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kasmic
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8/11/2015 4:07:02 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
I have been studying different views of epistemology lately. Most recently I have been focusing on the skeptics. Can I just say that I have lost all confidence in what I think I know....
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8/11/2015 4:45:12 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/11/2015 4:07:02 AM, kasmic wrote:
I have been studying different views of epistemology lately. Most recently I have been focusing on the skeptics. Can I just say that I have lost all confidence in what I think I know.... : :

What did you think you knew up to that point of studying other people's point of view?
Heterodox
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8/11/2015 8:10:17 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/11/2015 4:07:02 AM, kasmic wrote:
I have been studying different views of epistemology lately. Most recently I have been focusing on the skeptics. Can I just say that I have lost all confidence in what I think I know....

The only thing I know is that what I know is probably wrong.
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8/11/2015 8:17:18 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/11/2015 4:07:02 AM, kasmic wrote:
I have been studying different views of epistemology lately. Most recently I have been focusing on the skeptics. Can I just say that I have lost all confidence in what I think I know....

Have you considered evidentialism or phenomenal conservativism.
kasmic
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8/11/2015 3:30:10 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/11/2015 4:45:12 AM, iam_free wrote:
At 8/11/2015 4:07:02 AM, kasmic wrote:
I have been studying different views of epistemology lately. Most recently I have been focusing on the skeptics. Can I just say that I have lost all confidence in what I think I know.... : :

What did you think you knew up to that point of studying other people's point of view?

2+2=4... haha. Really, like any assumption ever.
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8/11/2015 3:31:29 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/11/2015 3:30:10 PM, kasmic wrote:
At 8/11/2015 4:45:12 AM, iam_free wrote:
At 8/11/2015 4:07:02 AM, kasmic wrote:
I have been studying different views of epistemology lately. Most recently I have been focusing on the skeptics. Can I just say that I have lost all confidence in what I think I know.... : :

What did you think you knew up to that point of studying other people's point of view?

2+2=4... haha. Really, like any assumption ever. : :

Did you know that God taught man that 2 + 2 = 4?
kasmic
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8/11/2015 3:48:29 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/11/2015 8:17:18 AM, Fkkize wrote:
At 8/11/2015 4:07:02 AM, kasmic wrote:
I have been studying different views of epistemology lately. Most recently I have been focusing on the skeptics. Can I just say that I have lost all confidence in what I think I know....

Have you considered evidentialism or phenomenal conservativism.

How about you summarize them for me haha.
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Fkkize
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8/11/2015 4:08:32 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/11/2015 3:48:29 PM, kasmic wrote:
At 8/11/2015 8:17:18 AM, Fkkize wrote:
At 8/11/2015 4:07:02 AM, kasmic wrote:
I have been studying different views of epistemology lately. Most recently I have been focusing on the skeptics. Can I just say that I have lost all confidence in what I think I know....

Have you considered evidentialism or phenomenal conservativism.

How about you summarize them for me haha.

PC: If it seems to S that P, then, in the absence of defeaters, S thereby has at least some justification for believing that P

EVI: Person S is justified in believing proposition p at time t if and only if S"s evidence for p at t supports believing p.

I personally count as evidence roughly everything that comes to mind the moment you think about it.
Should S believe there to be a monitor in front of her?
PC: S thinks about it. It seems to her as if there is a monitor in front of her and she is not aware of any drugs etc. that could have defeated this appearance, therefore she is at least somewhat justified in this belief.
EVI: S has sense perception of something like a monitor. S checks her set of beliefs and finds nothing conflicting with p. p is therefore coherent with her original set of beliefs and further counts as evidence for the reliability of her senses.

In this case both seem somewhat similar.
Btw. I am considering moral realism (objective morality) again. Perhaps philosophy is not entirely destructive after all ;)
kasmic
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8/11/2015 4:35:40 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/11/2015 4:08:32 PM, Fkkize wrote:
At 8/11/2015 3:48:29 PM, kasmic wrote:
At 8/11/2015 8:17:18 AM, Fkkize wrote:
At 8/11/2015 4:07:02 AM, kasmic wrote:
I have been studying different views of epistemology lately. Most recently I have been focusing on the skeptics. Can I just say that I have lost all confidence in what I think I know....

Have you considered evidentialism or phenomenal conservativism.

How about you summarize them for me haha.

PC: If it seems to S that P, then, in the absence of defeaters, S thereby has at least some justification for believing that P

EVI: Person S is justified in believing proposition p at time t if and only if S"s evidence for p at t supports believing p.

I personally count as evidence roughly everything that comes to mind the moment you think about it.
Should S believe there to be a monitor in front of her?
PC: S thinks about it. It seems to her as if there is a monitor in front of her and she is not aware of any drugs etc. that could have defeated this appearance, therefore she is at least somewhat justified in this belief.
EVI: S has sense perception of something like a monitor. S checks her set of beliefs and finds nothing conflicting with p. p is therefore coherent with her original set of beliefs and further counts as evidence for the reliability of her senses.

In this case both seem somewhat similar.
Btw. I am considering moral realism (objective morality) again. Perhaps philosophy is not entirely destructive after all ;)

Fascinating.
"Liberalism Defined" http://www.debate.org...
"The Social Contract" http://www.debate.org...
"Intro to IR An Open Discussion" http://www.debate.org...

