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by bahman
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do we need consciousness?
Replies: 117
Views: 1075

Re: Do we need consciousness?

So then you are looking at reality as being a series of freeze frames. The frame at State A appears then disappears and then the frame at State B appears and disappears etc. It's a Speculation that could be true. Nobody knows. Seems easier to just assume continuous movement without all the appearin...
by bahman
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: "How do you define...?"...Definition
Replies: 57
Views: 641

Re: "How do you define...?"...Definition

So a sentence is a tautology of one word through another, resulting in a set of words, that leads to further word(s)? I am afraid that I don't understand what you are saying. A tautology is the same thing twice in different words. A tautology is the the same thing twice from various symbols. The se...
by bahman
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: "How do you define...?"...Definition
Replies: 57
Views: 641

Re: "How do you define...?"...Definition

Eodnhoj7 wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:53 pm
bahman wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:29 pm
Eodnhoj7 wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:22 pm


And a sentence is?
A collection of words that points to an abstract or real object.
So a sentence is a tautology of one word through another, resulting in a set of words, that leads to further word(s)?
I am afraid that I don't understand what you are saying.
by bahman
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do we need consciousness?
Replies: 117
Views: 1075

Re: Do we need consciousness?

I'm not quite following this. Let me ask: What kind of change in the system are you referring to? Think of a billiard ball moving on the table from one position to another. This is a change. So then you are looking at reality as being a series of freeze frames. The frame at State A appears then dis...
by bahman
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do we need consciousness?
Replies: 117
Views: 1075

Re: Do we need consciousness?

I'm not quite following this. Let me ask: What kind of change in the system are you referring to? Think of a billiard ball moving on the table from one position to another. This is a change. Wouldn’t a melting ice cube be a better example? After all, the billiard ball per se is unchanged even thoug...
by bahman
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Why conscious decision always coincides with what we do?
Replies: 14
Views: 176

Re: Why conscious decision always coincides with what we do?

The unconscious mind creates both experience of decision and decision. These two always correlate. For example, you never experience that you decide to do something but you do something else. The experience of decision apparently, according to Libet's experiment, comes after the decision. So, consc...
by bahman
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Why conscious decision always coincides with what we do?
Replies: 14
Views: 176

Re: Why conscious decision always coincides with what we do?

The unconscious mind creates both experience of decision and decision. These two always correlate. For example, you never experience that you decide to do something but you do something else. The experience of decision apparently, according to Libet's experiment, comes after the decision. So, consc...
by bahman
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do we need consciousness?
Replies: 117
Views: 1075

Re: Do we need consciousness?

When a Venus Flytrap snaps down and catches a fly there is a lot of Motion but I'm guessing very little Consciousness involved in that action. Any motion requires consciousness whether it is intelligent or not. My argument: Consider a change in a system, A to B. A and B cannot coexist since there w...
by bahman
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: "How do you define...?"...Definition
Replies: 57
Views: 641

Re: "How do you define...?"...Definition

Look at any dialogue and you are left with some variation of the question of: "How do you define...?" Dialogue thus is subject to a process of definition but also a static form or what definition "is". Nothing deep here, nothing shallow either. As a matter of fact...just nothing, but this is not ev...
by bahman
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: "How do you define...?"...Definition
Replies: 57
Views: 641

Re: "How do you define...?"...Definition

Look at any dialogue and you are left with some variation of the question of: "How do you define...?" Dialogue thus is subject to a process of definition but also a static form or what definition "is". Nothing deep here, nothing shallow either. As a matter of fact...just nothing, but this is not ev...
by bahman
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Subconscious Fear of Death - the Root of Religions
Replies: 19
Views: 262

Re: Subconscious Fear of Death - the Root of Religions

Fear is a conscious phenomenon.
by bahman
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Why conscious decision always coincides with what we do?
Replies: 14
Views: 176

Re: Why conscious decision always coincides with what we do?

you never experience that you decide to do something but you do something different. It is not uncommon for a person to decide to quit smoking, and then light up another cigarette. Every New Year, there are people who vow to go on a diet or start exercising, but they don’t. How do we reconcile thes...
by bahman
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do we need consciousness?
Replies: 117
Views: 1075

Re: Do we need consciousness?

Skepdick wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:35 pm
SteveKlinko wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:39 pm
Motion does not require Consciousness but intelligent maneuvering around in a complicated world sure does.
SteveKlinko wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:35 pm
Self Driving Cars are doing Intelligent Maneuvering, but no Consciousness is involved.
I guess you are still making up your mind on this, eh?
Yeah. You got it.
by bahman
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do we need consciousness?
Replies: 117
Views: 1075

Re: Do we need consciousness?

Motion does not require Consciousness but intelligent maneuvering around in a complicated world sure does. What is the need for any idea when any decision is made unconsciously? That is a valid question since any idea is a conscious phenomenon. Motion, of course, needs consciousness. I have an argu...
by bahman
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do we need consciousness?
Replies: 117
Views: 1075

Re: Do we need consciousness?

I think that consciousness is the ability (ability to experience) of the mind so mind through consciousness can actively affect reality. I was mentioning that in materialism (probably your view), consciousness is the result of matter movement. So consciousness is the by-product of matter activity a...