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by henry quirk
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Let me convince you that none of you are Classical logicians!
Replies: 354
Views: 3295

the L of I sez: the thing is the thing, yeah?

ex.: Henry Quirk is Henry Quirk (accept no substitutes).

If so: why pages and pages of retread?
by henry quirk
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do you think you know that the Moon exists?
Replies: 290
Views: 2502

"OK, so how do you think you know that the Moon is real?"

explained that up-thread
by henry quirk
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Let me convince you that none of you are Classical logicians!
Replies: 354
Views: 3295

as I say up-thread...

Jane to the left of me has a face like a foot, and Jane to the right of me can melt your heart with a glance. The placeholders are off-kilter 'logically' (but just fine in the 'real world' cuz I can see clearly the two Janes ain't the same). So, mebbe Logik's point is 'pull your head from your keist...
by henry quirk
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Why humans can't get rid of their egos ?
Replies: 578
Views: 4015

When I think 'ego' I think 'myself' (the flesh and blood and bone and muscle and brain 'me'). With that as my definition: why the hell would I get rid of (or let go of) myself? I get that a whole whack of folks are dissatisfied with themselves and need to dull, blunt, or excise 'pain', but such folk...
by henry quirk
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do you think you know that the Moon exists?
Replies: 290
Views: 2502

"So, what's the point of talking of knowledge at all."

Good question. Me: I don't...usually...mostly... ;)

#

"Can't we just say that we believe stuff and leave it at that?"

Works for me.





but i still know the moon is real
by henry quirk
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Purpose of Philosophy is...
Replies: 6
Views: 111

"Not a very result-driven person, are you"

When it cones to killin' time: my standard for success is understandably low: time passes, I'm moderately amused with next to no self-expenditure, success!
by henry quirk
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: A LOGICAL ARGUMENT FOR THE CAUSE OF HUMANITY'S UNNATURAL BEHAVIOR.
Replies: 62
Views: 789

Some trails are happy ones, Others are blue. It's the way you ride the trail that counts, Here's a happy one for you. Happy trails to you, Until we meet again. Happy trails to you, Keep smiling until then. Who cares about the clouds when we're together? Just sing a song, and bring the sunny weather....
by henry quirk
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Purpose of Philosophy is...
Replies: 6
Views: 111

"Why do you outsource responsibility?"

For killin' time?

Cuz I can, I wanna, so I do.
by henry quirk
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Purpose of Philosophy is...
Replies: 6
Views: 111

The Purpose of Philosophy is...

...to kill time.
by henry quirk
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: A LOGICAL ARGUMENT FOR THE CAUSE OF HUMANITY'S UNNATURAL BEHAVIOR.
Replies: 62
Views: 789

Crom, save me from zealots!

"When I did that 20 years ago I came to the conclusion that I was fucking crazy. And I was right. And I engaged in a practice that helped pull me out of my delusion. The problem is that everyone is under the same delusion, which makes it very difficult to recognize." Translation: You're all crazy an...
by henry quirk
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: A LOGICAL ARGUMENT FOR THE CAUSE OF HUMANITY'S UNNATURAL BEHAVIOR.
Replies: 62
Views: 789

"I'm trying to get people to take an objective look at their own mind." No, you're not. If you wanted folks to take stock, you woulda said ' go into a dark quiet room away from all distractions, sit in a chair and just think'. Instead: you tell folks to stop thinking. You can't review the manifest w...
by henry quirk
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: A LOGICAL ARGUMENT FOR THE CAUSE OF HUMANITY'S UNNATURAL BEHAVIOR.
Replies: 62
Views: 789

"I personally never much enjoyed non-thinking." Non-thinking: I don't know what that means, and I don't wanna...I enjoy thinking...moreover, thinking is just plain useful...every problem I ever got into was because I didn't think it through, and every problem I (re)solved was because I did. Thinking...
by henry quirk
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: A LOGICAL ARGUMENT FOR THE CAUSE OF HUMANITY'S UNNATURAL BEHAVIOR.
Replies: 62
Views: 789

"All species are glorious, including us!"

Yep, but as a human: I'm (justifiably) biased.

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"So did you do it? Did you sit in a chair for an hour without thinking?"

So, can YOU do it? Can you sit in a chair for an hour without the distractions of tv, and other folks and just think?
by henry quirk
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: A LOGICAL ARGUMENT FOR THE CAUSE OF HUMANITY'S UNNATURAL BEHAVIOR.
Replies: 62
Views: 789

Mine is better.

Those who think the human species is exhibiting destructive, cancerous behavior won't agree with this. I'm not going to try to convince you how glorious the species really is, other than this: I propose everyone reading this simply sit still in a quiet room for one hour thinking without the distract...
by henry quirk
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: A LOGICAL ARGUMENT FOR THE CAUSE OF HUMANITY'S UNNATURAL BEHAVIOR.
Replies: 62
Views: 789

I like mine better.

1. Human action often results in radically altered environments. This is normal and natural for an intelligent, curious, aggressive, robustly reproducing, species. 2. Humans are an intelligent, curious, aggressive, robustly reproducing, species. 3. The most obvious difference between humans and most...