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by clueless
Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:08 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Philosophy of Mind
Replies: 96
Views: 32130

Re: Philosophy of Mind

If you could only get rid of the zero time interval I'd go along with most of this. The Zeno story is logically flawless so time simply CANNOT be infinitely divisible. If we take into consideration the "processing" time delay that undoubtedly exists between what shows up in consciousness (the perce...
by clueless
Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:55 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Philosophy of Mind
Replies: 96
Views: 32130

Re: Philosophy of Mind

Apologies. My machine is acting up.
by clueless
Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:52 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Philosophy of Mind
Replies: 96
Views: 32130

Re: Philosophy of Mind

[quote="Obvious Leo"] If you could only get rid of the zero time interval I'd go along with most of this. The Zeno story is logically flawless so time simply CANNOT be infinitely divisible. [quote] Very good! I think I can make this work by abandoning the "nexus" along with the future and the past. ...
by clueless
Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:34 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Philosophy of Mind
Replies: 96
Views: 32130

Re: Philosophy of Mind

Probably the best way to think of the no-further-divisible Planck interval is as a moment in time which becomes its own next moment. According to E=mcc matter is an emergent construct which has no meaning at the Planck scale so we can think of this interval as having only an energy content which is...
by clueless
Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Philosophy of Mind
Replies: 96
Views: 32130

Re: Philosophy of Mind

PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE: Are these useful terms? The past is what has happened, we think. You may have some recollection of it. You may see some evidence of it, in a dilapidated barn, for example. The present is what is said to be happening. You may be conscious of it an instant after it happens. ...
by clueless
Sat Dec 05, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Philosophy of Mind
Replies: 96
Views: 32130

Re: Philosophy of Mind

Words fail us. A case in point is the word "instant". My dictionary defines it as: an infinitesimal space of time; especially a point in time separating two states <at the ~ of death>. Here, we have encountered the word "infinitesimal", which my dictionary defines as: taking on values arbitrarily cl...
by clueless
Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:56 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Philosophy of Mind
Replies: 96
Views: 32130

Re: Philosophy of Mind

Are we to suppose that a present of zero duration can have an effect on the mind? It is a principle which dates back to the pre-Socratics that time is not infinitely divisible. There MUST be a minimum possible instant of time in which we can meaningfully say that something has actually happened and...
by clueless
Thu Nov 26, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The Cartesian Theatre - What Is It?
Replies: 67
Views: 7129

Re: The Cartesian Theatre - What Is It?

Greylorn Thanks for your advice and assessment. My comment concerning your unprofessorial behavior was in reference to your derogatory remarks, and nothing more. I assumed you were/are a professor based on the quality of your writing. Behavioral psychology studies behavior, not psyche. The curriculu...
by clueless
Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The Cartesian Theatre - What Is It?
Replies: 67
Views: 7129

Re: The Cartesian Theatre - What Is It?

Obvious Leo Thanks for your recommendations. I assure you they're much appreciated and will be given serious consideration. As for Non-linear Dynamic Systems Theory: I'll have to look into that; sounds mathy. Does it apply to chaos? Just remember: I equals the cyclic integral of H dotted into dl. Sp...
by clueless
Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:18 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The Cartesian Theatre - What Is It?
Replies: 67
Views: 7129

Re: The Cartesian Theatre - What Is It?

Greylorn I'm currently studying psychology. I hope eventually to be educated enough in that discipline to be able to determine what motivates folks such as you to interfere in the conversations of others and attempt to disparage, discourage, and intimidate them. Such behavior is not very professoria...
by clueless
Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:51 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: While alive, are we always conscious?
Replies: 6
Views: 1228

Re: While alive, are we always conscious?

I'm going to try to create confusion while exploring this topic. What if we have someone who has a multipersonality? If you ever seen (or read) The Three Faces of Eve , you'll know that one of the personalities was unawares of the others while another was aware of the first. Is this a situation to ...
by clueless
Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Is consciousness deep within the human brain?
Replies: 13
Views: 1689

Re: Is consciousness deep within the human brain?

How does being conscious differ from being awake? Being awake adds to your database of information while being conscious usually relates to the information you have already accumulated in your database. PhilX Again, I disagree. Our awakened state IS our sense of consciousness. It just doesn't speak...
by clueless
Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:25 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Is consciousness deep within the human brain?
Replies: 13
Views: 1689

Re: Is consciousness deep within the human brain?

How does being conscious differ from being awake?
by clueless
Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:04 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The Cartesian Theatre - What Is It?
Replies: 67
Views: 7129

Re: The Cartesian Theatre - What Is It?

Not sure I can elaborate simply. But here goes. I agree with the notion that all living things are conscious, though for me I'd not accept the idea that exchanging 'information' represents some form of cognition. I suspect that idea is rooted in a quantum view of the universe? I prefer to think mor...