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by jayjacobus
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Is The World An Illusion?
Replies: 33
Views: 521

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: 292

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: 121

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: 211

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: 1145

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: 1145

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: 1145

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: 1145

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: 1145

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 ...
by jayjacobus
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The illusion of Free Will
Replies: 86
Views: 1145

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 ...
by jayjacobus
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The illusion of Free Will
Replies: 86
Views: 1145

Re: The illusion of Free Will

The past gives people a context for the present and an expectation for the future. Determinism maintains that the past determines the present and that seems to be true of the physical universe but humans and animals are in the present and can stop what they were doing and do something else not limk...
by jayjacobus
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The illusion of Free Will
Replies: 86
Views: 1145

Re: The illusion of Free Will

The past gives people a context for the present and an expectation for the future. Determinism maintains that the past determines the present and that seems to be true of the physical universe but humans and animals are in the present and can stop what they were doing and do something else not limke...
by jayjacobus
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Failure of Relativism
Replies: 83
Views: 1400

Re: Failure of Relativism

To put this back to the original post; epistemology is about referencing versus what is referenced. Referencing changes but reality is always the same.
by jayjacobus
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is interpretation the basis for all subjective thought?
Replies: 21
Views: 358

Re: Is interpretation the basis for all subjective thought?

Interpretation is the basis for cognition or so it seem. Whatever comes from your senses are interpretted at least for what your attention is focused on. Can you act without interpretting? Perhaps you can act biomechanically but interpretively seems to override biomechanically given a few seconds to...
by jayjacobus
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Terminology
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Terminology

I have no disagreement with Einstein in principle but the terminology by physicists is a problem. Time is function, a measurement, an index or a series of dates yet physicists use time in difeerent ways in one explanation. Or they pick a different connotation when answering a question. Dimensions ar...