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by Sappho
Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:08 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Philosophy of Mind
Replies: 92
Views: 31327

Re: Philosophy of Mind

Sounds like a trinity, not monism. I don't see this as a trinity. I am claiming that there is only one substance but that this substance can express itself in a physical and non-physical way. The best I can do, as of now, to describe this would be to talk about another kind of monism. Say, for inst...
by Sappho
Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:16 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Philosophy of Mind
Replies: 92
Views: 31327

Re: Philosophy of Mind

This section of the forum is for the discussion of anything to do with philosophy of mind. I am currently trying to develop my opinion on the nature of consciousness and I feel as though this is the place I should be posting. If it's not, I apologize in advance. As of now, a form of monism seems th...
by Sappho
Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:55 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Good introductory books in philosophy.
Replies: 5
Views: 1671

Re: Good introductory books in philosophy.

Matter and Consciousness by Paul Churchland is an amazing intro to philosophy of mind.

http://www.cse.iitk.ac.in/users/se367/1 ... _chap2.pdf
by Sappho
Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:04 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi all!
Replies: 14
Views: 2579

Re: Hi all!

Imagine that we know nothing of what you know and teach us what you know. Your ideas will become more clear on the way. I can be your first student. What is metaphysics ? Something that is above or beyond physics ? Something not accessible to physical experience ? Thanks duszek. Metaphysics is one ...
by Sappho
Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:37 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi all!
Replies: 14
Views: 2579

Re: Hi all!

Perhaps do a quick map of philosophical terms to get your bearings. Invent your own if you need to in order to keep it simple. Most philosophers will work with fewer terms than you'd think. The important thing is to have your bearings and be able to quickly ascertain necessary directions. Keep it t...
by Sappho
Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:32 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi all!
Replies: 14
Views: 2579

Re: Hi all!

Brit Dems is joking... I think. Anyway Sappho, good luck with your philosophy major and welcome to the forum. Virtue ethics is a fascinating approach. I once had the pleasure of interviewing Philippa Foot, an amazing philosopher who wrote quite a bit on virtue ethics. If you haven't already read he...
by Sappho
Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:17 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi all!
Replies: 14
Views: 2579

Re: Hi all!

My confusion seems (at least to me) to reside in my lack of understanding the implications that certain philosophical concepts and problems pose. This I believe to be due to my not yet having a good enough grasp on what philosophical terms are about. And because of this I'm unsure if my opinions abo...
by Sappho
Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:49 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi all!
Replies: 14
Views: 2579

Re: Hi all!

All criticisms welcome.
by Sappho
Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:11 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi all!
Replies: 14
Views: 2579

Hi all!

Hello everyone, This is my first time ever using a forum or ever really making an attempt to discuss my philosophical opinions at all. I have recently changed my major to philosophy but usually keep my opinions to myself. I would like to develop my opinions on a range of philosophical topics so as t...
by Sappho
Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: complete knowledge of a simple thing
Replies: 17
Views: 5782

Re: complete knowledge of a simple thing

In order to have complete knowledge of any object, it seems one would first have to brake free from the human senses. Brake free? Please elaborate on that, as the way I see it, one should focus on ones senses and less in the mind. The mind is there to sort out the irregularities the way I see it, f...
by Sappho
Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:27 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: complete knowledge of a simple thing
Replies: 17
Views: 5782

Re: complete knowledge of a simple thing

In order to have complete knowledge of any object, it seems one would first have to brake free from the human senses. Are there not things out there that humans cannot sense in themselves but that we know to exist because of the effects they have (gravity) or by way of machines that we have created ...