Search found 7074 matches

by Dontaskme
Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''
Replies: 139
Views: 13798

Re: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''

''Who'' is the I who is thinking? ... in or to whom does a thought arise? ''Who'' is the I in I am receiving a thought so I am.? What / who am I ? 3 Stages of Solipsism. 1) I think therefore I am. 2) I think. I am. 3) I think I am. Solipsism is a thought, thoughts are not real. To know a thought is...
by Dontaskme
Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''
Replies: 139
Views: 13798

Re: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''

We're all quite used to seeing somebody standing on a soap box preaching the truth to all who would listen. We'd probably listen more if the truth preached didn't conflict with the truth preached by the next guy. I'm not interested in truth told by the next guy or any guy. I'm interested in the rea...
by Dontaskme
Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''
Replies: 139
Views: 13798

Re: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''

This does not contain any meaning or of "receive" or possess. he didn't say "have a thought" He said: I think" : form, make, create, formulate, generate, originate, produce a thought: it's going from the I outward, not coming in toward the Me. If the thought is created from the I outward...what is ...
by Dontaskme
Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''
Replies: 139
Views: 13798

Re: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''

I actually do not care for arguing/debating. I prefer friendly, casual, mutually respectful interaction. Have you ever tried being friendly to get friendly back, you have never showed friendly to me, you have accused me of being a troll, when all I'm trying to do is help people think a different wa...
by Dontaskme
Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''
Replies: 139
Views: 13798

Re: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''

Terrapin Station wrote:He's using "receive" in a stricter sense than you are. "Receive" as one would receive a football from a quarterback.
So what are you saying now, that he is saying he's receiving the thought from some other source other than himself?

I don''t understand what you mean, please explain?
by Dontaskme
Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''
Replies: 139
Views: 13798

Re: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''

Your response is indicative of your apparent suffering. And that is why you will continue to respond to me, because you are addicted to your suffering, it's the only thing that makes you feel alive. Else you'd ignore me... :lol: Actually I just want to talk philosophy with people who are friendly, ...
by Dontaskme
Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''
Replies: 139
Views: 13798

Re: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''

Don't ask me ! Descartes could reason that even if he has the ability to doubt his existence something must be existing to even doubt it in the first place. The fact that he can think is what assures himself of his own existence. But he forgot to reason that it was not his own existence. Will expla...
by Dontaskme
Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''
Replies: 139
Views: 13798

Re: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''

He never said he received the thought. He just did the thinking. Process, not package. But he did assume he received a thought by saying ''I think therefore I am'' interpreted as I must exist to have a thought, so again who is the I existing that must be in order to receive the thought? Did he forg...
by Dontaskme
Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''
Replies: 139
Views: 13798

Re: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''

I suffer a lot more from the nonsense you type than I would if you were to be reasonable. So if you want to alleviate suffering . . . Your response is indicative of your apparent suffering. And that is why you will continue to respond to me, because you are addicted to your suffering, it's the only...
by Dontaskme
Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''
Replies: 139
Views: 13798

Re: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''

Why do you keep asking this same question more or less? It's not as if you're really wondering what the answer is, is it? My mission on earth is to ease the suffering of other people and to help them relax into their true nature which is boundlessly free from limitation or tension that comes with b...
by Dontaskme
Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''
Replies: 139
Views: 13798

Questions about Descartes ''I think therefore I am''

''Who'' is the I who is thinking? ... in or to whom does a thought arise?

''Who'' is the I in I am receiving a thought so I am.?

What / who am I ?
by Dontaskme
Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Why relativity is an illusion.
Replies: 54
Views: 6000

Re: Why relativity is an illusion.

Either you need to become rational in your claims, or evidentiary in your treatment of the subject, or I need to develop an enthusiasm for gnostic rhetoric. There is nothing rational about talking about the concept that all is oneness. The ego fights tooth and nail to exist, and always want's to be...
by Dontaskme
Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Why relativity is an illusion.
Replies: 54
Views: 6000

Re: Why relativity is an illusion.

I would argue that reason and evidence are the kinds of things we should be using. And I think you're just plain wrong to think otherwise. I hope that clarifies my actual position. Actual reality (actual experience ) is sound, thought, colour, smell, taste and sensation to name but a few. These hav...
by Dontaskme
Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:51 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Why relativity is an illusion.
Replies: 54
Views: 6000

Re: Why relativity is an illusion.

But then doesn't the 'someone' arise in the same moment as the 'thought' ?... for how else could a 'someone' be known .. if it's not the known thought itself arising in the same instant? If the 'someone' and the 'thought' arise mutually in the same moment.. then it is thought itself that creates a ...
by Dontaskme
Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Why relativity is an illusion.
Replies: 54
Views: 6000

Re: Why relativity is an illusion.

We have no "referee." In the absence of reason and evidence, who will declare when a point is going to count in terms of making any progress? :shock: Life is always a work in progress.....it can never complete, since it's always in constant flux/change...there is no end of a circle so to speak...so...