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by Advocate
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: I've solved metaphysics
Replies: 11
Views: 771

Re: I've solved metaphysics

I probably is, you know. I have Jill Bolte-Taylor's book "My Stroke of Insight" at home, which details her experience as a neuroscientist analysing a stroke that she had one morning (took her years to recover after clinically dying for a while). Her TED talk was sensational and the video went viral...
by Advocate
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Solving metaphysics
Replies: 70
Views: 3579

Re: Solving metaphysics

ken wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:44 pm
Am I supposed to look for this other post or would you like to help Me out by pointing Me to where the other post is?
It's in the metaphysics section. My purpose there is to express it. My purpose here is to figure out how to express it, roughly.
by Advocate
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Solving metaphysics
Replies: 70
Views: 3579

Re: Solving metaphysics

It sounds like it would, BUT I would have to see it to see if it does or not. I've posted some rudimentary stuff in another post, so, are these criteria necessary and sufficient or do you think they should be tweaked? Normally i've found that when someone is wrong it's because they're low-res. I do...
by Advocate
Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Solving metaphysics
Replies: 70
Views: 3579

Re: Solving metaphysics

Indeed, but sufficient reason to what end? I have yet to find a "sufficient reason" to address one set of questions or axioms, or whatever, over another. I have yet to find more than a couple of people who can intelligently discuss what it would mean to solve metaphysics in more than a sound bite.
by Advocate
Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Some Metaphysical Questions (answered)
Replies: 1
Views: 245

Some Metaphysical Questions (answered)

Taken from a random list found on google: (1) Is there anything that must be true of absolutely everything that exists? For our purposes, everything is patterns, internally or externally (a critical distinction). (2) Must anything that exists have intrinsic properties? No. We choose the properties o...
by Advocate
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Prime Metaphor
Replies: 1
Views: 207

The Prime Metaphor

There is no really good place to start so i'll just jump in at random, dripping axioms as necessary. The state of reality is that of the state within which we can sense and verify. This is the human bubble. Anything beyond this bubble is speculative and can only be speculative. Verification can be o...
by Advocate
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Local Discussion Groups
Topic: Portland, OR
Replies: 1
Views: 275

Portland, OR

I've been going to various Portland groups at Meetup.com for awhile. Any of y'all on here? Self-inquiry? Drunken philosophy? other?

I also had my own group for a bit, for philosophy plus entheogens, if any of y'all are into that.
by Advocate
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Solving metaphysics
Replies: 70
Views: 3579

Re: Solving metaphysics

Arising_uk wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:23 pm
No, I'd say they nearly have a philosophy but are missing the ethics.
You're saying ethics is a necessary part of metaphysics?
by Advocate
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Solving metaphysics
Replies: 70
Views: 3579

Re: Solving metaphysics

You are, to you, the continuity of your attention. You can expand that concept to include your body if you like, or your sensory input, or even your surroundings if you so desire (and have the mental capacity to figure out how), and you are, to others, the apparent continuity of your body and person...
by Advocate
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Solving metaphysics
Replies: 70
Views: 3579

Re: Solving metaphysics

The "spiritual world", inside our heads, has room for things which are beyond our grasp in the physical/material world. There, things like unicorns, paradox, win/win, lose/lose, nothing, one, zero, equals, do exist. The distinction is whether it has material/measurable form. Metaphysics can probe ho...
by Advocate
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Solving metaphysics
Replies: 70
Views: 3579

Re: Solving metaphysics

Sounds to me like early Wittgenstein. Dunno if you'e read the Tractatus logico philosophicus, but without boring everyone with all the bits in the middle, it starts out (off the top of my head): 1. The world is everything that is the case. 1.1 It is the totality of facts, not of things. And it ends...
by Advocate
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Solving metaphysics
Replies: 70
Views: 3579

Re: Solving metaphysics

True; but you say: "The things which exist must exist as pattern because only pattern allows both for the physical (thinker), and non-physical ("spiritual", thought) to be real, as they must be." So the question, as it pertains to the physical, is: Patterns in what? Patterns in the mind. We don't r...
by Advocate
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Solving metaphysics
Replies: 70
Views: 3579

Re: Solving metaphysics

In contrast with how "The word "real" is often used", you have just defined it as 'that which is in our bubble of experience'-precisely the bubble that is the object of physics. Therefore, not metaphysics. I think many physicists would agree that it is a complete waste of time investigating somethi...
by Advocate
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Solving metaphysics
Replies: 70
Views: 3579

Re: Solving metaphysics

What distinction do you make between stuff and things? There's no such thing as distinctiveness, individuality, separateness, outside human uses for human purposes (leaving aside animals and other sentient being for the moment). Everything before it is sensed and/or defined is stuff, undifferentiat...
by Advocate
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Solving metaphysics
Replies: 70
Views: 3579

Re: Solving metaphysics

Well I suppose you can solve a problem by pretending it doesn't exist; but the whole point of metaphysics (at least in this context) is to give an account of the cause of the "real" phenomenal world which we sense. I have no idea how you can get that i'm pretending some problem doesn't exist. The k...