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by Arising_uk
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Dualistic Mind
Replies: 140
Views: 1125

Re: The Dualistic Mind

Written like a true dualist. Science and art as they are expressed in dominant dualistic society today only serve to perpetuate the problem. That is one of the chief failings of the dualistic mind. It lacks both the objective emotional awareness of scale and relativity. This leads to facts without ...
by Arising_uk
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Dualistic Mind
Replies: 140
Views: 1125

Re: The Dualistic Mind

... How to support efforts to open the mind to the third dimension of thought in the face of dominant societal efforts to close minds for the purpose of indoctrination? Well given Einstein's quote I'd say become an artist or scientist or teach the arts or sciences. What I guess he'd say not to do i...
by Arising_uk
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Failure of "I".
Replies: 153
Views: 1091

Re: Failure of "I".

Can you give me a non-hypothetical scenario where you think that one death can prevent the extinction of 8 billion people? ... Can you tell me how 'humanity' and this 'objective moral goal' are anything but hypotheticals? In practice - I am actually doxastically committed for far less. I have a bad...
by Arising_uk
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Failure of "I".
Replies: 153
Views: 1091

Re: Failure of "I".

Yes. I know how to poke holes in every “Why?” too. When you get all 8 billion people on Earth to participate in a ritual suicide then you may have an argument. ... So no then, you wouldn't kill yourself to save humanity but still think the 'objective moral goal' of 'humanity' is to avoid extinction...
by Arising_uk
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Failure of "I".
Replies: 153
Views: 1091

Re: Failure of "I".

TimeSeeker wrote:The objective moral goal of humanity is to avoid extinction. ...
Why? Or to put it another way, lets assume you have no living relatives and someone comes to you and says 'The fate of the humanity depends upon you dying, here's a gun please shoot yourself', you'd do it?
by Arising_uk
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: The Contradiction of the Three Laws of Logic
Replies: 95
Views: 1444

Re: The Contradiction of the Three Laws of Logic

The classic laws of logic are flawed. They define the linguistic realm, not the systems dynamic/complex realm of the universe. ... Could they not be considered to define the realm of reason and thought? The law of excludes middle is broken proven by Curry-Howard isomorphism. ... How so? As from wha...
by Arising_uk
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: gods omniscience and tequila
Replies: 9
Views: 121

Re: gods omniscience and tequila

Shows what a load of old cobblers that is then.
by Arising_uk
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: gods omniscience and tequila
Replies: 9
Views: 121

Re: gods omniscience and tequila

"He"?
by Arising_uk
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Could we make a "litmus test" for true consciousness?
Replies: 79
Views: 1879

Re: Could we make a "litmus test" for true consciousness?

Ah! My apologies, I wasn't directly addressing the OP with my post but a subset of the discussion which claims there is only one consciousness anywhere and that even if we were that one consciousness we cannot know that there are others. Having said that I'll try to engage with your thoughts about t...
by Arising_uk
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Could we make a "litmus test" for true consciousness?
Replies: 79
Views: 1879

Re: Could we make a "litmus test" for true consciousness?

That is a false dichotomy you know. ... You'd have to explain how? Two different consciousness could still find a common language to communicate in. ... How does that alter my claim as there are two consciousnesses and my claim is that if one is speaking and thinking in a language then one can know...
by Arising_uk
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Could we make a "litmus test" for true consciousness?
Replies: 79
Views: 1879

Re: Could we make a "litmus test" for true consciousness?

Great! That's two hypotheses right there. Confusion or no-confusion. 1 bit of uncertainty. ... Not really, it's just a statement that I think that if I was you and thought that I wasn't conscious I'd find certain things a bit confusing but like I said maybe not. So if you can determine whether I am...
by Arising_uk
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Could we make a "litmus test" for true consciousness?
Replies: 79
Views: 1879

Re: Could we make a "litmus test" for true consciousness?

Dontaskme wrote: If we are both consciousness, then consciousness is a verb.
Well words can be both verbs and nouns so it's a noun when it names itself or another and a verb when it or another is doing the process.
by Arising_uk
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Could we make a "litmus test" for true consciousness?
Replies: 79
Views: 1879

Re: Could we make a "litmus test" for true consciousness?

TimeSeeker wrote:Suppose that I am not. Then what?
For me? Then nothing. For you, confusion I'd guess but maybe not.
by Arising_uk
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Could we make a "litmus test" for true consciousness?
Replies: 79
Views: 1879

Re: Could we make a "litmus test" for true consciousness?

Ate you a consciouness? As I am.
by Arising_uk
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Could we make a "litmus test" for true consciousness?
Replies: 79
Views: 1879

Re: Could we make a "litmus test" for true consciousness?

Consciousness doesn't know it's conscious. ... Not heard of self-consciousness then? That would require it to split in two, into the knower and the known. ... Exactly but it needs memory. It only becomes known on reflection. ... In other words, memory. Consciousness is not two, it's indivisible. .....