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Trapped by their fears, Realists retreat screaming whenever faced with a Relativist idea. Simply can’t swallow it. And they retreat into exactly the same lack of intellectual discipline they accuse litcrit of. Conditioned by our cruel education system, that treats children as cattle, they refrain from any philosophy not geared towards providing “correct answers to the test”. To win the argument, then, you should proceed not with sound argumentation — that would only lead them into rationalization — but instead with masking relativism’s sour taste of personal responsibility. Read More »

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I just made friends with a mathematician, and apparently it is big right now whether mathematics was invented or discovered. Posed like that, i must answer this question with the first option, definitely, but i think the question implies a connection between externality and validity of knowledge, and this connection itself must be questioned. Read More »

Those people that insist (despite all evidence to the contrary) that there is truth argue that the world out there is truth. They say something like “something is true if it really is in the world out there”. So they take the world and put it in the centre of knowledge. But this is a concrete mistake, in the sense of being in discordance with the concrete. The world is out there. Therefore, it is out. It can’t be at the centre. In the concrete sense, it can’t be.

Scott Adams of Dilbert sez:

For the record, I don’t believe in ESP or magic. But I do believe our perceptions are interpretations of a reality that is too complex for a human brain to process. And so sometimes when your brain tries to incorporate an inconsistency into its interpretation, the result can look like magic. And if you tell me that isn’t just as good as actual magic, we could have a long discussion. It’s like the difference between thinking you are happy versus being happy. I call that a tie.

I would say he is pulling an Occam on the idea of Magic. But i feel i can pull an Occam on his Occam. Read More »