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by Justintruth
Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Why is Consciousness
Replies: 56
Views: 6504

Re: Why is Consciousness

You didn't explain what your objection is. Whinging is not an objection. My objection is not to whether it is valid acedemically. Look at Aristotle's work, or Heidegger's, or Nietzsche's. Not just valid but great. But none of them are clinical scientific documents and while I persinally believe the...
by Justintruth
Sun Dec 25, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Why is Consciousness
Replies: 56
Views: 6504

Re: Why is Consciousness

The main reason for my impatience with the title was the frequency with which consciousness is discussed in these pages as if consciousness were nothing other than mystical or at least utterly mysterious, and with no reference to the usage of 'consciousness' in its practical scientific or clinical ...
by Justintruth
Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Why is Consciousness
Replies: 56
Views: 6504

Re: Why is Consciousness

... this descriptivity provides all the explanation we are ever going to get.... That is true of course but there is a flaw in it still. It turns out we can have very different experiences of the fact of the lack of explanation. And these experiences of the lack of explanation - the mystery if you ...
by Justintruth
Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:34 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Is Reality a Set?
Replies: 8
Views: 1235

Is Reality a Set?

Is reality a set? If so, is reality necessarily a set? Also if reality is a set, does the axiom of choice apply to reality? Is materialism the axiom of choice applied to the set of reality?

Perhaps i sould have asked whether the reference of the term reality is a set?
by Justintruth
Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Is it possible to go faster than light?
Replies: 51
Views: 6060

Re: Is it possible to go faster than light?

Of course we are already going faster than that relative to some imaginary point moving at twice the speed of light but... If special relativity is right then you can't do it. If not who knows. But...if you want to see why relativity says you can't. ... ..you look at a two dimensional space time dra...
by Justintruth
Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:39 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God and Existence explained, or the dilemma of the beginning
Replies: 4
Views: 736

Re: God and Existence explained, or the dilemma of the beginning

Can you point out any mistakes? Mistake#1: it is a story that explains the world. Mistake#2: In the beginning there was nothing,. Mistake#3: Nothing perceived what was,. Mistake#4: Nothing saw that it was no longer nothing. Mistake#5: God came to be after much time. Mistake#6: Nothing became the Un...
by Justintruth
Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: ~ The Width & Breadth of Acceptance Found in America ~
Replies: 72
Views: 8220

Re: ~ The Width & Breadth of Acceptance Found in America ~

Deplorable? Oh we are not remotely to the meaning of that bitter fruit. You have to go to the last scene in the movie Easy Rider and ask why the man was shot to know what will come if they are not stopped. These people are motivated by ideas which lead to violence and domination. They are not just t...
by Justintruth
Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:06 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Do you think we have all senses
Replies: 46
Views: 4285

Re: Do you think we have all senses

The term sense needs to be disambiguated. First there are the phenomenological types of experiencing. Then there is the physical pathways that connect the matter that causes the experiencing to the external world. Now the latter is fairly easy to answer as the instruments that we are continually dev...
by Justintruth
Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:44 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Why relativity is an illusion.
Replies: 54
Views: 6813

Re: Why relativity is an illusion.

http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u599/gachchy/self_and_I_zps9a17501b.jpg?t=1385137614 The Pictures can have no independence existence without the Black board Our Body and Mind can have no Independence existence without Consciousness/Awareness The 'I' arises in Awareness. Awareness is always the ...
by Justintruth
Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The problem of self under materialism
Replies: 214
Views: 19445

Re: The problem of self under materialism

I recommend this essay on human consciousness, if only to better understand where I'm coming from. https://philosophynow.org/issues/45/The_Last_Messiah Interesting article. Reminiscent of Nietzsche. I think the problem with it is a conflation of the universe with being. The universe is what is. But...
by Justintruth
Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:15 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The problem of self under materialism
Replies: 214
Views: 19445

Re: The problem of self under materialism

Me: Again, this seems to be a problem with the notion of 'change'. I might equally be asked how an atom becomes a molecule, or an acorn becomes an oak. If this is really about 'consciousness', then there has to be a line we can draw and say this effect is quite different to all the other effects we...
by Justintruth
Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:59 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?
Replies: 757
Views: 58611

Re: Is It Possible To Think Without Language?

creativesoul wrote:What would non-linguistic thought consist of?
An imagining.
by Justintruth
Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:48 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The problem of self under materialism
Replies: 214
Views: 19445

Re: The problem of self under materialism

.... Again, this seems to be a problem with the notion of 'change'. I might equally be asked how an atom becomes a molecule, or an acorn becomes an oak. If this is really about 'consciousness', then there has to be a line we can draw and say this effect is quite different to all the other effects w...
by Justintruth
Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:38 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The problem of self under materialism
Replies: 214
Views: 19445

Re: The problem of self under materialism

....then everything reacts. We could say that limestone 'notices' acid, meaning it has an effect on it. So what is special about reactions that they need a special explanation, just because they involve us? So, I disagree it is 'that simple'. I think that every time we try to express it simply the ...