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by uwot
Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Karl Marx (1818-1883)
Replies: 72
Views: 10271

Re: Karl Marx (1818-1883)

"Plane Economy" is totally backwards, You are making things up, Mr Hammer. What is "Plane Economy"? In "Class conflict" he advocate struggle between the classes of society, which is destructive and counter productive. Such thing is utter idiocy, when they should work together to form a strong natio...
by uwot
Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Karl Marx (1818-1883)
Replies: 72
Views: 10271

Re: Karl Marx (1818-1883)

spike wrote:Good point CL. Nevertheless, the movement he sparked became a rigid system.
Indeed, but powerful people tend towards conservatism, it is after all, their position they wish to conserve.
by uwot
Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Karl Marx (1818-1883)
Replies: 72
Views: 10271

Re: Karl Marx (1818-1883)

Anyone reasonbale intelligent, would know that Marx made nothing but naive fairytale statements, Then quoting such a statement should be a piece of cake, Mr Hammer. that can never exist well in real life. How can anyone be equal? Who in the right mind wold say that a retard should be equal to a gen...
by uwot
Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Karl Marx (1818-1883)
Replies: 72
Views: 10271

Re: Karl Marx (1818-1883)

HexHammer wrote:Sounds more like you did away with reality.
To be fair, Mr Hammer, Conde Lucanor has provided quotes that support the point he is making. What quotes from Marx can you cite that lead you to suppose the ones chosen by Conde Lucanor are unreal?
by uwot
Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:37 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Truth vs. Paradigm
Replies: 82
Views: 14397

Re: Truth vs. Paradigm

I have a theory that perception is based, going back to a brain's primeval origins, upon an algorithm of searching for patterns in sense data. Sounds plausible. I think our appreciation of mathematics, music and art would support that thesis. I think philosophy too, insofar as it is about recognisi...
by uwot
Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:00 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Truth vs. Paradigm
Replies: 82
Views: 14397

Re: Truth vs. Paradigm

Why does it matter whether Hume was affable? For the purposes of a logical argument, it doesn't. I suppose that people who have an ideology frown upon scepticism (as it would deny their ideology), but I do not see how this is an argument for scepticism. Maybe it's an ad hominem? I don't know. It's ...
by uwot
Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Truth vs. Paradigm
Replies: 82
Views: 14397

Re: Truth vs. Paradigm

- felasco has ideas about overcoming that 'humean scepticism' and although I don't have a solution, I do have the motivation to keep looking and have some ideas and intuitions on the subject. By all accounts, Hume was one of the most affable philosophers. Scepticism gets very negative press, genera...
by uwot
Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Truth vs. Paradigm
Replies: 82
Views: 14397

Re: Truth vs. Paradigm

... I would say that you can never be sure that your image of an external world, that has been created from sense data, corresponds to an actual real world. I would also say that while I am able to use my image of an external world to bring me pleasure, that it really doesn't matter whether there i...
by uwot
Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:15 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Truth vs. Paradigm
Replies: 82
Views: 14397

Re: Truth vs. Paradigm

"Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm dat is one good éclair!" Well, yes. The point I'm making is that your perceptions are 'true', in that, whatever you are perceiving at any given moment, you can be sure that you are having those perceptions. What you can never be sure about is that those perceptions correspond to you...
by uwot
Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: UFOs in an age of cellphones.
Replies: 73
Views: 11592

Re: UFOs in an age of cellphones.

I'm sure I've said this before, possibly even in this thread, that the best take on common sense is Descartes'. As he says at the beginning of the Discourse on Method: "Common sense is the most evenly shared thing in the world, for each of us thinks he is so well endowed with it that even those who ...
by uwot
Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Truth vs. Paradigm
Replies: 82
Views: 14397

Re: Truth vs. Paradigm

I don't like talk of sense data or qualia, in the sense that they are place holders for the speaker's entire theory of perception usually. They're less terms, than hyperlinks to entire philosophies. It said that in wikipedia? Not sense data then. How about retinal stimulation? The photons that ente...
by uwot
Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Truth vs. Paradigm
Replies: 82
Views: 14397

Re: Truth vs. Paradigm

I'll try again. Wyman wrote: Knowledge changes future perceptions. The actual perceptions? How would you verify that? (I'm not a logical positivist; honest guv.) The conceptual 'apparatus' I was speaking of contributes a great deal to perception and is mostly unconscious. You and I have different un...
by uwot
Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Truth vs. Paradigm
Replies: 82
Views: 14397

Re: Truth vs. Paradigm

The person who has the conceptual apparatus to recognize an eclair 'sees' something different than the newborn baby. I'm sure there are people who have lived their entire lives without ever encountering an eclair. Reverting back to the 'pre-knowledge' state (the newborn) in your argument is a sligh...
by uwot
Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:22 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Truth vs. Paradigm
Replies: 82
Views: 14397

Re: Truth vs. Paradigm

I think that talk of different ontological status (in the metaphysical sense you are speaking of) is meaningless. Just know what model you are speaking in terms of (what paradigm you are 'in') and don't go changing from 'moon' to 'higgs boson' without noting the different uses and contexts in which...
by uwot
Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Truth vs. Paradigm
Replies: 82
Views: 14397

Re: Truth vs. Paradigm

I see an eclair. What does someone who has never seen an eclair see? In other words, if you say that it's just patches of color 'unless we gain some ideas,' then what is it after we gain those ideas? Well an eclair is only a collection of atoms so arranged to stimulate a series of sensations that y...