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Re: Re: Re: Re: Ancient Philosophy And Programming Languages

by allolex (Curate)
on May 02, 2004 at 21:33 UTC ( #349865=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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Perseus++

Sorry I jumped without filling in the bits in-between. I didn't want to say that the separation of mind and body was an Enlightenment idea. That was another thought entirely, intended facetiously, which I tacked on to that paragraph.

I agree that there was a separation of mind and body in Plato's thought. This was essential to his theory in which the moral man is one who perceives the order of the universe despite the distraction of the inner longings of his body (likely an attack on Epicurean views). It's his theory of Ideas which causes the trouble I mentioned above. For OO, there has to be a separation between the natural world (data) and the world as we see and interact with it (code). The Enlightenment bit comes from Descartes internalist epistemology which describes why this is so.

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ancient Philosophy And Programming Languages
by cyocum (Curate) on May 02, 2004 at 22:04 UTC

    Ah, your node makes much more sense now that I read it more closely. I thought your node had the ring of Descartes. I never really likes his solution to the problem, however. He was influenced by the mechanical sensibilities of his time. Still, cogito ergo sum is a classic line. I will definately have to take a closer look at his work now.

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