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Starting Philosophy

Being

It is self-evident that something exists. We know this simply from the fact that we are aware of something. Absolutely all of our knowledge entails this. When we speak of something that exists in general, we call that being. The two most fundamental questions in regards to being are what is it and why is it. We know that something exists. To speak of that something in general, without speaking of ...

Beginning Philosophy

I think that philosophy is very difficult for someone who know nothing about it and want to learn. In order to learn philosophy we must start at the beginning. Ordinarily, I would suggest that we learn by studying the great philosophers of history. But such a thing is no good to someone who lacks any philosophical knowledge at all. Philosophy begins by explaining what it is, why it is studied and ...

Self Evident Truths are Certain

In my last post, I undercut the idea the mere skepticism could ever cause reasonable doubt against self evident truths. But we can take this argument much further. It is simply not possible for any kind of skepticism against self-evident truths to be reasonable. Any such criticism would beg the question against self-evident truths, be self-refuting in practice and ultimately be undeniable. The fir...