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by uwot
Mon May 04, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Did we notice Luxin's absence?
Replies: 40
Views: 573

Re: Did we notice Luxin's absence?

attofishpi wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 2:31 am
uwot wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 12:53 pm
Tcha! What's one more or less nutjob on this forum?
Oi!
Wotcha Atto, hope all is good down under. Take yer point, we're all a bit bonkers, but there are some people who are bona fide nutjobs. Luxin is one of those. Sad but true.
by uwot
Mon May 04, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: should philosophy even exist?
Replies: 33
Views: 507

Re: should philosophy even exist?

Dontaskme wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 2:44 pm
Idiots are part of the story...stories are Borg ideas that only reflect physicality which is not actually real, nor is it here nor there.
There are lots of stories. Some are about physicality being real, some are not. What makes you so sure about your story?
by uwot
Sun May 03, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: should philosophy even exist?
Replies: 33
Views: 507

Re: should philosophy even exist?

In essence philosophy is two things: 1. Story telling. There is a bunch of shit going on that it would be cool to explain. 2. Challenging stories. Any idiot who thinks their story is the only one can explain all the stuff that's happening deserves ridicule. It is because of 2 that idiots whinge abou...
by uwot
Sat May 02, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Did we notice Luxin's absence?
Replies: 40
Views: 573

Re: Did we notice Luxin's absence?

Tcha! What's one more or less nutjob on this forum?
by uwot
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: any artists here that turned into philosophers (or the other way around)?
Replies: 59
Views: 895

Re: any artists here that turned into philosophers (or the other way around)?

(Heck, we all have our lives and "equations" to make haven't we?) Absolutely. A very interesting insight. Many thanks! You're welcome. If you're interested in how art, maths, philosophy and science are all inter-connected there is a fabulous book called Objectivity by Lorraine Daston and Peter Gali...
by uwot
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: any artists here that turned into philosophers (or the other way around)?
Replies: 59
Views: 895

Re: any artists here that turned into philosophers (or the other way around)?

Philosophy has always been more a matter of interpretation than discovery. Also the old precincts of Natural Philosophy have yielded to science as now established in spite of the semi-scholastic arguments between scientists pondering their theories as happened in all ages. ...or maybe I misundersto...
by uwot
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: any artists here that turned into philosophers (or the other way around)?
Replies: 59
Views: 895

Re: any artists here that turned into philosophers (or the other way around)?

Dunno if I qualify as an artist, but I went to art school. The thing with really learning to draw is that you have to learn to see what is actually there, rather than what you imagine; so no outlines for instance. And to understand movement and proportion, it helps to know a thing or two about anato...
by uwot
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Logic is Grounded in Self Referential Tautologies
Replies: 32
Views: 4622

Re: Yawn.

Well Skepdick, as per the other thread, intelligence is one of those phenomena that has a name, but isn't entirely understood. To claim that it's a phenomenon is to imply that you, as a phenomenologist, have experienced/observed it. You said it yourself Mr Skepdick: Everything is contextual. What d...
by uwot
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Logic is Grounded in Self Referential Tautologies
Replies: 32
Views: 4622

Re: Yawn.

You'd have to ask someone who believes in god. Not at all. I simply have to ask somebody who believes humans have intelligence. That's you then. Well Skepdick, as per the other thread, intelligence is one of those phenomena that has a name, but isn't entirely understood. People who believe in god t...
by uwot
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 3564
Views: 123546

Re: FuQuine.

Or as frequently happens, you observe a phenomenon and attach a name to it. "Frequently" my ass. Slow down. You are in such a hurry to prove how smart you are, you make a fool of yourself. Why do you limit 'phenomenon' to the motion of the Earth and the Sun? It happens a lot in science that some ph...
by uwot
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Logic is Grounded in Self Referential Tautologies
Replies: 32
Views: 4622

Re: Yawn.

No they're not. 'Existence' and 'Reality' imply nothing; it's Parmenides 2500 year old observation that there isn't nothing - some shit exists. 'God' implies non human intelligence Ooooh! And what does "intelligence" imply? You'd have to ask someone who believes in god. So, are the semantics of "be...
by uwot
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 3564
Views: 123546

Re: FuQuine.

But you do not discover whether the Earth orbits the Sun by interpreting the words. Of course you do. Before you can determine whether X orbits Y, you kinda have to determine what it means for one thing to orbit another. Or as frequently happens, you observe a phenomenon and attach a name to it. Yo...
by uwot
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 3564
Views: 123546

Re: FuQuine.

It's bleedin' obvious. The way you find out whether the Earth goes round the Sun is by looking at the evidence. No, you don't. You do it by interpreting the evidence against the axioms of your reference frame with respect to the meaning of the terms "orbit" and "around". But you do not discover whe...
by uwot
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Logic is Grounded in Self Referential Tautologies
Replies: 32
Views: 4622

Yawn.

God. Existence. Reality. The Universe. They are all the synonymous, mystical words. No they're not. 'Existence' and 'Reality' imply nothing; it's Parmenides 2500 year old observation that there isn't nothing - some shit exists. 'God' implies non human intelligence, and 'The Universe' suggests mater...
by uwot
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 3564
Views: 123546

FuQuine.

According to Peter "Why is murder morally wrong?" is not a factual question. It isn't. Murder being wrongful killing, it's analytic. According to Peter "Why does Earth orbit the Sun?" is a factual question. Well, yeah, because there is some reason why the Earth orbits the Sun. If you are going to i...