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by creativesoul
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 628
Views: 23243

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

If you do not know how to tell if any statement is true or not, then you do not know what they mean either... You're lying my friend... See? Timeseeker doesn't have a normally functioning neocortex. He can't grasp the concept of truth/falsehood, can't grasp the concept of objectivity, can't grasp t...
by creativesoul
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 628
Views: 23243

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

If you do not know how to tell if any statement is true or not, then you do not know what they mean either...

You're lying my friend...
by creativesoul
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 628
Views: 23243

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

You believe that everything you've written is true; is the case at hand; is an account of the way things are; corresponds to fact/reality... etc. Again...You need to describe "belief" with some other words. What happens when you "believe" is it a feeling? A decision? A recognition of an event takin...
by creativesoul
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 628
Views: 23243

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

That's actually what I call thinking about thought/belief. Yes. You have asked a hypothetical. I have put myself in that position and played out the scenario in my head. I have pointed out the key steps in the process which I recognise/would be aware of. I need you point out the part you recognise/...
by creativesoul
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 628
Views: 23243

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

Honestly. I do not know what you mean by that word... Bullshit. You either believe what you write or you don't. If you do, then you're an honest speaker. If you don't, then you're not. What I write is me picturing the exact scenario (you telling me there is a spider) in my mind and simulating how i...
by creativesoul
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 628
Views: 23243

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

Nah. Now you're into territory where the distinction between thought and belief is appropriate. At the rudimentary level, prior to becoming aware of one's own fallibility, there is no difference between the two... the only one is when one suspends judgment... when one is contemplating but uncertain...
by creativesoul
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 628
Views: 23243

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

Honestly. I do not know what you mean by that word... Bullshit. You either believe what you write or you don't. If you do, then you're an honest speaker. If you don't, then you're not. What I write is me picturing the exact scenario (you telling me there is a spider) in my mind and simulating how i...
by creativesoul
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 628
Views: 23243

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

TimeSeeker wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:35 pm
creativesoul wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:35 pm
Do you believe what you write?
Honestly. I do not know what you mean by that word...
Bullshit.

You either believe what you write or you don't. If you do, then you're an honest speaker. If you don't, then you're not.
by creativesoul
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 628
Views: 23243

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

Which one of those claims do you not believe to be true? What do you mean by "believe to be true"? You have informed me that there is a spider on my shoulder. This causes an image of a spider to appear in my mind. Since I would want to remove a spider from my shoulder gently/set it free I will prob...
by creativesoul
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Are philosophers psychopaths?
Replies: 36
Views: 4286

Re: Are philosophers psychopaths?

A psychopath doesn't care about others. That's what makes them what they are. Many philosophers care about others. Many philosophers are not psychopaths. I think psychopathy is more common among people than what we're told. This includes philosophers as well, there is no difference here. If I had t...
by creativesoul
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 628
Views: 23243

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

"Hey, there's a spider on your shoulder!" Everyone who knows what that means will also know whether or not it is true. If you want to say that this does not involve them having a conception of "truth", I wouldn't argue for truth is understood prior to conceptions of "truth". You have created an ima...
by creativesoul
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 628
Views: 23243

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

Yes. The reason that "There is water in the fridge" was said is not at issue. Everyone who knows what that means, also knows if it is true or not after looking. Does the word/phrase/notion of "truth" actually go through your head at the moment of realisation? As in consciously recognizing that "The...
by creativesoul
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 628
Views: 23243

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

"Hey, there's a spider on your shoulder!"

Everyone who knows what that means will also know whether or not it is true.

If you want to say that this does not involve them having a conception of "truth", I wouldn't argue for truth is understood prior to conceptions of "truth".
by creativesoul
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 628
Views: 23243

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

Yes. The reason that "There is water in the fridge" was said is not at issue. Everyone who knows what that means, also knows if it is true or not after looking.