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Regis Jolivet's books are great. But I am not sure if it is available in English (there are French and Portuguese editions).


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Regarding N. Berdyaev and J. Boehme's Ungrund: "In an early period of his [Berdyaev's] life, he was searching for a solution of the problem of evil, and was attracted by Boehme's mystical speculation. Boehme's philosophical thinking, particularly his theories that an irrational principle lies at the basis of being, and that freedom is uncreated and is ...


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Heb 10:17 (ESV): then he adds, “I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.” The key verb in question here is μνησθήσομαι, lexical form μιμνῄσκομαι. BDAG defines it as to recall information from memory, remember, recollect, remind oneself to think of and call attention to someth. or someone, make mention of someone give careful ...


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This answer will focus on two references that may be useful to understand the issues dividing realism and anti-realism. Rather than looking at this from the perspective of logic it may be more useful to see it from the perspective of various metaphysical disputes such as platonism in mathematics versus intuitionism, realism of the physical world versus ...


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You’re assuming that simulation is a philosophically coherent category. It’s not. Few philosophers have taken up Bostroms notion of a simulation as a philosophically coherent thought. It’s science-fiction dressed up as philosophy, and for we know, that’s where Bostrom got the idea from.


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There is an art to creating a logical language, just as there is an art to logic. So what does the statement "logical language" mean? Well you want a language, and you want it to be logical. A language is defined as a form of structured communication, not necessarily visual, but it still needs to be sensory, because there is no communication without senses. ...


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The origin is with the so-called Whiteley Sentence. See C.Whiteley, “Minds, Machines and Gödel: A Reply to Mr. Lucas (1962)”, Philosophy 37:61-62 : It is possible to devise a formula which will trap a human mind —say, Mr Lucas's— in the same way that his application of Gödel traps the machine. Take, for instance, the formula 'This formula ...


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The Key Socratic documents Plato wrote many plays. In most eg Republic, Plato uses Socrates as his mouthpiece. Arguably the two plays that are most authentically Socratic are the Apology and Phaedo – ie trial/sentencing and the subsequent death – more correctly murder – of Socrates. A key part of the Apology is... Socrates' encounter with the Oracle of ...


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This is from The Republic, Book 7: 538-41 There is a danger lest they should taste the dear delight too early; for youngsters, as you may have observed, when they first get the taste in their mouths, argue for amusement, and are always contradicting and refuting others in imitation of those who refute them; http://www.literaturepage.com/read/therepublic-...


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Understanding Philosophy of Science, by James Ladyman was the first text set to me (over a decade ago) for HPS, History and Philosophy of Science (no prior philosophy classes): Few can imagine a world without telephones or televisions; many depend on computers and the Internet as part of daily life. Without scientific theory, these developments would ...


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Calvin, as Mauro said: .... in Calvin’s vastly influential 1559 Institutes of the Christian Religion, he wrote, “There is within the human mind, and indeed by natural instinct, an awareness of divinity.” This awareness of divinity, or sensus divinitatis, is “beyond dispute” according to Calvin. (Greg Cootsona, 'Science and the Sensus Divinitatis ...


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Wasn't French at all. Sensus divinitatis, it turned out to be. Came from a French guy though.


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I’m gonna talk about my own experience. I think nihilism can lead to suicide. But I think we can make a better link between nihilism and depression. Not having any reasons to live for or anything you believe in can make you sad. In can probably lead you to depression. As long as you keep doing something and keep yourself entertained, nothing can go wrong. ...


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A rulebook for arguments by Anthony Weston has a chapter on fallacies and subchapter with a list of fallacies; in this book, the author indicates another book with a bigger list of fallacies: Logic and Contemporary Rhetoric by Howard Kahane. Another I know is The art of being right: 38 ways to win an argument by Arthur Schopenhauer, but I'm not sure if it's ...


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