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Thu 19 Aug, 2010 05:16 pm - [quote="Reconstructo"] Attacks on metaphysics are always metaphysical. [/quote] See: (view)
Thu 19 Aug, 2010 05:05 pm - The "Problem of Induction" is a common buzzword among students of epistemology but do you know where the problem ACTUALLY originates from? Hume was a hardcore Empiricist. That is, he... (view)
Thu 19 Aug, 2010 04:33 pm - While Descartes denied that knowledge begins with experience, I'm sure he would not deny that the senses DO provide the data for some knowledge, provided that data is sufficiently valuated by... (view)
Thu 19 Aug, 2010 02:44 pm - This is because, as demonstrated by Hume, it is impossible to induce NECESSARY CONNECTIONS from "empirical data." Metaphysics cannot assume a concrete reality because such an assumption... (view)
Thu 19 Aug, 2010 02:37 pm - It isn't metaphysical/ontological unless restrained to PURE THOUGHT, that is, the delineation or clarification of necessary LOGICAL connections between concepts concerning the being and... (view)
Sun 9 May, 2010 07:23 pm - [QUOTE=CW146428;161867] Science is concerned with beings and nothing further according to Heidegger. Is the nothing a product of scientific/logical negation or is scientific negation grounded... (view)
Sat 17 Apr, 2010 03:08 pm - These questions, put together, are the answer. (view)
Fri 16 Apr, 2010 03:40 pm - [QUOTE=Fido;152950]If an abstraction does not capture truth, does not show it clearly, then it is no good idea, not even an idea, because truth is the object of ideas, and no hot potatoe is dropped... (view)
Fri 16 Apr, 2010 03:07 pm - My take on Rorty: Philosophy provides us with new concepts to think around, through, above, below. Most western philosophy has been locked in the Plato/Aristotelian box that all "good"... (view)
Tue 9 Mar, 2010 08:06 pm - A universal is a kind of umbrella under which we put groups of individual things who share an essential quality or qualities. For example, all triangles have the feature of triangularity (three... (view)
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