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Foundations of Logic -knowledge, truth, science

Foundations of Logic thread On a more GENERAL level: can science aspire to be a type of activity that pursues KNOWLEDGE (and that also ACQUIRES it reasonably often), and, at the same time, accept that its claims and theories are … Continue reading

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Foundations of Logic – Truth ?

What if we defined the validity of an argument in terms of falsity? To say that argument is valid iff the falsity of premises guarantees the falsity of conclusion? What’s so special about truth? Two very different classes of consideration … Continue reading

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Foundations of Logic – parable of the Elephant – and other side discussions

Reply to Andrei’s question on the parable of the Elephant and the blind men Hi Andrei, It seems very likely to me that the whole notion of philosophy being based in “truth” is a simplistic illusion. It seems that at … Continue reading

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Ideapod – Freedom – Bird in a cage analogy

Ideapod – Bird in a cage anology of Freedom To WANT to be free requires an existing, evolutionary, personal experience of actual freedom, that NO human child or adult enjoys. This doesn’t seem valid. What evolution seems to have deeply … Continue reading

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The question of God

Chris Hitchens debates William Lane Craig Warning – I see no evidence to support the God hypothesis, and the arguments below dismantle all of Craig’s arguments. Over the last 5 weeks a group of theists and atheists have met 4 … Continue reading

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Continued discussion in an old evonomics thread on Objectivism

Continued discussion in an old evonomics thread on Objectivism [This whole thread seems to boil down to fundamentally different views on reality. Teaparty follows Rand’s presumption that the universe necessarily follows the rules of the simplest possible logic paradigm, consistently. … Continue reading

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Ideapod – A new dark age continued

A new Dark age? Continued In reply to Bill Ames Hi Bill Strange how different perspectives can be. For me, it is the very idea of “truth” that is the major problem. To me it seems clear that rather than … Continue reading

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