Sun 27 Sep, 2009 11:35 am - [QUOTE=raidon04;93838]This question that you are baffled by has been one of the most prurient topics discussed in Philosophy and has been confronted and tackled by some of the most notorious... (view)
Sun 27 Sep, 2009 01:55 am - Recently, I've been attracted as well as confused by the possible contradiction between belief and understanding. Do we believe before understand? Or the converse?
For me, to say that we... (view)
Thu 24 Sep, 2009 07:42 pm - [QUOTE=kennethamy;93425]Why does the fact that it is possible to make mistakes mean that sense perception is deceptive? Why should we expect it to be infallible? People are not infallible. An auto... (view)
Thu 24 Sep, 2009 01:09 pm - The reason why our sense perception is deceptive can also be explained in the following way: from the fact that there is no demarcation between an awake and a sleeping condition, it follows that... (view)
Mon 6 Jul, 2009 07:45 am - [QUOTE=kennethamy;75069]Someone, my parents, willed my first name. But that does not mean that it is not true that my first name is my first name, is it? Suppose my first name is... (view)
Sat 4 Jul, 2009 07:58 pm - [QUOTE=parker pyne;74744]Thanks so much for the response! I'm glad I registered here.
Yes, this is my view. I believe humans yearn for interconnectivity, and external sanctions create a... (view)
Sat 4 Jul, 2009 07:56 pm - [QUOTE=kennethamy;74750]People can [I]try[/I] to prove what is false. They just cannot succeed. But no one can prove what is false, since we can prove only what is true.
I do not understand your... (view)
Sat 4 Jul, 2009 02:08 am - [QUOTE=jgweed;71375]
Nor does perspectivalism force upon its adherent the position that there is no "objective" reality; it does seem to imply that our knowledge of it, however, is... (view)
Sat 4 Jul, 2009 01:36 am - [QUOTE=kennethamy;74720]No one can prove what is false. That is just a logical truth. So, if it is false that Earth is an orb, it cannot be proved that Earth is an orb.
Similarly, unless 1+1=2,... (view)
Fri 3 Jul, 2009 07:14 pm - [QUOTE=kennethamy;74605]The Earth is whatever shape it is. But some people may not believe it is an orb, which it is. And then, for their benefit, it needs to be proved it is an orb. But you are... (view)