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by Skepdick
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Form is Binding Space
Replies: 49
Views: 2914

Re: Form is Binding Space

It's not clear. But, we do know that a man without an arm is still recognizably a man. Why is it not clear? If you can perform a thought-experiment where you amputated a man's arm, surely you can perform an thought experiment of eidetic reduction ? Eidetic reduction is a form of imaginative variati...
by Skepdick
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Nihilism is self evident.
Replies: 32
Views: 725

Re: Nihilism is self evident.

TheVisionofEr wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:24 pm
It's communicated very plainly.
If plain communication is ineffective - try something else.
by Skepdick
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Form is Binding Space
Replies: 49
Views: 2914

Re: Form is Binding Space

A man can have his arm cut off and still be a man. The form remains even with the change of shape. So we shall bend your manly arm until you recognise the limits of platonic forms and the necessity for telos and essence. Which parts of a man do you need to cut off for the man to stop being a man? W...
by Skepdick
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Nihilism is self evident.
Replies: 32
Views: 725

Re: Nihilism is self evident.

You have your own way of using the word nihilism. It causes you not to see what the post is about. That is a plausible hypothesis. Another plausible hypothesis is that you are unable to effectively communicate what the post it about. Unless you state otherwise, I am assuming that you are using the ...
by Skepdick
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 539
Views: 20874

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

False. Shown false. And worse than that, boring. Well, you know - if this was just about amusement, fine. But in your very own words.... For it is equally clear that other people "use" their "minds" to come to very bad or foolish beliefs. Your mind is a paragon for a mind that has come to very bad ...
by Skepdick
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why Christianity May Be the Most Logical Religion.
Replies: 239
Views: 9200

Re: Why Christianity May Be the Most Logical Religion.

Right, and if you'd read the link I gave you, you would understand that is what philosophers mean by obtain. I read it. And a couple others that I dug up on my own. I don't understand what it means. Probably because I have no idea how to satisfy the yes/no question "Does X obtain?" Yup to his epist...
by Skepdick
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 539
Views: 20874

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

Much like your evidence falls short, so did your "demonstration". You may say so...I expected you would. And, as fascinating, intellectually stimulating and productive as the present conversation is, I'm happy to forgo the pleasure with you on this particular occasion. Sure, but I was never looking...
by Skepdick
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 539
Views: 20874

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

...you can't produce enough evidence... Exactly what I said. That is not at all what you said. What you said was "What such discussions have shown, though is that no matter how good the evidence is that one produces, an obdurate Atheist is always capable of finding an excuse not to consider it." I ...
by Skepdick
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 539
Views: 20874

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

For all your philosophical posturing, lip service and burdening of others with "defending their claims" you never seem to abandon your God-claim. Even though you can't defend it. Actually, I can and have, in many places throughout this forum. But you're a comparatively recent arrival here, so it's ...
by Skepdick
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 539
Views: 20874

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

So I'm content if you now wish to abandon the claim. Surely such matters are always about negotiations and never about the claims themselves? For all your philosophical posturing, lip service and burdening of others with "defending their claims" you never seem to abandon your God-claim. Even though...
by Skepdick
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 4020
Views: 158299

Re: What could make morality objective?

For practical purposes the modern, not the post modern, attitude towards scientific facts is best. However we are not doing science here, but philosophy and particularly philosophy of science. Therein lies the paradox. For any and all practical purposes the philosophy of science is as useful to sci...
by Skepdick
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Nihilism is self evident.
Replies: 32
Views: 725

Re: Nihilism is self evident.

You’re not reading carefully, but reacting without thinking. It’s useless to answer people who don’t attempt to understand. I subscribe to the principle of charity and axiom of unrestricted comprehension. It's not only that I am attempting to understand you, but I am also telling you why I am faili...
by Skepdick
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 4020
Views: 158299

Re: What could make morality objective?

Show me evidences, That "the Earth orbit the Sun" is not a scientific truth and fact derived from the heliocentric model. "All planets orbit the sun" is not "derived from" the heliocentric model. It's the axiom of the heliocentric model. The premise. It's true because it's defined to be true. The S...
by Skepdick
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Nihilism is self evident.
Replies: 32
Views: 725

Re: Nihilism is self evident.

Well, not exactly. Poor reasoning may be no closer to reality or the Good than is superior reasoning. Again. Why does that matter to a nihilist? Being "closer to reality" or "pursuing the Good" are worthless endeavours. But, that does not mean that one can not prefer one interpretation or one style...
by Skepdick
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The highest dialogical struggle.
Replies: 102
Views: 2746

Re: The highest dialogical struggle.

I have spent a lifetime studying the New Realism that came out of Cambridge a little over a hundred years ago. I do analytic philosophy. It's funny that you tell me to avoid truth-seeking - so snarky. Have you considered Quine's perspective? If he is correct, then the entire notion of analyticity i...