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by Atla
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is finding your own meaning in life self-contradictory or not?
Replies: 40
Views: 717

Re: Is finding your own meaning in life self-contradictory or not?

If you want to know the meaning of life.... look it up in a dictionary. If that process leaves you unsatisfied, it is probably because you believe some falsehood. ? If by meaning of life, you mean how we categorize things into alive and not alive, that's entirely not the subject of the topic. No, I...
by Atla
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is finding your own meaning in life self-contradictory or not?
Replies: 40
Views: 717

Re: Is finding your own meaning in life self-contradictory or not?

A_Seagull wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:13 pm
If you want to know the meaning of life.... look it up in a dictionary.

If that process leaves you unsatisfied, it is probably because you believe some falsehood.
?

If by meaning of life, you mean how we categorize things into alive and not alive, that's entirely not the subject of the topic.
by Atla
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 372
Views: 13177

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

That was one massive strawman, as expected. Where’s the strawman? And if you are silly enough to suggest that my entire post is a strawman, then you will be demonstrating that you have no idea of what a strawman argument actually is. So again, where’s the strawman? Again: 1. I wrote about QM in the...
by Atla
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is finding your own meaning in life self-contradictory or not?
Replies: 40
Views: 717

Re: Is finding your own meaning in life self-contradictory or not?

Just some quick update, I went on to test the idea from this comment, about being stuck in a cognitive loop of self-refutation: Here is my best guess for what could be the problem: maybe I'm caught in a seemingly infinite cognitive loop. Roughly speaking, I can make up anything and make myself belie...
by Atla
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 372
Views: 13177

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

We already went through these unsupported assumptions and circular reasonings once. Are you kidding me? I have asked you several times now to support your argument for nondualism by stating which of the experiments in physics has convinced you that such is the case, and the only answer you repeated...
by Atla
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 372
Views: 13177

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

Please explain to us what it is you believe that physics did “100 years ago” that refuted the existence of an external reality independent of us. It seems to be at the root of your “stance” on nondualism. So I am truly curious about it. Didn't we go through that already... If by going “through that...
by Atla
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 372
Views: 13177

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

Belinda wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:55 pm
Atla wrote:
Aspects, properties, substances, hard emergences.. different dressing, same error
Do you suppose that the above makes your position any clearer?
Yes, to some people.
by Atla
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 372
Views: 13177

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

Atla wrote: Atla wrote: Physics didn't refute the existence of an external reality. It refuted the idea of an observer-independent reality, which idea was a basis of science before that. So you can't study anything without interfering with it, and even your "inner conscious choices" will have effec...
by Atla
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 372
Views: 13177

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

Atla, I am still waiting for your answer to this question: Please explain to us what it is you believe that physics did “100 years ago” that refuted the existence of an external reality independent of us. It seems to be at the root of your “stance” on nondualism. So I am truly curious about it. ___...
by Atla
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 372
Views: 13177

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

How can there be 1. a color, and 2. a scientific description of that color, without a Hard problem arising? There can be no scientific description of colour, not if colour is understood as qualia. How could we decide a dispute about colour? Suppose I said that what I had once seen as red now appear...
by Atla
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 372
Views: 13177

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

I think Dennett redifines "qualia" to refer to the things that can be studied by science, and then shows that these problems can all be solved one by one (obviously). And because of that, he claims that the Hard problem is solved. So by redefining "qualia" this way, he has esentially thrown out sub...
by Atla
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 372
Views: 13177

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

Well I guess Dennett would say something like, you aren't actually hungry, or feeling pain, it just seems that way. Seems to whom or to what, you may ask, for this "seeming" would also be an experience. I guess Dennett would reply that it only seems to seem that you are hungry or feel pain. :) And s...
by Atla
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 372
Views: 13177

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

Materialists and idealists have no chance of solving the Hard problem. But even among them Dennett is a Special Case. Ha takes stance number 1 in my original comment, entirely denying qualia. That is probably the single most ridiculous and self-defeating philosophical stance in the history of human...
by Atla
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 372
Views: 13177

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

Materialists and idealists have no chance of solving the Hard problem. But even among them Dennett is a Special Case. Ha takes stance number 1 in my original comment, entirely denying qualia. That is probably the single most ridiculous and self-defeating philosophical stance in the history of human ...
by Atla
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 372
Views: 13177

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...