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by Dontaskme
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: There is no emergence
Replies: 93
Views: 882

Re: There is no emergence

There is no emergence because there is always a reason for something which occurs. Something occuring is triggered by the previous occurance - There is no break in the link, any cause of current occurance is the effect of the previous cause in effect only happening NOW. There is no break in the con...
by Dontaskme
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is philosophy and what is its purpose?
Replies: 72
Views: 663

Re: What is philosophy and what is its purpose?

Skepdick wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:31 pm

This place, where we are - it could be 'nothing'. Something is elsewhere.
The only here and now I know
Is the hear and know I now


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by Dontaskme
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience
Replies: 342
Views: 4319

Re: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience

You always in effect say that we can not know what we are. Maybe it is true that the currently Evolved We will not be able to understand the Conscious Self. Maybe a super Evolved We will eventually exist, maybe thousands or even millions of years from now, that will Understand. But I'm still not co...
by Dontaskme
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Perception
Replies: 46
Views: 507

Re: Perception

So the Universe is not intentionally rational but minds can explain it at least in part from a rational perspective Explain the mind that minds? You cannot do it, there is no direct access to the mind. Where's the mind in deep dreamless sleep? and yet it comes back online on awakening. Explain the ...
by Dontaskme
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Closing Imagined Explanatory Gaps
Replies: 22
Views: 237

Re: Closing Imagined Explanatory Gaps

Each one of us is effortlessly born into it. Uh huh. Tell that to your mother. You cannot tell yourself you are born. You have no way of knowing you are born. Same goes for death. You cannot tell yourself you are dead. You have no way of knowing you are dead. ''There is no doer of a deed Or one who...
by Dontaskme
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Closing Imagined Explanatory Gaps
Replies: 22
Views: 237

Closing Imagined Explanatory Gaps

" Reality – that which we connote in our Western patriarchal culture when we speak of reality – is an explanatory assumption, an imagined domain of independent entities that we use in order to give universal validity to our explanations of our experiences." H. Maturana Essentially, all explanations ...
by Dontaskme
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: An act of God
Replies: 73
Views: 865

Re: An act of God

But then you wouldn't know anything. Knowledge is but an illusion, although I can't say I know that for sure. There is no direct access to anything known, because all that is known is known by the consciousness you already are. Any inference is second-hand knowledge, illusory since the only knowing...
by Dontaskme
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: An act of God
Replies: 73
Views: 865

Re: An act of God

Harbal wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:16 pm
Dontaskme wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:04 pm
It's impossible to not conceptualise the non-conceptual.
I shall not waste my time trying, then.
But then you wouldn't know anything.

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by Dontaskme
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Perception
Replies: 46
Views: 507

Re: Perception

Lacewing: it's not a belief system because it's based on first person subjective experience. :lol: Experience of what? Right now there is nothing and everything - this ineffable singularity which pervades all things. This realisation is 'experiential' not intellectual - this direct experience is a ...
by Dontaskme
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: An act of God
Replies: 73
Views: 865

Re: An act of God

Harbal wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:43 pm
Dontaskme wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:32 pm

There is no concept for emptiness,
And yet:
Awareness is just another concept for emptiness.
It's impossible to not conceptualise the non-conceptual. The mind's only existence is in the world of mentally constructed concepts.
by Dontaskme
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: An act of God
Replies: 73
Views: 865

Re: An act of God

Harbal wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:43 pm

Is there a name for the concept of making it up as you go along?
Yes, it's called imagination.

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by Dontaskme
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Perception
Replies: 46
Views: 507

Re: Perception

nothing can exist in complete isolation for that is not possible There is no such thing as nothing. There is such a thing as not-a-thing because not-a-thing cannot not be a not-a-thing. Not-a-thing cannot be known without turning the not-a-thing into a thing known. Not-a-thing is doing this.Things ...
by Dontaskme
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: An act of God
Replies: 73
Views: 865

Re: An act of God

Humans are observed. A human is a concept known ..known by the only knowing there is as observed. Observers are observed. Observer cannot be observed by what it is observing. Awareness is not the same as "the observer"; not even on the same page. Awareness is just another concept for emptiness. The...
by Dontaskme
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: An act of God
Replies: 73
Views: 865

Re: An act of God

Is it not more interesting and freeing to embrace a SENSE OF BEING without condensing everything down into human fantasies? A human is the observed. The observed is not the observer. The observer is awareness, and awareness cannot be what it is observing as observer and observed are one unitary act...
by Dontaskme
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Perception
Replies: 46
Views: 507

Re: Perception

Why do you NOT think the concept of SELF and I AM are beliefs? Are those not the biggest beliefs of all? Consciousness and awareness...and how we define/imagine them...are STILL ideas based on our understanding/perception/imagination. Yes, that's right, all that we ARE is an idea believed. What is ...