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by PeteJ
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: philosophical bedrock
Replies: 32
Views: 1375

Re: philosophical bedrock

What is the most important question in philosophy? What question or problem is a prerequisite for solving all others? Great question!!! Metaphysical questions are so closely entangled that any one will do. But some questions are more immediately useful than others. I have almost no doubt that the b...
by PeteJ
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: TOO MANY COOL ESKIMOS ARE RUINING THE FORUM
Replies: 53
Views: 3604

Re: TOO MANY DUMB AMERICANS ARE RUINING THE FORUM

On a philosophy forum some evidence would be appropriate. There are certainly some posters who lower the tone here, and I would suggest the OP has successfully done so. This sort of insulting approach has no place in polite company. But it would be fair if some evidence was provided. You'd have to s...
by PeteJ
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The West Coast Fires and Their Cause
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Re: The West Coast Fires and Their Cause

Impenitent wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:39 pm clearcutting fire lanes would have saved millions of acres

environmentalist democrats wouldn't allow it

they will become the next fire wall

utopia

-Imp
Maybe. But I suspect it wouldn't have made a great difference given the fierceness of the fires. This is not a normal situation.
by PeteJ
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: if there's anything that all philosopers can agree on
Replies: 78
Views: 2784

Re: if there's anything that all philosopers can agree on

Skepdick wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:21 pm Implicit Question: Is metaphysics undecidable?
I have no idea what the question even means. Don't worry, we're on different planets. It happens sometimes.
by PeteJ
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am who I am
Replies: 68
Views: 2655

Re: I am who I am

What is inside your head is a model of the world (representational consciousness), while also being one and the same with the world (the Absolute). Nondualism is correct, you just seem to be stuck in a popular but wrong version of it, which was and is promoted by psychologically weak, escapist narc...
by PeteJ
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: if there's anything that all philosopers can agree on
Replies: 78
Views: 2784

Re: if there's anything that all philosopers can agree on

I don't understand why you cannot find an argument but just shout at me. Why not quote a philosopher who agrees with you. or give me an example of a decidable metaphysical question? Have you even thought about what I'm saying? It's not even slightly contentious. I did ALL of the above things! 1. I ...
by PeteJ
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am who I am
Replies: 68
Views: 2655

Re: I am who I am

It's pretty basic stuff that the collapse of the knower-known distinction has nothing to do with certain knowledge. There is no longer the 'you' / the 'subject', that knows 'things', 'objects'. This dualistic illusion is transcended, and it is realized that it's all one and the same process really,...
by PeteJ
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Which other field produces the best philosophers?
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: Which other field produces the best philosophers?

Other than what? I find physicists are often braver and better thinkers than university philosophers. Schrodinger and Paul Davies are among my favourites. The standard in physics has dropped with the passing of the quantum pioneers but the education system is much narrower these days. Historians ten...
by PeteJ
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: A Most Important Request To Die And Come Back If You Can [Please Read - Very Important]
Replies: 7
Views: 865

Re: A Most Important Request To Die And Come Back If You Can [Please Read - Very Important]

*What I talk about in this text may be one of the most important pieces of information and one of the most important requests one could ever read.* Everyone who reads this and chooses not to do the request should explain why they won't do the request so that, if possible, I will be able to address ...
by PeteJ
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: if there's anything that all philosopers can agree on
Replies: 78
Views: 2784

Re: if there's anything that all philosopers can agree on

YOU! YOU are arguing against it and you can't even see it!!! Some metaphysical phenomena are decidable. Some metaphysical problems are undecidable. The discrimination between decidable and undecidable problems is precisely the concern of Computer Science. I don't understand why you cannot find an a...
by PeteJ
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am who I am
Replies: 68
Views: 2655

Re: I am who I am

But if you can show that certain knowledge is possible, then do so. Annoyingly I can't find the quote, but I believe Aristotle notes somewhere that certain knowledge is identical with its object. This would be my view. It the collapse of the knower-known distinction that allows certain knowledge. T...
by PeteJ
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The West Coast Fires and Their Cause
Replies: 3
Views: 462

The West Coast Fires and Their Cause

The West coast fires in the US are astonishing and unprecedented. Comparisons are being made with Dresden and Hiroshima due the intensity of the fires and their unusual behaviour. If you need any more evidence of Mankind's stupidity here's some. The first article is long but by half-way you'll have ...
by PeteJ
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: if there's anything that all philosopers can agree on
Replies: 78
Views: 2784

Re: if there's anything that all philosopers can agree on

Nobody, or nobody that you are willing to acknowledge? Just name one philosopher who argues against the unbecidability of metaphysical problems. You're arguing against a basic and well-known fact. I have no idea why. . Metaphysically, there are no facts, only interpretations. The absurdity of posit...
by PeteJ
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am who I am
Replies: 68
Views: 2655

Re: I am who I am

What are you talking about? Certain knowledge is impossible for finite beings such as humans, that's basic stuff. It's a delusion that one can go beyond experience, because it doesn't have a beyond. Certain knowledge is a belief for psychologically weak, escapist narcissists, and no amount of medit...
by PeteJ
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: philosophy of religion isn't possible
Replies: 76
Views: 2947

Re: philosophy of religion isn't possible

Every religion has dogmatic beliefs, so how is dogma not an inherent part of religion? Karma or the moral equality of all beings is also dogma. Dogma requires faith which is belief without regard for the value of evidence. Philosophy is logical evidence. You couldn't be more wrong. They are diametr...