Fri 11 Jun, 2010 11:07 am - [quote="hue-man"]Indeed! To deny the night is to deny the dawn.
Very well put. To pop-culturize it a little, one might also say "only when we lose everything, are we... (view)
Mon 19 Apr, 2010 03:41 pm - Yes, I too have my lay suspicions that mathematics has gotten time rather confused: somewhere I think [B]t [/B]may have lost or gained something such that it no longer represents time in reality. I... (view)
Mon 19 Apr, 2010 03:32 pm - I see, [I]that[/I] sort of eternity.
To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
-William Blake (view)
Mon 19 Apr, 2010 12:44 am - [QUOTE=Reconstructo;153853]I suppose I must add that causality itself seems as imaginary to me as free will, except that causality is perhaps more justified practically and psychologically.[/quote]... (view)
Sun 18 Apr, 2010 11:53 pm - No reasonable person would deny that what we typically call volition does in fact exist as an experience; I think of moving my hand, then my hand moves. We all experience that sort of event all the... (view)
Sun 18 Apr, 2010 11:35 pm - I appreciate Hume and Wittgenstein's arguments against the laws of nature, though I'm much more familiar with Hume's. I tried to formulate my argument without reference to any... (view)
Sun 18 Apr, 2010 04:05 pm - [QUOTE=Reconstructo;153697]I'm not sure if this is addressed toward me, but in case it is, allow me to reply.
That's exactly the sort of duality I'm trying to avoid. So perhaps you... (view)
Sun 18 Apr, 2010 03:58 pm - No, I have no other reason: that I don't believe in free will is sufficient. When people tell me they don't 'have' to do things because they have free will, it sounds like... (view)
Sun 18 Apr, 2010 03:48 pm - If Mt. Everest is not a concept (in the loose sense: i.e. some kind of experience*), how do you know about it? If you are suggesting that Mt. Everest is some thing existing outside of experience,... (view)
Sun 18 Apr, 2010 03:35 pm - The most intelligent person today has access to more knowledge than the most intelligent person a century ago, and so between that person and a person a century earlier, and so on. I don't... (view)