Archive for the ‘philosophy’ Category Universes in a multiverse 6:23. Each one of these things that represent reality represent different histories of atoms and they are affecting each other. How many universes/histories are there? 6:54. For example, if we are talking of a number of different histories that happens in let say a cubic meter of air then we […]

From Helge Kragh, Entropic Creation: Religious Contexts of Thermodynamics and Cosmology, 2008 p. 187-188 “In 1891 he [Peirce] described his hypothesis as follows: ‘The state of things in the infinite past is chaos … the nothingness of which consists in the total absence of regularity. The state of things in the infinite future is death, […]

Searching in Internet information about Ilyenkov and his A Cosmology of the Spirit in English, I found a message on Marxism-Thaxis list: Below is the copy of the abstract of Ilyenkov’s work from the link above. Evald Ilyenkov “A Cosmology of the Spirit: An Attempt to Establish in General the Objective Role of Thinking […]

Two messages from Søren Brier to peirce-l (De Waal seminar) God is real but does not exist: so the best way to worship him is through the religion of science Why a concept of the divine supplements the idea and functioning of science

From The Empirical Stance (The Terry Lectures Series) by van Fraassen: Lecture 1. Against Analytic Metaphysics 3. Does the World Exist? p. 5 “Doesn’t the answer seem obvious to us? We are all part of this earthly ecosystem, which is part of the solar system, and that is part of the Milky Way galaxy, and […]

A quote from The Modern Scholar: The Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas by Prof. Peter Kreeft “Finally, on language and linguistics we also find two extremes in modern philosophy, one represented by the Deconstructionists, the debunkers who empty language of meaning, deny its power to reveal the real world, and reduce it to a set of […]

A quote from The Modern Scholar: The Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas by Prof. Peter Kreeft “Aquinas is a realist, not an idealist. He believes that reason reaches objective reality, not just our own ideas. And this epistemological realism distinguishes him from all three of the major schools of modern epistemology, all of which, in three […]

Quotes from Max Velmans, Understanding Consciousness p. 202 «Uncertainty appears to be intrinsic to representational knowledge. Kant’s view that the thing itself in unknowable is nevertheless extreme.» p. 202 «We necessarily base our interactions with the world on the experiences, concepts and theories we have of it, and these representations enable us to interact with […]