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1 - 6 / 6 2014-11-19Yusuke Kaneko
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University of the West Indies, MonaI am bothered with the pressures of objectivity or lack there of as it relates to knowledge, truth and perfection. I ended up re-reading this paper and realized that the primary means of achieving knowledge, truth and perfection would be for there to be a state of absoluteness; which I believe is impossible and completely inapplicable. I am now wondering what are other opinions on the relationship that exist between absolutism and objectivity and there relationship to knowledge, truth and perfection.
University of North GeorgiaMany philosophers hold that not all logical possibilities are metaphysically possible. Does anyone likewise hold that there is a space of rational possibilities such that not all rational possibilities are logically possible?
University of SzczecinIf you asked creationists whether or not they accepted physicalism in the philosophy of mind, I think the answer would be a resounding "no." But what would happen if you asked philosophers who believe in qualia whether or not they accept evolutionary theory as a legitimate account of humanity? Can we make any predictions here?
If you reject physicalism in the philosophy of mind, as supporters of qualia do, you should suppose that no scientific approach could account for human experience, and that humanity itself cannot be the product of purely physical causes. Shouldn't you then suppose that evolutionary biology cannot account for human experience? That would mean you should be sympathetic to some form of creationism, wouldn't it?
So why should we be surprised that Thomas Nagel, notorious for his subjectivism in the philosophy of mind, has come out in favor of creationism?
(Or should we only be surprised by the ignorance Nagel has displayed in the way he has supported this particular book ... (read more)Latest replies:
- Jim Stone, 2009-12-05 : "Public Education and Intelligent Design," in Philosophy&Public Affairs, Vol. People wishing to read Thomas Na... (read more)
- Jason Streitfeld, 2009-12-06 : Thanks for the thoughtful comments, Thankfully for those like me who lack access to suitable libraries or online journal... (read more)
- Jim Stone, 2009-12-07 : ‘So why should we be surprised that Thomas Nagel, notorious for his subjectivism in the philosophy of mind, has come out... (read more)
- Jason Streitfeld, 2009-12-08 : _"You give no argument from this claim, which is false, in fact. Nagel is an atheist who rejects creationism... (read more)
- Jim Stone, 2009-12-08 : Bye bye.
My question is pretty basic, I believe. Is there any kind of usage difference between "ontic" and "ontological"? And, similarly, between "epistemic" and "epistemological"? I get the impression that each may be swapped interchangeably with its mate, with the exception that sometimes "epistemic" is favored over "epistemological" for a subtle nuance I don't quite grasp.
Is that so, or is there no real difference in meaning/usage?
- Nathan Holmes, 2009-03-18 : Thanks Max! Exactly the kind of response I was hoping for. Very helpful.
- Susanne Bobzien, 2009-04-15 : All four words have a Greek 'ontic': is concerned with being (Greek 'to on', that which is) 'ontolog... (read more)
- John Corcoran, 2009-04-21 : There are distinctions worth recognizing between 'ontic' and 'ontological'. The numbers are ontic entiti... (read more)
- Susanne Bobzien, 2009-04-22 : Totally agree. Susanne
- Massimo Bini, 2009-04-22 : Very clear and sharp. Both the terminological and etymological responses are indeed relevant but the question of m... (read more)
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