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New and Old Beliefs of Philosophy

New and Old Beliefs of Philosophy [ 19/August/21 Walter Smith asked:(Philosophical provocation?)New and Old Beliefs of Philosophy:The new beliefs of philosophy are not the old beliefs, since the old ones could be changed again and again by new insights!E.g .:That … Continue reading

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Dualism does not exist

Dualism does not exist [ 18/August/21 Walter Kant asked: Dualism does not exist!The fact that the mental and the emotional are recognisable differently from the physical is not proof that dualism exists; this only points (to put it simply) to … Continue reading

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Kierkegaard – Truth always rests with the minority … because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength of a majority is illusory, formed by the gangs who have no opinion.

Kierkegaard – Truth always rests with the minority … because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength of a majority is illusory, formed by the gangs who have no opinion. [ 7/August/21 … Continue reading

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on freedom and wealth

Facebook – Dirk Shared a paragraph from 1931 on freedom and wealth [ 4/August/21 “You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for … Continue reading

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Life extension changes

How would the world change if humans became immortal today–specifically, let’s stipulate that we de-age to or stop aging in our late-twenties, but we all can die of trauma, infection, or other like causes? [ 5/July/21 ] If you remove … Continue reading

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Philosophy of Science Facebook group – Nature of science

Philosophy of Science Facebook group Alessandro Carvalho shared a link [ 25/May/21 ] All 6 answers are clearly wrong. Science, at its best, is an eternal enquiry into the nature of being that uses a process of refining all elements … Continue reading

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JBP Study group – purpose of life

[ 8/May/21 – Note in a JBP study group] I don’t think JBP deals much with the purpose of life as a question, he seems to me to leave our choice of purpose up to us within very broad limits. … Continue reading

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Not knowing

[Foundations of Logic – Feynmann quote – Its ok to say I don’t know!] [ 21/April/21 Its ok to say “I don’t know!” There is no shame in that! The only shame is to pretend that we know everything.] We … Continue reading

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Hobbes or Locke?

Who gives the better account of the state of nature, Hobbes or Locke? [ 12/April/21 ] To me it is a bit like asking who gives a better account of quantum mechanics, Pythagoras or Plato? Both Locke and Hobbes base … Continue reading

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Understanding internal vs external distinctions

Foundations of Logic Facebook group question about philosophical knowledge [ 19/Feb/21 Foundations of Logic Facebook group – Walter Smith asked:What is the difference between:internalistic-philosophical knowledge,externalistic-philosophical knowledge andscientific knowledge?There are no differences or there are differences (which ones?)] For me, the … Continue reading

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