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  • Scholar Asked on July 17, 2018 in PHILOSOPHICAL EDUCATION.

    I find the question a little muddled but have some relevant thoughts.

    All thought depends on categories and categories are always in the form A/not-A (belonging or not-belonging to the category). I suppose this may be called a comparison of sorts.

    Perhaps Kant is your man since he discusses the categories at length and reduces them for a prior phenomenon that is not an instance of a category. The space-time world-of-mind that he reduces is made out of categories and they are unavoidable. Hence it is often called the ‘world of opposites’. This is same idea as that by which the manifest world is made out of sets.

    All things that exist or not-exist are members of one of these two categories. The only way beyond the categories would be to go beyond the categorising mind and this would be to go beyond the world. The ordinary mind cannot do this since its functioning is dependent on the categories.

    When Nicolas de Cusa describes his vision of God he speaks of going beyond the ‘coincidence of contradictories’, by which he means the categories of thought. His vision is not rare and if you look up ‘non-duality’ you’ll find a well-discussed idea and a well-tried method for transcending ordinary mind and the categories. The final word is given to Nagarjuna who proves that all categories are mental productions and in this sense not truly real.

    I’d be tempted to agree that all thought involves comparison and measurement but I’m still pondering. It may depend (as ever) on how we define the words.

    Much of the literature of the Wisdom traditions deals with the issues you raise here, whether directly or by implication. You might like George Spencer Brown’s Laws of Form, which describes the emergence of categories from the distinctionless state. Bradley’s Appearance and Reality takes a series of categories and reduces them by revealing them as purely mental/conceptual. Hegel reduces the categories to his ‘Absolute Idea’ by way of a process of ‘sublation’.

    There’s lots of literature since the topic is so important. I’m not sure that we always think by way of comparison and analogy, as you speculate, but our intellect seems to be wholly dependent on the categories of thought for its thinking processes. For a proof try thinking of something that is not in a category and thus comparable with or measurable against what is not in that category.

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  • Scholar Asked on February 16, 2018 in NETWORKING.

    Clustering support refers to the ability of a network operating system to connect multiple servers in a fault-tolerant group. The main purpose of this is the in the event that one server fails, all processing will continue on with the next server in the cluster.

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  • Scholar Asked on February 16, 2018 in NETWORKING.

    Yes, that’s because MAC addresses are hard-wired into the NIC circuitry, not the PC. This also means that a PC can have a different MAC address when the NIC card was replace by another one.

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  • Scholar Asked on February 16, 2018 in NETWORKING.

    Ipconfig is a utility program that is commonly used to identify the addresses information of a computer on a network. It can show the physical address as well as the IP address.

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  • Scholar Asked on February 16, 2018 in NETWORKING.

    Yes, you can connect two computers together using only one cable. A crossover type cable can be use in this scenario. In this setup, the data transmit pin of one cable is connected to the data receive pin of the other cable, and vice versa.

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  • Magnetic iron rock

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  • It is a process of heating a material above the re-crystallization temperature and cooling after a specific time interval. This increases the hardness and strength if the material.

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  • When scr is conducting current in forward conduction state, scr will return to forward blocking state when the anode current or forward current falls below a low level called Holding current Note: Latching current and Holding current are not same. Latching current is associated with the turn on process of the scr whereas holding current is associated with the turn off process. In general holding current will be slightly lesser than the latching current.
     
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  • Scholar Asked on February 7, 2018 in PHYSICS.

    Ohm is the unit to measure the heat resistance.

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