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by jayjacobus
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Re: Everything in philosophy is belief or opinion?
Replies: 32
Views: 497

Re: Everything in philosophy is belief or opinion?

The brain produces senses. The senses are objective because the brain processes inputs in a standard, unbiased way. Consciousness interprets the senses. Consciousness adds bias sometimes. Consciousness misinterprets other times. Belief and opinion come from consciousness but some philosophy is well ...
by jayjacobus
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Defending Free Will & The Self
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: Defending Free Will & The Self

Is there a practical aspect to the discussion? If there is, it is forced.

Get rid of the discussion and nothing will change in the behavior of people other than no more free will discussion. People will go on acting like they always acted.
by jayjacobus
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Free Will Pill
Replies: 19
Views: 467

Re: The Free Will Pill

One of us believes in free will and the other doesn't. What's the difference in what we do? And can you tell which is which by watching us?
by jayjacobus
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: ALL is an Illusion
Replies: 26
Views: 404

Re: ALL is an Illusion

I am driving in a car. How does thinking I am not driving in a car effect how I drive the car?
by jayjacobus
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: ALL is an Illusion
Replies: 26
Views: 404

Re: ALL is an Illusion

Let's say you are in a cave and I am in a cave.

I walk to get out of the cave.

How do you get out of the cave?
by jayjacobus
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: ALL is an Illusion
Replies: 26
Views: 404

Re: ALL is an Illusion

bahman wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:05 pm
Time is an illusion and it persists.
Let's say there are no clocks. Still there is morning, afternoon and nght.

Are you saying that in morning there is no afternonn and night?

Where is the illuion and where does it come from?
by jayjacobus
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Is The World An Illusion?
Replies: 33
Views: 807

Re: Is The World An Illusion?

Does it really matter? If the world is an illusion, I live my life. If the world is real, I live my life.
by jayjacobus
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Why determinism is false, come challenge me
Replies: 10
Views: 355

Re: Why determinism is false, come challenge me

In physics there is a causal chain of events. Nothing internal to the object can change the chain of events. So every physical object is bound to it's past chain and the chain of other objects it contacts. Many animals are bound to their physical organs but they are also controllled by their minds, ...
by jayjacobus
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is being deterministic caused? By what?
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Is being deterministic caused? By what?

Physics controls physical objects. A physical object cannot cause its own path. This means that physical objects are deterministic. Animals, however have an internal control. The control is in the present. One can manipulate an animal but one cannot mechanize an animal. Manipulate means control its ...
by jayjacobus
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What Is Love?
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: What Is Love?

Love is basically an emotion but it seems to be defined by its function. Emotions are the brain's representations of the state of awareness. If a person feels an emotion, he is feeling something similar to a sense but a sense is a representation of reality while an emotion is a representation of (th...
by jayjacobus
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The illusion of Free Will
Replies: 86
Views: 1649

Re: The illusion of Free Will

On one small section of one your sources the authorss write: "Humans are convinced that they make conscious choices as they live their lives. But instead it may be that the brain just convinces itself that it made a free choice from the available options after the decision is made." The brain doesn...
by jayjacobus
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The illusion of Free Will
Replies: 86
Views: 1649

Re: The illusion of Free Will

There is something odd going on this thread... Whenever I present sources for my claims, they are ignored. Nobody reads them. Whenever I argue for my positions, I'm ridiculed, but without counter-arguments from those who ridicule me. I miss some counter-arguments. Not one-liners stating "you're stu...
by jayjacobus
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The illusion of Free Will
Replies: 86
Views: 1649

Re: The illusion of Free Will

Brain activity actuates other brain activity creating senses that induce consciousness but the brain does not actuate consciousness. Your mixing connotations of cause. The brain actuates brain activity. Brain activity then actuates other brain activity that induce consciousness. I don't see where y...
by jayjacobus
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The illusion of Free Will
Replies: 86
Views: 1649

Re: The illusion of Free Will

Not for me. You're calling influences, direct control? That doesn't make sense. Perhaps you are using cause to mean motivation while I think you are saying cause as in make something happen. Motivation applies to humans. Make something happen is physics. Why do you guys keep denying that motivation...
by jayjacobus
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The illusion of Free Will
Replies: 86
Views: 1649

Re: The illusion of Free Will

People control themselves in the present. If they decide to go to the store, they decide in the present. If they are going to the store five minutes later, they still want to go to the store. If they stop at the post office, they want to stop at the post office. Are there influences. Of course. If ...