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by PeteJ
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am who I am
Replies: 68
Views: 2655

Re: I am who I am

Maybe you wonder because your quote is incorrect - it should say: I am THAT I am (and not: I am WHO I am). When God was saying: "I am THAT I am" he told Moses that he is the fundamental/basic "I am" (and not an individual, not a being separate from existence, but rather this very existence itself) ...
by PeteJ
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am who I am
Replies: 68
Views: 2655

Re: I am who I am

Oh yeah, we can't ever be absolutely sure of the correctness of any worldview, not even of the direct experience based nondualism. Yes it's almost certainly correct and can't be falsified. But claiming that direct experience gives certainty is just another form of self-serving narcissistic oneupman...
by PeteJ
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: if there's anything that all philosopers can agree on
Replies: 78
Views: 2773

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

And others disagree with them. Nobody disagrees with them as far as I know. They are not so foolish as to argue with the facts. The refusal of analysis to endorse a extreme metaphysical position is its most important result. If you do not know this fact then you will never understand philosophy. Pl...
by PeteJ
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: if there's anything that all philosopers can agree on
Replies: 78
Views: 2773

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

Since this "agreement" is never actually expressed, how do you know that they actually agree? It is widely expressed in three ways. Some philosophers state it as a fact (Kant, Bradley) Some just speak about the consequences, which is the undecidability of metaphysical problems (Russell, Carnap) Mos...
by PeteJ
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Hegel Walks Into A Bar…
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: Hegel Walks Into A Bar…

Most of the biases against women are actually 'equally' created BY women as well as men. And the present paradigm is to turn Patriarchy into Matriarchy (a contrary) that still KEEPS the abuse in power but just flips which class gets to be the abuser and which the victim. The resolution without cont...
by PeteJ
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Passion discredited
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Re: The Passion discredited

The problem with holy text isn't in how they're interpreted, but in that they must be interpreted. There is no divine interpretation that makes everything make sense. However, there is also no rational interpretation of the bible at all, because much of it is directly opposed to other parts of itse...
by PeteJ
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: if there's anything that all philosopers can agree on
Replies: 78
Views: 2773

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

As far as I know all philosophers agree that metaphysics does not endorse a positive result. This is a very significant agreement. Of course, they then proceed to disagree about how to interpret this result.
by PeteJ
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Meaning of Death
Replies: 8
Views: 872

Re: The Meaning of Death

Laszlo Makay, George Marosan Jr. and David Vatai consider whether death destroys meaning or creates it. https://philosophynow.org/issues/139/The_Meaning_of_Death Wow, The authors clearly have not a clue about what they are discussing. Why do people write articles on subjects they do not understand?...
by PeteJ
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Darwin Meets Socrates
Replies: 43
Views: 2240

Re: Darwin Meets Socrates

A good article explaining biological animal evolution and its problems with morality. But the article doesn't include the human potential for conscious evolution in which objective morality is experienced rather than argued. So before writing of the relationship between biological and conscious evo...
by PeteJ
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: Breaking Not News !! UK version (Coronavirus related)
Replies: 16
Views: 1268

Re: Breaking Not News !! UK version (Coronavirus related)

Microplastics and man-made fibres from disposable face masks are found in the guts of sharks that live near the seabed off the Cornish coast. https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcT5kqQCRT69JTHSIATmm4x_xst6LGVvI4T6SA&usqp=CAU You should take a look at your teabags mate. Thanks for...
by PeteJ
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Curiosity about E=mc squared
Replies: 10
Views: 923

Re: Curiosity about E=mc squared

uwot wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:11 pm Try this bloke: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZEhmWFlrnM
Thanks, but I'm not really interested. I shouldn't have posted.
by PeteJ
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Big Question 1
Replies: 44
Views: 1664

Re: Big Question 1

In applied ethics, there is perhaps one great question. Why do good people, do bad things? To be clear, the point of the question is not to define "good" or to go down a moral relativistic rabbit hole. Rather, every day there are people who do things that are bad but many of them, if you get to kno...
by PeteJ
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: There are at least two times
Replies: 16
Views: 14072

Re: There are at least two times

There are not two times. The mistake is to imagine change and the things that change are truly real. This leads us to reify time and space.
by PeteJ
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Curiosity about E=mc squared
Replies: 10
Views: 923

Re: Curiosity about E=mc squared

I'll never get this, and I've even read Woit's excellent book about it.

The speed of light is one light year per year. So E=M.

No?
by PeteJ
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Change cannot happen at now
Replies: 170
Views: 9016

Re: Change cannot happen at now

I would suggest reading Hermann Weyl on the continuum, noting in particular his distinction between the 'arithmetical' and 'intuitive' continuum.