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Is nothing identical to non-being? Consider: "Something cannot come from nothing" Inductive reasoning would lead us to believe that this is probably true, but we cannot assert this as an absolute or truism, because we do not have access to nothing. Every example of something coming to be is from something else. There is never a nothing from which ...


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The following proposition: A and B then C Can be expressed (not always) as A + B = C In the second form, A is implicated in C. There's no sequence in time. The system A is part of C, or it has a relationship with C. That's the meaning of implication. In the first form, A is causal of C, meaning that when A happens, C could follow. The word follow expresses a ...


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Welcome- This quotation is from Spinoza's 'Ethics' Part One- Concerning God. It is from Proposition 8- Note or Explanation or Scholia [they are synonymous] #2. Here's the English: Note II.—No doubt it will be difficult for those who think about things loosely, and have not been accustomed to know them by their primary causes, to comprehend the demonstration ...


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One could define the objective world that we believe to exist independent of us, as... No "as" :) That is an exhaustive definition of objective -- it means real, as opposed to imaginary, a product of an individual mind. That's the ontological model. More importantly, it is also a model of real, and true. Being able to tell real from illusory, true ...


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If you define X as "has been observed by others", then you can only prove X by proving something has been observed by others. But likely your definition of "the objective world" is not optimal for most purposes, and with a better definition, other tests of objectivity would exist for certain purposes. Such as an experience being objective ...


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Pancomputationalism is a term encompassing all paradigms of a computational world, which proceed from the realization that nature can successfully be explained by computable scientific models. It takes the concepts of functionalism and computationalism to its ultimate consequences, envisaging a world where all physical processes are carried out by a computer....


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Res Cognitans and Res Extensa when considered as two things creates the concept of duality. The cosmic energy and the earthly ingredients when conjugate life is the phenomenal outcome. But if we consider even the earth a result of cosmic consciousness this conceot of duality disappears. It is Res Cognitans only.


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To Carnap being a realist is no more than opting for the vocabulary/language of realism. According to Carnap's principle of tolerance there are no truth-relevant arguments in favour of realism and against a form of anti-realism. From his empiricist stance, whether one chooses a realist or an anti-realist vocabulary/language does not make any difference to ...


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The difference is that ontology (the study of being) does not have to be studied metaphysically. For example, M. Foucault pursued an 'historical ontology of ourselves' which was opposed to metaphysical (or essential) claims.


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