Thursday, February 2, 2017

Quotes Early February 2017

"At least, if it means something better it will have a better standard of meaning." ---Nathan Coppedge

"I am inclined to think applied knowledge only happens in an imperfect world. Real life is philosophical and ideal." ---Nathan Coppedge

See also Coherent Systems A.3.C.1. to at least B.3.B.2. with a few exceptions within that range.

Set 1,
Set 2,

"The thought itself may be important." ---Nathan Coppedge

"My supposition is that a lot of theories are forgotten over the years. That is the theory I work with primarily in philosophy of physics. There is room for comprehensibility as long as we are willing to cross barriers." ---Nathan Coppedge, conversation with James Rose

"Wisdom is not best seen as limited, as it is only useful when it is possible. Wisdom may require exaggeration and significant experiences. Wisdom is generally not absolute, and it is not always those who consider themselves wise who are wise. The limit of wisdom is not usually comprehended, it may consist of the difference between the wise life and the life that is less wise. Neither life actually realizes its own limit, unless it has crossed the limit. The limit, therefore, is just a limit on interpreting wisdom after the fact. It is possible to be exceptionally wise in one thing through terrible sacrifice, or to make terrible sacrifices and do nothing particularly wise. Therefore, the limit of wisdom occurs after the fact. Sorry to disappoint, but much of wisdom occurs through realizing the freedom to be wise, and how good it is, if it is good at all." ---Nathan Coppedge

"For someone who lives an unwise life, but didn’t have a choice, then the limit is choice. For someone who lives an unwise life, but had a choice, the limit is the perception of wisdom. For someone who lives a wise life, but doesn’t have a choice, the limit again is choice. For someone who lives a wise life, but has a choice, there is no definite limit. Therefore, the limit of wisdom is the limit upon choice and the limit upon the perception of wisdom." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Objective knowledge can theoretically exist without relevance in an inhuman capacity. It’s structure can mean something even if it doesn’t mean something right now. But subjective knowledge is all about ‘now’ and finding relevance for it. Ideally, one has benefit for the other, but only in terms of values that actually exist. Destroying value destroys the connection between the subjective and objective world." ---Nathan Coppedge

"What I discovered is ideas only exist by a standard... The more we have a standard, the more we can know them." ---Nathan Coppedge

"The more real something is, the more acceptable are all of the many standards about it." ---Nathan Coppedge

"I like to call metaphysics the lemma of physics, just as physics is the lemma of science. Physics is important, so metaphysics is important, but metaphysics is easier. And physics is important, so science should be important, although that is actually an incorrect argument unless physics is actually coherent (which, so far as I know, it isn't as a discipline)." ---Nathan Coppedge

"I have been told the usage in omniscience is under the older root of 'to know or perceive' rather than meaning science, which seems unfortunate to me from the standpoint of technology." ---Nathan Coppedge

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