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by Wyman
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: The Liar's paradox
Replies: 83
Views: 4356

Re: The Liar's paradox

The sentence is a truth claim: This sentence is false . What the fuck is a truth-claim? e.g which theory of truth are you are appealing to? There are at least 20 of them... We all understand what it means. No vagueness at all . Who is "we"? I don't understand what it means. The sentence contains ze...
by Wyman
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Perception and Consciousness
Replies: 143
Views: 6535

Perception and Consciousness

Would anyone like to have a discussion about that part of consciousness we call 'perception'? I believe that perception is an activity and that we are much more like an artist creating our conscious experience than we are mere receivers of our conscious experience. This is contrary to, among others,...
by Wyman
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Kripke's Naming and Necessity
Replies: 5
Views: 671

Kripke's Naming and Necessity

I will break Kripke's main ideas down one at a time and see if anyone is interested in discussing them. First, the modal problem. Most philosophers would agree that x=x is a necessary truth. The question is, given that y=x, does it follow that y necessarily equals x? It does seem to follow directly ...
by Wyman
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Free Will Pill
Replies: 19
Views: 1694

Re: The Free Will Pill

Isn't forcing free will an oxymoron? But I think that most people like to be told how to act - they believe in moral maxims that are handed to them by religion or society or parents and then rather thoughtlessly follow them. It is too much pressure to act freely. Ever taken an IQ test? What you say...
by Wyman
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Wrong God
Replies: 309
Views: 14783

Re: The Wrong God

So is your Aeon space (or its force) linked to consciousness in your theory?
by Wyman
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Free Will Pill
Replies: 19
Views: 1694

Re: The Free Will Pill

People wouldn't want free will even if it could be offered. How do you know? What if it was forced? Isn't forcing free will an oxymoron? But I think that most people like to be told how to act - they believe in moral maxims that are handed to them by religion or society or parents and then rather t...
by Wyman
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH
Replies: 290
Views: 18803

Re: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH

ROFLMAO. I love it when males talk about 'real men' as if 'man' is a synonym for 'noble, god-like person with a penis'. FFS. You conceited little wanker. (Ohh, I insulted the Nazi vermin. I will probably get banned now.) (1) I don't know what the acronym "ROFLMAO" means. Do tell. (2) No, I didn't s...
by Wyman
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH
Replies: 290
Views: 18803

Re: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH

Black people created jazz, one of the great cultural achievements of the 20th century, bringing joy to billions of all colours over the years. This appears to be a vastly better better legacy than that of white supremacists. [Large font to cut through D'hund's torrent of National Front propaganda)]...
by Wyman
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Free Will Pill
Replies: 19
Views: 1694

Re: The Free Will Pill

No, that leads to mass murder, vile and psychotic behaviour! Huh? If people truly had free will society would descend into anarchy! You sound like the Grand Inquisitor, people need to be led by their noses whether by religion or other means. People wouldn't want free will even if it could be offered.
by Wyman
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Free Will Pill
Replies: 19
Views: 1694

Re: The Free Will Pill

HexHammer wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:10 am
Philosophy Now wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:53 pm
Taylor A. Dunn asks, if free will were a drug, should you take it?
No, that leads to mass murder, vile and psychotic behaviour!
Huh?
by Wyman
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Solution to the Parallel Postulate as the Foundation for Isomorphism
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: Solution to the Parallel Postulate as the Foundation for Isomorphism

"The independence of the parallel postulate from Euclid's other axioms was finally demonstrated by Eugenio Beltrami in 1868." - Wikipedia under "Parallel Postulate"
by Wyman
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Does the Human Brain Create or Receive Consciousness?
Replies: 50
Views: 4076

Re: Does the Human Brain Create or Receive Consciousness?

"And so the raw data sent to the brain are like a badly pixilated picture with a hole in it. Fortunately, the human brain processes that data, combining the input from both eyes, filling in gaps on the assumption that the visual properties of neighboring locations are similar and interpolating. More...
by Wyman
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Solution to the Parallel Postulate as the Foundation for Isomorphism
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: Solution to the Parallel Postulate as the Foundation for Isomorphism

The parallel postulate is not a problem that needs a 'solution.' "For two thousand years, many attempts were made to prove the parallel postulate using Euclid's first four postulates. The main reason that such a proof was so highly sought after was that, unlike the first four postulates, the parall...
by Wyman
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Does the Human Brain Create or Receive Consciousness?
Replies: 50
Views: 4076

Re: Does the Human Brain Create or Receive Consciousness?

Does the human brain create consciousness or is it actually a receiver and interpreter of conscious influences? "My brain is only a receiver, in the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength and inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know tha...
by Wyman
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Solution to the Parallel Postulate as the Foundation for Isomorphism
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: Solution to the Parallel Postulate as the Foundation for Isomorphism

The parallel postulate is not a problem that needs a 'solution.'