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1 - 4 / 4 2016-06-03Joseph Krenz
Portland State UniversityCan you share your opinion?
In contemporary idealism, especially those of Kantian inspiration, knowledge is considered as the primary and radical philosophical discipline. According to them: “metaphysics itself must be submitted to the previous judgement of the theory of knowledge, which would determine whether it is viable or not.” This sentence could be summarized into this phrase: How can the theory of knowledge leads us to truth? On the other hand, how can we know that it is true?
According to a Kantian metaphor: “reason stands accused before the tribunal in which reason itself is to be the judge.” So if our capacity to reason to reach truth is in question, how will we ever be able to resolve this dilemma?
In a few decades, there have been many philosophers rejecting knowledge, and considered it as a “dead letter.” Heidegger, was one of them who criticized the philosophy of consciousness, where he denounced the substitution of cer ... (read more)Latest replies:
- Ian Stuart, 2015-08-19 : No, I'm sorry. I s"Truth" is completely unknowable. It can never serve as the base for knowle... (read more)
- Pliniell Fernando, 2015-08-26 : The problem with relativism is that it contradicts and refutes itself: when you are using the statement "... (read more)
- Ian Stuart, 2015-08-31 : I will reply to each point below.. I have tried to put it in _italics_ so it is easier to see my discussion T... (read more)
- Pliniell Fernando, 2015-09-03 : Thanks for a well-made response to my post, and it seems to be that you know a lot in the terms of relativism.I would sa... (read more)
- Ian Stuart, 2015-09-08 : Thank you for your response. I am njot quite ready to respond fully. But you have raised a point that will futher... (read more)
2013-12-21Are any of you aware of any attempt by a contemporary professional philosopher to articulate a practical and self-contained "philosophy of life", akin to those of the ancient Greek philosophical schools?
To give you an idea of that for which I am searching, please see my own attempt at the following link:
In the interest of full disclosure, please note that I am self-taught in philosophy (if it is not already obvious from a cursory review of my document).
Thank you for your time and consideration.Latest replies:
- Kevin Harris, 2014-03-23 : Though I do not personally agree with several of your philosophical positions I am willing to accept them as premises in... (read more)
- Philo Sofer, 2014-03-31 : Kevin, thank you for reading and comme I agree that substantial benefits may accrue from holding philosophical positions... (read more)
Instituto de NeuroartesWhat DSM seems to show is that sensation is non epistemic and that perception is a cognitive process. The sensory as non-epistemic, merely bare,
non-conscious occurrences, represent nothing until some perceiving, useful
or mistaken, has gone on.
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