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by Conde Lucanor
Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Was Marx Right
Replies: 67
Views: 1243

Re: Was Marx Right

The only change is with technological knowledge but Man's being still expresses the same cycles it always has. We can kill more efficiently because of scientific knowledge but the need to kill hasn't changed. Technology represents a new approach to the relation with nature that makes everything dif...
by Conde Lucanor
Sat Jan 30, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: the apologetics of colonialism
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: the apologetics of colonialism

Where do you draw the line between exploitation and uplifting? There's no line, but a change of perspective. The exploiters will want their wrongdoings justified and their feelings of superiority fed with the belief that they are providing the enhancement of the colonized. The colonized only see th...
by Conde Lucanor
Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:28 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Was Marx Right
Replies: 67
Views: 1243

Re: Was Marx Right

Obviously you don't believe in the forms described by Plato Surely not. But suppose Man doesn't direct the process and create his being in history? Instead it just happens like life in the jungle happens in accordance with universal laws. You are assuming consciouness and freedom of choice where I ...
by Conde Lucanor
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Was Marx Right
Replies: 67
Views: 1243

Re: Was Marx Right

So which is it? Does our consciousness determine our existence or does the quality of our existence determine our consciousness? If Marx is right mankind is the Great Beast which must be conditioned by society with the goal of producing utopia. If Plato and the essence of Christianity are right, Ma...
by Conde Lucanor
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: aesthetics isn't really philosophy
Replies: 15
Views: 554

Re: aesthetics isn't really philosophy

Advocate wrote All "spiritual" things are contingent (as oppressed to the truth - what is). The contingencies are salience, perspective, and priority. Salience is beyond our control and is the proper really of psychology, not philosophy. Aesthetics is primarily salience - how much we like something...
by Conde Lucanor
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Consciousness is not the result of matter formation
Replies: 68
Views: 9756

Re: Consciousness is not the result of matter formation

Incorporated? I can agree with that but isn't a conscious decision something initiated? By that you mean the initiation of a causality chain, but that also implies that there can be a decision without breaking a causality chain. So #2 is false again. Could we agree that there are at least two chain...
by Conde Lucanor
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Consciousness is not the result of matter formation
Replies: 68
Views: 9756

Re: Consciousness is not the result of matter formation

This is new version of argument. Could I please know your opinion about this one? 1) Conscious decisions is the result of matter formation 2) The existence of conscious decision means that one can break causality chain 3) This is impossible within materialism framework 4) Therefore conscious decisi...
by Conde Lucanor
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Why Physicalism is Wrong
Replies: 358
Views: 32930

Re: Why Physicalism is Wrong

No new "groundbreaking knowledge" needed. It is well known that "observation" in the context of QM can be made by a device, with complete absence of human intervention. So you are completely ignorant of the results from the delayed quantum eraser expriment? This is just more of you relying on the s...
by Conde Lucanor
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Consciousness is not the result of matter formation
Replies: 68
Views: 9756

Re: Consciousness is not the result of matter formation

1) Let's assume the opposite: Consciousness is the result of matter formation 2) Conscious decision (free will: The ability to create a chain of causality) is real 3) This means that one can break causality by arranging matter in specific form 4) This is impossible within materialism framework 5) T...
by Conde Lucanor
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Why Physicalism is Wrong
Replies: 358
Views: 32930

Re: Why Physicalism is Wrong

I was wondering how long it would take the author to bring up the quantum woo card. Disappointingly, not much: 3 paragraphs. That's when he reaches the point where this common myth of observation-dependent reality is stated: Now we know, however, that some events at a subatomic level are affected b...
by Conde Lucanor
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Consciousness is not the result of matter formation
Replies: 68
Views: 9756

Re: Consciousness is not the result of matter formation

1) Let's assume the opposite: Consciousness is the result of matter formation 2) Conscious decision (free will: The ability to create a chain of causality) is real 3) This means that one can break causality by arranging matter in specific form 4) This is impossible within materialism framework 5) T...
by Conde Lucanor
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Why Physicalism is Wrong
Replies: 358
Views: 32930

Re: Why Physicalism is Wrong

Grant Bartley argues that to say the mind is physical is an abuse of language. https://philosophynow.org/issues/126/Why_Physicalism_is_Wrong I was wondering how long it would take the author to bring up the quantum woo card. Disappointingly, not much: 3 paragraphs. That's when he reaches the point ...
by Conde Lucanor
Sun May 20, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prostitution and Eternal Values
Replies: 510
Views: 47680

Re: Prostitution and Eternal Values

Well then I will make it simple. I make an observation of "x", I in turn reflect upon that observation and in turn observe it as an observation. As usual, you got all the concepts mixed up. Let's try to put some order: an observation is the act of perception with the senses, which has been internal...
by Conde Lucanor
Fri May 18, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Will AI replace God?
Replies: 36
Views: 3632

Re: Will AI replace God?

Let's consider the possible scenarios: 1) God is real and AI is real. 2) God is a fictional character and AI is a fictional narrative. 3) God is real and AI is a fictional narrative. 4) God is a fictional character and AI is real. These scenarios will allow different answers to the question "Will A...
by Conde Lucanor
Fri May 18, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prostitution and Eternal Values
Replies: 510
Views: 47680

Re: Prostitution and Eternal Values

Observing an observation... There's simply no logical connection between the elements of your sentences. This is just another example. Take for example the "truth" of observing a car. I may observe the car, but not the relations it is composed of or will be composed of. That's totally wrong. Of cou...