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Fkkize
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8/11/2015 4:40:37 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/11/2015 4:35:40 PM, kasmic wrote:
At 8/11/2015 4:08:32 PM, Fkkize wrote:
At 8/11/2015 3:48:29 PM, kasmic wrote:
At 8/11/2015 8:17:18 AM, Fkkize wrote:
At 8/11/2015 4:07:02 AM, kasmic wrote:
I have been studying different views of epistemology lately. Most recently I have been focusing on the skeptics. Can I just say that I have lost all confidence in what I think I know....

Have you considered evidentialism or phenomenal conservativism.

How about you summarize them for me haha.

PC: If it seems to S that P, then, in the absence of defeaters, S thereby has at least some justification for believing that P

EVI: Person S is justified in believing proposition p at time t if and only if S"s evidence for p at t supports believing p.

I personally count as evidence roughly everything that comes to mind the moment you think about it.
Should S believe there to be a monitor in front of her?
PC: S thinks about it. It seems to her as if there is a monitor in front of her and she is not aware of any drugs etc. that could have defeated this appearance, therefore she is at least somewhat justified in this belief.
EVI: S has sense perception of something like a monitor. S checks her set of beliefs and finds nothing conflicting with p. p is therefore coherent with her original set of beliefs and further counts as evidence for the reliability of her senses.

In this case both seem somewhat similar.
Btw. I am considering moral realism (objective morality) again. Perhaps philosophy is not entirely destructive after all ;)

Fascinating.

I guess I've either blown you away or bored you to death lol.
kasmic
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8/11/2015 4:41:30 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Fascinating.

I guess I've either blown you away or bored you to death lol.

I am reading up on them haha. Not bored.
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8/17/2015 10:28:01 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/11/2015 4:07:02 AM, kasmic wrote:
I have been studying different views of epistemology lately. Most recently I have been focusing on the skeptics. Can I just say that I have lost all confidence in what I think I know....

It was Rene Descartes who said that to doubt, is to think, and therefore to prove you exist because someone must be doing the doubting.

Cogito ergo sum -- the beginning of all epistemology.
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8/18/2015 10:49:59 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/11/2015 4:07:02 AM, kasmic wrote:
I have been studying different views of epistemology lately. Most recently I have been focusing on the skeptics. Can I just say that I have lost all confidence in what I think I know....

I am skeptical that you have lost confidence in what you think you know.
kasmic
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8/18/2015 3:04:37 PM
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At 8/18/2015 10:49:59 AM, skipsaweirdo wrote:
At 8/11/2015 4:07:02 AM, kasmic wrote:
I have been studying different views of epistemology lately. Most recently I have been focusing on the skeptics. Can I just say that I have lost all confidence in what I think I know....

I am skeptical that you have lost confidence in what you think you know.

haha
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Chaosism
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8/18/2015 3:09:35 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/18/2015 3:04:37 PM, kasmic wrote:
At 8/18/2015 10:49:59 AM, skipsaweirdo wrote:
At 8/11/2015 4:07:02 AM, kasmic wrote:
I have been studying different views of epistemology lately. Most recently I have been focusing on the skeptics. Can I just say that I have lost all confidence in what I think I know....

I am skeptical that you have lost confidence in what you think you know.

haha

Don't forget to be skeptical of skepticism, too!
kasmic
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8/18/2015 3:13:11 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/18/2015 3:09:35 PM, Chaosism wrote:
At 8/18/2015 3:04:37 PM, kasmic wrote:
At 8/18/2015 10:49:59 AM, skipsaweirdo wrote:
At 8/11/2015 4:07:02 AM, kasmic wrote:
I have been studying different views of epistemology lately. Most recently I have been focusing on the skeptics. Can I just say that I have lost all confidence in what I think I know....

I am skeptical that you have lost confidence in what you think you know.

haha

Don't forget to be skeptical of skepticism, too!

I regularly doubt my doubt.
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8/22/2015 2:43:28 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/11/2015 4:07:02 AM, kasmic wrote:
I have been studying different views of epistemology lately. Most recently I have been focusing on the skeptics. Can I just say that I have lost all confidence in what I think I know....

How do you know that you have lost all confidence in what you think you know?
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8/22/2015 2:58:45 PM
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At 8/22/2015 2:43:28 PM, tejretics wrote:
At 8/11/2015 4:07:02 AM, kasmic wrote:
I have been studying different views of epistemology lately. Most recently I have been focusing on the skeptics. Can I just say that I have lost all confidence in what I think I know....

How do you know that you have lost all confidence in what you think you know?

well, the only thing I know is that I don't know haha
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8/22/2015 2:59:47 PM
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At 8/22/2015 2:58:45 PM, kasmic wrote:
At 8/22/2015 2:43:28 PM, tejretics wrote:
At 8/11/2015 4:07:02 AM, kasmic wrote:
I have been studying different views of epistemology lately. Most recently I have been focusing on the skeptics. Can I just say that I have lost all confidence in what I think I know....

How do you know that you have lost all confidence in what you think you know?

well, the only thing I know is that I don't know haha

I think Plato said something of the sort. Though I don't know that :P
"Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe." - Frederick Douglass

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8/22/2015 3:12:00 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/11/2015 3:30:10 PM, kasmic wrote:
At 8/11/2015 4:45:12 AM, iam_free wrote:
At 8/11/2015 4:07:02 AM, kasmic wrote:
I have been studying different views of epistemology lately. Most recently I have been focusing on the skeptics. Can I just say that I have lost all confidence in what I think I know.... : :

What did you think you knew up to that point of studying other people's point of view?

2+2=4... haha. Really, like any assumption ever.

Well, that one depends. You have to ask Big Brother first.

Joking aside, you might find this interesting (in case you've never read about this): https://en.wikipedia.org...
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