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Fri 9 Mar, 2012 04:05 pm - not in the least. You have to have a compass in this debate, otherwise you end up hugging white horses on the streets of Turin, and being carted off to the insane asylum for the rest of your life.... (view)
Fri 9 Mar, 2012 03:50 pm - "Objectivity" is over-rated. The word itself was only devised by Gottlieb Frege in the late Victorian era. The reason so much is made of it nowadays is because of the presuppositions that... (view)
Fri 9 Mar, 2012 03:24 pm - Begging the question is assuming what you set out to prove. I didn't do that. What I said was, if you are to compare your 'model' with 'reality', you have to be able to see... (view)
Fri 9 Mar, 2012 05:28 am - Lady reporter to Louis Armstrong: 'Louis, just what is jazz' Louis: 'Lady, if you don't know that, I can't tell you.' (view)
Fri 9 Mar, 2012 04:14 am - It might also be useful to consider that if we are talking about models of reality, how do we assume a position where we can compare 'the model' with 'the reality'? In other... (view)
Mon 3 Jan, 2011 04:43 am - just confirms why I bailed. (view)
Sun 2 Jan, 2011 12:04 am - just dropping by, but suggest looking into the Greek origins of Skepticism. The original Skeptics, founded by Pyrrho, were strongly influenced by Buddhists, particularly 'middle-way'... (view)
Wed 15 Sep, 2010 04:55 am - re physics and philosophy, I had an amusing experience in one of Sydney's better bookstores. There was a philosophy lecturer holding forth to a student who was considering a PhD. This man was... (view)
Tue 14 Sep, 2010 03:51 am - all these points are true and good and very close to the mark. However I would add that knowledge of the subject itself is important - even if not in great detail - starting with the Greek... (view)
Tue 14 Sep, 2010 02:58 am - Philosophy is by no means dead - but there are hardly any people around who understand it. They are all obsessed with ownership, profession, and the passing show of the world. Plato once gave a... (view)
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