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by Interjectivist
Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:46 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Do you consider consciousness -
Replies: 14
Views: 1481

Re: Do you consider consciousness -

Try this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4i5-hBO31k&t=162s Watched a bit. But what's the big deal about arguing the mind is not the brain. Of course it isn't. It is what the brain -our sort of brain- feels like from the inside when functioning. The brain is an object the mind is or belongs to a...
by Interjectivist
Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: On the future of Ethics
Replies: 10
Views: 1787

Re: On the future of Ethics

Comments welcome.... My feeling is that an advance of ethics towards a more scientific understanding, is in the direction of understanding that ethics is and must be fundamentally egoistic, eudaimonistic . There are two huge mistakes that have run through and corrupted nearly all ethical discussion...
by Interjectivist
Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:50 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Proposition (1)
Replies: 27
Views: 4232

Re: Proposition (1)

All our deeds, emotions, thoughts, creeds – and whatever else we are trying to relate ourselves with – are expression of consciousness which thus exercises its possibilities in order to realize itself. This is the sort of ill defined premise which you can come back later to define in a wide variety...
by Interjectivist
Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: If there is a Self, where is it?
Replies: 69
Views: 7651

Re: If there is a Self, where is it?

Dontaskme wrote:Where is this Self that everyone seems to be talking about?
Being a self means never having to ask the question.


Asking the question means you're just being silly.
by Interjectivist
Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Do you consider consciousness -
Replies: 14
Views: 1481

Re: Do you consider consciousness -

1 to function like electromagnetism? No. 2 to be analogous to a monotheistic god concept? Hell no. 3 to be an orientation tool? Largely. 4 to be active and/or passive? Yes, both. 5 to be evoked and/or eliminated? Not clear what you have in mind here. 6 to consist of strong and weak forces? Okay. 1 ...
by Interjectivist
Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:14 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Conscious Mind by David Chalmers
Replies: 117
Views: 13572

Re: The Conscious Mind by David Chalmers

The only reason it is nonsense and babble to you is because you have absolutely no idea what Chalmers is talking about. Perhaps you could put forward a critique on Chalmers' theory. He is charlatan that fools people like you! If it actually was useful, he could have put it on TV, newspapers and int...
by Interjectivist
Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What are the main problems of philosophy?
Replies: 24
Views: 3394

Re: What are the main problems of philosophy?

The questions of philosophy are: 1 What is real? 2 How do we know? 3 What is important? Science has done most of the heavy lifting for the first question. Neuroscience is chipping in on the second but there will always be a need for individuals to get clear on this for themselves. But I don't see mu...
by Interjectivist
Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Challenge to Richard Dawkins and the Atheists
Replies: 1887
Views: 151783

Re: A Challenge to Richard Dawkins and the Atheists

So I take it you believe you are in possession of the actual/factual right, objective moral values? I'm sure you have acquired all manner of stories to support the credentials of their alleged transcendence. Of course you do, that's how confirmation bias works. I see you are also wed to the idea th...
by Interjectivist
Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Challenge to Richard Dawkins and the Atheists
Replies: 1887
Views: 151783

Re: A Challenge to Richard Dawkins and the Atheists

Who worries about whether their values are transcendental .. whatever that may be? We absorb moral values through childrearing and the wider culture. If you know that, if you know that what you took to be moral values are merely passively absorbed, while would you assert them as true? It would be s...
by Interjectivist
Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Challenge to Richard Dawkins and the Atheists
Replies: 1887
Views: 151783

Re: A Challenge to Richard Dawkins and the Atheists

Atheism can also simply be disinterest in ancient mythology and the whole academic question of deities, which many would have probably written off as unsolvable in their teens and moved on. OK, then to be atheist is only to say something about oneself, one's interests and not God. So if Jack was an...
by Interjectivist
Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Science, Ockham’s Razor & God
Replies: 112
Views: 11931

Re: Science, Ockham’s Razor & God

Having now skimmed the article I have to ask whether the magazine associated with this forums is an apologist platform. I'm more than happy to concede that there is no application for Occam's razor to 'disprove' God/gods based on the sufficiency of science. That is no knock on science. Science is aw...
by Interjectivist
Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Science, Ockham’s Razor & God
Replies: 112
Views: 11931

Re: Science, Ockham’s Razor & God

The article made the following claim... "Whatever the merits of fine-tuning arguments, it should be clear that pointing to the mere possibility of a multiverse is inadequate as a response." :? All arguments for the existence of God are grounded upon logical possibility alone. If mere possibility(po...
by Interjectivist
Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Anyone else think gods/God is something your brain does?
Replies: 54
Views: 4345

Re: Anyone else think gods/God is something your brain does?

Somehow I feel more at home having been thrown under the bus like this. Well, as it happens, seeing as my feelings for Lacewing don't seem to be reciprocated, I was just about to turn my attention towards you. Sorry but I'm just one more boringly loyal atheist spouse. My wife of 33 years and I are ...
by Interjectivist
Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Anyone else think gods/God is something your brain does?
Replies: 54
Views: 4345

Re: Anyone else think gods/God is something your brain does?

The Tree has viciously attacked me for almost a year and NEVER said anything intelligent, only conveyed cozy chat. If by "The Tree" you are referring to Lacewing then before you say anymore I think you should know we are engaged to be married and it distresses me to see my bride to be talked about ...
by Interjectivist
Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New here.
Replies: 132
Views: 12551

Re: New here.

FYI, the posts here range from the very philosophically technical to the more plain English. I tend to skim over the more technical, and look for the more plain English. I thought it was rather funny, in college I took Phil 101, the only philosophy course in my schedule, and after one class I was e...