PH: Because we know that the subject of reason rejects contradiction, we know one parameter of the modern subject.
Me: What is the definition of subject? I honestly do not know the meaning of subject in this context.
— you are not wanting to paint yourself into a corner, is what is happening. You know exactly what I mean by the subject. Again, if you need another authority, check the multitude of philosophers, or psychologists, or even the dictionary. But if you need a definition: a subject is a subject of discourse.
I honestly don’t know which definition you are using.
Here are the noun definitions (including philosophical definitions) from the Oxford Dictionary. I have put in bold the definitions which could well fit into your statement.
- A matter, scene, etc to be discussed, described, represented, dealt with, etc
- A person, circumstance, etc, giving rise to specified feeling, action, etc
- Department or field of study
- Grammar. a noun or it’s equivalent about which sentence is predicated and with which the verb agrees
- Any person except a monarch living under a monarchy or any form of government
- Any person owing obedience to another
- Philosophy. Are thinking or feeling entity; the conscious mind; the ego, especially as opposed to anything external to the mind
- The central substance or core of a thing as opposed to its attributes
- Music. The theme of a fugue or sonata; a leading phrase or motif
- a person of specified mental or physical tendencies
- the part of a proposition about which a statement is made
- (as in subject for dissection) a dead body
As you can see six of the twelve definitions here can be meant. It is especially problematic when definitions 7 and 10 have complete opposite meanings for philosophy and psychology (areas which I must almost taken into consideration when looking at polysemy in your discourse). I did not include grammar subject in bold either, since you are not a language teacher.
And here are the definitions for object.
- A material thing that can be seen or touched
- A person or thing to which action was feeling is directed
- a thing sought or aimed at; a purpose
- Grammar. A noun or its equivalent governed by an active transitive verb or by a preposition
- Philosophy. a thing external to the thinking mind or subject
- Derogatory. A person or thing of especially pathetic or ridiculous appearance
- Computering. A package of information and a description of its manipulation
And the Oxford Dictionary does not include the second grammatical definition either.
Interesting that definition 1 (of normal usage) is different to the philosophical one (definition 5). Also, since the name OOO is (loosely) derived from object-oriented programming languages I cannot discount this usage (definition 7) by you either.
Do you see where my problem stems from?
You keep on assuming I am being uncooperative (obstinate is the word you keep on using). I do not have all of your definitions in my head as you keep on assuming (I have not even gotten to modern yet). I can only assume from this characteristic that you are also (I am including myself in here) fallible to other assumptions as well, and that I have to be weary of what they may be. It is the way I do my philosophy.