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conceptualizing metaphor and analogy with abstraction

"Are two concepts metaphor/analogy equivalent" No. Here's a comparison I discovered a couple of days ago[source cited at bottom]: "Metaphor vs. Allegory Allegories and metaphors are ...
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Is it possible for truth to be set by humans?

I'm being deliberately provocative here in hopes that it answers the question but: Urm, yes. You made the game, you made the rules, you made the truth.
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Trying to understand reality lead to understanding useless things?

Welcome. :D truest possible understanding of reality Well, you've managed in a single clause to bring about 4 extremely difficult philosophical topics. Any answer to your question would be ...
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Trying to understand reality lead to understanding useless things?

There is no useless information; everything is foundational. For example, I've sometimes suspected that theoretical physics is a house of cards; assumptions built on top of assumptions, and such a ...
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Is it possible for truth to be set by humans?

Trueness of that statement is undefined, as the statement itself is insufficiently defined. That is was made by a human is irrelevant. It is a statement about the behavior of a system, a system which ...
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Trying to understand reality lead to understanding useless things?

There are two questions there: how to understand reality fully; and what is useful or useless knowledge. The first is quite obviously not possible for us humans: our brain capacity, and our time, is ...
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Is it possible for truth to be set by humans?

Is it possible for truth to be set by humans? Humans are nothing special, regarding discussions around truth or objectivity and so on. Humans are a regular part of the universe; they do not stand &...
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Is it possible for truth to be set by humans?

We change our world -- our shared objective reality -- through our actions. In that sense, every such action creates, for everyone, a new reality and new truth. In your example you created a video ...
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Trying to understand reality lead to understanding useless things?

The Value of Prudence https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prudence 1 : the ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of reason 2 : sagacity or shrewdness in the management of ...
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Is it possible for truth to be set by humans?

A video game is a virtual reality. Within the game, the rules of the game are truths that one must obey to navigate the game. These truths are objective within the game. The game provides the rules ...
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Trying to understand reality lead to understanding useless things?

If you don't mind me saying so, your question shows a lack of clarity in your thinking. The answer to your questions depends on what you mean by the truest possible understanding of reality. For ...
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Is it possible for truth to be set by humans?

The statement One can jump in V by clicking on a car. is a true proposition. That the game V has been created by a human person is not relevant for the question whether the proposition is true. ...
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Trying to understand reality lead to understanding useless things?

“The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.” -Ludwig Wittgenstein, TLP 5.6 "Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone." -Ralph Waldo Emerson ...
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Trying to understand reality lead to understanding useless things?

No, I don't think we need to know everything to understand reality. What we need is to know enough about everything. This is what I mean by enough. We understand something by building, in our ...
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Did i Just found the solution to radical skepticism?

Felicitations, yep, that is a classic refutation of skepticism you stumbled upon there. Skepticism is what we call a peritrope (refutes itself): If it's right, it's wrong. The problem is if it's right,...
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