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Hmm... Are you in pretty good physical health? Many people have very strong negative opinions of an adult child living in their parents' home. I'm not one of those people, and it doesn't sound like your family is like that. But your parents might be in some conflict about having you there. So, I'd like to propose a different question you might ask first to ...


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An often neglected, but crucial, hypothesis of Gödel's incompleteness theorem is that the theory in question is sufficiently strong — it suffices for the theory to be able to discuss the theory of integer arithmetic. A standard example of a decidable theory is (Tarski's axiomatization of) Euclidean geometry. Or basically the same thing, the first-...


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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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What's wrong with this argument is that the "many metaphysical realities" is a refutation in itself. I think many will agree that we try to live our lives by trying to think and make decisions as rationally as possible. This means that when presented with two ideas, we choose the one that is most grounded with supporting evidence or does not lead to any ...


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There is no chance ,all metaphysical realities are experiential ,so there is no chance and there is no proof ,but if you take the experiential reality as reference then there is more probability that there is a continuity after death than not because everything is in flux and nothing ceases to be completely ,everything changes its form and since we know ...


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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 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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Depends on definition of perfect One definition of "perfect" (and "ideal") is by functionality. For example, primary function of knife is to cut - therefore cuts of ideal knife would be infinitesimally thin and smooth , there would be no resistance or ragged edges. Considering that in this world infinitesimally thin is not possible (size of atoms and ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I would say yes, and that this is why solipsism is unfalsifiable. EDIT 1: A study of mysticism and the mystical theology would seem the obvious place to go for an exploration of this idea. Perhaps Kant and his 'mind-in-general' as the source of space-time is also relevant. EDIT: This is a poor answer and deserves the down-votes. I couldn't see how to ...


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