Central London Group Grill Bar at twilight
|Nightmare on Central Grill -Perhaps 'Most haunted' could take a visit here?|
The Central London Group Grill bar posting from May has had a number of visits of late but no extra comments - be great to know what the story is - here's a picture from an evening last week where it looks eerie (perhaps).
Philosophy Themes week 2
Blimey, when I think I've got a concept or it's easy I realise that I haven't got it and it's not easy - the engagement with the subject though is fun.
|The words are important|
This week at the Key Themes CityLit Philosophy course we got a summary of some useful 'ism's,
You can see below for my own cross references from where I've looked at the topics before.
Rationalism (Idea 31) At least some knowledge derives from reason alone. And since our senses can deceive us, no knowledge derives from experience alone. Descartes might be considered a raitionalist but a reductionist one
Empiricism (Idea 32) All knowledge derives from experience. So a belief does not count as knowledge if cannot be tested by experience. Locke is the boy for this one
Realism ( idea 190) At least some things exist independently of our perceptions of them. Although not a philosopher Gustave Courbet is an example of a realist painter.
Idealism Nothing can exist independently of our perceptions of it. Berkley and Hegel are the boys on this one.
Solipsism Only I exist. There is no one else and nothing else. Claude Brunet is the main man
scepticism Knowledge is impossible. - perhaps Epicurus
|As it says on the cover|
Verificationism - is the doctrine that a proposition is only cognitively meaningful if it can be definitively and conclusively determined to be either true or false (i.e. verifiable or falsifiable).
Egocentric predicament which is defined (by good old Wikipedia) as ..
the problem of not being able to view reality outside of our own perceptions. All worldly knowledge takes the form of mental representations that our mind examines in different ways.
More in about a week ...