. Can there be Good without Evil (classic example). If there is no opposition, then why are pe...
by Plato's Rock
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Kant's Four Questions
Replies: 86
Views: 7710

Re: Kant's Four Questions

Sure, it's just as subjective as believing in God..what god, who's god, what flavor of god would you like? A person has to place an ontological cornerstone somewhere, some choose religion others choose culture...to me that ontological cornerstone could just likely be a grand ol' "lie" (lie here bein...
by Plato's Rock
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The irrefutability of solipsism and the recognition that consciousness is not physical
Replies: 104
Views: 8997

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

And here's another! If one is all that there is in existence, solipsism, that means you are the sole source of the Problem of Evil in your existence. Every rape, every murder, every unpleasant thing that has ever happened to you, was you doing it to yourself. Simply because there is no one else in y...
by Plato's Rock
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The irrefutability of solipsism and the recognition that consciousness is not physical
Replies: 104
Views: 8997

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

Here's one; If one is a solipsist, do they need to do anything? Say actually work out the world they wish, or desire to have. IF they have it all already in their own little cave. There is no need to work it out. And here's a practical test to try it out, try sitting in a room, by oneself (for that'...
by Plato's Rock
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Kant's Four Questions
Replies: 86
Views: 7710

Re: Kant's Four Questions

Oh, I want to tilt at this; 1. What can I know? I know myself, through knowing that I know nothing, and in turn I am Nothing unless I make myself something. 2. What do I have to do? I have to do what makes sense at the time, and in accord with my then present beliefs/virtues given the circumstances ...
by Plato's Rock
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The first in the series of Super Sane philosphers, including the Joker.
Replies: 10
Views: 1216

Re: The first in the series of Super Sane philosphers, including the Joker.

Hmmm.... .... Hopefully it is public domain now so I don't have to pay a arm and a leg for it. You actually can find it in the Philosophy Now archives by clicking on the "External Links" button on the Wikipedia entry. If you haven't found it already. It's where I read it, and I think how I found th...
by Plato's Rock
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Anyone Else Think About Three-Valued Logic?
Replies: 26
Views: 2282

Re: Anyone Else Think About Three-Valued Logic?

Cool, about the periodic table, I didn't know anyone was reformatting it. From the looks of it they're opening up so it's easier to explore "heavier elements". When I took nuclear chem, there was a lauded "Island of Stability" where there was speculated heavier elements that could last longer (they ...
by Plato's Rock
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Can we be rational without language?
Replies: 27
Views: 2654

Re: Can we be rational without language?

I think a clarification of what "language" is may be called for. Along with "rational". At least in your question, and what your terms/definitions are. Binary is a language to some, and it could be just simple as "ugh" and "ugg" ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Language-game_(philosophy)#Examples ). ...
by Plato's Rock
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Transliterating English Phonetically (a paradox)
Replies: 12
Views: 1030

Re: Transliterating English Phonetically (a paradox)

Man, I remember when I took British Lit. in college, and the prof. read a ye olde' English poem (I'm talking pre-Chaucer, and some Chaucer). Things got confusing, but really interesting fast. Being that it covered a little bit of the history in the class where the prof. talked about the angle-saxons...
by Plato's Rock
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Anyone Else Think About Three-Valued Logic?
Replies: 26
Views: 2282

Re: Anyone Else Think About Three-Valued Logic?

Ah, epigenetics. I touched briefly upon the subject in college, but it was only covered up to the point where methalaytion of the DNA/RNA strands was starting to happen. In essence, the profs. conveyed that epigenetics allowed for a sense (only a sense) of larmarkian evolution. That stressors can ch...
by Plato's Rock
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Anyone Else Think About Three-Valued Logic?
Replies: 26
Views: 2282

Re: Anyone Else Think About Three-Valued Logic?

Radix economy is something I'm still trying to understand myself. Some of your comments, namely Aristotle's Square of Contradiction, reminded me of a mnemonic we learned in Physical chemistry for Thermodynamics; The Thermodynamic Square https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermodynamic_square & http://hom...
by Plato's Rock
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: What is the actual free will humans have?
Replies: 11
Views: 1042

Re: What is the actual free will humans have?

Constrained probability space. I have a given history based upon prior actions that constrain future actions that I may take. Free will is the ability to choose from those future actions, and try to determine a course of action. Ex; I was offered a variety of forums to join in a survey of the google...
by Plato's Rock
Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Anyone Else Think About Three-Valued Logic?
Replies: 26
Views: 2282

Re: Anyone Else Think About Three-Valued Logic?

Hmm, not sure how to jump back into this conversation at the moment, but it seems to me like this may be an under-researched field. The reason I started looking into this type of logic goes back a couple of years to where "I felt like I was thinking in binary" (Either/or fallacies, and Black/White T...
by Plato's Rock
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 43
Views: 4329

Re: Hello

For someone who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia you seem to be handling the symptoms pretty well. Considering the "life experiences" you have had part of the reason you manifest these symptoms may be "as a survival mechanism through creativity". In simple terms you understand that the environ...