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by Dimebag
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Mind is free therefore it is immortal
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Re: Mind is free therefore it is immortal

If mind is not emergent from matter, then it is separate from matter (I don’t agree with this, but it’s extrapolated from your conclusion). How does mind cause matter to change? I’m talking a human mind now. How does a human mind interact with the matter of the body which leads to behaviours? You ar...
by Dimebag
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Things cannot be simultaneous
Replies: 60
Views: 437

Re: Things cannot be simultaneous

I have a feeling that what bahman is getting at by saying a system cannot be in two different states at once, is, as an example, my cat can’t be both alive and dead at the same time. Or, my computer can’t be both on and off at the same time. Basically, superposition. We know superposition is possibl...
by Dimebag
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: There is a change therefore there is a mind
Replies: 105
Views: 800

Re: There is a change therefore there is a mind

Yes, time changes. It changes at a constant rate. That is why waiting 1 second is different than 2 seconds. No, it's experientially different; thus an experiential change. Or in other words, this isn't an example of time occurring but there being no changes. If you're saying that there's no experie...
by Dimebag
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: There is a change therefore there is a mind
Replies: 105
Views: 800

Re: There is a change therefore there is a mind

I am not saying that. What I was saying is, particles don’t have individual identities , so, to say that particle A must disappear to make room for particle B, which is just the same particle at time t2 and location l+1 just doesn’t make sense. But we do give them identities when we discuss them. B...
by Dimebag
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: There is a change therefore there is a mind
Replies: 105
Views: 800

Re: There is a change therefore there is a mind

Why would we say that "ultimately there is no actual identity"? Because subatomic particles come with no actual serial numbers, birth marks, or other differentiating features from which anyone could ever differentiate them amongst each other. As such, they have no identity, bar their histories of i...
by Dimebag
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Mind is uncaused cause
Replies: 147
Views: 1189

Re: Mind is uncaused cause

What if that I provide an argument against emergence? You could, but based on your previous arguments I can’t see it being very powerful an argument, and without circular reasoning. When I say emergence, I don’t mean to say that consciousness, or mind as you seem to prefer to call it, is anything o...
by Dimebag
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Mind is uncaused cause
Replies: 147
Views: 1189

Re: Mind is uncaused cause

Minds are everywhere, I think any sperm has a mind. And what is wrong with my argument? The problem with your argument is, you seem unable to envision a world in which matter doesn’t necessarily marche to the beat of some overseeing mind. My argument there was, mind emerges from matter. But matter ...
by Dimebag
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: There is a change therefore there is a mind
Replies: 105
Views: 800

Re: There is a change therefore there is a mind

Ultimately, there is no actual identity, but we assign them such so that we can talk about and describe these systems. Why would we say that "ultimately there is no actual identity"? Because subatomic particles come with no actual serial numbers, birth marks, or other differentiating features from ...
by Dimebag
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Mind is uncaused cause
Replies: 147
Views: 1189

Re: Mind is uncaused cause

The mind is not due to physical. That is the mind that causes physical. I have an argument for that in here . I am not referring to the mind of some god which may or may not oversee the whole of material reality, but rather the mind of a human. Is that mind not due to the physical? It undeniably em...
by Dimebag
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Mind is uncaused cause
Replies: 147
Views: 1189

Re: Mind is uncaused cause

The brain and or mind no more stops a chain of causality than a shock absorber absorbs impact. There is still a transfer of energy from the world to your brain, which will be expressed in some way. You can find more positive ways of radiating that energy back out into the world, rather than simply ...
by Dimebag
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: There is a change therefore there is a mind
Replies: 105
Views: 800

Re: There is a change therefore there is a mind

The other alternative is that X and Y exist at the same point. This is however absurd since a system cannot be in two different states of affair at the same point in time. This means that there can be only one state of affair at any given point. To have change, you need to go from one state of affa...
by Dimebag
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: There is a change therefore there is a mind
Replies: 105
Views: 800

Re: There is a change therefore there is a mind

What do we define as change? Can change only occur when a mind is there to experience it? What happens when we close our eyes, does the world stop turning? Does light freeze in its place, waiting for us to open our eyes? If things happen without our observing them, then we can infer change without o...
by Dimebag
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Mind is uncaused cause
Replies: 147
Views: 1189

Re: Mind is uncaused cause

The brain and or mind no more stops a chain of causality than a shock absorber absorbs impact. There is still a transfer of energy from the world to your brain, which will be expressed in some way. You can find more positive ways of radiating that energy back out into the world, rather than simply r...
by Dimebag
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Mind is uncaused cause
Replies: 147
Views: 1189

Re: Mind is uncaused cause

psycho wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:57 pm
bahman wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:54 pm
psycho wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:53 pm

:)
I would have asked about his postion.
I understood a promise in that "NOT YET "
A true daoist
by Dimebag
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Mind is uncaused cause
Replies: 147
Views: 1189

Re: Mind is uncaused cause

By freedom, I mean that you can freely decide between two options in a situation. Like eating or not eating an apple. It then follows that you are uncaused cause. I didn't real eyes this was a discussion about free-will. So. Getting back to your OP statement:- Mind is uncaused cause 1. Mind is a re...