Home | Community | Message Board

Avalon Magic Plants
Please support our sponsors.

General Interest >> Philosophy, Sociology & Psychology

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1

Registered: 11/27/03
Posts: 947
Loc: montreal-vancouver-tokyo
Last seen: 13 years, 9 months
classification and discourse
    #2234932 - 01/11/04 04:54 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

How often is philosophical discourse a matter of mere classification problems? always?

here is an excerpt from the book I'm reading:

the inadequecy of formal logic-

-Someone points to a young man whose beard is just beginning to grow and demands a reply to the question as to whether he does or does not have a beard. One cannot say he does not, for he has the begginings of one. One cannot say he does, for it is not yet a beard. In a word the beard is BECOMING; it is in motion; it is only a certain quantity of individual hairs which will one day become a quality called a beard.

The hairs growing on the chin of a young man are absolutely indifferent as to what name one will give them. There is no "transition" here from "quantity to quality" as the faithful so piously proclaim. The problem of "beard or no beard" arises from the language we use, from our system of classification.


and you know it like a poet, like....babydoll

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

General Interest >> Philosophy, Sociology & Psychology

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* transition to the fourth dimension LoverofEarth 775 10 03/07/03 06:54 AM
by johnnyfive
* Transition into the age of Aquarius
( 1 2 3 4 all )
cleaner 4,180 74 08/22/03 04:05 AM
by Tasty_Smurf_House
* Venus Transit 6/8 question_for_joo 722 10 05/15/04 12:32 AM
by wrong
* Excerpts From My Life
( 1 2 all )
Adamist 1,324 23 05/06/04 09:23 PM
by Wizdum
* Excerpts From My Delirious Fever Adamist 3,023 18 09/29/05 09:45 PM
by Adamist
* excerpt from kettlebelly baldwin's last letter gnrm23 524 3 04/23/02 02:30 PM
by Revelation
* Venus Transit Countdown
( 1 2 all )
question_for_joo 2,338 28 06/10/04 03:27 PM
by question_for_joo
* astronomical transitions gnrm23 370 3 12/17/03 04:11 PM
by SpecialEd

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Middleman, CosmicJoke, Jokeshopbeard, DividedQuantum
213 topic views. 0 members, 6 guests and 14 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2018 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.023 seconds spending 0.006 seconds on 18 queries.