Why the World Does Not Exist

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Why the World Does Not Exist

Post by buket » Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:05 pm

Have you read the book "why the world does not exist" by Markus Gabriel? What do you think about the book?

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Re: Why the World Does Not Exist

Post by Harbal » Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:04 pm

buket wrote:Have you read the book "why the world does not exist" by Markus Gabriel?
No
What do you think about the book?
I just said: I haven't read it.

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Re: Why the World Does Not Exist

Post by Philosophy Explorer » Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:15 pm

buket wrote:Have you read the book "why the world does not exist" by Markus Gabriel? What do you think about the book?
If the world doesn't exist, then you must not exist. But if you don't exist, that must mean the world exists.

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Post by henry quirk » Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:50 pm

Didn't read the book, but did read an interview with philosopher.

He defines 'world', best I can tell, in a peculiar way, as domains of perception or thinking, and since these domains are purely local there can't be an overarching 'world', or somesuch.

Me: I think he's over-thunk it.

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Re: Why the World Does Not Exist

Post by Dalek Prime » Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:54 am

Harbal wrote:
buket wrote:Have you read the book "why the world does not exist" by Markus Gabriel?
No
What do you think about the book?
I just said: I haven't read it.
:lol:

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Post by buket » Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:04 pm

henry quirk wrote:Didn't read the book, but did read an interview with philosopher.

He defines 'world', best I can tell, in a peculiar way, as domains of perception or thinking, and since these domains are purely local there can't be an overarching 'world', or somesuch.

Me: I think he's over-thunk it.
So can we say that he denies a particular definition of the world?

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Post by henry quirk » Sat Jul 23, 2016 4:43 pm

Seems to me, instead, he's defining the world in a peculiar way (local, perceptual, mebbe piecemeal)...as I say, I've only read an interview with guy, not his book, so I may be off the mark.

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Re: Why the World Does Not Exist

Post by Impenitent » Sat Jul 23, 2016 5:38 pm

did someone interview his book?

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Post by henry quirk » Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:09 pm

Smartass.

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Re: Why the World Does Not Exist

Post by buket » Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:22 pm

[quote="Impenitent"]did someone interview his book?

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Yep and here is a video he talks about his book:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hzvesGB_TI0

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Re: Why the World Does Not Exist

Post by HexHammer » Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:40 pm

One must lack basic intellect if one wants to waste time on such idiotic nonsense and babble..

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Re: Why the World Does Not Exist

Post by buket » Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:50 pm

HexHammer wrote:One must lack basic intellect if one wants to waste time on such idiotic nonsense and babble..
:(

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Re: Why the World Does Not Exist

Post by Dubious » Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:41 pm

As in so much of speculative thought, philosophy or denoted as such, is mostly engineered by a juxtaposition of semantics to devise 'new' positions.

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Re: Why the World Does Not Exist

Post by buket » Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:01 pm

Dubious wrote:As in so much of speculative thought, philosophy or denoted as such, is mostly engineered by a juxtaposition of semantics to devise 'new' positions.
What do you mean by new positions?

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Re: Why the World Does Not Exist

Post by Dubious » Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:32 pm

buket wrote:
Dubious wrote:As in so much of speculative thought, philosophy or denoted as such, is mostly engineered by a juxtaposition of semantics to devise 'new' positions.
What do you mean by new positions?
...the recalibration of prior ideas to invoke different perspectives or new ideas if you like if such are even possible.

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