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by Atla
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 1414
Views: 50447

Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

Skepdick wrote: Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:45 pm
Atla wrote: Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:35 pm Facts are defined...
You should talk to Peter about this. He keeps insisting facts are not linguistic.
You can't even understand three words. Fascinating
by Atla
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 1414
Views: 50447

Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

Veritas Aequitas wrote: Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:26 am Whatever is a fact is verified and justified from a specific FSK.
Facts are defined to be independent of FSKs. Can you point to dictionaries which claim otherwise?
by Atla
Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 1414
Views: 50447

Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

Maybe there is a level of cognition, below which people typically don't develop and use the subjective/objective dichotomy, that would be too much for them, too abstract, too complicated? But "objectivity" is mind-independent, whereas abstraction is what minds do! So surely "objectivity" is about c...
by Atla
Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 1414
Views: 50447

Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

... Perhaps the penny is about to drop. I keep wondering as this is all rather puzzling, what if the penny can never drop because they can't comprehend the concept of objectivity ? Maybe there is a level of cognition, below which people typically don't develop and use the subjective/objective dicho...
by Atla
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Capitol building is breached by the Retrumplicans NOW!
Replies: 440
Views: 6195

Re: The Capitol building is breached by the Retrumplicans NOW!

Now I see why the US likes to export its democratic values, they are way ahead of us.
by Atla
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Proof that Absolutely Nothing absolutely exists as an Origin...
Replies: 179
Views: 3603

Re: Proof that Absolutely Nothing absolutely exists as an Origin...

The 'abstractions' are just the induced 'concrete' experiences that follow some pattern . You are biased to assume that we cannot 'infer' patterns, then every experience would act as though they were EACH absolutely new and unique phenomena without any ability to make sense of anything. We have to ...
by Atla
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Proof that Absolutely Nothing absolutely exists as an Origin...
Replies: 179
Views: 3603

Re: Proof that Absolutely Nothing absolutely exists as an Origin...

The 'abstractions' are just the induced 'concrete' experiences that follow some pattern . You are biased to assume that we cannot 'infer' patterns, then every experience would act as though they were EACH absolutely new and unique phenomena without any ability to make sense of anything. We have to ...
by Atla
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Proof that Absolutely Nothing absolutely exists as an Origin...
Replies: 179
Views: 3603

Re: Proof that Absolutely Nothing absolutely exists as an Origin...

unless of course you can show that abstract objects exist You are talking about them. You are ontologically committed to their existence within the domain of discourse. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ontological_commitment Hey no fair, at least give me a chance to point out why you're talking nonsen...
by Atla
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Proof that Absolutely Nothing absolutely exists as an Origin...
Replies: 179
Views: 3603

Re: Proof that Absolutely Nothing absolutely exists as an Origin...

It's not about sorting or organization. Again: 'sets' don't refer to anything in nature, they are purely mental constructs. 'Electrons' do refer to something in nature, they are not purely mental constructs. The 'lack of elephants' doesn't refer to anything in nature, it's a purely mental construct...
by Atla
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is Humanity the Standard Bearer of Reality?
Replies: 31
Views: 635

Re: Is Humanity the Standard Bearer of Reality?

Reality is all-there-is which comprised of actuality and potentiality. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reality Your link mentions 'actuality' and 'potentiality' 0 times. Thus I maintain reality i.e. all-there-is is in flux. Actuality is also in flux - realized from potentiality but within the flux of...
by Atla
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Proof that Absolutely Nothing absolutely exists as an Origin...
Replies: 179
Views: 3603

Re: Proof that Absolutely Nothing absolutely exists as an Origin...

Every claim refers to both physical and mental events. A concept is a mental event which we presume relates to reality according to its referents. If there were no referents we could not conceptualise referents. True, some people fantasise and some people dream. Fantasies and dreams are , we presum...
by Atla
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: Scary Virus
Replies: 14
Views: 439

Re: Scary Virus

Genetically engineered viruses require intent to create. Based on what intent or purpose would it be created since a virus would certainly also infect those who created it? There's a considerable difference between chemical weapons and viruses which are usually transmissible where killing yourself ...
by Atla
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Proof that Absolutely Nothing absolutely exists as an Origin...
Replies: 179
Views: 3603

Re: Proof that Absolutely Nothing absolutely exists as an Origin...

Take ANYTHING real. All we can do is to explain what these are as based upon our DESCRIPTION of the phenomena and in ways we hope that other people (where we want to communicate this) can relate using words. The 'descriptions' themselves ARE the abstractions here and there is NO other further means...
by Atla
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Proof that Absolutely Nothing absolutely exists as an Origin...
Replies: 179
Views: 3603

Re: Proof that Absolutely Nothing absolutely exists as an Origin...

Then there is Nothing futher to talk to you about. (pun intended). I DEFINED Totality. You can't undefine my definition. Also, I pointed out that this background encompasses both itself and the foreground. They are 'manifest' real ONLY when the page is written on. The use of logic/math is NOT a mer...
by Atla
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:43 am
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: Scary Virus
Replies: 14
Views: 439

Re: Scary Virus

Don't want to diminish the importance and benefits of vaccines becoming available but according to some epidemiologists the Corona virus may be the less insidious introduction for many far more virulent ones to come. It makes sense. Among the worst are jungle viruses long sequestered being released...