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  1. Sufficient Universe by James Grassel in Logic and Philosophy of Math
    1 Everything that begins to exist has a cause therefore there must be a necessary essence 2 Nothing can come from nothing before Logic exist 3 I exist in this universe and can observe laws of logic 4 The universe necessarily exist so that I do exist. 4 For Logic to exist there must be something whic...
  2. Brouwerian intuitionistic continuum by enkidu in Logic and Philosophy of Math
    The starting point of this thread is the link given by FredJeffries on another thread:, and especially the pages 268-269-270 about the intuitionistic continuum. In there, Prof. Bell introduces Brouwerian intuitionism, and most interestingly to me, th...
  3. Interesting refutation to nihilism I once heard by noshadeintheshadowofthecross in General Philosophy
    A friend of mine once told me that he didn't give nihilism the time of day because of something he had read in a book refuting it. The refutation went like this, more or less. (forgive my bad memory) "If nihilism is true, logic is invented by man, but men use logic to come to the conclusion that nih...
  4. On Par With Emotion by creative in Metaphysics and Epistemology
    There is widespread agreement about the idea that tempering one's emotion is most often, if not always, better than not. Emotion is often the culprit of poor decision making, or at least it's often said to be. Indeed, it seems that that line of thinking pervades society in many ways. I mean, being "...
  5. How should we view the Myers-Briggs personality types? by darthbarracuda in Social Sciences
    Is it a reliable evaluative tool for psychologists to use? Or is it only useful in the superficial work place for team projects and whatnot? I am of the opinion that it is almost like horoscopes: once you are told what your personality type is, you end up narrowing your perception unconsciously t...