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by Skepdick
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Formalizing Natural Language Semantics
Replies: 79
Views: 2738

Re: Formalizing Natural Language Semantics

So if your boss agreed to pay you $12 per hour and you both agreed that your worked 40 hours your boss would be free to have the opinion that $12 * 40 = $10 for a gross pay of $10 Pete, you really don't get it, do you? The disagreement can be entirely about the value of the inputs, and not about th...
by Skepdick
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Formalizing Natural Language Semantics
Replies: 79
Views: 2738

Re: Formalizing Natural Language Semantics

Proposition: Here is a linguistic expression: I know that apples are delicious. Apples taste good. Propositional attitude: assert Skepdick.likes(Apples) Skepdic believes that apple taste good. Are you really going to make me construct the grammar for you? On a thumb-suck, it will probably leverage ...
by Skepdick
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Formalizing Natural Language Semantics
Replies: 79
Views: 2738

Re: Formalizing Natural Language Semantics

Therefore arithmetic is subjective and when your boss cheats you on your paycheck it is merely an unresolvable difference of opinion. Please help me understand how arithmetic can help you determine how much you are supposed to get paid? I would've thought that number is a matter of negotiation - co...
by Skepdick
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality subjective?
Replies: 135
Views: 4486

Re: What could make morality subjective?

Murder and genocide are objectively wrong, because they are universally agreed to be wrong, not because there is some foundational logic that proves they are wrong. You can't "prove" anything with logic alone! Proof requires axioms and inference rules. The foundational thing is not logic, it's the ...
by Skepdick
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality subjective?
Replies: 135
Views: 4486

Re: What could make morality subjective?

I don't think you have being paying much attention, so I am just going to copy pasta what I already explained. What I argue is that moral 'knowledge' is unattainable unless we accept that knowledge in this context is so very severely bounded by shared subjectivity that the word 'know' is being trea...
by Skepdick
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality subjective?
Replies: 135
Views: 4486

Re: What could make morality subjective?

Moral concepts are useful for us to have moral discourse, which in turn is useful for us to decide what to do and stuff like that. Is this somehow controversial? It's only as controversial in as much as you are suggesting that we ought to "decide what to do and stuff like that". Why do we have to h...
by Skepdick
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Formalizing Natural Language Semantics
Replies: 79
Views: 2738

Re: Formalizing Natural Language Semantics

I don't think you understood him yet and so cannot say that he is 'wrong' by your implicit insult. All you can say is that you do not follow. Scott, I don't need to understand ANYTHING Pete says. If Pete cannot provide the criteria for proving himself wrong, then that is all the evidence I need to ...
by Skepdick
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality subjective?
Replies: 135
Views: 4486

Re: What could make morality subjective?

It is flawed if it stops being useful for some reason. It is fixed if it becomes useful again under some modified paradigm. OK, so what is "objectivity" useful for? If that even means anything, it's not a useful objection. Moral philosophy is about looking at those rules of use that define the boun...
by Skepdick
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Formalizing Natural Language Semantics
Replies: 79
Views: 2738

Re: Formalizing Natural Language Semantics

READ and interpret the rest in context. You only save grace of it NOT being an insult if you mean that "YOU do not understand what he is saying." I understand perfectly well what he is saying. "I am not wrong" "All the counter-evidence you are providing is not proving me wrong" The term, "not smart...
by Skepdick
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Formalizing Natural Language Semantics
Replies: 79
Views: 2738

Re: Formalizing Natural Language Semantics

Within the context of your expression: "know" means subjective assessment. Yes Pete. All knowledge is subjective because all assertions are subjective. If we use the most literal meaning You lack a formal definition of "literal meaning" - that's the very thing you are claiming to be formalizing her...
by Skepdick
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Formalizing Natural Language Semantics
Replies: 79
Views: 2738

Re: Formalizing Natural Language Semantics

I think you're kinda being a "skep- dick " here by calling him 'dumb'. It's an assertion. A statement of fact. Not an insult. The decision-procedure I used to assert his "dumbness" was explicitly stated. Leave your feelings at the door. But to insult his point as 'dumb' Pay attention..... IT IS NOT...
by Skepdick
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why Christianity May Be the Most Logical Religion.
Replies: 239
Views: 8593

Re: Why Christianity May Be the Most Logical Religion.

Well you can call the distinction between ontology and epistemology that I perceive bias, if you wish. That's not what I am calling a "bias". The philosophical tendency for disagreement is the bias. The distinction between ontology and epistemology is what I am calling "distinction without a differ...
by Skepdick
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Formalizing Natural Language Semantics
Replies: 79
Views: 2738

Re: Formalizing Natural Language Semantics

Scott Mayers wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:33 pm
I think you're kinda being a "skep-dick" here by calling him 'dumb'.
It's an assertion. A statement of fact. Not an insult.

The decision-procedure I used to assert his "dumbness" was explicitly stated.

Leave your feelings at the door.
by Skepdick
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Formalizing Natural Language Semantics
Replies: 79
Views: 2738

Re: Formalizing Natural Language Semantics

I know that I know that I know that I am correct. No one has been able to even begin to form any counter-example showing that I am not correct. It's not our job to give you a counter-example, Pete. That's your job. If you can't prove yourself wrong then your idea is not even wrong . If you don't ta...
by Skepdick
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality subjective?
Replies: 135
Views: 4486

Re: What could make morality subjective?

Scientific method is used because it is useful, should it prove to have some currently unforseeable flaw, then it will change. It has exactly the same "flaw" as every axiomatic system. The findings of science depend on you accepting its axioms/units of measurement. The SI units. But... observe that...