we should keep the discussion on list if iwe can make its relevance to ontology really clear
I believe we can attempt to do so to some extent
these days I am more inclined to share facts than opinions :-)
(in modern history/science everything seems to be putdown to the Greek, but that is rather false, please refer to the old discussion herehttp://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/ontolog-forum/2007-06/msg00451.html
with a link posted by Gary BC)
It seems to me that misrepresentation would require intent by the misrepresenter. Other than intentional misrepresentation, every subjective point of view is by definition valid if consistent and complete.
Yes, relative to itself it is complete, but not relative to 'what is'
Not just intent, it simply requires 'ignorance' of some fact
and without exception, we are all 'ignorant' about something or other
unless you can claim omniscience (workin on it anyone)
It is much safer to assume that it is complete 'insofar as we can see' ( precious postillas)
Travelling far and wide helps me understand that, I get examples everyday.
In Korea the sanskrit aum sillable decorates the taoist temples, but the majority of Koreans have no clue as to what that
sign means (they seemed interested to find out though) or how it got there.They think its a purely decorative sign, they are not taught
that sign means a lot, a lot of history.
I went to Turkey for the first time this year, just to find out that the 'sacred fire mountain' is in the ancient Olympos, the only place on earth where this special gas self ignites on te mountain
I touched it with my hands (got some photos on facebook)
the place now is a ruin that the majority of turkish tourist throw rubbish, empty cans, and cigarette butts in the ancient eternal fire, which is open to the public and still barely burning, its the original reference to the eternal fire in various philosophical literature, it's a place of unique historical importance, and for some reason, not a Unesco heritage yet I dont think
the average european tourist (including myself before I went to turkey) believes that Olympos is in
Greece, and I seem to understand that the new Olympos i Greece was founded after the original Olumpos was lost to the Turks? (
look what the average tourist literature says:http://www.sacredsites.com/europe/greece/mt_olympus.html
but Olympos is here, in ancient Lyciahttp://www.turkeytravelplanner.com/go/med/olimpos/chimera.html
and the eternal flames are still burning (barely)
I was shocked to find out the state of the place, and no wonder the fire is about to be estinguished (I made a flower offerting on everybody's behalf, btw (lol)
A lot of what we think we know, is based on partial knowledge
My brother is sure that Mazda is a car name, and it is true, Mazda is a car name
but a lot more as
In Italy when i was a kid, Ariel was a famous name of a popular detergent , cause we
watched the tv adverts everyday 'arieeeeel'. I once met a guy who lived next block
and he told me his name was Ariel, I laughed my head off cause I thought it was really funny name calling a boy as the most famous detergent in the country, til I realised I had lots of reading to catch up with. :-)
and so on.....
Not sure I address your argument,
but gotta catch some sunhttp://tinysong.com/9DKT
On Sat, Sep 12, 2009 at 5:37 PM, Rich Cooper <rich@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi Paola, please see my comments below.
Rich AT EnglishLogicKernel DOT com
The lesson that we can learn, and probably the only portion of this thread relevant to this forum, is that a lot of deviation can arise from misrepresentation of knowledge
and a lot of ignorance suffering and evil can be caused by accepting
what is transmitted by society at face value and without questioning and without proper inquiry and demistification.
Ant that it takes courage and self sacrifice to do that...
It seems to me that misrepresentation would require intent by the misrepresenter. Other than intentional misrepresentation, every subjective point of view is by definition valid if consistent and complete. So your description intrigues me; it would be interesting to see exactly where our opinions differ on that, if you don’t mind discussing it here. We could take the topic off-line if you prefer.