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by Dimebag
Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Know Thyself — by Raam Gokhale
Replies: 18
Views: 7717

Re: Know Thyself — by Raam Gokhale

Without a concept of reality, we could not survive. If we see an animal running along, then it disappears behind a tree, our concept of reality tells us that the animal will be there. We model our environment in our mind and draw conclusions based on those models. Those models are not perceptions, t...
by Dimebag
Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Possibility, knowledge (information), and quantum mechanics
Replies: 36
Views: 10169

Possibility, knowledge (information), and quantum mechanics

Is there a relationship between knowledge and possibility? I.e. the more knowledge you have of a system the less probable certain possibilities become,and as you increase the amount of knowledge about a system you are narrowing down the likelihood of any possibilities other than a single one. If kno...
by Dimebag
Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Know Thyself — by Raam Gokhale
Replies: 18
Views: 7717

Re: Know Thyself — by Raam Gokhale

Surely if you allow that everything is true, but some of those true things are false, then this becomes paradoxical and can't be said to be axiomatic? Not necessarily. I thought I explained rather clearly how something can be both 'True' and 'false' at the same time. One needs rid oneself of 'condi...
by Dimebag
Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:55 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Know Thyself — by Raam Gokhale
Replies: 18
Views: 7717

Re: Know Thyself — by Raam Gokhale

I do but apparently you don't or unwilling to take on board the philosophical objections I've made to you. Ok, let me try again; Everything is True! That is axiomatic! It is only in certain 'contexts' where they can also be false at the same time. One such limited context is the context of philosop...
by Dimebag
Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:44 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: free will-how can it exist?
Replies: 76
Views: 17824

Re: free will-how can it exist?

Impossible and undesirable What matters is freedom and freedom can't be achieved by will. I would say freedom can't be achieved in matters of action production, which you may call will if you want. And if freedom through will is not possible, why does it matter? I would love to be able to fly like ...
by Dimebag
Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Question about philosophy, religion & science
Replies: 22
Views: 6956

Re: Question about philosophy, religion & science

The Earth is not the center of the universe? Maybe now religion agrees with this, but only after many hundreds of years of tomfoolery. Maybe in another few hundred years they will agree with evolution, the big bang theory and others. But that's only if their god whispers in the popes ear again, and...
by Dimebag
Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: knowing the knowledge
Replies: 31
Views: 8836

Re: knowing the knowledge

And if I delete them I will have repressed all of that latent anger, which is very unhealthy. :P I hope that you are feeling better now. Don't sweat it. There is food for thought in what i say for 'some' who read it. I'm not trying to convince anyone of anything! I offer food for thought and if it ...
by Dimebag
Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: free will-how can it exist?
Replies: 76
Views: 17824

Re: free will-how can it exist?

You first need to understand that the traditional view of free will, being an agent or being within us which is the beginning of the causal chain which produces action from nowhere is a troublesome and useless concept, and one which is nonsensical. The idea that somehow the mind can produce somethi...
by Dimebag
Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Ultimate Question
Replies: 16
Views: 4992

Re: The Ultimate Question

Or when we die, we will not know the answer to the question, because we will cease to be and will not be able to know anything.
by Dimebag
Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Question about philosophy, religion & science
Replies: 22
Views: 6956

Re: Question about philosophy, religion & science

The Earth is not the center of the universe? Maybe now religion agrees with this, but only after many hundreds of years of tomfoolery. Maybe in another few hundred years they will agree with evolution, the big bang theory and others. But that's only if their god whispers in the popes ear again, and...
by Dimebag
Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:57 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Ultimate Question
Replies: 16
Views: 4992

Re: The Ultimate Question

You ever thought of getting into hallmark cards Bill? :lol: BTW, which question are you referring to exactly?
by Dimebag
Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:38 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: knowing the knowledge
Replies: 31
Views: 8836

Re: knowing the knowledge

I am slightly hesitant to post the following, but it seems I have not much choice, other than to not comment at all or to change the subject. Forgive me for any snide comments I might have written, they are not supposed to be personal attacks but rather retorts against your opinion, which are frankl...
by Dimebag
Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:24 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What's stopping us from seeing the truth?
Replies: 2064
Views: 254195

Re: What's stopping us from seeing the truth?

It doesn't bother me if some people talk to god, as long as they acknowledge that they are doing so to make thoughts clearer, rather than because they actually can communicate with a god. I could talk to a person in my head called Marvin, who always helps me find the right choices, and it would be t...
by Dimebag
Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:20 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: knowing the knowledge
Replies: 31
Views: 8836

Re: knowing the knowledge

My experience with Dennett's thoughts leave me seriously questioning his biasses, agendas, and how they interfere with his philosophical practice. I'm uninpressed with his 'thoughts' to say the least. I'd be happy to take him on point by point, sometime well after I'm dead, I hope! How boring and r...
by Dimebag
Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: knowing the knowledge
Replies: 31
Views: 8836

Re: knowing the knowledge

Obviously the multiple drafts model means nothing to you. If there is something that you care to present in refutation of something I say, please, feel free. But this is unworthy. There are many 'models' that are crap! Much obsolete garbage all over the place. Any 'model' of which you care to get m...