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by Gee
Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:15 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: YOU Have No Value As a Human Being
Replies: 26
Views: 3832

Re: YOU Have No Value As a Human Being

Probably true that I have little or no value, but there are others:

Some create art

Some create music

Many create beauty

They have value

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by Gee
Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Origin of Philosophy
Replies: 48
Views: 7708

Re: Origin of Philosophy

Clinias; Please consider my following thoughts and respond when you may. I liked your post Gee. Well, let's see what you think of this one. Since you are fairly new here, someone should warn you that moderators in this forum have a dim view of racial slurs. So if AMod, the Great God of To Be Or Not ...
by Gee
Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:48 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: A Measure of Truth
Replies: 64
Views: 17517

Re: A Measure of Truth

The Voice of Time wrote:"Historically, culturally, technically and paradigmatically defined specifications of knowing."
So knowledge is a true reflection of historic, cultural, technical, and paradigmatic specifications? I can work with that. (chuckle chuckle)

I think you like to argue with me.

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by Gee
Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:23 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Origin of Philosophy
Replies: 48
Views: 7708

Re: Origin of Philosophy

Clinias; Thank you. Your post was very informative. i always expected that I would retire and spend 20 years or so studying "The Greats", but things don't always work out the way we plan, so I settle for bits and pieces that I can pick up on-line. I envy you your knowledge and understanding of these...
by Gee
Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: is it dual nature of the observer that collapes the wave
Replies: 9
Views: 2301

Re: is it dual nature of the observer that collapes the wave

yeah could it be the mind /consciousness duality of the observer that collapses the wave function.as in consciousness presents the event and does not investigate its self or its presented event.the mind then seperate from the pure consciousness investigates its creators creation causing the collaps...
by Gee
Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: A Measure of Truth
Replies: 64
Views: 17517

Re: A Measure of Truth

Knowledge certainly has something to do with truth. Never heard of false knowledge? I think the words "false knowledge" are a misnomer at best and probably an oxymoron in fact. Your idea of "true reflection of something that is real" is also pure imagination, there is no such thing as a "reflection...
by Gee
Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:23 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: A Measure of Truth
Replies: 64
Views: 17517

Re: A Measure of Truth

Mark Question; Please consider the following: rationalization,critical thinking,and more methodologies are all part of Logical thinking. If you go to Wiki and type in "Logical thinking", you will be referred to "Critical thinking", so maybe we are talking about the same thing -- just using different...
by Gee
Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Origin of Philosophy
Replies: 48
Views: 7708

Re: Origin of Philosophy

Philosophy is derived from the nature of the cosmos. It is using the Natural Law in human thought. That is how Socrates in Plato's Republic understand that the Soul is partitioned in Three parts. And how Reason must rule over the appetites. Clinias; I may not have been able to absorb and read your ...
by Gee
Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:39 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: A Measure of Truth
Replies: 64
Views: 17517

Re: A Measure of Truth

Gee stated: "Logical truths are only of value under some very specific circumstances.They lead to misinformation and lies under other circumstances." Analytic thinking like philosophy is only of value under some very specific circumstances? It leads to misinformation and lies under other circumstan...
by Gee
Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: epiphenomenalism and dual aspect theory
Replies: 157
Views: 20912

Re: epiphenomenalism and dual aspect theory

it merely demonstrates your anthropomorphic reasoning... giving human qualities to non human entities (mechanical or organic)... sentience and consciousness... -Imp This is nonsense. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is well respected and peer reviewed. It is accepted as a reference in all fo...
by Gee
Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: epiphenomenalism and dual aspect theory
Replies: 157
Views: 20912

Re: epiphenomenalism and dual aspect theory

So most of these theories are just a game of trying to prove "Who's the Boss?" between science and religion. The motivations behind these theories make me distrust them, and beside that, religion is talking about "God", science is talking about the brain, and no one is discussing consciousness. I a...
by Gee
Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:38 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: epiphenomenalism and dual aspect theory
Replies: 157
Views: 20912

Re: epiphenomenalism and dual aspect theory

But Imp is wrong for the following reason: All life is sentient. This is not disputed by science or philosophy. Sentient means that life can sense it's surroundings, so it is aware of it's environment. Being aware of it's environment means that it is conscious of it's environment. All life possesse...
by Gee
Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: A Measure of Truth
Replies: 64
Views: 17517

Re: A Measure of Truth

Hi guys; It has been so long, that I forgot that I had this thread. I would like to thank everyone for responding, and although it is a little late to address the issues, below are my thoughts on your responses. Bill; I enjoy viewing a lot of your posts, but some are too far out for me. I live in So...
by Gee
Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:09 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: epiphenomenalism and dual aspect theory
Replies: 157
Views: 20912

Re: epiphenomenalism and dual aspect theory

Wyman; You ask interesting questions. I will admit that I know nothing about epiphenomenalism or dual aspect theory, so I waited for others to respond in order to figure out what was being discussed. But I do know a little about consciousness. Please consider my following thoughts: As for Epiphenome...
by Gee
Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:25 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Origin of Philosophy
Replies: 48
Views: 7708

Re: Origin of Philosophy

established and recognized through the methodology of inductive reasoning? Are you making stuff up just to argue? No one said anything about "inductive reasoning". You are not making any sense. there is no necessary connection ... claiming the future event will occur because the past event occurred...