Well, amusement parks (at least the ones near me now) are just so expensive. Not to mention it's so nasty out (really hot and humid). I might go to Sea World on Sunday though. My parents have been talking about going.
Not really any vacation trips yet. I just came back to visit my parents for a few weeks before the semester starts up again.
Well I completely oppose the notion of "right for me" and "right for you". I lean more towards what's called the Uniquness Thesis in epistemology, which is that there is only one maximally rational response towards a given body of evidence., so maybe that's why I find the Equal Weight View so plausible. I find it almost obviously true (the Equal Weight View that is) but that self-defeating problem...damn...that's quite a problem lol. well not a problem for the actual truth of the matter, but my ability to take it as true. (I'm probably sounding confusing, sorry )
Oh it's no problem. I'm not exactly responding quickly myself : P Well, it's a problem within the epistemology of disagreement, which is pretty much centered around the epistemic impact of learning that someone who disagrees with you on some issue and yet this person disagreeing with you is just as smart as you are, just as informed on the issue as you are, has all of the same evidence as you do, and you both are roughly equally reliable at getting things right within the field that the disagreement takes place in. One of the positions on this issue is the Equal Weight View, which basically says that in those circumstances, you are no longer justified in giving your own or the other opinion more weight (which is to say you aren't justified in thinking that you're right and they're wrong or thinking that your opinion is somehow better than theirs or vise versa...and the same is true for the person disagreeing with you) unless you have some reason outside the disagreement itself (such as learning that they're drunk, high, joking, etc... or even that it's more likely that one of those things is true than it is that a genuine case of disagreement between you two has occurred). And since you have to give each opinion equal weight in order to be justified in your evaluation, you effectively ought to suspend judgment and give up your belief. BUT, philosophers disagree on whether the Equal Weight View is correct or not....and so according to this view, one can't be justified in holding that the Equal Weight View is true...since the view says to suspend judgment when you learn of this type of disagreement. So, I'm trying to find a way to solve that problem of the view seeming to be self-defeating in the current circumstances.
Ahh, so you could do fine all through the class and then bomb the test and don't get any credit?
Well, it's supposed to be a measurement of reading comprehension/reasoning...but it's really just a vocabulary test full of words that your avg person has never heard before. And the writing is well, what I would regard as bullshit essay questions that don't have any substance to them. I used to be good at bullshitting lol, but now I'm not. I need something with substance.