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by A_Seagull
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Consciousness = Self-awareness?
Replies: 30
Views: 2923

Re: Consciousness = Self-awareness?

I just Googled for an experiment of that ilk and it seems that my intense behavioural study of the pooches at home is paying off :lol: http://www.sciencealert.com/it-s-offici ... sciousness While I think the experiment is interesting I don't find it conclusive of self awareness.. or consciousness.....
by A_Seagull
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Society, Slavery and Employment
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: Society, Slavery and Employment

<> THE INTERESTING conclusion from the above is that a ‘slave’ having guaranteed care during his life, may therefore be in a better position than the wage slave who may be cast aside into beggary when his labour is no longer required. And that is why some people have in the past, and perhaps still ...
by A_Seagull
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Are You Enjoying You Life?
Replies: 63
Views: 893

Re: Are You Enjoying You Life?

RCSaunders wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:32 pm
If you are not enjoying your life there is something wrong with your philosophy.
Too true. And if you are not enjoying your philosophy there is something wrong with your life.
by A_Seagull
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Getting what we deserve
Replies: 3
Views: 4999

Re: Getting what we deserve

Lacewing wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:35 pm
much idiocy to observe and have insights about.
Yes a little bit of light sanity is a welcome relief from the heavy insanity that pervades this forum.

And as for 'Getting what we deserve', I just hope it never catches up with me. :)
by A_Seagull
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Don’t call me an anti-vaxer
Replies: 47
Views: 3201

Re: Don’t call me an anti-vaxer

If a government can, 'for the good of the people' ban drugs, ban abortion and ban euthanasia they can certainly insist that all newborns are vaccinated, and I would support them on that. The benefit being that eventually, hopefully, the harmful virus will die out and people won't need to be vaccinat...
by A_Seagull
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy risks censure.
Replies: 19
Views: 636

Re: Philosophy risks censure.

TheVisionofEr wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:15 am
If philosophy does not help human beings it deserves ultimate censure, destruction and oblivion.
Good point.

The questions that then arise are:
1. How can you determine whether philosophy helps human beings?
2. If philosophy is deserving of destruction, how would you go about destroying it?
by A_Seagull
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: THE HOLOGRAPHIC NATURE OF REALITY AND HOW THE MONETARY SYSTEM IS A MANIFESTATION OF THE SAME PROCESS
Replies: 36
Views: 1324

Re: SoB

SpheresOfBalance wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:31 pm
A_Seagull wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:05 pm
SpheresOfBalance wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:21 am
I'm looking to a more advanced society. A civilization of 100% equality. One of no avarice or selfishness.
Sounds absolutely ghastly, a nightmare.
I expect such from the selfish ignorant!
I wonder if you realise what a selfish (and perhaps ignorant) position you hold.
by A_Seagull
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Tragedy That Was Athens
Replies: 1
Views: 1892

Re: The Tragedy That Was Athens

Philosophy Now wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:26 pm
Alex Holzman sees the history of Golden Age Athens as a play with Pericles and Socrates as its tragic heroes.

https://philosophynow.org/issues/136/Th ... Was_Athens
They are better viewed as comic heroes.
by A_Seagull
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: THE HOLOGRAPHIC NATURE OF REALITY AND HOW THE MONETARY SYSTEM IS A MANIFESTATION OF THE SAME PROCESS
Replies: 36
Views: 1324

Re: SoB

SpheresOfBalance wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:21 am
I'm looking to a more advanced society. A civilization of 100% equality. One of no avarice or selfishness.
Sounds absolutely ghastly, a nightmare.
by A_Seagull
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: All My Philosophy Packets
Replies: 65
Views: 6212

Re: All My Philosophy Packets

The best writings on philosophy are not 'true'; they are communications of ideas.

What are your ideas?
by A_Seagull
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Are all models wrong?
Replies: 219
Views: 8005

Re: Are all models wrong?

PS I have 'known' Lacewing for quite a long time and IMO her model of the world is quite different from that of Skepdick; ergo they are different people. I would also suggest that using the use of capital letters as inferring that two posters are the same person is inefficient and ultimately inaccur...
by A_Seagull
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Are all models wrong?
Replies: 219
Views: 8005

Re: Are all models wrong?

Everyone has a different model of the world, albeit with some overlap.
There is no absolute or 'true' model of the world with which to compare one's model.
So the only way to objectively compare different models is with regard to their efficiency and accuracy.
by A_Seagull
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: PC Imbecility
Replies: 35
Views: 920

Re: PC Imbecility

It is all a PC game. Though admittedly some people take it quite seriously.

But as an outsider it is fun to watch, it's a bit like watching gridiron played with a balloon; entertaining but ultimately pointless.
by A_Seagull
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Are all models wrong?
Replies: 219
Views: 8005

Re: Are all models wrong?

All that we know of the world is a model of the world. To deny that is IMO to be a non-philosopher. I know my kitchen, clothes, wife and children, home town, colleagues, guitars, and so on and so on. These are real things that I know. They are not models (descriptions) of the world. They are featur...
by A_Seagull
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Are all models wrong?
Replies: 219
Views: 8005

Re: Are all models wrong?

All that we know of the world is a model of the world. To deny that is IMO to be a non-philosopher.