Why do you think philosophy is so unpopular here?
(05-08-2010, 05:30 PM)JamieF Wrote:
(05-08-2010, 05:18 PM)Jesse Wrote:
(05-08-2010, 05:12 PM)JamieF Wrote: Oh - and just to reaffirm what I said in my previous comment - the concept of dog that you have has been learnt by you from your sense experience - it has not come from a magical "other place" as Platonists would have you believe.

It is the fact that all knowledge comes from the senses that we get our first (and most important) concept: being.  In other words "I exist, therefore I don't NOT exist" - the principle of non-contradiction upon which all reality stands.

Just stating that empiricism is fact doesn't prove it so ;)

The peripatetic axiom is self-evident (hence being called an axiom).  One cannot prove a self-evident proposition.

Those who believe it is self-evident call it an axiom.  Others do not except out of politeness.

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Re: Why do you think philosophy is so unpopular here? - by Historian - 05-08-2010, 05:32 PM

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