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by odysseus
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:38 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?

Gary: When it comes to things that seem to be beyond all reasonable ability to know or verify--for example such as whether or not there is a God or whether or not there are "dimensions" to the world and our existences which transcend our average, every day experiences--do you have a belief one way ...
by odysseus
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Impossibility of Infinite Time
Replies: 85
Views: 3345

Re: The Impossibility of Infinite Time

Sorry about that Speakpigeon. I assumed too much.
by odysseus
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Impossibility of Infinite Time
Replies: 85
Views: 3345

Re: The Impossibility of Infinite Time

Speakpigeon Rather than claim vacuously that Kant was a great philosopher, you would need to demonstrate whatever you've learnt from reading him. For example by articulating something like a cogent argument. For now, your score is zero on this front. Try again? Easy, here: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=2640...
by odysseus
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Impossibility of Infinite Time
Replies: 85
Views: 3345

Re: The Impossibility of Infinite Time

Speakpigeon orry if I offended you, but what I really meant was that what you say is tosh. I really have nothing against you and I'm sure you're a nice bloke. So, please keep in mind that when I say that what you say is tosh, I really mean that and not something else. So, no good reason to feel off...
by odysseus
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Impossibility of Infinite Time
Replies: 85
Views: 3345

Re: The Impossibility of Infinite Time

Well EB, it will be a week and a half or so that I am back at my desk. Then I can respond properly. Not at all offended.
by odysseus
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Impossibility of Infinite Time
Replies: 85
Views: 3345

Re: The Impossibility of Infinite Time

Well EB, let’s look at your thoughts. What you call a soup of nonsense is called serious philosophy. This is what happens when you go to a philosophy club having read so little philosophy. What IS a moment in time if not the witnesed events therein? What is time as a concept if not these events in d...
by odysseus
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Impossibility of Infinite Time
Replies: 85
Views: 3345

Re: The Impossibility of Infinite Time

EB
I make clear that I am at my cell phone to explain why I am not selecting parts of the text and discussing them individually. Instead u will notice I speak in big block paragraphs. Awkward. Can’t tespond to your thoughts now because I am busy. And I am on my phone.
by odysseus
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Impossibility of Infinite Time
Replies: 85
Views: 3345

Re: The Impossibility of Infinite Time

Well logic, I can absolutely guarantee that we’re you to read Heidegger’s Being and Time, you would not think it poetry. The trouble with science in philosophy is that does not realize that the nature of what it does is derivitive. It merely assumes and thereby begs questions it cannot bear to behol...
by odysseus
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Impossibility of Infinite Time
Replies: 85
Views: 3345

Re: The Impossibility of Infinite Time

Hello EB. At my phone and can’t do this properly. As to the circularity, in the utterance, the terms may bear this out. But the charge is inevitable and I yield to Wittgesteins Tractatus in which he say outright that he has had to speak nonsense I order to make his point. The term eternal present I ...
by odysseus
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Impossibility of Infinite Time
Replies: 85
Views: 3345

Re: The Impossibility of Infinite Time

Hello logic, I’m writing from my phone and can’t do this properly. Oh well. 1. Conceptually infinitity and finitude are indeed opposites and contradictory. But this is true only in the conception. Up may be the opposite of down yet this does prevent the these terms from loosing their descriptive gri...
by odysseus
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Impossibility of Infinite Time
Replies: 85
Views: 3345

Re: The Impossibility of Infinite Time

Greetings Logic, You presuppose that time has an inside and outside that are mutually exclusive. One has to ask about the very nature of time to make sense of this. I’m not going to drop names acthis is off putting but we are what we read and what I have read constitute my thoughts. Time is no more ...
by odysseus
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Kripke's Naming and Necessity
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: Kripke's Naming and Necessity

A little short on Kripke here. Anyway, if I remember how this goes, the problem lies with what is meant by "equals". If one term can serve as an unqualified substitute in all conceivable cases for another, then logical identity is established. But in the world differences extend beyond mere referenc...
by odysseus
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Impossibility of Infinite Time
Replies: 85
Views: 3345

Re: The Impossibility of Infinite Time

You have to think of eternity/infinity to be outside time altogether. Infinity is not time forever, it is atemporal. It is the eternal now.
by odysseus
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Immanuel Kant - A Philosophy Now Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 523

Re: Immanuel Kant - A Philosophy Now Discussion

The trouble with Kant's noumena is that he is stuck with some "representation" (pr presentation) that he wants, on the one hand, to acknowledge as vacuous (after all, concepts without intuitions are empty), but on the other, has to admit that there must be a basis for bringing it up at all. This is ...
by odysseus
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Piety?
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: Piety?

fooloso4 Questioning is a way of thinking, apparently, there are others. But it is a way that opens rather than closes. Statements are closed, fixed. Questioning undoes this and expands truth so more is revealed or"unconcealed". This opening is an extraordinary event and I think it is why Heidegger...