Great. So falsify it.mattsidedish wrote:Bill's conclusion of what makes a 'legitimate philosopher' is not unfalsifiable.
Well, that's Bill for you. Parmenides started off with 'Being is'; there's nothing wrong with starting with something that seems trivial, but there's no sign yet that Bill intends to move beyond it.mattsidedish wrote:He has provided us no information as to what categorizes one except a general statement of feeling 'I am here.'
Credit where it's due: when Bill typed 'I am here', he almost certainly was there, making that statement not only valid and sound, but quite a collectors piece.mattsidedish wrote:This is not a justification and is perfectly open to scrutiny because it is not only nonsensical, but justifiably logically invalid.
Indeed. It doesn't match any of the criteria suggested ArisingUK or John Locke; what's to respect?mattsidedish wrote:We (being the community here) have generally not respected it (as you can read above),
About this community of yours; how does one join?
He plays it safe. If he ever said anything that meant something, he might have to defend it.mattsidedish wrote:and we also oppose it violently not because it's not worth agreeing on, but because of the lack of justification for his subjective differentiation. Bill has every opportunity in the world to fix this if he would decide to give us a definition of the term. He has failed to do so as of yet. His definition is, "the term denotes the term."
Don't hold your breath, mattsidedish.mattsidedish wrote:So, Bill, are you ready to answer the question?