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by Londoner
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 349
Views: 12432

Re: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"

Well in that case the choice to percieve the world with disctinctions is far more religious, as nothing known to science indicates that these exist. I do not know what you understand by 'exist'. But science certainly does use distinctions; if it didn't we couldn't assert anything. For example, we c...
by Londoner
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 349
Views: 12432

Re: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"

It is somewhat fuzzy so I made it clear that I'm talking about its essence, thinking without divisions, percieving the world without divisions. That doesn't mean that my stance doesn't exist. Nor was I talking about anything religious, you are just making these things up now. We can't solve the Har...
by Londoner
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 349
Views: 12432

Re: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"

I made it as clear as I could. You claimed to have great knowledge of philosophy so I assumed you came across the nondualist stance before. Or if not, you would look it up. And what you find is: Nondualism is a fuzzy concept, for which many definitions can be found. I was unaware that this was stri...
by Londoner
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Is There Eternal Necessary Being Or Is The Cosmos Pure Chance?L
Replies: 11
Views: 209

Re: Is There Eternal Necessary Being Or Is The Cosmos Pure Chance?L

Is the cosmos the result of a one time chance or are there eternally existing entities (usually God)? Time Let's assume that Cosmic reality does have a beginning in time. Then, in that case, there must have been a preceding time in which no reality existed i.e . an empty time. Now, no coming to be ...
by Londoner
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 349
Views: 12432

Re: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"

Am I wrong that ever since Descartes at least, 'substance' is the standard frame and lexicon for academic ontology? I have never heard of any philosopher who talks about ontology, theories of existence, without implying substance. But the different theories of existence would have different notions...
by Londoner
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 349
Views: 12432

Re: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"

Standard terminology for theories of existence. Wittgenstein on private language is about language and society not a theory of existence. Oh No! Now I find myself on Atla's side! We could only have a standard terminology if we already had agreement. I cannot be clear what the meaning of words like ...
by Londoner
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 349
Views: 12432

Re: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"

Atla wrote: Almost no one ever understands my position so I'm used to that actually. And how would you like it if someone with no acquaintance with the lexicon or frames of reference tried to reasonably discuss a scientific topic with you ? Also, you don't seem to understand that your philosophical...
by Londoner
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 349
Views: 12432

Re: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"

I won't repeat what I already explained 5 times. Either you lack basic comprehension skills, or you are a troll. Believe it or not, before you came along the problem of consciousness had already featured in philosophy. I am not pointing out anything that those interested in the subject would find o...
by Londoner
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 349
Views: 12432

Re: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"

Dreams aren't representations of the outside world. So there is the 'outside world' and also 'dreams'. And there is the implied claim that we can experience this 'outside world'. (If we couldn't, how could we have compared it to dreams and know that dreams didn't represent it.) If we are judging ou...
by Londoner
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: knowing the knowledge
Replies: 25
Views: 6265

Re: knowing the knowledge

Reality = the world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them. Consciousness = the state of being awake and aware of one's surroundings. the awareness or perception of something by a person. Truth = the quality or state of being true. that w...
by Londoner
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 349
Views: 12432

Re: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"

Atla wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:27 pm
Whatever we do, we already experience ultimate reality, even if we don't know it, so there is actually no need to get into nondualism if you don't like it.
In the western philosophical tradition, we would want to unpack phrases like 'experience ultimate reality'
by Londoner
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 349
Views: 12432

Re: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"

And since the observer-independent reality, everything falls under measurable . That is not English. Besides dividing reality into mental and physical is as much metaphysics as it gets. I do not know what you mean by 'reality'. I do not think you know what I mean by 'metaphysics' Me: You keep repea...
by Londoner
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 349
Views: 12432

Re: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"

Some things you imagine can be used in science, others don't. What about it Science has methods, standards, but the fact that science has these does not split reality into two, why do you think it does. You use the word 'reality'. As I keep explaining, science does not do metaphysics. Science deals...
by Londoner
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 349
Views: 12432

Re: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"

Me: Really? So you do not distinguish between your experiences in your dreams and your experiences when you are awake? No way of telling the two apart? Of course not, I have no idea what you mean? They are very different but of the same nature, same kind. If you are aware that your dreams and exper...
by Londoner
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 349
Views: 12432

Re: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"

There aren't two kinds of experiences. Really? So you do not distinguish between your experiences in your dreams and your experiences when you are awake? No way of telling the two apart? And if you were doing a bit of scientific research, you would hesitate to include results you had imagined? I su...