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by Justintruth
Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The problem of self under materialism
Replies: 214
Views: 19446

Re: The problem of self under materialism

we can't recreate this consciousness, artificially. And that's because we don't know what consciousness is, beyond the fact we have it. And that's what Immanuel Can was asking you. This is well put. Thank you. I have a friend who yesterday received a depressed skull fracture when she was ripped off...
by Justintruth
Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: THE RELIGIONS – THEIR FUNDAMENTAL MISTAKE
Replies: 137
Views: 14080

Re: THE RELIGIONS – THEIR FUNDAMENTAL MISTAKE

When looking in a mirror a reflection of the seer is seen but not the actual seer. When using a mirror the light is reflected back into your eye allowing you to see the body which sees. We call the body that sees - the seer. The fact that it is the body that sees can be demonstrated in a lot of way...
by Justintruth
Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The problem of self under materialism
Replies: 214
Views: 19446

Re: The problem of self under materialism

What you've given me here is a bit routine, isn't it? You've said, "Well, we know something about physiology." Yes, yes we do: but what's that got to do with how consciousness appears from non-conscious materials? You're still only saying, "We know something about materials." :shock: You've said no...
by Justintruth
Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The problem of self under materialism
Replies: 214
Views: 19446

Re: The problem of self under materialism

[quote="Immanuel Can] "Additional posits are needed" is just a way of saying, "We still have no idea." I'll take the first "posits" if you have them. What is the very first element of a mechanism by which materials convert into consciousness?[/quote] We know a lot. Look at my response to Dalek
by Justintruth
Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The problem of self under materialism
Replies: 214
Views: 19446

Re: The problem of self under materialism

You are right. Saying that additional posits are needed is not saying what those posits are. Chamers does not have that. It will take a lot more investigation by neuroscience to define the many posits that will be needed. Then we're back to square one, having made no progress at all. "Additional po...
by Justintruth
Sun Oct 16, 2016 5:25 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The problem of self under materialism
Replies: 214
Views: 19446

Re: The problem of self under materialism

yes physics can be beautiful and i may come from a single cell. Yet if existence is purely physical in nature what in existence says become alive and reason, grow an intelligent body, eat natures food which is good for you coincidentally as if is arbitrarily there. Is life arbitrarily there? I thin...
by Justintruth
Sun Oct 16, 2016 5:16 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The problem of self under materialism
Replies: 214
Views: 19446

Re: The problem of self under materialism

David Chalmers has an answer for this. Our notion of matter needs to be modified. Some think and additional material is needed - some soul stuff or other - but that is not necessarily true for the additional factor that causes seeing and other experiencing is probably just a particular class or cla...
by Justintruth
Sun Oct 16, 2016 5:14 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The problem of self under materialism
Replies: 214
Views: 19446

Re: The problem of self under materialism

So what is it? If we are merely materials, what makes some materials capable of sentience, and other materials not at all? :shock: There must be some additional factor not present in materials qua materials, but what is it? David Chalmers has an answer for this. Our notion of matter needs to be mod...
by Justintruth
Sun Oct 16, 2016 5:06 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The problem of self under materialism
Replies: 214
Views: 19446

Re: The problem of self under materialism

You are right if by "how" you mean "why". When did words stop meaning what they say? :shock: "How." "By what mechanism." "Describe the process precisely." Does that help? :wink: I do understand your point. Now do you understand mine? :wink No one can explain right now by what mechanism exactly. We ...
by Justintruth
Sun Oct 16, 2016 4:29 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The problem of self under materialism
Replies: 214
Views: 19446

Re: The problem of self under materialism

Assemble ordinary matter in such or such a way and you get experiencing of such and such a type..... In short, how? How does it happen? How does the lifeless become the living, and the living transform into the sentient? You are right if by "how" you mean "why". It will describe how things happen b...
by Justintruth
Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Death
Replies: 334
Views: 41324

Re: Death

Randomness implies pointless, meaningless and accident, which is precisely what the materialist or evolutionist view of the world implies is the nature of the universe This is incorrect. A materialist view is a type of objective view and requires certain symetries to exist. Imagine your visual fiel...
by Justintruth
Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Out of Europe
Replies: 4
Views: 968

Re: Out of Europe

Peter Adamson wants us to recategorise philosophies. https://philosophynow.org/issues/116/Out_of_Europe It is of the nature of philosophy that it cannot be defined geographically or historically. Perhaps a better approach would be to critique the content of the philosophy taught, and where deficien...
by Justintruth
Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Thinking Man's Religion/Spirituality
Replies: 48
Views: 6534

Re: The Thinking Man's Religion/Spirituality

... Worst still it was "of the Pope says it" then you do it Yea but you can't confuse the soap salesman with the soap, the theologian with the pope, and the saint with any of them. Religion is not theology. And the political or economic uses of religion are not religion. The real thing is to unders...
by Justintruth
Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Thinking Man's Religion/Spirituality
Replies: 48
Views: 6534

Re: The Thinking Man's Religion/Spirituality

It's not so different, in a way. When everyone believed that the Sun and the Moon were pushed around the heavens by the hand of God, they probably felt they had an understanding of what they were observing. Now, we think we understand how the laws of physics is doing the job. The thing is, understa...
by Justintruth
Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: How our experiences could be local?
Replies: 21
Views: 3059

Re: How our experiences could be local?

This is an amazing phenomena. Suppose that you burn your finger. Your nerves in your finger send signals to your brain. Your brain process the signals and produce feeling of pain in your finger. The interesting question is that your experience of pain is local. How such a thing is possible? The fir...