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Assuming the philosophy of Thomas Aquinas... Yes, your reasoning is correct. If God is pure actuality, then he has no unrealized potential, or non-actual but possible attributes. The possibility of not existing would be such an unrealized potential that God cannot possess. So, God conceived of as pure actuality must exist necessarily and a fortiori can ...


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You will find that there is no "law" of logic that is held universally. And to speak "of logic" confuses the issue because there isn't a single logic but rather numerous logics. Technically all you need to have a logic is a language (syntax or rules for what counts as a well formed formula), definitions of interpretation (or semantics), operators and their ...


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Edward Said says: At [the core of what can be called the epistemology of imperialism] is the stubborn thesis that everyone is principally and irreducibly a member of some race or category, and that race or category cannot ever be assimilated to or accepted by others---except as itself. Thus came into being such invented essences as the Oriental or ...


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Are there philosophers who argue that there is a close connection (maybe even an identification) between being conscious and existing? It seems to me that Descartes' cogito ergo sum is right up your alley. first person experience entails existence, and as I personally read into it: experience is existence. However in contemporary non-continental philosophy ...


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As so posed, the answer would be "yes" according to some conceptions of God, and "no" according to some other conceptions of God: If you are a pantheist --believing that God is the totality of everything in the universe --or (like me) a panentheist, believing that the totality of the universe is contained within God, then by definition, an omniscient God ...


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Richardson's Nietzsche's System is considered as a valuable commentary on Nietzsche. The first two sections of this book have as title : " Being" and "Becoming". So, apparently, Nietzsche's scholars consider that Nietzsche's philosophy is not absolutely alien to the ontological question.


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Adam. I'll do what I can to answer your somewhat ambiguous questions. If I understand you correctly, you are asking how, precisely, eminent and virtual causality are understood and why they are classified differently. I can only make sense of that if I add an unstated observation that you consider eminent and virtual causality to be identical; hence, the ...


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I would say qualia is a candidate, because while other things are considered to have intersubjective reality, mind experiences and subjectivity are considered entirely dependent on and identified with qualia, which ontically precede the external world. You might want to look into OrchOR for qualia meeting pansychism. You might find the It From Bit doctrine ...


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I am sure you'll be able to find academic ressources on the subject, I'll try to provide the conversation. How would you define 'existence'? Any definition boils down to some form of description, featuring, contrast. When you define, you delimit, you separate, you distinguish. Existence is primordial, hence, you could hardly sketch it with words. Nothing ...


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I think you should consider a possibility that your question is technically wrong, and is making your brain think over a senseless question. The word 'purpose' is used in contexts which are drastically different from your question. Traditionally, purpose is used when there is an individual who intends a particular result/outcome by executing some task. So ...


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Kenneth Sylvan Guthrie's Complete Pythagoras may be one place to start. Patrick Roussel describes the collection as The Complete Pythagoras is a compilation of two books. The first is entitled The Life of Pythagoras that contains the four biographies that have survived from antiquity....The second is entitled Pythagorean Library and is a complete ...


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It is not assumed that reality has "dimensions" in all cases. Dimensionality is a purely mathematical concept, and whether it applies directly to reality itself depends on whether reality is made of mathematics or not. That particular question is an open question in philosophy. What does have dimensionality are the scientific models we use to make sense ...


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Your question is vague and close to gibberish, it will likely be closed unless you clarify it. The short answer is yes, string theory for instance posits 'rolled up' additional dimensions, and the holographic principle suggests our universe is like a 4D surface curved in 5D. The general underlying principle is that dimensions are directly equivalent to ...


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It is not important to know anything that is fake. If my doctor's license is fake, I think it's important for me to know it. This statement isn't objectively true since "important" is subjective — it depends on what an individual values and considers important. Doesn't look like your conclusion holds. Therefore, we can never know everything. This is ...


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