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    Advice on building a system

    I want to build an axiomatic deductive system on what I think life is. But I want solid foundations to begin my reasoning. I've accepted I'm going to have to construct two systems from my first axiom.

    Axiom 1 System 1 The soul is mortal

    Axiom 1 System 2 The soul is immortal

    The rough idea is I want advice on building systems from scratch. I'll buy any significant book suggested.
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    Re: Advice on building a system

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    Re: Advice on building a system

    Nice advice. Exactly what I'm looking for. I feel confident in my "two system" approach, the left-wing will leave me well alone.
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    Re: Advice on building a system

    Quote Originally Posted by PilgrimsPath View Post
    Nice advice. Exactly what I'm looking for. I feel confident in my "two system" approach, the left-wing will leave me well alone.
    Looks like you've jumped to the conclusion that the soul exists at all.

    That's a fairly big assumption to make for an axiomatic system.
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    Re: Advice on building a system

    What I know is that I am "I". For, if the soul did not exist I would not be "I". I'm just accepting that as a true statement so I can shift from first-person singular to the plural. If this is the negative attitude you're giving from the initial stage in the game, then wait until I'm ready to discuss my Blank Canvass Theory. You're not ready for what I have to say hence why my reasoning must be watertight before I begin.
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    Re: Advice on building a system

    Why don't we just stick to the logic systems and not worry about the other stuff for now.

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    Re: Advice on building a system

    Quote Originally Posted by PilgrimsPath View Post
    (W)ait until I'm ready to discuss my Blank Canvass Theory. You're not ready for what I have to say hence why my reasoning must be watertight before I begin.
    You better be vary sure that you have done careful study in brain science.
    Have you read Steven Pinker's the blank slate: The modern Denial of Human Nature? If not or if you are not prepared to deal with the simple fact that you are your brain, then any other program is a waste of time. As an undergraduate philosophy major, it really pains to admit that in every major department of philosophy the concentration in applied philosophy(i.e. brain studies) is rapidly becoming dominate. Don't allow yourself to be mired in the nineteenth century.
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    Re: Advice on building a system

    Plato, why do you dismiss those that have come before you in the timeline?
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    Re: Advice on building a system

    Anybody that thinks there is an after-life is dreaming in Technicolor!
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    Re: Advice on building a system

    I think we're going off on a bit of a tangent. Stick to the discussion of how to build an axiomatic system. The rest can be discussed in the Lounge.

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    Re: Advice on building a system

    Quote Originally Posted by PilgrimsPath View Post
    Plato, why do you dismiss those that have come before you in the timeline?
    Because they believed is googlies, ghosties & long-legged beasties.
    In other words, they were ignorant of reality.
    Newton was a giant intellect for the seventeenth century; but today he would be a joke. Do you realize that the vast majority (by a factor of ten) of Newton's writings were on the book of Revelations? What we know today is folly tomorrow.
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