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by odysseus
Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What does it feel like to be Enlightened?
Replies: 68
Views: 535

Re: What does it feel like to be Enlightened?

Dontaskme wrote The opposite is also true. I've gotten rid of my addiction for believing in fictional characters for good. It was easier than I thought it would be. Well, read the brief paragraph I wrote. Bad thinking: The first thing to go is the personification. Forget all this. Look at the world...
by odysseus
Sat Dec 05, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: The meaning of emergence
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: The meaning of emergence

Immanuel Can wrote Well, yes: it's pretty much recognized by all participants in the field of Philosophy of Mind that "consciousness" and "brain" or "meat" and "mind," are distinct issues. One is clearly material, and the other is immaterial. Material and immaterial: I don't recognize these terms o...
by odysseus
Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What does it feel like to be Enlightened?
Replies: 68
Views: 535

Re: What does it feel like to be Enlightened?

Dontaskme wrote: Do you believe in a supreme being who created all things? ...like a God? I do not...I used to, but not now after another awakening, probably my last awakening. So even though I do not believe in God, I am still interested in those who do, and am still curious to know what they are ...
by odysseus
Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What does it feel like to be Enlightened?
Replies: 68
Views: 535

Re: What does it feel like to be Enlightened?

Dontaskme wrote I've been there, but discovered it wasn't enough, I had another awakening, it was a total shocker.. it was to realise that something can be done here rather than just keep turning a blind eye to what's really going on, we have the knowledge to do the sensible thing, we have the capa...
by odysseus
Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What does it feel like to be Enlightened?
Replies: 68
Views: 535

Re: What does it feel like to be Enlightened?

Walker wrote Really? I’d say thick as a brick and dim as the dark side of the moon to not incorporate human brutality into the equation of being. To me, all it takes is one. We could have a billion blissful children waking up in heaven every day for eternity, and just that one struggling in misery,...
by odysseus
Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What does it feel like to be Enlightened?
Replies: 68
Views: 535

Re: What does it feel like to be Enlightened?

Hermit Philosopher wrote Oh, now I see what’s happened! odysseus: you accidentally quoted Dontaskme as if they were I :D I thought I was going mad there for a minute - haha! No worries, all good. Humbly Hermit I did do that, didn't I. Apologies. But then, it did give you pause.....that silence wher...
by odysseus
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What does it feel like to be Enlightened?
Replies: 68
Views: 535

Re: What does it feel like to be Enlightened?

Dontaskme wrote But even to observe the senseless pain misery and suffering that is inflicted on other sentient creatures is my suffering too. I cannot bare and do not ever want to live in a world where even just 1 sentient creature has to go through some form of senseless suffering, which they do ...
by odysseus
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What does it feel like to be Enlightened?
Replies: 68
Views: 535

Re: What does it feel like to be Enlightened?

Hermit Philosopher wrote
When I became enlightened, it felt like this
Then there is that extraordinary next step whereby one literally leaves the world.
by odysseus
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What does it feel like to be Enlightened?
Replies: 68
Views: 535

Re: What does it feel like to be Enlightened?

Dontaskme wrote No Walker, the Buddha that speaks of knowledge is a liar. There is no way out of suffering that we can know of. Keep in mind what Thích Quảng Đức did: entirely out of range of suffering. What was he in the range of? Go online and find out what people say. At any rate, you don't real...
by odysseus
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: The meaning of emergence
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: The meaning of emergence

Immanuel Can wrote say, "matter...under some (unspecified) circumstances" just "behaves" or "finds" something that was never there before, such as becoming not only "conscious" but also "a free agent." Since you don't even attempt to say HOW such a thing is even possible, you've added nothing at al...
by odysseus
Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: The meaning of emergence
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: The meaning of emergence

bahman wrote I and Veritas Aequitas have and issue about the definition of emergence. I provide my definition here. Yours also welcome. Emergence means that a state of matter under some circumstances behaves in a specific way or find a specific property, for example becomes a free agent, or become ...
by odysseus
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Peter Holmes: What is Fact.
Replies: 152
Views: 2176

Re: Peter Holmes: What is Fact.

Kemp Smith! That's the one I have.
I f you ever want to discuss what he is talking about, let me know. I also have books nd papers about him too many to mention. I can send them on to you. somehow. if you like.
by odysseus
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Peter Holmes: What is Fact.
Replies: 152
Views: 2176

Re: Peter Holmes: What is Fact.

Atla wrote You know what, fine, I'll make another attempt to read Kant's Critique, this time in English. It better have at least one valid insight I didn't already know, because this is going to take a lot of time. It will not be the novelty of what he says to you that will arise as an issue. It wi...
by odysseus
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Peter Holmes: What is Fact.
Replies: 152
Views: 2176

Re: Peter Holmes: What is Fact.

Advocate wrote >well, it gives you predicative near certainty, or for all intents and purposes certainty, but not apodictic certainty. But sure, that is what "we call" reality. Keep in mind that not too long ago they used to call this interpretative familiarity God and the world was Christendom. Th...
by odysseus
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Peter Holmes: What is Fact.
Replies: 152
Views: 2176

Re: Peter Holmes: What is Fact.

Advocate wrote Validation is replication. If things keep happening the same way, that gives you predictive certainty, which is the purpose of all knowledge, wisdom, and understanding. To the extent we agree that things keep happening the same way, we call that reality. well, it gives you predicativ...