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Thu 4 Mar, 2010 12:31 pm - [QUOTE=Gazer;120552]Think of this: An explorer encounters a society completely cut of from the rest of the world. In his opinion, they are primitive. He witnesses a woman being burnt for being... (view)
Wed 3 Mar, 2010 04:33 pm - [QUOTE=Gracee;135549]Well no, but just because this is the most logical conclusion to come to about the world given the evidence - Russell calls the external world a 'working hypothesis'... (view)
Wed 3 Mar, 2010 04:21 pm - [QUOTE=kennethamy;135616]But the propositions that we believe are true, even if we have good reason for them, might be false. But what we know is not false. Therefore, how could it be that what we... (view)
Wed 3 Mar, 2010 04:12 pm - truth - 'i live on planet earth' - can be said with reasonable conviction, and is the way we use the word truth on a day to day basis absolute truth - as yet to be defined, perhaps... (view)
Wed 3 Mar, 2010 03:50 pm - [QUOTE=kennethamy;135580]I can understand why you might want to believe that. But I don't understand why you do believe it. I mean your reasons. Ponce de Leon was always wanting to find The... (view)
Wed 3 Mar, 2010 03:36 pm - [QUOTE=kennethamy;135561]But what kind of doubt is philosophical doubt? The American pragmatist, Charles Peirce called it, "sham doubt" , "fake doubt", and "paper... (view)
Wed 3 Mar, 2010 03:10 pm - [QUOTE=hue-man;131439]It is commonly said that all synthetic propositions are subject to doubt, but is this really the case? For example, is there any [I]logical reason[/I] to doubt that humans... (view)
Wed 3 Mar, 2010 02:53 pm - Not a silly question at all, and one that continues to perplex scientists and philosophers....Just when did we gain the ability to reason? The ability to reason is part of the essence of being... (view)
Wed 3 Mar, 2010 02:37 pm - In my opinion, the reason for life is happiness and fulfilment, and happiness is an autotelism (a reason in itself, that needs no other reasons). Everything 'why' question you could ask... (view)
Wed 3 Mar, 2010 02:21 pm - The question being asked here is basically, 'what caused God?' Which seems to lead to an infinite regress, whatever your answer. But the problem with asking this question is the... (view)
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