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by Londoner
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 381
Views: 30702

Re: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"

Atla wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:39 pm
"Will" is something that's going on in the head and therefore quantifiable by neuroscience for example. Of course we are technologically still very far from getting very accurate quantifications.
What is the unit of quantification for 'will'?
by Londoner
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 381
Views: 30702

Re: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"

Same question. Why didn't Descartes doubt that his consciousness world and this other world that enters via his senses are two worlds, instead of being one and the same? I do not understand that sentence. Descartes can and does doubt the world that enters via his senses, which is why it is unlike t...
by Londoner
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 381
Views: 30702

Re: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"

They don't interact with each other because there is no physical and mental. That is the "solution" to the question. If you ask what people mean by those two words they will explain the differences between them. For example, the things we call physical (like the physical brain) are quantifiable. Th...
by Londoner
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Race versus culture
Replies: 717
Views: 57301

Re: Race versus culture

I don't know what your point is either. That people will suddenly become 'unracist' because some biologist says that there's 'no such thing as race' without even defining what 'race' is (the thing that there's no such thing as)? I don't know about 'suddenly', but I don't see why they are condemned ...
by Londoner
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 381
Views: 30702

Re: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"

Well, we can doubt anything but in the end there is always stuff happening, the world is always happening, some kind of doubting is happening no matter what. So at least something about Descartes must always exist, no matter what. But then Descartes forgot to doubt one last thing: does this happeni...
by Londoner
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Race versus culture
Replies: 717
Views: 57301

Re: Race versus culture

People can 'assume' what they want, and choose to live where they want. They are going to do that no matter what the PC thought police 'think' on the matter. Whole countries evolve their own cultural identity and character, depending on which culture is dominant. No one really gives a damn what bio...
by Londoner
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Race versus culture
Replies: 717
Views: 57301

Re: Race versus culture

It depends how you are defining 'racist'. Humans tend to want to live around those of similar cultural background and value systems. If that makes them 'racist' then the PC thought-police had better start stamping their own foreheads. By all means, but racism would be the idea that a cultural and v...
by Londoner
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Race versus culture
Replies: 717
Views: 57301

Re: Race versus culture

Everyone's 'racist'. Some people are just bigger hypocrites than others. Homicidal nut-jobs are a different matter. It might be that everyone is racist, just as everyone has a propensity to be violent, or selfish, or scared of the dark. But to try not to act like a racist isn't hypocrisy, it is an ...
by Londoner
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Race versus culture
Replies: 717
Views: 57301

Re: Race versus culture

I hate to be 'racist' but blacks appear to have a culture of their own. Ebonics is a recognized language alongside proper English. Rap music is always 'gangster' and appeals to young black folks and when it isn't it's pretty good, as long as it isn't about money or sex or fame or drugs and the 'scr...
by Londoner
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 94996

Re: Relativity?

Me: Isn't it rather that within science they need to be empirically falsifiable, otherwise they are not good hypotheses - because science concerns itself with what is empirically predictable? Are you now asking Me a question? No, I was just trying to make my point in a non-confrontational way, in t...
by Londoner
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 381
Views: 30702

Re: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"

"Suppose that there be a machine,the structure of which produces thinking,feeling and perceiving; imagine this machine enlarged but preserving the same proportions, so that you could enter it as if it were a mill. This being supposed, you might visit its inside; but what would you observe there? No...
by Londoner
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Perfectionism & Hate Speech Law
Replies: 14
Views: 1161

Re: Perfectionism & Hate Speech Law

...That said, what I mainly want to address on the issue is that we really need to consider the distinction between free speech and heckling. Free speech is about having a safe space to express your point of view while heckling is about disrupting that safe space. We see it all the time on the boar...
by Londoner
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Proof that all is ONENESS
Replies: 96
Views: 10942

Re: Proof that all is ONENESS

That’s the proof right there, no one can know another persons conscious experience...they can only know their own. They can never prove another persons existence, it’s an assumption that other people exist only because you exist...but it is you who are creating those others. And this works for ever...
by Londoner
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 381
Views: 30702

Re: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"

As far as I know Chalmers is a not too bright dualist, he doesn't understand the full extent of the hard problem. Of course in actuality, the hard problem has nothing to do with sensory organs. And I never said that rocks have 'rich inner life', on the contrary, it probably mostly would be like "st...
by Londoner
Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 381
Views: 30702

Re: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"

How humans experience the way they do are the SOFT problems of consciousness. This topic is about the HARD problem of consciousness: why there is experience in the first place, why does experience seem to go with the physical. As I said before, maybe you don't even understand what the topic is abou...