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by jayjacobus
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Case Against Reality - Dr. Hoffman
Replies: 177
Views: 1741

Re: The Case Against Reality - Dr. Hoffman

When reality is an illusion, is it a trick brain or a trick eye?
by jayjacobus
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Case Against Reality - Dr. Hoffman
Replies: 177
Views: 1741

Re: common sense & the sun

Re " I don’t believe anything exists " meant exists are really-real independently or a thing-in-itself. Obviously things exist as empirically-real, i.e. an oncoming train on the track one is standing on is empirically real. Thus one will have to jump off the track upon seeing the oncoming empirical...
by jayjacobus
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Case Against Reality - Dr. Hoffman
Replies: 177
Views: 1741

Re: common sense & the sun

I confess: I do no differentiate “real”, “actually real”, really real”, “physically real” and “empirically real”. I use them to assimilate the vernacular of this forum into my writing style. But that is not very helpful, Common. If you are going to use some term in a conversation, unless you intend...
by jayjacobus
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Past, PRESENT--future?
Replies: 110
Views: 2458

Re: Past, PRESENT--future?

This posting is again open for responses, thanks to a clearing of a computer glitch. Pertinent and thoughtful replies are welcome! The future is expectations. We know that the past had a progression so we conclude that the progression will continue. We know that the seasons and some other events ha...
by jayjacobus
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Case Against Reality - Dr. Hoffman
Replies: 177
Views: 1741

Re: common sense & the sun

Nice argument on your part, but I don’t believe anything exists . Then you're a madman, and I'm gonna stay waaaay the hell away from you. See, folks? That's how a direct realist deals with loopy folks who say the apple ain't real, or is sumthin' other than what it is. Dramatically bitin' into the a...
by jayjacobus
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Case Against Reality - Dr. Hoffman
Replies: 177
Views: 1741

Re: common sense & the sun

Scientists (and many people) ASSUME that the apple is real. Without EVIDENCE that the Apple is real, you must assume the apple is not real. You only believe that the apple is real because you believe an object doesn’t depend on being observed to be real. The apple looks real. It feels real. It tast...
by jayjacobus
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Case Against Reality - Dr. Hoffman
Replies: 177
Views: 1741

Re: common sense & the sun

Scientists (and many people) ASSUME that the apple is real. Without EVIDENCE that the Apple is real, you must assume the apple is not real. You only believe that the apple is real because you believe an object doesn’t depend on being observed to be real. The apple looks real. It feels real. It tast...
by jayjacobus
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Case Against Reality - Dr. Hoffman
Replies: 177
Views: 1741

Re: common sense & the sun

The significant contrast is between knowledge from common sense which is not soundly justified and scientific knowledge which is justified true beliefs. When you say reality doesn't exist, that has no scientific explanation. This depend on whose definition of 'reality.' Reality does not exist in th...
by jayjacobus
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Case Against Reality - Dr. Hoffman
Replies: 177
Views: 1741

Re: common sense & the sun

Veritas Aequitas wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:47 am

The significant contrast is between knowledge from common sense which is not soundly justified and scientific knowledge which is justified true beliefs.
When you say reality doesn't exist, that has no scientific explanation.
by jayjacobus
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Case Against Reality - Dr. Hoffman
Replies: 177
Views: 1741

Re: The Case Against Reality - Dr. Hoffman

I am here and now and the image of the sun is here and now. Saying that the sun is emergent, then saying that the sun is an illusion which makes the sun emergent is circular and nonsense no matter how many words you put between emergence, the premise, and emergence, the conclusion. What you stated ...
by jayjacobus
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Case Against Reality - Dr. Hoffman
Replies: 177
Views: 1741

Re: The Case Against Reality - Dr. Hoffman

I am here and now and the image of the sun is here and now.

Saying that the sun is emergent, then saying that the sun is an illusion which makes the sun emergent is circular and nonsense no matter how many words you put between emergence, the premise, and emergence, the conclusion.
by jayjacobus
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Case Against Reality - Dr. Hoffman
Replies: 177
Views: 1741

Re: The Case Against Reality - Dr. Hoffman

3. Physical objects do not exist if humans do not observed them, including the pre-existing objects like the moon, sun and the likes. Physical objects are not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts. The moon, the sun and the like are represented by images ...
by jayjacobus
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Case Against Reality - Dr. Hoffman
Replies: 177
Views: 1741

Re: The Case Against Reality - Dr. Hoffman

1. What we perceived as reality out there are constructed by our brain via evolutionary drives. They are merely virtual interfaces to facilitate survival. 2. Space and Time are human constructs via evolutionary drives. 3. Physical objects do not exist if humans do not observed them, including the p...
by jayjacobus
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Case Against Reality - Dr. Hoffman
Replies: 177
Views: 1741

Re: The Case Against Reality - Dr. Hoffman

1. What we perceived as reality out there are constructed by our brain via evolutionary drives. They are merely virtual interfaces to facilitate survival. 2. Space and Time are human constructs via evolutionary drives. 3. Physical objects do not exist if humans do not observed them, including the p...
by jayjacobus
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Is the Mind Physical?: Dissecting Conscious Brain Tissue
Replies: 97
Views: 3850

Re: Is the Mind Physical?: Dissecting Conscious Brain Tissue

If the physical stuff (brain) is the base element or aspect, and consciousness (so to speak) "arises" or "emerges" as a final product, by way of being caused by that physical stuff, then how would it ever be possible for consciousness to act downward and "cause" the physical to do anything? :shock:...