Thursday, 29 October 2015

Philosophy Ideas and Thinking

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            The absolute Completeness
                    of the
                 COMPOSITION
     of the given totality of all phenomena.

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            The absolute Completeness
                    of the
                   DIVISION
     of given totality in a phenomenon.

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            The absolute Completeness
                     of the
                   ORIGINATION
                  of a phenomenon.

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            The absolute Completeness
         of the DEPENDENCE of the EXISTENCE
        of what is changeable in a phenomenon.
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17 comments:

  1. I've developed a new theory of philosophy: we need new fundamental concepts every seven years, because that's when our body has been completely replaced by new cells. If we keep changing our fundamental concepts in this way, our conceptual scheme will keep adapting to new environments. I am currently trying to get the word out on blogs and social media, and then if all goes well I will publish a book - but it'll only be good for seven years! Even I can't escape the theory!

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  2. A lot of work has gone into this new paper by Jonothan Schaffer, that much I can tell. Is it true? Is metephysics even meaningful? Where is this all going to lead? These questions are not so easily answered, and I would say that only time will tell, unless I were even doubtful about that. Let's have some decent philosophy please.

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    1. Oh and modal logic *is* nice and smooth, thanks for the recommendation a while back.

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    2. Do I have to read it to do it serious?

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    3. You have to read the formulas you write down, and you have to read at least one or two good textbooks - Priest, or Hughes and Cresswell would both do nicely. But then the infinite nature of logic takes over and there's a whole bunch of stuff you can do without even having to do it. You can just know that it's there in abstract space, and these formal systems can be described in a very simple way which you can understand in five minutes. I really recommend the formal logic side of things too, and the box and diamond symbols. These can be used to express the concepts of possibility and necessity, and then truth can be expressed using propositional formulas and the letter T. Then you can do a whole framework of logic using these elements, and the results are really quite interesting. You can write them down fairly quickly, but as I say, it takes some people quite a while to understand them. But really it's not so bad, and once you understand all the symbols you can do a lot of interesting stuff.

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    4. OK. Yay!!! Are you saying possibility explains truth? My theory is logic is about possibility. That dude Russell though said you have to have a robust sense of reality for logic and I don't think he meant things I can think of in my imagination. And where else did he think possibility exists than the imagination? NOWHERE! Is this because he's a lord?

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    5. Yes, I always say that once you know what's possible then that TRULY makes anything you want a reality, you just have to believe. And so modal logic can help with that. I think your theory is really great in other words and I would like to see more like it. If you think about the philosophy of Bertrand Russell, you can see that he had a lot of trouble believing in what is possible, because he was so sad. But he had a good sense of humour too so you can't give the guy too hard a time. But if a propositional function is fulfilled, then the proposition has always done a good job. If not, well, then you have to cross that road when you've come to it. There really is not general solution for that. Our imaginations can be such a blessing, but also a curse!

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  3. thamks mate really a great website

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    1. i love pphilkiophy ideas an thinking. lots of ideas like in the wor;d all the things which curiousisy" us so to speak.

      this new disiplin of philophy provides answers and ways of doing things differentky in future. lets all sign up fdor a oarse in philophy if we havnt alreadt!

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    2. Hi guys I love this philosophy to. I was trying to see if I could get Saturday off work to learn more but I can't. Still I've got a couple of podcasts lined up to listen to tonight and I might be able to figure out a bit more of what Nietsche (sp?) had to say about power and the arts. Also Shopenhaur (god these guys don't want us to be able to spell their names easily do they!) seems really cool but a bit cranky. This is shaping up to become one of my favorite subjects!

      Do you guys know if there is any way I could get a job talking about philosophy some day? I don't think I'm going to be one of the big players, but maybe if I could just have reading groups and discussions maybe at a community center sometimes they could pay me a bit to run that activity. This is something which would both appeal to me and might actually make the world a better place right? I mean who doesn't need to think better!

      OK I'm rambling now maybe. Sorry! haha

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    3. Just go do it. I think in the shopping center where the kids' Christmas train is and they have the leather bags from China on sale. Just put some card tables there and invite people over.

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    4. Oh wow cool so you're saying I could get a cheap leather bag to put my philosophy papers in so I look like the big cheese when I come and tell them all about philo. I will have them on my lawn, on my deck, in my house, talking talking talking. Gonna be so good. Frist week we're doing ethix.

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    5. If you talk to them in the shopping mall you will be like Socrates. Only maybe not, since the people walking around in the agora didn't just shop but also voted and politicked. You could say to everyone DO YOU KNOW WHAT FRIENDSHIP IS? TELL ME!!! Or you could go in an airport where people also buy things and you could say YOU ARE A GENERAL. YOU MUST KNOW WHAT COURAGE IS. TELL ME.

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    6. Courage is a state of ming whereby the actor has a big feeling of pride, and great ability for action and change. Then we get into stuff like goodness and friendship, which are also important. From time to time I even despair of ever defining these things once and for all, but I know we will do it eventually. How much fun would it be to have those definitions now! But then again not yet having them gives us something to look forward to . Anyway thanks for the suggestions I will certainly do everything you tell me.

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    7. I want to see a joint statement from Saul Kripke and Hilary Putnam to the effect that philosophy has entered a new phase. From now on we can use our minds and our intellects to work together to solve problems and don't need to rely on old armchair philosophy methods. Professors all around the US and, indeed, the world, have been adopting these new practises more and more, and this trend shows no sign of abating. We philosophers have laid down the challenge: it is time for our great living figures to give us the OK and the go-ahead. I have a Word document detailng some of the changes I would like to see going forward, and have had a correspondence with some leading figures about the possibility of having a conference dedicated to this important theme. I know our journals only habe limited space but if we all write down everything we feel and then really try to make a good argument, I think we can start to see some substantial changes within the next three to five years, especially in metaphysics and the philosophy of action. My course load may be high, but I am going to try to implement as much of this new way of thinking as possible. Change can only be good.

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    8. Yes!!! Change is good. But only sometimes. Change is good and change is bad. Some change is bad. I don't think this makes me retro or differently-abled. Well it might make me differently-abled. Because I don't find all change enabling. Is this OK to say?

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    9. Whoa, careful. I think there's a lot of potential to get into some really hot waters here but if we concentrate on not becoming disabled we should be able to keep getting all the necessary work done. I think if you want to be retro then you can but then only with certain stylistic matters and there will always be something changing no matter how hard you try. But the bright side is we're all in it together! Let's try to keep cheerful and whatever happens will seem OK within a few short years! I can just see the people protesting now!

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