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by Londoner
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 381
Views: 32707

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

On the contrary - you are the one dualistically assuming that there must be a representation and a viewer. You don't understand that a part of the whole can represent the whole. 'Represent' begs the question. Of course everything is conscious in the hard problem sense. You seem to assume that consc...
by Londoner
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 381
Views: 32707

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

You really don't know that whatever you experience, technically you see the inside of your head? You think you directly see what's "out there" when you see the physical world? Of course not. You see a representation of the outside world in the inside of your head. That too is a "conscious experienc...
by Londoner
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 381
Views: 32707

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

I think you missed the point, they are different because different parts of your brain/mind look different on the inside. Or do you not know that when you think about the physical, experience the physical, you still see a part of your head on the inside? I'm afraid I do not understand what you are ...
by Londoner
Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 381
Views: 32707

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

You are doing it right now. Of course the experience of "physical" is also direct experience, it just appears completely different because it is umm viewed from outside, "shaped" through sensory organs and then a visual cortex and then it's conceptualized by another regions of the brain. That may b...
by Londoner
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 381
Views: 32707

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

Of course they can be reconciled. Think of it this way, what you call "internal experience" is what the "physical" looks like on the inside. Although it's really hard to convey a nondualistic view in dualistic terms. Indeed it is; haven't you just reintroduced it by saying the 'physical' has two 's...
by Londoner
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 381
Views: 32707

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

All 5 stances are wrong. There is no "hard problem of consciousness" either. People are trying to solve a problem that doesn't exist and doesn't make sense, of course they can't do it. Remember what we assumed in the beginning? There are two things happening: consciousness and the physical. But the...
by Londoner
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 104737

Re: Relativity?

Does believing that some thing is what happens, which to you has already been demonstrated, beyond ANY doubt, mean that you are at all open to the fact that this maybe is NOT what actually happens? If so, then great. If not, then great also. Your honest answer is all I am seeking. 'Doubt' is a psyc...
by Londoner
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 104737

Re: Relativity?

You, and others, propose things as definitive truths. You, and others, do NOT know if those things are definitely true. Therefore, what you, and others, propose are NOT, yet, definitive truths. They describe phenomena, our experiences. The description is considered 'true' if it matches other people...
by Londoner
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 104737

Re: Relativity?

But there are NO actual periodic events, so there are NO actual intervals to measure. Would you say there are any events at all? That is to say, do you ever see change? For example, you see this post. For you has this post (and all the others) always been on this thread? Or was there I time when th...
by Londoner
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Relativity?
Replies: 1111
Views: 104737

Re: Relativity?

What do you mean by; Hypotheses have to be subject to potential falsification or else hypotheses are deemed 'invalid'? 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 predi...
by Londoner
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Socratic Ignorance vs Secular Intelligence
Replies: 40
Views: 3530

Re: Socratic Ignorance vs Secular Intelligence

Here's what Wikipedia says about metaphysical solipsism: " As an epistemological position, solipsism holds that knowledge of anything outside one's own mind is unsure; the external world and other minds cannot be known and might not exist outside the mind. As a metaphysical position, solipsism goes...
by Londoner
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Socratic Ignorance vs Secular Intelligence
Replies: 40
Views: 3530

Re: Socratic Ignorance vs Secular Intelligence

You and Socrates and Plato, however, forget one thing. It is true that you can't know reality with absolute certainty. But there is a chance, and we don't know how large or how small that chance is, that the reality we experience is the real reality. There is no way of knowing; true. But there is a...
by Londoner
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Santa Claus & the Problem of Evil
Replies: 14
Views: 1590

Re: Santa Claus & the Problem of Evil

I think the article is confused in that it equates Santa Claus with God. But Santa Claus is a saint, so he is in the ambiguous position of both being a means of intercession with God, but also a model for the way we should conduct our own lives. Bearing that in mind, the stories of him giving gifts ...
by Londoner
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Race versus culture
Replies: 717
Views: 63285

Re: Race versus culture

When you've sat side by side with people whose families and children have been destroyed in front of their eyes by bestial soldiers, and felt the pure evil of it, you don't have much patience with apologists for the supremacist ideology that is at the root of it. Good bye. I hope you'll see the lig...
by Londoner
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Race versus culture
Replies: 717
Views: 63285

Re: Race versus culture

Dear friend - what has brought you to this acrimony in your replies. You do not know what my intentions were, no one knows other minds, and many are not sure of their own, and I have never tried to obfuscate any issue. Aristotle as you well know had a disvaluing view of women - and for him their en...