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by AlexW
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The observer cannot be observed
Replies: 117
Views: 964

Re: The observer cannot be observed

Dimebag wrote: Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:24 am Find out for yourself what is true.
Well said - fully agree.
by AlexW
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The observer cannot be observed
Replies: 117
Views: 964

Re: The observer cannot be observed

I don't see why you not remembering sumthin' makes that sumthin' less real everyday, as we live, we see and hear and taste and smell and touch stuff that we make no memory of (for a variety of reasons)...I don't think these various non-memorable things are less real cuz we didn't make a record of t...
by AlexW
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The observer cannot be observed
Replies: 117
Views: 964

Re: The observer cannot be observed

well, my carcass is a little worse for wear, but that first part -- a constantly changing set of beliefs -- ain't got nuthin' to do with me, bubba: my mind/soul is like a principle, solid (perhaps even stony) Well... so you think you are too old to adopt any new ideas and beliefs..? While I do get ...
by AlexW
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The observer cannot be observed
Replies: 117
Views: 964

Re: The observer cannot be observed

Your counter offer was that the observer can be observed. My argument is that it can’t. I don't think there can be any agreement as Henry is looking at this from the "I am a body/mind" perspective whereas you look at it from/as awareness itself. As long as one believes to be a body/mind one will of...
by AlexW
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The observer cannot be observed
Replies: 117
Views: 964

Re: The observer cannot be observed

you're describin' depersonalization disorder not an elevated or advanced or evolved state Thats funny... I guess nowadays anything which is not commonly accepted as "human standard behaviour" is a disorder... A few decades ago – especially in Eastern societies – people that had such "depersonalizat...
by AlexW
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: It's about time.
Replies: 185
Views: 3195

Re: It's about time.

attofishpi wrote: Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:17 am Unfortunately I am off the beer - just in case my weight gain causes an imbalance to the Solar System and we end up with the Moon bouncing into us.
Not sure what's worse... no beer or the moon bouncing into us...
by AlexW
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: It's about time.
Replies: 185
Views: 3195

Re: It's about time.

Indeed, how can we ever truly determine a truly stationary point in 3D space I guess, not at all. Simply because all movement is always relative, but not to an absolutely stationary point, but to other relativistic movement. There is no standstill in relative/objective reality, but the absolute nev...
by AlexW
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The observer cannot be observed
Replies: 117
Views: 964

Re: The observer cannot be observed

That’s a nice analogy, “look for your own footprints in the snow”. But the idea is to leave no footprints then? Well... not really, its more about seeing that they are just footprints, just thoughts, nothing more... and that, in reality, here/now, there is no separate one leaving or owning them. I ...
by AlexW
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The observer cannot be observed
Replies: 117
Views: 964

Re: The observer cannot be observed

But the problem is, you are awareness, and the imprint awareness leaves is nothing, so if what you are observing is stillness, or the sense of space, you might be on your trail, but even these are subtle observations, not to be confused with what you really are, which is awareness. I like what you ...
by AlexW
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Certain Knowledge
Replies: 38
Views: 1190

Re: Certain Knowledge

The philosophers and mystics that want to convince you certain knowledge is not possible do not mean what you and I mean by certain knowledge. Yes, agree. You are only talking about knowledge that can be expressed using language - it is knowledge based on concepts. In this world of concepts you can...
by AlexW
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: self-denial
Replies: 32
Views: 1011

Re: self-denial

Thank you Luxin.
by AlexW
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Noumenon
Replies: 49
Views: 550

Re: Noumenon

I am asking why did Kant and others think it is timeless? First define "timeless". As I see it, time is nothing but a measurement of change - we count little movements/vibrations - then we say that approx. 9 billion oscillations of the Caesium133 atom equal 1 second and then we extrapolate from the...
by AlexW
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: self-denial
Replies: 32
Views: 1011

Re: self-denial

"Something that is not a thing" appears to me to be a contradiction. Is light such a 'something' in your view? Yes, it sounds contradictory, but this is the "curse" of language - its inherently dualistic - all we can talk about are things and pointing at something that is not-a-thing (not part of t...
by AlexW
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: self-denial
Replies: 32
Views: 1011

Re: self-denial

A concept, idea or thought is not part of 'reality' itself; in other words, one's concept of a thing is not the thing itself in the 'real world.' Well... I think we have to have a look at what things actually are before we go any further. "This is a world made of things" - most people would agree w...
by AlexW
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: self-denial
Replies: 32
Views: 1011

Re: self-denial

If I remove 'is a non-conceptual "place" - it' from your full unedited sentence, which is: As I see it, the "real world" is a non-conceptual "place" - it is only our judgements and beliefs that define some actions as good and others as bad. The edited sentence is: As I see it, the "real world" is o...