Things progress in politics and in history but not in the way we usually think. Continue reading A VERY BRIEF LOOK AT PROGRESS
Why do we want freedom of speech? It is a question you might think is obvious and usually, people who question this maxim of free speech are almost always deplatformed; As funny as that may seem. I will raise the question again anyway: why do we want freedom of speech? We want freedom of speech so that anyone can engage in dialogue. We want freedom of speech because we don’t want our speech restricted. We want freedom of speech to hear all ideas. We want freedom of speech so that people can express themselves without fear. We want freedom of speech because we couldn’t have conversations about freedom of speech without it. We want freedom of speech because we love our freedom. Continue reading Short Spiel on Free Speech
What are objects? It is a question we often don’t ask. An intuitive idea that we have about the world and a natural part of the way we think. Understanding what objects are might tell us a little about the world and what we can know about it. Continue reading The World as Nihil: Uncertainty Principle Of Objects
There once was a time when humans were not so stuck in their ways. What happened? What corrupted us to the point where we are the Zeks of this monstrous creature, this carcass that has eradicated the communities that lived before us? This monstrous creature that has turned our lands into a dangerous and darkling plain? To most, I must be speaking nonsense because I have not explained what these words mean. What is a Zek? What is this monstrous creature you speak of? And whatever do you mean that we are stuck? The title lends some clues. Some call this creature the Leviathan, others call it the State, I call it all these things but a good common name for it is civilization.
Take this statement: This statement is false. Now is this statement true or false? Let’s take the first case, that it is true. If it is true then the statement is false. That would make it false. So obviously cannot be true then since that is contradictory. Now let us take the second case, that it is false. If this statement is false is false then it is true! Ugh! we have gone in circles, no matter what we do whether we say the statement is true or false it is both. This special statement is called the liar’s paradox, and you have probably heard of it in some fashion. Continue reading Paraconsistent Logic and Nihilism
The bus zoomed past the stop and it seemed as if it was picking up speed.
This is an express stop, next stop: Birchmount
All I could think was–‘OH SHIT!’. I thought it would be me with the last laugh, that it would be me to get there first–but me, it had been my sister.
Every day we spend our time with truth in the background. It pervades our conversations and our lives and yet unless you are some serious philosophy nerd, you will not have considered it deeply at all. And maybe you don’t have to, I always wondered if the reason human beings don’t have to consider something too carefully is if because that thing isn’t well defined. I often think most things are pretty fuzzy in their definitions. Take the colour green for example. What is green could point to something that is green and says that the colour of that thing exhibits the character of greenness, say, grass for example. But would that mean that other things that exemplify the character of greenness aren’t truly green? No, right? So maybe we need a better definition than the one before that better fits the one we ‘mean’ or ‘think of’ when we say green. Continue reading Dealing with truth