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Originally posted by symmetricAvenger
what you fail to understand is that matter is a combination of energy
have a nice day
Oh and read more books
Matter is not a single object but a combination of its parts "energy" ; )
that is why matter is energy ect and vise versa.
Hope that helps
i did not say i knew more than anyone?
but i do have more understanding than you cant put past you ego
yes i was born on earth.. untill he died and i took his place
do you think someone who can understand you own life better than you is spooky?
do not shy away because i know more than you...
and you took issue with me upon the subject...
so how can an argument that never existed become redundant?...
i was pointing out aspects of you own argument to my so called arrogance
just by understanding some things you didn't
Originally posted by Xtinguish
Originally posted by FrostyPhilosopher
reply to post by Xtinguish
This is an interesting post. ...
Yes! John Locke is someone I have planned to start reading, as Berkley and Locke are both empiricist. Most of the Berkley writings I've read rarely even touch upon the rationalist options. He is normally targeting John Locke instead. My next read will probably be Essay Concerning Human Understanding by Locke., which I hear attacks rationalism pretty vividly.
As stated above the two are both empiricist, but they do differ on how we gain knowledge and ideas. In fact I had read somewhere that David Stove had said that Berkley believed that there were only two options: his own system and Locke's. So, proving Locke's system wrong amounted to proving his own system right. Such fascinating stuff!
Matter may not exist the way we think it does or perceive it as existing, but we can be reasonably assured that something exists,
Originally posted by dviper785
i think the initial question is flawed because "real" is subjective to this reality we are in. so, matter would be real in this reality but it wouldn't be in any other reality