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by Plato's Rock
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 43
Views: 4329

Re: Hello

In other words you are both insane. Yep. I've found that when it comes to "sanity", it is often those who cling to it the most that are the less "insightful ones", and it is but mere degrees to being "insane". Do people become crazier the more they try to reconcile and define everything about their...
by Plato's Rock
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 43
Views: 4329

Re: Hello

I've been diagnosed with Schizophrenia if that matters at all. Been dealing with that diagnosis for about 7 years now. A little after I started posing "thought experiments" to myself, and questioning why I thought/acted the way I did. Along with questioning why society is set up the way it is. First...
by Plato's Rock
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:15 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?

Why would a 9 dimensional logic be the next best step? If that be the case I may have inadvertently stumbled into that too, at least if these thoughts hold ground. In some of my spare time I do tabletop roleplaying game design, and I've been implementing a "3-axis" morality system. Alignment: Good, ...
by Plato's Rock
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 628
Views: 26038

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

I'd say from first hand experience it's possible to think without language. I used to be a linguistic thinker where I predominantly thought in words/phrases, and have "dialectics" going on in my head. You know that "inner monologue" of; "Oh I should've said that, This makes sense, or I'll say this w...
by Plato's Rock
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Anyone Else Think About Three-Valued Logic?
Replies: 26
Views: 2282

Anyone Else Think About Three-Valued Logic?

Or any other many-valued logic? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-valued_logic & https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Many-valued_logic & https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaina_seven-valued_logic I found myself heading in that direction for awhile, but I'm not sure what use there is to it. And is it possibl...
by Plato's Rock
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 43
Views: 4329

Re: Hello

Prying into worldviews is fun though, albeit a dangerous past-time of mine. Personally, I think there's a volume of cognitive space that is allotted to human style "thinking". How big, or the "dimensions" I can't say at all, but I think on some level it boils down to the individual completely. We ea...
by Plato's Rock
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 43
Views: 4329

Re: Hello

A lot to respond to. My interest was piqued when you mentioned that a lot of science until recently was based off of "carnivore perception". Is there a way to challenge this as a concept? I know most Herbivores have their eyes wider spaced so they can see a larger vista, and more than likely have a ...
by Plato's Rock
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 43
Views: 4329

Re: Hello

In both cases, the "non-things" that are aimed at are being subsumed into a "Greater thing". The Candle being blown out, the water into the ocean. Starting with the lit flame of the candle, there's multiple ways to approach it. Quantum Mechanically, it's just an excitation state that eventually will...
by Plato's Rock
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 43
Views: 4329

Re: Hello

That's a Western take on it. In the West, we like our Buddhism tame. We like it to affirm the individual, not issue in his/her absorption into eternal cosmic oneness. We like it to give us, as individuals, some kind of spiritual "peace," but never to challenge our individuality. ..., so would a wes...
by Plato's Rock
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Does One equal infinity? 7 step argument.
Replies: 19
Views: 2042

Re: Does One equal infinity? 7 step argument.

What differs from "any symbol" is the respect that "1" is a constant symbol when viewed as a spatial structure. In these respects there is constant "meaning" irrespective of the symbol as certain constants are inevitable and these constants are inherent within all symbols. This is where I think we ...
by Plato's Rock
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 43
Views: 4329

Re: Hello

As to eastern alchemy, which do you mean? Taoist? Byzantine? Western medieval? Arab? Are you aware of the traditions of the liberal and mechanical arts? Not quite certain at the moment as to which one I'd be looking for, and/or at. Just more familiar with modern chemistry, and I'm curious where som...
by Plato's Rock
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Does One equal infinity? 7 step argument.
Replies: 19
Views: 2042

Re: Does One equal infinity? 7 step argument.

I'm at the logic/rationale point (irrational?) where it seems like any symbol can mean anything once it's applied with meaning. For instance, I could just as easily say "A" (or 0 for that matter) stands for infinity, and try to make some form of argument for it. The question is, I think, does it mak...
by Plato's Rock
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 43
Views: 4329

Re: Hello

I think of myself as a nihilist where nihilism is defined as a lack of objective meaning to life but I more accurately describe myself as an absurdist where subjective meanings are the only ones that actually exist. I am not however an existentialist because I see nothing fundamentally confusing or...
by Plato's Rock
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Bizzarreness of Split Lives and Consciousness
Replies: 19
Views: 2146

Re: The Bizzarreness of Split Lives and Consciousness

Well, other than a slight problem with separating the brain thoughts, namely being, yes there has been evidence that when the brain is cleaved in half (or injured in a certain way). A human mind can split, and separate identities can form. Like the Left Hemisphere can go off in one direction as a fo...
by Plato's Rock
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 43
Views: 4329

Re: Hello

What that nihilism is a self-contradiction? Is that potentially troubling to Buddhists? I don't see how that'd apply to a whole class of people (maybe a few), so.... *shrug*. Regarding the ignorance of Prussians, I've been reading lately that a lot of "Western" philosophy overlooks a lot of the worl...