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One problem with translating material conditionals into english is that they often mislead since if-then statements in English normally have a range of meanings that go beyond the material conditional (see the indicative condition). To avoid these kinds of confusions, it helps to keep in mind that in logic the material condition "A -> B" is ...


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For me this is simply same as the ancient Socrate's famous Cave Men Analogy to understand what is really ontological truth. If all the cave men stayed in the cave for all their lives, all they saw and comprehended about themselves were merely their reflected shadows on the walls, ie, "apprehended only as it is in itself or in conception". But if ...


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Since it is a basic question, I will try to give a basic answer without going too much into details and technicalities. That is impossible in and of itself, since Hegel is the embodiment of technical philosophy, but I'll give it a try. Firstly, Hegel's terminology is quite peculiar. You cannot take common understandings of "idea" and "concept[...


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From my philosophy, I would say "2" and your imaginary number "i" are exactly same existence relative to Math realm. Back to our common physical world since there're no two EXACTLY same leaves, so how even you can be sure to say "2" is absolutely real, and "i" is not? Once you enter Argand plane, u can easily feel &...


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