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by jayjacobus
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Meta-Hallucination versus 'General' Hallucinations.
Replies: 20
Views: 264

Re: Meta-Hallucination versus 'General' Hallucinations.

There are many complex functions and levels within of the brain, mind and body operating within the Universe. 1. Here is one basic levels and function of the brain; Humans are the Co-Creator of Reality They are In https://forum.philosophynow.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=31180 I don't mean like creating ...
by jayjacobus
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Meta-Hallucination versus 'General' Hallucinations.
Replies: 20
Views: 264

Re: Meta-Hallucination versus 'General' Hallucinations.

Nevertheless, it is the brain that distorts reality and the mind that gives meaning to the distorted information. It is crisp. The brain processes and the mind perceives the distorted (or undistorted) information. Moreover perception is not a choice anymore than reality is a choice. Perception of r...
by jayjacobus
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Meta-Hallucination versus 'General' Hallucinations.
Replies: 20
Views: 264

Re: Meta-Hallucination versus 'General' Hallucinations.

“Indeed, the line between perceiving and hallucinating is not as crisp as we like to think. In a sense, when we look at the world, we are hallucinating all the time. One could almost regard perception as the act of choosing the one hallucination that best fits the incoming data.” ― V.S. Ramachandra...
by jayjacobus
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:57 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Meta-Hallucination versus 'General' Hallucinations.
Replies: 20
Views: 264

Re: Meta-Hallucination versus 'General' Hallucinations.

Hallucinations are a misfunction of the brain and occur when a person is drunk, on drugs, under stress, pre-sleeping (hypnogogic) or suffering from a brain disorder. Sometimes, what is called mental illness, is actually a misfunction of the brain. The mind may interpret the wrong information rationa...
by jayjacobus
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Death of Free Will
Replies: 118
Views: 1794

Re: The Death of Free Will

No I don't. You do. That's right. When a person is dreaming, his mind suspends disbelief. Your mind suspends disbelief when you are awake. That’s right. You’ve just identified open-minded inquiry. Open-minded inquiry first seeks to understand how something inexplicable can be true, then these possi...
by jayjacobus
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Death of Free Will
Replies: 118
Views: 1794

Re: The Death of Free Will

Walker wrote: Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:27 pm
jayjacobus wrote: Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:10 pm
Walker wrote: Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:10 am
That's what you think, which you can't help but.
That's what you think but no one knows why you think the way you do.
No I don't. You do.
That's right. When a person is dreaming, his mind suspends disbelief. Your mind suspends disbelief when you are awake.
by jayjacobus
Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Death of Free Will
Replies: 118
Views: 1794

Re: The Death of Free Will

I did not cause you to post this. Consequently, I am not in your causal chain. Whatever caused you to write this has manipulated you. (Beware the manipulator with the will to trick you,) That's what you think, which you can't help but. That's what you think but no one knows why you think the way yo...
by jayjacobus
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Death of Free Will
Replies: 118
Views: 1794

Re: The Death of Free Will

In determinism the physical universe moves step by step. Each step comes from a previous state and the previous state is part of an ever progressing causal chain. The brain also functions step by step but the mind often leaps from one line of thought to another. The leap is causally unexplainable. ...
by jayjacobus
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Death of Free Will
Replies: 118
Views: 1794

Re: The Death of Free Will

You want to believe it exists, so you believe it exists, fair enough. But I would hesitate to describe that as a powerful or legitimate argument, more a sort of fideism. And the mind "leaping" from one line of thought to the other is the result of neuronal activity and chemical states of the brain....
by jayjacobus
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Death of Free Will
Replies: 118
Views: 1794

Re: The Death of Free Will

In determinism the physical universe moves step by step. Each step comes from a previous state and the previous state is part of an ever progressing causal chain. The brain also functions step by step but the mind often leaps from one line of thought to another. The leap is causally unexplainable. ...
by jayjacobus
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Death of Free Will
Replies: 118
Views: 1794

Re: The Death of Free Will

In determinism the physical universe moves step by step. Each step comes from a previous state and the previous state is part of an ever progressing causal chain. The brain also functions step by step but the mind often leaps from one line of thought to another. The leap is causally unexplainable. I...
by jayjacobus
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Thoughts as Both Physical and Non Physical
Replies: 16
Views: 345

Re: Thoughts as Both Physical and Non Physical

"If you had visited Coral Castle in the 1940’s you would have been greeted enthusiastically by a man weighing a mere 100 pounds and standing just over 5 feet tall. He would have asked you for ten cents admission and introduced you to his fantasy world. As you moved around his sculpture garden in sto...
by jayjacobus
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Numbers, what are they?
Replies: 96
Views: 1539

Re: Numbers, what are they?

Numbers are a frame of reference for amounts. amount = quantity Without numbers amounts are imprecise. You mean, if you didn't know numbers, three goats might really be four goats, or two and half goats, and you couldn't tell? No, I'm pretty sure that amounts/quantities were the same before humans ...
by jayjacobus
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Numbers, what are they?
Replies: 96
Views: 1539

Re: Numbers, what are they?

Numbers are a frame of reference for amounts. Without numbers amounts are imprecise. Using numbers in a sentence is an example, not a definition. Triangles is an example. Saying that numbers are words, which are symbols, is not a definition because all words are symbols, not just numbers. A mathemat...
by jayjacobus
Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: There are at least two times
Replies: 16
Views: 13622

Re: There are at least two times

You are right that the past is in memories. But dates are a frame of reference for events so there are many times in the frame of reference. I wouldn't say that the Earth or anything else didn't exist because there is only now. Moreover, now may be 2 or more functions in different realities. Quantum...