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by ThemApples
Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Free Will Mix
Replies: 251
Views: 70640

Re: Free Will Mix

My bad. You're right, but focus on what I unpacked on presence/absence. It won't help though because there is too much to unpack here in the forum to get what I'm trying to capture. My fault, not yours. Yeah that sounds like BS, unless he's trying to say that our knowledge of death somehow taints o...
by ThemApples
Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Free Will Mix
Replies: 251
Views: 70640

Re: Free Will Mix

You wrote: 'What makes you think I never read it and merely think it's hogwash!'

My bad again, I didn't realize you had read it.

I'm curious to know why you think its hogwash? What was he trying to get across?
by ThemApples
Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Free Will Mix
Replies: 251
Views: 70640

Re: Free Will Mix

My bad. You're right, but focus on what I unpacked on presence/absence. It won't help though because there is too much to unpack here in the forum to get what I'm trying to capture. My fault, not yours.
by ThemApples
Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Free Will Mix
Replies: 251
Views: 70640

Re: Free Will Mix

Hi Sphere, I wrote: 'Being in the world,' roughly designates 'presence.' But as Heidegger goes on to argue, this presence is conditioned by its absence: death, and, moreover, it is something that we do not encounter, it is always part of our 'being in the world.' And you responded: 'Going to die" is...
by ThemApples
Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:52 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Free Will Mix
Replies: 251
Views: 70640

Re: Free Will Mix

I disagree, how can one know of something and it be hidden from them at the same time? Don't get me wrong, just like the 'fore-structure' - its historicity, wasn't built in a day, neither is its dissolution. All I'm saying is that it's possible if one wants to, and therefore free will can be realiz...
by ThemApples
Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:58 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Free Will Mix
Replies: 251
Views: 70640

Re: Free Will Mix

That's exactly what I said, but as we understand this we then have the potential to dissolve it! Sphere, I like your suggestion and agree with it somewhat. Just generally from what I can remember of 'fore-structure,' it is something that is hidden. So you don't necessarily get to know it because it...
by ThemApples
Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:37 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Free Will Mix
Replies: 251
Views: 70640

Re: Free Will Mix

Hanuman, I think you are very insightful and thank you for sharing your thoughts. From what you wrote it sounds like Heidegger's hermeneutical horizon, which roughly means we are conditioned by historicity so that when we understand or interpret/choose/react etc. we do so because of our previous 'fo...
by ThemApples
Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:13 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: A Philosophy of Mind
Replies: 2591
Views: 401587

Re: A Philosophy of Mind

It's sad to see you leave this thread, Barbara. Please know I appreciated what you wrote.
by ThemApples
Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:01 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: How important is struggle to our nature?
Replies: 26
Views: 6712

Re: How important is struggle to our nature?

Yes, no need to unpack why!