Tag Archives: Philosophy

Has the advance of science contributed to the advance of philosophy?

[ 11/1/21 Foundations of Logic – Facebook page – Walter SmithHas the advance of science contributed to the advance of philosophy?] It seems to me that one can only make that assessment on an individual by individual basis – as … Continue reading

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Existentialism of Sartre and Heidegger

Walter posted in Foundations of Logic Faceboook groupExistentialism of Sartre and Heidegger:What are the differences between Sartre’s and Heidegger’s existentialism?Sartre’s existentialism is not based on ontologyExistentialism of Heidegger is based on ontolog [ 4/1/21 ] If one is looking for … Continue reading

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Modernism

What are the key elements of modernism? [ 6/11/20 ] That depends very much on how deeply you want to look at it. For me, clearly, it is a willingness to break with tradition, to test out ideas in reality, … Continue reading

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Are solipsism and open individualism beneath the surface the same view?

Are solipsism and open individualism beneath the surface the same view? [ 28/10/20 – updated 22/12/20] That does not seem to be the case. There is a sense in which it seems probable that Descarte got one thing right, “cogito … Continue reading

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Can philosophy help in solving the perennial chicken and egg problem?

[ 19/10/20 ] No. Because there isn’t a chicken and egg problem. The process of evolution, leading from relatively simple replicating molecules (probably in alkaline “white smokers” using H+ ions from geothermal chemistry in the first instance) through archea to … Continue reading

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Worth

Where does worth come from? Do you think you are worth something as long as people remember & recall you, but once earth and all things on it becomes extinct there is nothing to give you worth and your contributions … Continue reading

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Overview – Vote for Ted Howard – Kaikoura Electorate

If you look hare at the many things I have written, you will find some consistent themes. My prime values have not changed: 1/ Individual life – mine and everyone else’s. 2/ Individual liberty – and that has to come … Continue reading

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Quora – Can everyone agree, it is the super rich versus everyone else?

Can everyone agree, it is the super rich versus everyone else? [ 18/8/20 ] No. It is cooperate or perish. We either wake up to the mathematical and logical reality that all new levels of complexity require new levels of … Continue reading

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Quora – Why are social networks not helping to improve the entire society, when in theory sharing infinite knowledge and connecting everyone is an extraordinary advance?

Why are social networks not helping to improve the entire society, when in theory sharing infinite knowledge and connecting everyone is an extraordinary advance? [ 17/8/20 ] Tony Castaldo has part of the answer – the profit motive. Thomas Ruddick … Continue reading

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Quora – Why, in the past, people could, at the same time, be excellent in many sectors (anthropology, philosophy, biology) and now we are rather good in only one?

Why, in the past, people could, at the same time, be excellent in many sectors (anthropology, philosophy, biology) and now we are rather good in only one? [ 16/8/20 ] Short answer is because information is increasing and models are … Continue reading

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