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  1. Arguments for Direct (naive) Realism by nixnxin in General Philosophy
    Direct realism may seem naive, but what do you think of the following two arguments? What your inner experiences give you are the external states of affairs you experience. A description of your inner experience is identical to a description of the object you experience. J. Searle on Direct re...
  2. How to Formulate the Cogito by Incision in Metaphysics and Epistemology
    I'd like to discuss how Descarte's argument the cogito is to be understood, because I suspect that this argument is sometimes dismissed too casually. It's sometimes tossed out on the grounds that it's simply circular; but while I can understand where this objection comes from, I have an intuition th...
  3. One book about epistemology. by Mariner in Metaphysics and Epistemology
    I got this idea reading this sentence by Thorongil in the thread about what you should read before Schopenhauer's WWR: Thorongil wrote: I'm probably biased, but I think it's the most underrated book in epistemology in the history of Western philosophy. So. What is, in your opinion, the b...
  4. Woot! School has started by Jeremiah in Community / Off Topic
    I am 35 and I finally get to start on that higher education I have been working towards. Although, I think my math teacher was speaking an alien language. I have been out of it for so long that I'll probably have to download a math lexicon.
  5. The Wisdom of Harry Lime by jamalrob in General Philosophy
    In an internal reply to this post, 180 Proof mentioned a problem he's been trying to think through for years, namely how people and societies can flourish from disorder. It might not be quite what he was getting at, but it made me think of a famous scene in The Third Man. Harry Lime, played by Orson...