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by Dimebag
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Evolutionary reason for consciousness?
Replies: 32
Views: 260

Re: Evolutionary reason for consciousness?

I have higher hopes though, that to truly solve the easy problem as Chalmers coined it, which would be to understand the total functionality of consciousness, we would gain insight into why there is anything it’s like to be conscious. Ok, but in the meantime I would like you to try and think of one...
by Dimebag
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Evolutionary reason for consciousness?
Replies: 32
Views: 260

Re: Evolutionary reason for consciousness?

Right now, there is not even a picture of the structure of consciousness, I.e. what systems of the brain are doing what at any given time when we are doing particular tasks requiring consciousness in varying degrees. You have already set yourself up for the trap of circular reasoning, all you have ...
by Dimebag
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Evolutionary reason for consciousness?
Replies: 32
Views: 260

Re: Evolutionary reason for consciousness?

This is conscious experience. All the senses learn this universal language and so can talk to any other part of the brain, and know what it's talking about. That's all good. It may be like that whether it is necessary or not. But I don't want to just explain it with the first thing that makes sense...
by Dimebag
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Evolutionary reason for consciousness?
Replies: 32
Views: 260

Re: Evolutionary reason for consciousness?

Let me ask you, when you put your hand over a flame, what is your initial reaction? It is to withdraw from the flame. You do this because you feel pain. Now, the body actually has a “silent” signal of pain below the level of awareness which acts much quicker than the consciously felt pain, it sends...
by Dimebag
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do we need consciousness?
Replies: 71
Views: 630

Re: Do we need consciousness?

I think that consciousness is the ability (ability to experience) of the mind so mind through consciousness can actively affect reality. I was mentioning that in materialism (probably your view), consciousness is the result of matter movement. So consciousness is the by-product of matter activity a...
by Dimebag
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Evolutionary reason for consciousness?
Replies: 32
Views: 260

Re: Evolutionary reason for consciousness?

Some say it's pain and joy, or more precisely the ability to feel or be conscious of fear and desire, for the purpose to produce creative-reaction organism as opposed to just reflex-reactive. In other words, when organism encounters danger, then the ability to feel fear will give it options to deal...
by Dimebag
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do we need consciousness?
Replies: 71
Views: 630

Re: Do we need consciousness?

The Conscious Visual experience is the thing that allows us to move around in the world. Robots and worms can move around in the world. You are talking about awareness without explaining why it needs to be accompanied by _subjective_ or 1st person experience, as opposed to just have signals and inf...
by Dimebag
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do we need consciousness?
Replies: 71
Views: 630

Re: Do we need consciousness?

Perceptual sensory modalities, operating with minimal attention, flagging issues where necessary as they interact with prelearned behaviour patterns, guiding those actions and providing sensory feedback to allow the motor areas to perform the correct actions. How about we represent that with a diag...
by Dimebag
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do we need consciousness?
Replies: 71
Views: 630

Re: Do we need consciousness?

The purpose and function of Conscious experience awareness and attention The human brain Perceives the world, or rather creates a world of perception based on correlates of sensory signals from external to us. As we have multiple sensory modalities, and within each modality, a multiplicity of possi...
by Dimebag
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do we need consciousness?
Replies: 71
Views: 630

Re: Do we need consciousness?

The purpose and function of Conscious experience awareness and attention The human brain Perceives the world, or rather creates a world of perception based on correlates of sensory signals from external to us. As we have multiple sensory modalities, and within each modality, a multiplicity of possib...
by Dimebag
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Startling new revelations on climate change
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: Startling new revelations on climate change

I knew there was a reason we were making a hole in the ozone layer, in effect it was releasing those souls, bring on the CFC’S
by Dimebag
Sat May 18, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: How to end my computer game addiction?
Replies: 33
Views: 4564

Re: How to end my computer game addiction?

Listen to some kind of motivational podcast, Jocko Podcast works for me, and Jordan Peterson also helps. You need to realise that if you want something you can actually do it, you just need to want it enough, so you need to first dig yourself out of whatever hole you have made for yourself, as no do...
by Dimebag
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is having children the most selfish act on earth?
Replies: 22
Views: 807

Re: Is having children the most selfish act on earth?

There is no way this question was asked by someone who has kids, as if they had they would surely know just how selfless a parent has to be in order to raise kids. Go talk to a few parents and think about all the sacrifices they have to make to raise their kids.
by Dimebag
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do you think you know that the Moon exists?
Replies: 291
Views: 6594

Re: Do you think you know that the Moon exists?

If we can confirm that the astronauts exist, and that the astronauts did indeed travel to a thing called the moon on a rocket, and did indeed make it back, and did produce with them footage of the moon (objective recordings) then yes, we can state that the moon does exist. We know the astronauts exi...
by Dimebag
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: An argument in favor of free will
Replies: 24
Views: 1126

Re: An argument in favor of free will

The unconscious mind is great at filtering out unnecessary information. In a case where you had a choice between two things which were exactly the same, your unconscious mind would see no choice as there would be no real reason to consider an alternative to its initial inclination. It would make a s...