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Re: A Rational Belief

Thank you Paul. Well said, and I mean that. Many of the atheists who treat Atheism as a religion are not so reasonable just as many people of faith are not so
Nigel Glassborow
Aug 29
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Re: Common Sense

Grant, I suspect that we are both accepting the whole Stoic teachings, but that we are each exercising our right as Stoics to have our own opinions. However to
    Nigel Glassborow
    Aug 29
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    Re: A Rational Belief

    Paul says, “If you define faith as "a belief for which there is inadequate evidence" then the Stoics belief in some sort of divinity or "the Gods" fits the
    Nigel Glassborow
    Aug 29
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    Re: Common Sense

    ... ***** Maybe this is the problem--I've never heard anyone use the term "common sense" in this way. The only way I've ever heard the word used was to mean
    Grant Sterling
    Aug 28
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    Re: Common Sense

    Hi Grant, You say to Anna, “I agree, but I was saying more than this. For example, when I teach my students that according to the Stoic view all externals
      Nigel Glassborow
      Aug 28
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      Re: Common Sense

      Dear Grant, Thank you for your response. I am waiting to be picked up by my son to be taken on a family holiday. I didn’t want you to think I was letting
        Anna Kinesman
        Aug 28
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        Re: Regarding criterion of truth / cognitive impressions

        Hi Guillaume, You say, “I am not sure what is knowledge of a single proposition, actually, knowledge comes in packages for me: knowledge that 'François
          Nigel Glassborow
          Aug 27
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          Re: Regarding criterion of truth / cognitive impressions

          Hi Grant. Thanks a lot for your comments. I'm afraid I'll have some questions again. * Grant:> Look at the very definition of a CI: one that "arises from
          Guillaume Andrieu
          Aug 27
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          Re: Common Sense

          Grant, You wrote, “For many of the Stoics (Epictetus not the least) the doctrine of Providence and divine perfection was absolutely central to the Stoic
          cfisher8238
          Aug 27
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          Re: Common Sense

          ... ***** I agree, but I was saying more than this. For example, when I teach my students that according to the Stoic view all externals are in the hands of
          Grant Sterling
          Aug 27
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          A Rational Belief

          As we have seen, most debates about Stoicism are polarised. 1. There are those who want to eject anything that is not provable though logic and their standard
            Nigel Glassborow
            Aug 27
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            Re: The connection between physics and ethics

            Thank you again for your interpretation of QM, Guillaume. As I wrote previously, I am done with that conversation. With regard to the connection between
            cfisher8238
            Aug 26
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            Re: The connection between physics and ethics

            Hi Chris, I respect that you do not wish to go on about this aspect of the discussion. I'll just say two paragraphs. Having deterministic laws is not the same
            Guillaume Andrieu
            Aug 26
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            Re: The connection between physics and ethics

            Guillaume, I am not distancing myself from Schäfer's theory, I am distancing myself from your interpretation of it. I appreciate your unwillingness to agree
            cfisher8238
            Aug 26
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            Re: The connection between physics and ethics

            Nice one Guillaume! If we had found a set of strange car keys in place of the pillowcase we would have been quite happy, for where there are car keys there is
              Nigel Glassborow
              Aug 26
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