it can't explain Everything. — Tate
Remember when you were young and you came across that question: if God created everything, what created God? That's it. It's the limit. You can't explain Everything. — Tate
"The less you think, the more you believe."---Richard Dawkins — Christopher
In ideal conditions, the human intellect can explain anything — Tate
Your ignorance (feigned or not) is stunning, kid. :smirk:"The less you think, the more you believe."
That's not true either — Bartricks
For I do not seek to understand in order that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe – that unless I believe I shall not understand. — St. Anselm
But what about other kinds of explanation? — SophistiCat
ideal conditions, the human intellect can explain anything
What are these ideal conditions? — Noble Dust
Then I asked if it could explain Everything. It said I was talking about God as a symbol of the ultimate cause. — Tate
Contemporary philosophy doesn’t look for first causes to explain Everything. They look for formal structures of becoming and transformation. Hegel was among those who started this trend with his dialectic of becoming. — Joshs
ideal conditions, the human intellect can explain anything ...
It may be that the ideal conditions under which anything can be explained are not human conditions. We are limited animals who often go about unaware of their limits. — Fooloso4
Neat. Not true, I would say. But sometimes I prefer neatness to truth. (That's a confession, not a boast.) — Cuthbert
Nevertheless we run up against the boundaries of language.
Kierkegaard also saw this running-up and similarly pointed it out (as running up against the paradox). This running up against the boundaries of language is Ethics. — Tate
Isn't that a commonplace?In ideal conditions, the human intellect can explain anything, with one exception: it can't explain Everything. — Tate
We don't know what is the intellect's limit and thus there's no meaning talking about it.There's nothing to relate it to, causally or otherwise. This is the intellect's limit. — Tate
Why, do you know of any philosopher who has ever said that there's no limit in what we can know or that we can explain everything?That's it. It's the limit. You can't explain Everything.
A high percentage of philosophers throughout history failed to take that into consideration. — Tate
Heidegger also saw the boundaries of language as a problem for the articulation of being — Joshs
The very idea of a concept of everything as all the furniture of the universe is what the grammatical structure of language imposes on us. — Joshs
Heidegger and Wittgenstein wanted to explain being in terms of becoming rather than interms imposed by the static ‘is’. — Joshs
We don't know what is the intellect's limit and thus there's no meaning talking about it. — Alkis Piskas
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