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by Impenitent
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Solipsism cannot be true
Replies: 153
Views: 1591

Re: Solipsism cannot be true

no, they are proof you have an active imagination... you create the language you use; the meaning behind it is yours as you perceive it... -Imp Well I don't know about you but I was taught the language that I use. Still, ignoring that I'm not arguing that Chomsky was wrong and there is not a univer...
by Impenitent
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Solipsism cannot be true
Replies: 153
Views: 1591

Re: Solipsism cannot be true

it was created in your mind by you... By who? As where would the 'you', 'your', come from? the "outside world" apparently (in your mind) responds to certain utterances by you... different utterances apparently (in your mind) "cause" different responses in the "outside world" apparently (in your min...
by Impenitent
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Solipsism cannot be true
Replies: 153
Views: 1591

Re: Solipsism cannot be true

:) I'd still like to hear a good argument about how this language that we/I do use could be created by a single 'mind'? it was created in your mind by you... the "outside world" apparently (in your mind) responds to certain utterances by you... different utterances apparently (in your mind) "cause"...
by Impenitent
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Solipsism cannot be true
Replies: 153
Views: 1591

Re: Solipsism cannot be true

Solipsism, in the sense of other things outside of oneself and minds other than oneself existing, is falsified by considering the language one is speaking or thinking with or in, as it is not possible for a single 'mind' to have created such a language as what use for it? I think this is where Desc...
by Impenitent
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: How could we move free in a deterministic world?
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Re: How could we move free in a deterministic world?

a high fiber diet helps

-Imp
by Impenitent
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: why is murder wrong?
Replies: 107
Views: 1200

Re: one repetition serves another

henry quirk wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:19 am
...Still, murder it may be: 'some folks just plainly need to be dead'.
alas, the infamous baker who used strychnine in his dough kneaded to be dead...

-Imp
by Impenitent
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Excluded Middle, Inherent Middle, Identity as Synthetic
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Re: Excluded Middle, Inherent Middle, Identity as Synthetic

excluded middle - donut

inherent middle - jelly filled

dunking identity...

-Imp
by Impenitent
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Robots
Replies: 99
Views: 1370

Re: Robots

a robot that transcends its program to utilize free will is no longer a robot...

-Imp
by Impenitent
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 348
Views: 3069

Re: Einstein on the train

why were the locomotive passengers thirsty?

-Imp
by Impenitent
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Ronald Beiner and his book "Dangerous Minds"
Replies: 249
Views: 2673

Re: Ronald Beiner and his book "Dangerous Minds"

Nietzsche had as much respect for socialists (national or otherwise) as he did for christians...

his sister on the other hand...

-Imp
by Impenitent
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is proper spelling important?
Replies: 30
Views: 508

Re: Is proper spelling important?

the majority of language users on the planet use language other than English...

speeling isn't as important as the transfer (sharing) of meaning ...

then again, it depends on the audience

-Imp
by Impenitent
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Where does a priori knowledge come from?
Replies: 11
Views: 208

Re: Where does a priori knowledge come from?

a priori (literally before experience) "knowledge" is derived from the empirical experience of the square root of negative one...

-Imp
by Impenitent
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: The Problem of Being Strong and Philosophy
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: The Problem of Being Strong and Philosophy

without the strength or ability to act, the moral question is moot

-Imp