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by Belinda
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Back to Infinity
Replies: 166
Views: 3039

Re: Back to Infinity

Ramu wrote:
The dual is non dual. Duality is illusion. It is non duality existentially.
Both the dual and the non dual are illusions if either one of them is taken to be the I Am That I Am.
by Belinda
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 205
Views: 1790

Re: What could make morality objective?

Peter Holmes wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:39 pm
Belinda

I didn't write 'a society is only a collection of individuals'. Please can you amend your post.
I am very sorry for my error, Peter. It was RCSaunders who wrote that. Would you like me to delete my post? I have now amended my post.
by Belinda
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Why Physicalism is Wrong
Replies: 316
Views: 4327

Re: Why Physicalism is Wrong

Rational people don't want to refute Descartes's demon. Descartes's demon is a personification of scepticism
by Belinda
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 205
Views: 1790

Re: What could make morality objective?

RCSaunders wrote: A society is only a collection of individuals It's not. A society is a collection of individuals organised so as to live cooperatively together. You could not live without a society to supply each of your needs. True, you could be a hermit for a long time maybe years. However hermi...
by Belinda
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Back to Infinity
Replies: 166
Views: 3039

Re: Back to Infinity

Ramu wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:13 pm
I Am that I Am. Namaste. :D
I Am that I Am can contain the dual and also the nondual.
by Belinda
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Why Physicalism is Wrong
Replies: 316
Views: 4327

Re: Why Physicalism is Wrong

DontAskMe, I see. You explain idealism well, although I expect you'd quarrel with calling your theory idealism.

Don't you see that what you call nondualism and also dualism can both be true ontologies within a higher order ontological truth that can encapsulate both nondualism and dualism?
by Belinda
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 205
Views: 1790

Re: What could make morality objective?

Belinda But since a moral assertion has no truth value, theory of truth is irrelevant. Unless I'm missing something. What I had in mind, Peter, is consensus theory of truth (no objective morality)as opposed to correspondence theory of truth (possible objective morality). However I am not an expert ...
by Belinda
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 205
Views: 1790

Re: What could make morality objective?

Peter, it's all about which theory of truth one subscribes to.
by Belinda
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Why Physicalism is Wrong
Replies: 316
Views: 4327

Re: Why Physicalism is Wrong

You explained your own preference, but nobody including you can know whether physicalism is the case or not. Individually, we each know the truth of our own reality. Truth is 'Nondual Mind' knowing itself as 'Dual Mind' Nothing physcial is aware of itself, only awareness is aware of itself, awarene...
by Belinda
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 205
Views: 1790

Re: What could make morality objective?

The phrase "objective of morality" . I take it that RC Saunders and Skip intend by that phrase that morality is a necessary function of any society. Would RC and Skip please comment on morality as a necessary structural component of society.
by Belinda
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains
Replies: 156
Views: 10524

Re: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains

Greylorn Ell wrote: The brain is a superbly engineered machine, and as such it makes use of all available methods to deal with what an information expert might call "bandwidth limitations." Similar techniques (numerical analysis) are used by computer programmers to solve math problems that otherwise...
by Belinda
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: How would you control the world population?
Replies: 115
Views: 920

Re: How would you control the world population?

The way to stop exponential increase in the number of humans is to banish poverty. I guess if people are less in poverty with more money and leisure time it will lead to more random screwing for pleasure and more abortions for convenience. I can see how abortions for convenience can decrease popula...
by Belinda
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 205
Views: 1790

Re: What could make morality objective?

RCSaunders wrote: It is not possible to know what is good for society until one knows what is good for the individuals that make up that society. But a society is an organised group of individuals. What is good for a specific individual in that group is very much what he has in common with the other...
by Belinda
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Why Physicalism is Wrong
Replies: 316
Views: 4327

Re: Why Physicalism is Wrong

Physicalism is an assumption that solid objects exist. For example a 'bus' or a 'car' or a 'lampost' or a 'teapot' or a 'human body' What actualises those objects into knowledge is not the knowledge itself. It's the knower of the knowledge. So the knowledge is wrong, but the knower is right. And th...
by Belinda
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Why Physicalism is Wrong
Replies: 316
Views: 4327

Re: Why Physicalism is Wrong

Dontaskme wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:19 am
Belinda wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:45 am

Is there any way that reality can be known?
Reality doesn't desire to be known, it is the knowing KNOWN.

Who would be the 'other' that want's to know what is already KNOWN?

Is there any way that reality can be known?



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