Tue 8 Dec, 2009 02:27 pm - [QUOTE=Reconstructo;109288]Man, I used to love Ayn Rand. Her concept of man as a heroic being remains a cornerstone of my own philosophy. But Hegel has already tackled the objective-subjective... (view)
Tue 8 Dec, 2009 10:46 am - [QUOTE=mister kitten;108616]I would like a more concrete understanding of the two terms (especially since I'm reading The Virtue of Selfishness by Ayn Rand in philosophy).
According to what... (view)
Tue 8 Dec, 2009 12:57 am - [QUOTE=kennethamy;109154]"Metaphysical" means, "beyond the physical", so metaphysical questions cannot be answered by observation of any kind. That is why they are called,... (view)
Tue 8 Dec, 2009 12:52 am - [QUOTE=Reconstructo;109132]Read much philosophy? Who do you like?
I respect your pride, but you seem almost anti-philosophical.[/QUOTE]
I am not anti-philosophical, I love the kind of... (view)
Tue 8 Dec, 2009 12:26 am - [QUOTE=kennethamy;109137]I have a feeling S. does not know what "metaphysical" means.[/QUOTE]
Maybe we disagree on the meaning. My definition of Metaphysics is that of Aristotle's.... (view)
Tue 8 Dec, 2009 12:16 am - [QUOTE=Reconstructo;109128]I suggest that science invents concepts like force, for instance, or photons, and associates these concepts with certain measurements and certain equations.
Tue 8 Dec, 2009 12:01 am - [QUOTE=Reconstructo;109124]When you say "reflect" reality, you hint at the mirror of nature paradigm. But it's not the only possible paradigm. And this reflection is the creation of... (view)
Mon 7 Dec, 2009 11:55 pm - [QUOTE=kennethamy;109118]A lot of physics is formalized. What makes you believe I don't think so. But psychology is not, nor is geography, nor is a jury verdict.
A jury verdict in... (view)
Mon 7 Dec, 2009 11:42 pm - [QUOTE=kennethamy;109108]Sorry. I never said what you impute to me about roots and trees and dirt. I don't even know what it means. You are quoting the wrong bloke.[/QUOTE]
I apologize, the... (view)
Mon 7 Dec, 2009 11:38 pm - [QUOTE=kennethamy;109069]
It depends on the subject. When a judge instructs the jury that if it is to find the defendant guilty "beyond a reasonable doubt" he is hardly demanding what you... (view)