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by odysseus
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Time as Isomorphism of Infinities
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Re: Time as Isomorphism of Infinities

Eodnhoj7 Time is the fragmentation of one infinite nature into many. Take for example a simple squirrel running across the street. The event, may last only 5 seconds. It is a localization of one set of movements out of many (the squirrel getting up in the morning, gathering acorns after the run, th...
by odysseus
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Expressing Emotions
Replies: 11
Views: 559

Re: Expressing Emotions

I Like Sushu What comes more natural to the human heart the desire to express “positive” thoughts of joy, hope optimism and love, or the desire to express “negative” thoughts of pain, suffering, hate, rage and pessimism? My view is that people generally have a natural disposition to express more “n...
by odysseus
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: My name is Jeff
Replies: 8
Views: 519

Re: My name is Jeff

Jeff
My main areas of interest are Philosophy of the Mind, Free Will, and Ethical Philosophy.
So what are you reading, Jeff? Who would you like to discuss?
by odysseus
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Anyone interested in Heidegger and the like?
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Anyone interested in Heidegger and the like?

I am reading his essays on technology, art, and others. Also Being and Time. obviously. If anyone has an interest in such things, let me know. I also am (always already) reading Levinas, Kierkegaard, Husserl...
by odysseus
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Do you believe or do you epoché?
Replies: 112
Views: 4400

Re: Do you believe or do you epoché?

A_Seagull Philosophy is an exploration of Ideas. If you think philosophy is defined by what has been written about philosophy.... tell me... when was this state achieved? Last week? 100 years ago? 1000 years ago? 3000 years ago? When? The state I guess you are talking about is the original state of...
by odysseus
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Do you believe or do you epoché?
Replies: 112
Views: 4400

Re: Do you believe or do you epoché?

Immanuel Can ..the self as an historical dasein. No way around it: why do my sentences rise on a question, possess subject then object structure; why is it that I wave my arms a certain why to make a point, and so on, and so on? I learned these during infancy. Well, look at it differently. Ask your...
by odysseus
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Do you believe or do you epoché?
Replies: 112
Views: 4400

Re: Do you believe or do you epoché?

A_seagull Thank you for that. However I think you have a very limited understanding of what philosophy is. You seem to think that philosophy is defined by what has been written about philosophy, surely a naïve view. Philosophy is much more than that. You are right, Seagull. Teach me. I need to lear...
by odysseus
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Do you believe or do you epoché?
Replies: 112
Views: 4400

Re: Do you believe or do you epoché?

Immanuel Can Ah, but we are not computers. If we were, then the input "public concepts" would be processed by each in exactly the same way, and with the same results. Nor, contrary to Foucault, are we "ventriloquized by history" For if we were, then "history" would be only one thing, and the "hand ...
by odysseus
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: What is impression?
Replies: 6
Views: 525

Re: What is impression?

bahman Impression is an experience related to having a sense aligned with what we observe. For example we feel a sense of beauty when we look at a picture. The question is how the sense of beauty gets aligned with the experience of the picture. But what is an impression? It is momentary, and not de...
by odysseus
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Why do we compare ourselves to others?
Replies: 11
Views: 903

Re: Why do we compare ourselves to others?

It's not like one has a choice, Walker. The act of taking a stand of any kind implies comparison. Thinking at all is grounded in difference. When a person asks, why compare, comparison is implicit in the asking. But you mean explicit comparison, not how comparison is structured into all things, I am...
by odysseus
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Do you believe or do you epoché?
Replies: 112
Views: 4400

Re: Do you believe or do you epoché?

A_Seagull One of the biggest problems with philosophy is that it has no measure of success or even progress. In science there is clear evidence of both...more precise and concise predictions are made which are verified from observations, modern technology is also a clear indicator of its accuracy a...
by odysseus
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Do you believe or do you epoché?
Replies: 112
Views: 4400

Re: Do you believe or do you epoché?

A_Seagull
Well it might help if philosophers had some idea of what they are talking about... which they don't. They live in a fantasy world and pretend that it is reality while at the same time congratulating themselves about how clever they are.
Powerful words. Pray, continue.
by odysseus
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Do you believe or do you epoché?
Replies: 112
Views: 4400

Re: Do you believe or do you epoché?

Immanuel Can Quite so. The raw materials of the inspiration are the same in both cases. That is a point to examine, the raw materials that is. For there are those who do not believe such a thing makes sense at all. If by raw you mean what is there sitting and waiting for its nature to be discovered...
by odysseus
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Do you believe or do you epoché?
Replies: 112
Views: 4400

Re: Do you believe or do you epoché?

Immanuel Can I wonder if this is so extraordinary as we might at first be inclined to guess, or whether it is a rather ordinary phenomenon that usually simply goes unnoticed. Why I suggest that is not to diminish mystical experience or the encounter with objects-in-themselves as an idea, but rather...
by odysseus
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: How do we transfer idea through language?
Replies: 19
Views: 2233

Re: How do we transfer idea through language?

There are a great number of issues within this: a text? IS there one text, or does any given text yield to the reader in such a way that each interpretation constitutes an text unto itself, making one text actually as many as there are readers. Then what of that which binds a community of reader/int...