50 Philosophy Ideas You Really Need to Know by Ben Dupré

By Ben Dupré

Have you lain wide awake at evening fretting over how we will make sure of the truth of the exterior international? maybe we're in truth disembodied brains, floating in vats on the whim of a few deranged puppet-master? if that is so, you're not by myself -- and what's extra, you're in exalted corporation. For this query and different ones love it were the stuff of philosophical rumination from Plato to Popper.

In a chain of available and engagingly written essays, 50 Philosophy principles you actually need to understand introduces and explains the issues of data, consciousness,
identity, ethics, trust, justice and aesthetics that experience engaged the eye of thinkers from the period of the traditional Greeks to the current day.

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203 280b25-8 And the same account holds for ‘indestructible’. [For it is either what exists at one time and at another does not, but without [a process of] being destroyed, such as contacts, because without [a process of] being destroyed] they exist previously but later do not. 10 The first sense of ‘indestructible’ he picks out is that where what ‘at one time it exists and at another it does not, but without [a process of] being destroyed’; contacts are of this sort ‘because without [a process of] being destroyed they exist previously but later do not’.

Next he provides a division of the meanings of ‘destructible’ and ‘indestructible’, beginning with ‘destructible’. He says that the first sense of ‘destructible’ is that where that which previously exists, but which either later does not exist, or admits of not existing, whether it changes into non-existence by way of being destroyed, or without 15 30 20 25 30 317,1 5 Translation that, as contacts do. For the destructible in this sense is not said to be destructible on account of its manner of change, but on account of its existing at one time and not at another.

For the existence of a diagonal commensurate with the side is for this reason ungenerable, because if it does not exist it is incapable of later existing. And we predicate ‘indestructible’ in the strict sense of something which now exists and is incapable of later not existing. And ‘generable’ and ‘destructible’ too are defined in terms of the possible. For something is generable if, while it did not exist formerly, it is capable of later existence, and it is destructible if, while it exists [now], it admits of not existing at some time.

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