The Problems of Philosophy Ch2

Posted in Courses by sparrowhawk0215 on 2009/03/04

不過實際上課之後,才發現原來是依照著 Bertrand Russell的 The Problems of Philosophy在上。

Russell 想說的事情是即便的確沒有任何辦法可以反駁懷疑論,
書中舉的例子(個人覺得相當的有趣 XD)是在一個房間中我看見一隻貓,

但是最簡單的說法莫過於:物質世界確實獨立於經驗之外存在—也就是直覺是對得 XD

因為 Russell 在這章中並沒有很明確的去回應懷疑論的說法,

也有人說:Realism 的特權之一就是他不需要回答這類的問題,realismist 所需要做的事情就是宣稱某事物存在,而該事物有某種性質,若你承認這種性質,那你也該承認該事物存在


但是在我想來,除了 realismist 有特權之外,skepticismist 也有特權,他們只需要找出事物中有"可能"不真的地方(實際上的真假倒是很難說)就足夠達成懷疑的目的了,從這個角度來說 Russell 這種迴避的作法也不算太過分…

嗯,不過至少值得高興的事情是在上完這章之後,世界還是真實存在的 XD

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收剪貼:Men’s Rules – Women should learn these!

Posted in 收剪貼 by sparrowhawk0215 on 2009/02/01


  1. Women, learn to work the toilet seat. You’re a big girl. If it’s up, put it down. We need it up, you need it down. You don’t hear us complaining about you leaving it down.
  2. Birthdays, Valentines, and Anniversaries are not considered by us to be opportunities to see if we can find the perfect present again!
  3. Sometimes we are not thinking about you. Live with it.
  4. Sunday = sports. It’s like the full moon or the changing of the tides. Let it be.
  5. Don’t cut your hair. Ever. Long hair is always more attractive than short hair. One of the big reasons guys fear getting married is that married women always cut their hair, and by then you’re stuck with her.
    Ask for what you want. Subtle hints do not work! Strong hints do not work! Obvious hints do not work! Just say it!
  6. We don’t remember dates. . . .Period!!
  7. Most guys own three pairs of shoes – tops. What makes you think we’d be any good at choosing which pair, out of thirty, would look good with your dress?
  8. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.
  9. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That’s what we do. Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.
  10. A headache that lasts for 17 months is a problem. See a doctor.
  11. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact, all comments become null and void after 7 days.
  12. If you won’t dress like the Victoria’s Secret girls, don’t expect us to act like soap opera guys.
  13. If you think you’re fat, you probably are. Don’t ask us. We’ve been tricked before!!
  14. If something we said can be interpreted two ways, and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one.
  15. Let us ogle. We are going to look anyway; it’s genetic.
  16. You can either ask us to do something or tell us how you want it done. Not both. If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.
  17. Whenever possible, please say whatever you have to say during commercials.
  18. Christopher Columbus did not need directions, and neither do we.
  19. The relationship is never going to be like it was the first two months we were going out. Get over it. And quit whining to your girlfriends.
  20. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings. Peach, for example, is a fruit, not a color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what mauve is.
  21. If it itches, it will be scratched. We do that.
  22. We are not mind readers and we never will be. Our lack of mind-reading ability is not proof of how little we care about you.
  23. If we ask what is wrong and you say “nothing", we will act like nothing’s wrong. We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.
  24. If you ask a question you don’t want an answer to, expect an answer you don’t want to hear.
  25. Don’t ask us what we’re thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as navel lint, the shotgun formation, or monster trucks.
  26. Foreign films are best left to foreigners. (Unless it’s Bruce Lee or some war flick where it doesn’t really matter what they’re saying anyway.)
  27. BEER is as exciting for us as handbags are for you.
  28. Thank you for reading this; Yes, I know, I have to sleep on the couch tonight, but did you know, it’s like camping.

© 2009 compiled from many sources by Howard Daughters

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