Let me give an example to help describe this. How do I know what those things are? Therefore, the concepts or general ideas of a phone, tablet, and computer came from experience. This is empiricism in action.
In this situation, your general idea or concept about tables is derived from your experience with tables. His experiment asks this question:. Let all the different shades of the colour, except that single one, be placed before him, descending gradually from the deepest to the lightest; it is plain that he will perceive a blank, where that shade is wanting, and will be sensible that there is a greater distance in that place between the contiguous colour than in any other.
Now I ask, whether it is possible for him, from his own imagination, to supply this deficiency, and raise up to himself the idea of that particular shade, though it had never been conveyed to him by his senses? Let me translate this really quick, because Hume writes in old English — which is practically another language.
However, Lucy has not seen a particular shade of blue, and that particular shade of blue is missing from the collection of shades in front of her. Hume then asks, is Lucy able to provide this missing shade of blue, even though she has never seen it before? Treatise1. If you want to read the entire Treatise, you can get it here. You might be able to find it online. So, do you think Lucy would be able to imagine this shade of blue? Hume thinks that yes, Lucy would be able to conjure up the missing shade of blue in their mind.
Personally, I think Lucy would be able to imagine this shade of blue. By having enough experience with the color blue itself, I believe she would be able to use that experience to draw conclusions and formulate an image of the missing shade. Therefore, you can draw conclusions of this Swiss cheese table based on your other experiences with both.
The same goes for Lucy looking at the shades of blue. She has seen all the shades of blue in front of her before. This thought experiment by Hume is a pretty fun situation to think about. Until then, stay curious! When I was kid, I was obsessed with astronomy. I had all the books and watched all the Discovery Channel documentaries on black holes and dark matter.
But my favorite thing was going into my backyard at night and using my telescope. Either way, I was hooked. As I got older, I upgraded to a more advanced telescope and started getting into to the abstract concepts of astronomy. One concept I specifically remember learning about was light. Light itself is so unique and has such odd properties. But the thing about light that really struck me was this — technicallywhen we look at something like a distant star, we are looking into the past.
That concept to this day blows my mind. However, before I get ahead of myself, I want to take a step back. On the surface, light seems like a pretty simple thing. You point a flashlight at a wall, turn it on, and you see the light on the wall right away. Wow Owen, so cool. The way lies in softness and patience, as the softest water cuts through the hardest rock.
When you are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger. Uncertainty that comes from knowledge knowing what you don't know is different from uncertainty coming from ignorance. The way is not in the sky.
The way is in the heart. Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death. When we have arrived at the question, the answer is already near. To know everything is to know nothing, but to know nothing is to know everything.
All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man. The final delusion is the belief that one has lost all delusions. The water in a vessel is sparkling; the water in the sea is dark. The small truth has words which are clear; the great truth has great silence. The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
When you are impeccable, you take responsibility for your actions, but you Deeper Thoughts - Dominic Plaza - Deeper Thoughts / Another Reality (File) not judge or blame yourself. We should not moor a ship with one anchor, or our life with one hope. When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
When you keep getting the wrong answers, try asking better questions. I was taught that the way of progress is neither swift nor easy. All truth passes through three stages: First, it is ridiculed; Second, it is violently opposed; Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world. By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive. A sense of humor Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life. If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry, that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware of having no good reason for thinking as you do.
The Four Agreements 1. Be impeccable with your word, Deeper Thoughts - Dominic Plaza - Deeper Thoughts / Another Reality (File). Don't take anything personally. Don't make assumptions. Always do your best. I have found that hollow, which even I had relied Deeper Thoughts - Dominic Plaza - Deeper Thoughts / Another Reality (File) for solid.
We shall see but a little way if we require to understand what we see. I say beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes. The most important things in life are seldom the most obvious. That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing. The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see. Unity can only be manifested by the Binary. Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two. The more I Deeper Thoughts - Dominic Plaza - Deeper Thoughts / Another Reality (File), the less I know for sure. To light a candle is to cast a shadow.
Le Guin. We occasionally stumble over the truth but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened. The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness. As your silence grows; your friendliness, your love grows; your life becomes a moment-to-moment dance, a joy, a celebration. Take a deep breath and do the difficult thing first.
Like a bird in Deeper Thoughts - Dominic Plaza - Deeper Thoughts / Another Reality (File), your life can soar above the troubles of the world. Breathe deep, choose, and break the shackles of your past. Assumptions are beliefs that don't know they are beliefs. When virtue is lost, benevolence appears, when benevolence is lost right conduct appears, when right conduct is lost, expedience appears. Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth; it is the beginning of disorder.
Everything deep is also simple and can be reproduced simply as long as its reference to the whole truth is maintained. But what matters is not what is witty but what is true. I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
In the uttermost meaning of the words, thought is devout, and devotion is thought. Deep calls unto deep. There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love. Ever had a bad hair day - a day when everything seemed to be going wrong?
Perhaps today is a day to soothe your ruffled feathers, take a deep breath, and reaffirm that the weight of the world is really not on your shoulders, unless you choose to assume that burden. If I am happy in spite of my deprivations, if my happiness is so deep that it is a Deeper Thoughts - Dominic Plaza - Deeper Thoughts / Another Reality (File), so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist, my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing. Helen Keller overcame being both deaf and blind to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war. Knowledge is happiness, because to have knowledge - broad, deep knowledge - is to know true ends from false, and lofty things from low. I don't like that man. I must get to know him better. The environment is everything that isn't me.
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