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InvisibleRebelSteve33
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If we know nothing...
    #1274834 - 02/03/03 04:15 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

then how do we know we know nothing???

:smirk:

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Re: If we know nothing... [Re: RebelSteve33]
    #1274855 - 02/03/03 04:20 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Becuase everything is it's polar opposite, and George Bush running the country doesn't help either.


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Re: If we know nothing... [Re: RebelSteve33]
    #1274890 - 02/03/03 04:27 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Well, then maybe all we know is that we know nothing. :wink: 


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Re: If we know nothing... [Re: RebelSteve33]
    #1274904 - 02/03/03 04:31 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Then maybe we don't know that we know nothing...

Which is the same as knowing nothing.  :grin: 


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Re: If we know nothing... [Re: RebelSteve33]
    #1274910 - 02/03/03 04:32 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

The thing is, as long as we think we know nothing we may as well know nothing, because it has the same effect. :grin: 


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Re: If we know nothing... [Re: RebelSteve33]
    #1275583 - 02/03/03 08:08 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

You can't know you know nothing. As soon as you know it negates the statement. This in my opinion is why we exist.

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Re: If we know nothing... [Re: Joshua]
    #1275585 - 02/03/03 08:10 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

you know it


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Re: If we know nothing... [Re: shaggy101]
    #1275678 - 02/03/03 08:39 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

This is a classic example of why philosophy is at times, a waste of time.


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Re: If we know nothing... [Re: RebelSteve33]
    #1275773 - 02/03/03 09:19 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Who ever said that we know nothing? Read Descartes "Meditations on First Philosophy" if you're interested in modern scepticism, you will find though that much more is known than what at first appears.


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Re: If we know nothing... [Re: Prometheus_Unbound]
    #1275782 - 02/03/03 09:25 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Welcome Traveler! :smile:

Please read the "Be Nice" policy if you haven't done so already! :smile:

Enjoy your stay. :smile:


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Re: If we know nothing... [Re: Joshua]
    #1275838 - 02/03/03 09:57 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Joshua: You can't know you know nothing. As soon as you know it negates the statement. This in my opinion is why we exist.

Very nice analogy there.  :laugh: 


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Re: If we know nothing... [Re: Prometheus_Unbound]
    #1276964 - 02/04/03 08:11 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Actually, it was Mr_Mushrooms who said we know nothing.  I think he said it in the thread by Adamist about science being mythology. 

Perhaps I will take your advice about reading Descartes at a later time in my life when I do not find reading philosophy texts abhorrently boring.  Thank you for your kind advice, though! :smile:

-RebelSteve 


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Re: If we know nothing... [Re: the universe]
    #1277128 - 02/04/03 08:55 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

This is a classic example of why philosophy is at times, a waste of time.

LOL! I agree.  :grin:


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Re: If we know nothing... [Re: RebelSteve33]
    #1277238 - 02/04/03 09:22 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

RS: then how do we know we know nothing???

Short Answer: Metaunderstanding.


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Re: If we know nothing... [Re: Sclorch]
    #1278946 - 02/04/03 05:32 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Short Answer: Metaunderstanding.

Could you please elaborate, Sclorch?  I could not locate that word in my dictionary.  :smile:

-RebelSteve 


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Re: If we know nothing... [Re: RebelSteve33]
    #1280453 - 02/05/03 06:21 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Could you please elaborate, Sclorch? I could not locate that word in my dictionary.


Short answer: You are a cat.


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