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Is marriage is ultimately governed by the laws of physics?

Posted: January 7th, 2018, 1:12 am
by growthhormone
Is marriage is ultimately governed by physics?

When a couple say: I do, it is their decision. Really? Behind their decision, is it governed by physics? It is a serious philosophical question.

Re: Is marriage is ultimately governed by the laws of physics?

Posted: January 8th, 2018, 1:46 am
by growthhormone
growthhormone wrote:
January 7th, 2018, 1:12 am
Is marriage is ultimately governed by physics?

When a couple say: I do, it is their decision. Really? Behind their decision, is it governed by physics? It is a serious philosophical question.
My apology, it should be like this: is marriage ultimately governed by the laws of physics?

Re: Is marriage is ultimately governed by the laws of physics?

Posted: January 8th, 2018, 3:58 am
by LuckyR
growthhormone wrote:
January 7th, 2018, 1:12 am
Is marriage is ultimately governed by physics?

When a couple say: I do, it is their decision. Really? Behind their decision, is it governed by physics? It is a serious philosophical question.
No, they didn't decide to say those words, they were pre-determined 13.77 billion years ago.

Re: Is marriage is ultimately governed by the laws of physics?

Posted: January 9th, 2018, 12:11 am
by JamesOfSeattle
Or, if you are a compatibilist, you could say "yes, they decide to say 'I do', by instigating various decision processes." But those processes are still physical.

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Re: Is marriage is ultimately governed by the laws of physics?

Posted: January 9th, 2018, 10:22 am
by Steve3007
growthhormone wrote:Is marriage ultimately governed by physics?
Are you asking whether all human activity is governed by the laws of physics, or are you just interested in marriage?

Do you believe that the laws of physics are discovered by human beings or created by human beings?

Do you think that there might be any contradiction in the idea that a brain operating according to the laws of phyaics discovers/creates those laws?

Re: Is marriage is ultimately governed by the laws of physics?

Posted: January 9th, 2018, 10:38 am
by Maldon007
Gotta be, since all actions are physical on some scale or level, and if there are physics, physics obey some kind of laws.

Re: Is marriage is ultimately governed by the laws of physics?

Posted: January 9th, 2018, 10:47 am
by Steve3007
Maldon007 wrote:Gotta be, since all actions are physical on some scale or level, and if there are physics, physics obey some kind of laws.
So if my brain is governed by the laws of physics and if I were a physicist who had discovered those laws, then the discovery of the laws of physics is itself merely the action of those laws of physics.

Yes?

Re: Is marriage is ultimately governed by the laws of physics?

Posted: January 9th, 2018, 10:52 am
by Maldon007
Sounds right.

Re: Is marriage is ultimately governed by the laws of physics?

Posted: January 10th, 2018, 9:15 am
by Eduk
How could I imagine I was real if I could not imagine I was real?