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by David Swift
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What would be important for you to do before dying ?
Replies: 69
Views: 10905

Re: What would be important for you to do before dying ?

Seems like a simple question to me. I think you're prejudging your own, imagined interpretations of a straight answer. You have a great opportunity now, and that is to expand the concept of original source material. What exactly is, original source? It's a philosophical question. Or, you can dodge ...
by David Swift
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What would be important for you to do before dying ?
Replies: 69
Views: 10905

Re: What would be important for you to do before dying ?

No not familiar with Mr. Smith or the guide or guides? I've spent my life reading original source material, and only now discovering the benefit of secondary analysis. Do you recommend any on Hiedegger? What ancient and modern languages do you read and/or speak in order to access original source ma...
by David Swift
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What would be important for you to do before dying ?
Replies: 69
Views: 10905

Re: What would be important for you to do before dying ?

No not familiar with Mr. Smith or the guide or guides? I've spent my life reading original source material, and only now discovering the benefit of secondary analysis. Do you recommend any on Hiedegger?
by David Swift
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What would be important for you to do before dying ?
Replies: 69
Views: 10905

Re: What would be important for you to do before dying ?

Hey Arising_uk, Many thanks for the tips.
by David Swift
Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What would be important for you to do before dying ?
Replies: 69
Views: 10905

Re: What would be important for you to do before dying ?

duszek asked, But how about Husserl ? I once started reading a Routledge Philosophy guidebook to Husserl and I did not finish it. Should I buy it and read it while I am still alive and without demetia ? Would it promote my views on life substantially ? Found a copy of William Barrett's Irrational Ma...
by David Swift
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi I'm new too.
Replies: 112
Views: 11190

Re: Hi I'm new too.

Hi again. Are you sure that it's philosophy you're all interested in? Current events and speculation seem much more likely to be your province. For those who are also interested in philosophy let me say, understanding how your mind works changes everything. Truth is a kind of pleasure. The freewill ...
by David Swift
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: How materialists know brain produces mind
Replies: 15
Views: 1925

Re: How materialists know brain produces mind

OK, I watched as much of the video as I could stand. Blah, blah, blah, just another 'scientist' making claims that someone smarter than him will, at some as yet undetermined time in the distant future, build a robot that thinks like we do. (It smells more like faith than science.) He fails to mentio...
by David Swift
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 381
Views: 31833

Re: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"

Greta wrote: I agree with all of that, aside from the claim that I didn't realise it. That is not the point. The point is: where physically are these imperfect mental models within the stuff of reality? In the mind? That means in the brain. Where in the brain? That's my perception of the thread's co...
by David Swift
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 381
Views: 31833

Re: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"

Silence? Thinking about it? OK, here's something else to think about. Londoner wrote: I think it would be better if we avoided saying we 'see the visualized triangle'. To visualize something is not to see it. If you rule lines to form small squares on paper and number them sequentially, you can draw...
by David Swift
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 381
Views: 31833

Re: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"

Trajk Logik wrote: Here's an experiment you can try. Touch your thumb and index finger one one hand together. Now close your eyes. Now move you hand about, up and down, side-to-side, and around. Pay special attention to the LOCATION of the tactile sensation of your fingers touching. Notice how the l...
by David Swift
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi I'm new too.
Replies: 112
Views: 11190

Re: Hi I'm new too.

thedoc wrote; I should amend what I posted by saying that our understanding of the physical process of thinking and perceiving has advanced from what the ancient Greeks believed. But some of the concepts that they developed are still valid. From my perspective, it appears that our current knowledge ...
by David Swift
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 381
Views: 31833

Re: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"

raw_thought wrote: I agree. If I visualize a triangle there is no physical triangle in my brain. My neurons do not fire in a triangular shape etc. This is a huge problem for the eliminative materialist. Since an EM believes that only matter exists he has only two options. 1. There is a physical tria...
by David Swift
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Brief outline of the Eppicurean mind concept
Replies: 6
Views: 1119

Re: Brief outline of the Eppicurean mind concept

Thanks for the kind comments. I can supply a copy of my 2008 book as well as my current work in progress, which I keep online for easy access for interested parties. mindexamined@gmail.com
by David Swift
Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Brief outline of the Eppicurean mind concept
Replies: 6
Views: 1119

Brief outline of the Eppicurean mind concept

As briefly as possible, I want to outline three concepts of mind. First, the concept that mind magically and inexplicably produces thought and behavior. Plato started this idea by connecting Anaxagoras’s nous or thought idea with the Egyptian ka or soul idea. Plotinus, the Roman, Christian Platonist...
by David Swift
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi I'm new too.
Replies: 112
Views: 11190

Re: Hi I'm new too.

“should you decide to stay.” Well, ForCruxSake where else would I go? You are my people. Thanks to all who have taken the time to indoctrinate a newbe. I’ll be taking Walker’s advice and will now post at the philosophy of mind section of this forum. Give me a couple of days to read the threads and t...