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by Martin_
Wed Sep 29, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Are there any SIMPLE books refuting what Bernardo calls "The materialism of qualities"?
Replies: 55
Views: 1162

Re: Are there any SIMPLE books refuting what Bernardo calls "The materialism of qualities"?

perception the ability to see, hear, or become aware of something through the senses . That wouldn't normally encompass the "inner world". Nevertheless, your argument still is beside the point. Naïve realism believes we can become directly aware of objects in the external world through th...
by Martin_
Tue Sep 28, 2021 1:26 am
Forum: Metaphysically Relevant Art-forms
Topic: Tribute to Harold Budd
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Tribute to Harold Budd

Personally, I'm more of an Aphex Twin fan


But this is good! Thank you for the tip, Eugene!
by Martin_
Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Metaphysically Relevant Art-forms
Topic: Re: Poetry of Participants
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: Re: Poetry of Participants

The Revolution will not be Televised.
by Martin_
Mon Sep 27, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A layman's question pertaining to ethics
Replies: 14
Views: 257

Re: A layman's question pertaining to ethics

in a twist of tragic irony, undermine all objective ethics. Awesome! That has been my intuition for a long time. Then again, it all boils down to what you mean with "objective" and "ethics", but I'll stop being annoying for now. By that I mean a stable and objectively verifiable...
by Martin_
Mon Sep 27, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A layman's question pertaining to ethics
Replies: 14
Views: 257

Re: A layman's question pertaining to ethics

in a twist of tragic irony, undermine all objective ethics.
Awesome! That has been my intuition for a long time.
Then again, it all boils down to what you mean with "objective" and "ethics", but I'll stop being annoying for now.
by Martin_
Mon Sep 27, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A layman's question pertaining to ethics
Replies: 14
Views: 257

Re: A layman's question pertaining to ethics

Let me rephrase this to see if I understand your question correctly. you are saying: """ Given that we have a dualist ontology of the world ultimately being made out of the entities "good" and 'evil", how can it be seen as objectively "good" to transcend them?...
by Martin_
Sun Sep 26, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Topic-specific Argumentation
Topic: Knowledge
Replies: 32
Views: 2442

Re: Knowledge

A different aspect of knowing is that it's never absolute. YOU (the knower) decides whether to treat a specific concept "the concept of there being a cat in the box" as true or not. There's always probability that you're wrong; but for practical purposes , In order to get anywhere in life,...
by Martin_
Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Topic-specific Argumentation
Topic: Knowledge
Replies: 32
Views: 2442

Re: Knowledge

Is there a cat in the box? I don't know I open the box. Look, there's a cat!. There is a cat in the box. I know there is a cat in the box. How did I go from not knowing to knowing? I was given new information (which I then processed). Unless you're going all philosophical on me :p and this knwoldege...
by Martin_
Sat Sep 25, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Topic-specific Argumentation
Topic: The simplest question I know - does the following summarize the essence of scientific inquiry
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: The simplest question I know - does the following summarize the essence of scientific inquiry

also, i think you missed "testing":

"followed by by theorizing, hypothesizing, and testing."
by Martin_
Sat Sep 25, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Topic-specific Argumentation
Topic: The simplest question I know - does the following summarize the essence of scientific inquiry
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: The simplest question I know - does the following summarize the essence of scientific inquiry

I'm double posting this into here, seems it belongs better to this thread than in the one in general: Science is larger than that. Some parts of science is qualitative, not quantitative, and some sciences (Math as an example) do not deal with Perceptions. Maybe you mean Physics specifically? Empiria...