Wed 28 Jul, 2010 02:09 pm - [quote="Zetherin"]
1.) Why did he imply that he didn't know what it means for X to cause Y, but then note it depends on the relationship and occurrences?
2.) How does him not... (view)
Wed 28 Jul, 2010 11:18 am - Attempts to put logic to what's happening when we ask "why" is much older than this thread. It's an issue that philosophers as great as Aristotle have considered.
Mon 26 Jul, 2010 09:59 am - [quote="ughaibu"]
[quote="Zetherin"]It's often very clear, not vague at all, what that relationship is.[/quote]Then state it in some rigorous form, what does it mean for... (view)
Fri 16 Jul, 2010 06:47 pm - [quote="fast"]
I wanted to go to the restaurant, and because I wanted to go, I went, but was the fact I wanted to go a cause for going? Apparently so, but was it a physical cause for... (view)
Wed 14 Jul, 2010 08:16 am - [quote="ughaibu"]
Necessitarianism is a stance about laws of nature, it is not a stance about free will, it is not even a stance about determinism[/quote]Maybe so. Free will and... (view)
Tue 13 Jul, 2010 07:18 pm - [quote="ughaibu"]
[quote="Zetherin"]Laws of nature are descriptive, not prescriptive, laws.[/quote]I just gave you the standard definition of determinism, from that definition... (view)
Mon 12 Jul, 2010 07:32 pm - [quote="Night Ripper"]
[quote="Zetherin"]I think a random event is an event in which there is no intelligible pattern or order in regards to its occurrence.[/quote]... (view)