No. However this doesn't satisfy anyone, people like to view goods as status and or a sign of progression. — RobertMetz
Hello, fellow robot. We're free of fame and blame and shame. That there are so many differing kinds of robots out there obscures the fact that the will is fixed to what it must do in the instant of its use. At least there is consistency. If I were the opposite, as an arbitrary air-head, I'd be long dead now. — PoeticUniverse
A person is coerced by others into doing something or is coerced by circumstances to ‘choose’. We call the latter “free will”. So I agree that there is no such thing as a “free” will. — Noah Te Stroete
This OP is not not simplistic in its treatment of language. — Noah Te Stroete
In English, and all other languages I assume, there are always at least several different ways to say something. Actually, maybe not exactly the same thing. Antonyms rarely have exactly the same meaning. Even if their definitions are the same, there are nuances, implications, moods that differ. That gives language a lot of subtle power. — T Clark
Praying is only good for meditating on self-improvement. It is worthless in influencing others. — Noah Te Stroete
None of the above. — noAxioms
I can take a triangle and twirl it about and yes, there is motion but that doesn't imply that the length AB is changing. — noAxioms
As our friend just posted.
Only a Fool would blame His own creations
For the taint therein—of His poor craftsmanship.
— PoeticUniverse — Gnostic Christian Bishop
Have you not previously noticed those small winged white things flying around at night? Moths? — Bitter Crank
That seems like you're taking a brain/computer analogy too literally.
Who has a problem with "memory space" that's taken up by vocabulary? — Terrapin Station
A probability of 0.000000000000000000001% is still greater than 0%. — Possibility
I did not know this. Honestly. Sorry. I live in a world where left-handedness is a matter of fact, like red-headedness or having buck teeth or a lisp. Nobody discriminates negatively in the circles I move in against lefties — god must be atheist
And so we are forced to look for real principles to support your dubious conclusion which appeals to our intuition, co-operation (might) in the service of evil, is actually the opposite of "right". — Metaphysician Undercover
ancient word in an ancient and defunct language, with its ancient-time meaning (left-handed) and juxtaposing that meaning with the same string of phonemes and letters and equating therefore the old meaning of sinister to the new meaning of sinister. — god must be atheist
Leibniz says only contingent things need a reason, God is necessary, so he does not need a reason. This is somewhat lame - saying something is necessary does not in itself explain why it is necessary. — Devans99
I don't know if you are joking or not. — god must be atheist
The entire concept you present sounds like a humourless joke to me. I could see the point in your post if it were funny — god must be atheist
Try to work on it some more. This is a good concept to work on. Just don't leave it in its present form — god must be atheist
Probably there isn't an infinite amount of points to cross — Terrapin Station
Strangely "cousin" is a relational term — Terrapin Station
Wittgenstein’s assent to the Context Principle continued long after the Tractatus. He remained committed to it while developing his mature conception of ‘meaning as use’ in the Philosophical Investigations, where he again quotes the Context Principle verbatim (§49). In the Tractatus, as we have seen, the Context Principle is essentially used in a structural way. However, it already contains in embryonic form the idea of the Philosophical Investigations that there is a ‘philosophical grammar’ to our claims about the world that is embodied in our practice of using language meaningfully. At the time he was writing the Tractatus, Wittgenstein could only understand this notion of ‘background’ – what was later to become ‘grammar’ – in terms of an abstract structure underlying our language-use but independent of it. It was only when the lessons of his mature conception of linguistic use had been absorbed that the full concept of ‘grammar’ emerged, and Wittgenstein saw that our most fundamental practical commitments as human language-users are an intimate part of what it means to characterise reality in language. So in the Investigations, although the Context Principle continues to be affirmed, the context shifts from propositions to include the entire language game and ourselves as competent language-users in the various forms of life we pursue. Yet to the extent that Frege recognised that the linguistic characterisation of reality is always contextual, and the Wittgenstein of the Tractatus endorsed Frege’s insight, it is possible to represent the origins of Wittgenstein’s mature conception of language in the Investigations and beyond as already there in the Context Principle as it emerges in the Tractatus, and in the work of Wittgenstein’s illustrious forebear, Gottlob Frege.
© Rev. Dr Susan J. Lucas 2015 — philosophynow.org