colour - the property possessed by an object of producing different sensations on the eye as a result of the way it reflects or emits light.online dictionary definition Crucial to physical colour is that requires an object to produce its effect, whether reflecting light or producing it. Observed or not, colour is the actual electromagnetic … Continue reading Colour
William of Ockham was likely a real historical figure, and what has come to be called Occam’s razor is attributed to him. But there was no razor as such. Only a metaphor was conjured by a mind/brain.
For something to be thinkable requires a thinker. Without the thinker (the physical object/being) there cannot be the individuated act of thinking. Those who think it is possible are making things appear out of nowhere with their thought. It is circular logic.
There is only evidence that there is matter. This is a question of ontology (of what exists), not of metaphysics (of the nature of that which exists). So we should talk about metaphysics as other than a fact of it being discussed, its “existence” is only that of being a concept.
I am committed to a materialist or physicalist view of reality. I am also committed to a realist view where perception has nothing to do with the existence of objects and objective reality. Everything can be explained with this monist position.
It does not matter the exact figure of matter that is there in the reality, only that characteristically mass (and energy) is conserved. Mass will either be in constant rest or motion if not acted upon by a force. Change in momentum is related to the magnitude of force applied. Given everything is being equal … Continue reading Conservation of mass and the reality
A concrete is a thing, a physical object, (at least) a solid, liquid or gas. We will call these concrete particulars. Abstract particulars are processes (verbs), qualities (adjectives) and relations (adverbs, pronouns, determiners, prepositions and conjunctions) of concrete particulars. Abstract universals are judgments or prototypes from abstract particulars. Concrete universals are judgments from abstract universals. … Continue reading Abstract particular