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A_Seagull
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Playing with words

Post by A_Seagull » Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:04 am

It seems that quite a lot of what passes for philosophy is little more than playing with words and expecting the reader to make sense of it.

Here is one of my favourites from Kant's Critique of pure reason:
'The foregoing deduction is an exposition of the pure conceptions of the understanding (and with them of all theoretical a priori cognition), as principles of the possibility of experience, but of experience as the determination of all phenomena in space and time in general - of experience, finally, from the principle of the synthetical unity of aperception, as the form of the understanding in relation to time and space as original forms of sensibility.'

I have read it many times but have failed to make any sense of it... perhaps there is none to be found.

Here is something I made up: "It is plain that the metaphysical interpretation of transcendental entropy as an ontological fact is an existential truth'.

What are your favourites, from the literature or of your own making?

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Re: Playing with words

Post by Impenitent » Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:26 am

"My truth is not your truth" - B. Lee

-Imp

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Re: Playing with words

Post by commonsense » Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:21 pm

...conscious decisions (as opposed to unconscious decisions).

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