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by AlexW
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Some People Might Not Have Conscious Experiences
Replies: 69
Views: 766

Re: Some People Might Not Have Conscious Experiences

No one can ever know what another Mind is Experiencing. We can only guess at what another Mind might be Experiencing after a very long time of interacting with that other Mind. Just because you say you can See the Color Red does not mean you are Experiencing the Quale. You might have always just De...
by AlexW
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Some People Might Not Have Conscious Experiences
Replies: 69
Views: 766

Re: Some People Might Not Have Conscious Experiences

You may not Experience Redness Qualia so you will not know what I am talking about. I can see the color red, don't worry about that, but I do not experience a "me" experiencing this (or any other) qualia. Direct experience - qualia as you like to phrase it - is not dependent on a "you" having an ex...
by AlexW
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Some People Might Not Have Conscious Experiences
Replies: 69
Views: 766

Re: Some People Might Not Have Conscious Experiences

What do I mean by the Thing In Itself, seems to be your main question. I say Thing In Itself in order to emphasize that Redness is a Property of a Conscious Experience. There is no Redness outside in the Physical World. Redness is a thing that exists only in the Conscious Mind. I think you are mixi...
by AlexW
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Some People Might Not Have Conscious Experiences
Replies: 69
Views: 766

Re: Some People Might Not Have Conscious Experiences

All things are simply, "made of," or more correctly, simply are whatever all their attributes are, which are directly perceived or deduced from what is perceived. Agree - but, to me, there is a huge difference between what is directly perceived and what is deducted/interpreted based on a percept. P...
by AlexW
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Some People Might Not Have Conscious Experiences
Replies: 69
Views: 766

Re: Some People Might Not Have Conscious Experiences

They are Conscious but do they Experience something like Redness as a thing in itself or do they just Detect Red without the Experience? How should you "detect red without the Experience"? I don't know how this would be possible... Sure you can think about Red, without having the direct experience ...
by AlexW
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Mediataion, Some Answers
Replies: 17
Views: 375

Re: Mediataion, Some Answers

when i started meditating and tried to focus on a particular thing, the mind refuses to stick to any particular thing for long. Then, the question arises, if i am willing to focus on one thing, who is this other one in my mind who is not following my will? If the mind is also mine like my other bod...
by AlexW
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Mediataion, Some Answers
Replies: 17
Views: 375

Re: Mediataion, Some Answers

What you are saying is a common intellectual position and you have every right to stick to it. But, what i am telling you is not any intellectual position Anything that can be said is an "intellectual position" - it is based on the framework of belief one employs. All interpretations result from, a...
by AlexW
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Mediataion, Some Answers
Replies: 17
Views: 375

Re: Mediataion, Some Answers

Let me tell you how I would define a few of the terms you are using. Mind: Mind is a concept employed to point to the "collective of thought" - it is, truly, nothing but one thought arising now, and then the next and then the next. That these thoughts belong to an individual "mind" is pure speculati...
by AlexW
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Mediataion, Some Answers
Replies: 17
Views: 375

Re: Mediataion, Some Answers

Hi Sanjay,
Looking forward to reading your next post.
I am happy to discuss it as well.
Regards
Alex
by AlexW
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The grand illusion that is YOU
Replies: 55
Views: 659

Re: The grand illusion that is YOU

bahman wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:00 pm
And you know that the measurement is not possible in continuous reality
Yes, thats why I said previously: "Physics/science postulates and then measures ideas, not reality - it attempts to prove that an idea is true and correct by applying a yard stick that has been invented as part of the theory."
by AlexW
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: All Contexts are Simultaneously True and False
Replies: 48
Views: 509

Re: All Assertions are Simultaneously True and False

True or false always depends on the applied framework of thought.
Its as simple as that.

So... why do people argue? Because they believe their framework is the only true and correct one...
by AlexW
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The grand illusion that is YOU
Replies: 55
Views: 659

Re: The grand illusion that is YOU

bahman wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:36 am
So you think that the reality is continuous?
Yes (even, ultimately, it is neither continuous nor split into discrete pieces - as both are just conceptual ideas and reality is beyond all concepts - but for this discussion, yes, continuous rather than discrete)
by AlexW
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The grand illusion that is YOU
Replies: 55
Views: 659

Re: The grand illusion that is YOU

Hmmm. The space-time is discrete for example, Planck length-time. My justification? There must be at least a constant in any physical theory to make the measurement possible. Continuum is not physically healthy since it is divisible so you cannot define a segment with unit of one. Yes, there has to...
by AlexW
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The grand illusion that is YOU
Replies: 55
Views: 659

Re: The grand illusion that is YOU

I think that the information that we perceive is discrete. It is the duty of the brain to fill the gap between and allows a continuous experience. So... are you saying that reality is like watching TV? Cut into little chunks of static/discrete frames? and yes, of course I understand that the motion...
by AlexW
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The grand illusion that is YOU
Replies: 55
Views: 659

Re: The grand illusion that is YOU

I believe that is the state that you could reach it by deep meditation. Ok... so you haven't actually observed it. You are constanly causing or you are in state of meditation. What exactly is the "you" in this sentence? You experience it therefore it exists. I have never experienced a discrete stat...