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Pause (April 2024)

My friend took a pause from doing nothing. Why is it so difficult to get people on board to do something together?

“What are double standards? Is engaging in public debate worthwhile, or should we cultivate discussion environments that encourage alignment with truth? What exactly constitutes truth? Is it motivated by the desire to be right? How can societal norms and truth come into harmony? Can relying solely on coherent rationality provide us with an understanding of what is morally good?”

Cooperation April 6th, April 7th 2024

I learned: Adam Smith was a result of cooperation, clubs and societies of Scotland, and inviting people to do philosophy. We must work together

His meetup with David Hume is entertaining https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691177014/the-infidel-and-the-professor

Achievements: I finished a page of Adam Smith, I learned more pool, I sped up Rachmaninov, I reached an almost 2200 rating at Lichess, and lost it the next day.

Goals: Organizing Sunday night dinner time, Instituting better learning routines in the morning, having an exhausting 3 minute sport routine.

The Philosopher – April 5th 2024

The Philosopher reflected on his day: Today, amidst feelings of depression, friendship, and the complexities of social interactions, he was reminded of the value of time that gives a glimpse of light.

He realized that he cannot afford to waste precious moments. Although he made some effort, progress on his work about Adam Smith feels slow, especially on a holiday.

Yet, despite the challenges, he is determined to make the most of his time. Turning Time into Memory, and Memory into nothing again.

Adam Smith, Piano and brains- April 202

  • Adam Smith’s ideas resonate both on the right and left, like Plato used and abused, left and right.
  • “Adam Smith’s America: How a Scottish Philosopher Became an Icon of American Capitalism” is an interesting read seeing how Adam Smith was abused or used.
  • “Putnam’s Brains in a Vat” challenges externalist assumptions, hinting towards an internalist perspective
  • Today’s lesson: recording piano play enhances perception, revealing inner ear limitations. The outer ear hears you different.
  • Links
    https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/60015569.
    https://designer.microsoft.com/image-creator.

Living up to once Possibilities – Another Account of Relativism

Formal Part, an analysis of Baghramian, passage where she talks about the unconnected history of analytic philosphy and how it is providing a semantic notion of relativism.

Abstract: We live in

As humans, we have the reflective capabilities to distance ourselves from the community views. As I would like to express it, we can adopt a stance of being open for truth that has not arrived yet and may not arrive. In other words, we live in the possibility of truth. I regard this as a relativist stance and which I would also attribute to Hegel.

Practices are not necessarily arranged with regard to how things really are, but according to how we take things to be in an experiential, historical process.

It is important to remark that in this process nobody denies that reality has somewhat an influence on us. The difficulty lies in the question to explain what reality exactly is and how to qualify they extent it has on us.

Putnam’s Ideas

The idea that we are brains in a vat is an extreme thought scenario.

Relativism of Belief

Philosophy on its destructive side aims at destroying all our beliefs. A task for which many are not ready.

The theist believes in a God or Gods, the atheist believes that there is no God. The agnostic often believes that the answer is unknown and possibly unknowable. However, there may be a fourth possibility: it may be knowable but not yet known.

A relativist position works differently: instead of dismissing the question as unknowable and therefore unimportant, it can accept that the question itself is important and probably speaks to the deepest nature of us. The religious form of a human being is its openness for the question so that if he encounters truth one day he can accept it.

Problems–a further problem I have with relativism

If another person believes that embryos have already souls and I respect this as an individual position that is true according to their framework but at the same time I also support the person who champions abortions at all times and everywhere, I am not doing justice to the moral feelings of the first person

Baghramian does not say anything about the possibility of truth

We can neither say that embryos have a soul, nor that they do not. The intuition is that we should consider the possibility that would have the largest effect if it is true compared to the effect it has when it is not true.

A large part of the debate has focused on abortion rights, but little is said about the question of how to avoid unwanted pregnancy.

The Philosopher

“Of what use is a philosopher who doesn’t hurt anybody’s feelings?”
― Diogenes of Sinope

“I do not ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself become the wounded person.”
― Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

“Starcraft involves Soulcraft”
― Michael Sandel

“Of what use is a philosopher who doesn’t hurt anybody’s feelings?” ― Diogenes of Sinope

“I do not ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself become the wounded person.” ― Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

“Starcraft involves Soulcraft” ― Michael Sandel

“Of what use is a philosopher who doesn’t hurt anybody’s feelings?”
― Diogenes of Sinope

“I do not ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself become the wounded person.”
― Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

“Starcraft involves Soulcraft”
― Michael Sandel

Hell-Escape

Professor Nordhoff:

The Hellscape-Theory posits that the insertion into the three-dimensional universe was an attempt by singular dimensional entities to escape a realm inundated with ceaseless suffering. By traversing into our three-dimensional realm, these entities sought to materialize bodies capable of interacting with matter, emotions, and the spectrum of pain and joy. Through the process of evolution, the universe purportedly harnesses these elements – matter, pain, and joy – to sculpt neurological beings poised for transition into another dimension.

While this theory presents intriguing facets, it undeniably treads the line of absurdity, though not devoid of merit.

Researching for my Dog-Training

Teach the Small Things:

  • Correct Reward (1 Second Time)
  • Name Response
  • Sleeping in the Kennel
  • Walking with a leash
  • Small following
  • Reward Training
  • Play Training (best puppy toys)
  • Clicker-Training

Perfect Recall

  • Have a Pop in the Recall (‘Hegel’ Come)
  • Cue in place to come

Clicker Training

  • Why Clickers? They always sound the same

Dog Closing Distance

  • When dog comes, he has to do something else, negative reinforcement

Potty Training

  1. Consistency
  2. Patience
  3. Positive Reinforcement

Take her out every hour.

Dog Training Example

Problems

Puppy Biting

Correcting Biting: Active Correction

  1. (Holding on the colar, waiting to calm down)
  2. Redirecting on toy
  3. Reinforce by praising

Solving Barking

Things to teach the dog

Teaching Heel

Separation Anxiety