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Kant's Prolegomena §13 - triangle example argument

A coordinate is not an intrinsic property of a given point of the spheric triangle. It is a means that we use to locate points on the sphere. The intrinsic properties of a spheric triangle are the ...
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Is there any good argument that time moves?

Answer Literally, time cannot move, because time determines motion of matter by way of v=x/t. However, it helps to think metaphorically about time, that we are an object and time comes towards us. ...
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Are mathematical proofs subject to the problem of induction?

Here are some thoughts: (a): "your conclusion that the proof is correct is contingent on your experience of the proof"- perhaps, but the proofs actual correctness is not, unless you believe ...
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Gradations of epistemological categories

Motivated by Mauro’s links and his example I propose the following working hypothesis concerning the „Big Five“: Data: Observed phenomena recorded. Information: Recorded data classified and ...
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Gradations of epistemological categories

Short Answer Philosophers certainly use these categories frequently in their discourse, and in fact, in one metaphilosophical theory, wisdom is the primary goal of philosophy, sometimes called "...
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Necessary A Posteriori

Kripke is making clear that there are two different kinds of distinction here (or maybe more than two). There is a distinction between necessary and contingent on the one hand, and a distinction ...
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Is "there are synthetic a priori truths" a synthetic a priori truth?

Although Kant does not have the clearest account of some of these propositions in his system, I think he could have formulated them (if the question of their "existence" is posed) in an ...
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Are mathematical proofs subject to the problem of induction?

There is a principle in engineering that is often referred to as "managing complexity." This is the idea that, for any given analysis (designing an aircraft, working out a chemical process, ...
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In Kant, what would happen if singular objects that we perceive in space didn't necessarily have the spatial properties that we perceive them to have?

Understanding Kant on pure intuition is difficut. And attempting to understand Paul Guyer's interpretation does not make it easier :-) Second, he is assuming that we can say of any particular object ...
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Is there any good argument that time moves?

Newton described time as 'moving': Absolute, true and mathematical time, from its own nature, passes equably without relation to anything external and thus without reference to any change or way of ...
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Russell v. Meinong

It's primarily ontological. Meinong's innovation was how to think about such things as unicorns. They do not exist but yet we can reason about them. His theory of dealing with this grew out of his ...
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Kant's Prolegomena Note I - Geometry being an objective representation of nature

Kant recalls his basic discrimination, opposing • D1: objects as they are in themselves • D2: the external appearance of objects. The external appearance of objects (D2) is the result of our ...
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On Kant's third antinomy (CPR)

To answer this, we need to be aware of several points: These arguments are not Kant's own For all antinomies, Kant paraphrases historical arguments that have been made on the respective problems. ...
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