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Reply Sun 30 Aug, 2009 05:49 pm
I do not know anything about philosophy but was thinking about getting some help, what philosophy is intresting to read about the following train of thought or is this just silly ?


Everything - A set that contains all elements.

Nothing - A set that contains all irrelevant elements

Something - A set that contains a relevant element

Universe - A set that contains all elements relevant.


Chaos - A state of things in which chance is supreme.

Cosmos - A complex orderly self-inclusive system.

Create - An action that makes something from something.

Miracle - An action that makes something from nothing.


Dimension - A level of existence or non existence.

Not dimension - A level where existence or non existence does not apply.

Position - Location in dimensions

4 Dimensions - 1. Length 2. Width 3. Height 4. time.


Now - The time of creation

Past - The time before now

Future - The time after now

Anytime - Time in now,past,or present

To exist - Has, does or will exist in dimension.

Not to exist - Has, does or will never exist in dimension.

Life - Periode of existance.

Birth - The beginning of life.

Death - The end of life.

Conciousness - To be aware of existence

Here - Location of conciousness

There - Not a location of conciousness

Problem child
The funny thing is I am constantly experiencing somethings that do not exist I tried to seek some professional help, but as it does not affect my normal life as a well functioning person this dimension is not an issue, but for me it is another dimension.

[Moderator edit and note: post split from thread and moved to more appropriate forum. jgw]

Reply Mon 31 Aug, 2009 12:35 pm
jgweed - I am new to this forum thing so the thing did not well know where to put the question. Thanks for the correct direction.
Reply Mon 31 Aug, 2009 01:26 pm
skul, I am not surprised no one has responded to this post yet. Because when looking at it you just see that this is everyone's perspective. There is no one "book" or source for all these answers and even if there were it would have such a slant that you are robbing yourself by sticking to just that angle. Some people have some of these questions filled out, and others have other parts filled out. Some don't care about any of it and I would even go as far as to say that some of the info is still pending.

I really think you are trying to bite off more than you can chew with outlining your request in this fashion. I think it would be better, and more rewarding to pick an aspect of one of the categories you listed and go after just that category for now. Or unless you can manage to scrounge up aspects of the others and keep your thoughts clear while studying both.

Some of the stuff there could be answered by taking a few physics/chemistry courses.
Reply Mon 31 Aug, 2009 03:25 pm
Thanks Krumple that was a very direct answer and I did not expect any one to take their time to answer this mumble, jumble. My experience is always listen to direct answers or comments and they are often the correct ones if you dare to listen to them. They can save you a lot of trouble. So thanks again.
Reply Mon 31 Aug, 2009 06:55 pm
Starting out, I'd suggest a general book that outlines the thoughts of many philosophers... It will help give you a general feel for some of the systems/people, etc... from there, you can then branch off into more direct study of particular philosophies and philosophers... one recommendation: don't go into it looking to find absolute Truth, none of the philosophies can offer that Smile ... there are really two reasons I can see for philosophical study... 1. for a general historical/scholarly interest or 2. to find ideas and thoughts that you can then use to supplement your own journey and speculations... I enjoy both... some stuff may be interesting, but not terribly useful... other stuff sticks with me, and helps me in my own journey of life...

Best of luck!!

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