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by bahman
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: All ontological arguments are wrong
Replies: 23
Views: 3397

Re: All ontological arguments are wrong

All ontological arguments are wrong since we cannot be sure of existence of any being at all The only certainty that we have is that experience exists That does not make them wrong just impossible to demonstrate And how can you doubt your own existence but not the experiences you have You lose the ...
by bahman
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: All ontological arguments are wrong
Replies: 23
Views: 3397

Re: All ontological arguments are wrong

I can’t be certain that “The beer is cold” if I’m not certain of the beer. Likewise, I can’t be certain that “I experience” if I’m not certain of I. "I" apparently is a construct of brain activity. I don’t understand your response to my second question. I am sorry that I cannot know how I can make ...
by bahman
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: All ontological arguments are wrong
Replies: 23
Views: 3397

Re: All ontological arguments are wrong

certainty... the next moment is certainly not guaranteed -Imp We are either certain or not. We cannot be uncertain of certain or opposite. one cannot be certain of future events; momentary certainty of the moment outside of the moment is no certainty -Imp It depends how far is the future what is th...
by bahman
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Experiencing of experience
Replies: 12
Views: 2073

Re: Experiencing of experience

Yes, it is like that. What puzzles me is that how we could experience experience. When you say "experience experience", are you talking about experiencing any kind of experience like experiencing the color red for example? Or are you talking about experiencing what it feels like to be able to have ...
by bahman
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Experiencing of experience
Replies: 12
Views: 2073

Re: Experiencing of experience

We can experience a perception when we are aware of the act of perceiving. Our focus is on the act of perceiving and not on the subject of perceiving. We can watch a butterfly and then experience that our eyesight goes wrong a little and we focus on our perception as such. Like a photographer who f...
by bahman
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Why does evolution allow a trait which feels that we have free will?
Replies: 74
Views: 7235

Re:

henry quirk wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:56 pm
What do you see?
You don't know. I don't know either.
by bahman
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Experiencing of experience
Replies: 12
Views: 2073

Re: Experiencing of experience

thought addict wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:13 pm
Isn't this just due to the way that we can reflect on things? An experience triggers thoughts about the experience which in turn produces further experiences?
Yes, it is like that. What puzzles me is that how we could experience experience.
by bahman
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Conscious decision is impossible
Replies: 24
Views: 2693

Re: Conscious decision is impossible

Your premise 1 is illogical. You need two options and one choice for a decision. Ok, as usual that is my English problem: 1) We need at least two options for a decision 2) We can be conscious of one option at any given time 3) Therefore conscious decision is impossible In my view it makes no odds t...
by bahman
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Compatibilism is impossible
Replies: 13
Views: 1426

Compatibilism is impossible

I think we can agree on the fact that brain is a set of neurons which they interact with each other. Any mental state, physical state of brain, leads into another mental state by following laws of physics. This is a deterministic chain of causality. Free will in another hand is the ability to initia...
by bahman
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Conscious decision is impossible
Replies: 24
Views: 2693

Re:

"2) We can be conscious of one choice at any given time" Not so. Right now I got two notions in my head: to finish this responses, or, stop and get a cup of coffee. Both options are very clear, and simultaneous, for me. * I chose the coffee The problem you have: you're imposing the limitation of la...
by bahman
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Conscious decision is impossible
Replies: 24
Views: 2693

Re: Conscious decision is impossible

1) We need at least two choices for a decision 2) We can be conscious of one choice at any given time 3) Therefore conscious decision is impossible Your premise 1 is illogical. You need two options and one choice for a decision. Ok, as usual that is my English problem: 1) We need at least two optio...
by bahman
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Conscious decision is impossible
Replies: 24
Views: 2693

Re: Conscious decision is impossible

Consciousness, as choice, is merely a mediation between two extremes as the extremes themselves imply a lack of awareness. Mediation, in these regards, observe an awareness of both. Consciousness, as mediation, is trifold in nature through a form of measurement (between extremes) as synthesis. So y...
by bahman
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Why does evolution allow a trait which feels that we have free will?
Replies: 74
Views: 7235

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"But how you could start a chain of causality if that is your description?" Hell if I know. I just know I bend existing chains and begin new ones. The mechanics of it: I got no clue. I know the world around me (and 'in' me) influences me mightily, but doesn't determine me. I know, for example, my r...
by bahman
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Why does evolution allow a trait which feels that we have free will?
Replies: 74
Views: 7235

Re: Why does evolution allow a trait which feels that we have free will?

Celebritydiscodave2 wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:23 pm
Whilst a decision cannot be made based around that instant of action, we can undergo modification of action as consequence to circumstance just a split second before.
I cannot understand you. Could you please elaborate?
by bahman
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Conscious decision is impossible
Replies: 24
Views: 2693

Re: Conscious decision is impossible

Philosophy Explorer wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:31 pm
bahman wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:27 pm
Philosophy Explorer wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:11 pm
No. 1

PhilX 🇺🇸
What do you need the decision for if you just have an option?
I'm saying you don't need two choices for a decision.

PhilX 🇺🇸
So why do you said that (1) is wrong?