Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Fri 27 Jul, 2012 02:53 am
@RUNN1NG EMOT10N,
Quote:
I'm barely keeping up with you guys!


Treat it as a bit of very subtle and clever ball busting going on...and it will become clear.
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JLNobody
 
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Reply Fri 27 Jul, 2012 10:22 am
@Lustig Andrei,
L.A., I would paraphrase your statement that metaphysics asks the ontolological question "What is real?" with "What is REALLY real.?" (i.e., What is ultimately real?) This is an intellectual exercise differing fundamentally from the mystic's silence. Wink
Cyracuz
 
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Reply Fri 27 Jul, 2012 10:24 am
@RUNN1NG EMOT10N,
Quote:
My mom was talking about how the universe is all connected by energy and stuff like that. She said that it was a metaphysical outlook, but what you guys are saying doesn't add up with that.


If humans were cooking pots, and reality was stew, metaphysics would be cooked stew.
Because we're cooking pots, cooked stew is all we ever get, so in a way everything seen from a human perspective is metaphysics.
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Fri 27 Jul, 2012 02:47 pm
@JLNobody,
JLNobody wrote:

L.A., I would paraphrase your statement that metaphysics asks the ontolological question "What is real?" with "What is REALLY real.?" (i.e., What is ultimately real?) This is an intellectual exercise differing fundamentally from the mystic's silence. Wink


You see, that statement demonstrates just beautifully why I have said, on another thread, that I seldom participate on any threads labeled 'philosophy' or 'theology' or 'religion' any more. It all descends to a philological dissertation on subtle semantics without a shred of actual meaning or real-life connection attached.

So, what is REALLY real is somehow different from what is FALSELY real? Your "ultimate" reality is somehow divorced from ... what?..."penultimate" reality? It is horseshit you are spouting, comparable to arguing about how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. (The answer to which is, why, all of them, of course.) I'm outta here.
JLNobody
 
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Reply Fri 27 Jul, 2012 11:11 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
I agree. "Ultimately real" is intellectual B.S., and that's why the mystics are silent. Bye.
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north
 
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Reply Fri 27 Jul, 2012 11:39 pm

metaphysics goes beyond science ( what is currently understood )
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Razzleg
 
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Reply Sat 28 Jul, 2012 03:00 am
@RUNN1NG EMOT10N,
RUNN1NG EMOT10N wrote:

I'm having difficulty grasping the concept. Can anyone enlighten me?


Not to be flippant, but maybe just looking the word up in a dictionary would be more helpful than tossing the question out to a philosophy forum -- that resource couldn't be more biased. There are several dictionaries available online to choose from and compare...
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Sat 28 Jul, 2012 11:11 am
@Razzleg,
...but see tsarstepan's post on page one of this thread.
Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Sat 28 Jul, 2012 05:00 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
I actually don't see your point in here...
...if you are referring to all experiences being real experiences you are not saying much are you ? How does that affect the correct or incorrect chronology of efficient causes ? Or have you became an advocate of witchcraft out of laziness after getting old ? That entire talk of "angels dancing on the head of a pin" is all about quitting and go play some word games innit ?
(yes I am deliberately provoking you to see if I can get a straight reaction, so don't take it out of context)

PS - I would rather see your naive enthusiasm enduring specially with your age...that would be special...
Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Sat 28 Jul, 2012 07:24 pm
...I really dislike the idea of people borrowing an axiom just to shove it in a dark corner of their own memory and move on...I rather move because I don't have one yet...what better foundation to an insight of truth then walking the world ?
...unfortunately we can't be near as perfect as rocks are...
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Razzleg
 
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Reply Sun 29 Jul, 2012 01:57 am
@Lustig Andrei,
Lustig Andrei wrote:

...but see tsarstepan's post on page one of this thread.


Yeah, but you and tsartepan are just being smartasses, i'm just being pragmatic.
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Cyracuz
 
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Reply Sun 29 Jul, 2012 06:39 am
@Lustig Andrei,
I think JL expresses the same sentiment as you do, only from a different angle. Philosophy, especially on a forum such as this, where everyone arrives at the topics we discuss by different paths, quibbling over subtle semantics takes up a lot of our time. In a professional environment, where each participant has the same background information, I think there would be less of it. But I don't know if that would cause more actual meaning or real-life connection attached, or less.

I don't think philosophy can have direct real-life connection. It can, but then we call it something else. Practical understanding, or something like that. At best, the real life connection philosophy can have is through the behavior of the philosopher, who is shaped by his experiences.
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Sun 29 Jul, 2012 11:14 am
@Fil Albuquerque,
Your smug and condescending comments duly noted, Fil. But see my post above. The operative words there are "I'm outta here."
Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Sun 29 Jul, 2012 11:58 am
@Lustig Andrei,
...well I tried to get something out of you but indifference with sideline sporadic comments...funny I thought you were the one being smug and condescending, perhaps I am equivocated...
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JLNobody
 
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Reply Sun 29 Jul, 2012 12:04 pm
@Cyracuz,
Thanks, Cyracuz. Right on the button at least as far as I'm concerned. The heterodox nature of our conversational community has contributed in the past to much that is fresh and unexpected. But recently, I've suffered the feeling that my age is catching up with me. I have to read many statements two or three times to arrive at a sense of their meaning. If we all came from the same background--not to mention the same language communities--the decoding task would be much easier. But I must say that what I have understood is impressive.
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Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Sun 29 Jul, 2012 07:34 pm
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