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by commonsense
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Reincarnation. Who or what would reincarnate? (explained)
Replies: 54
Views: 634

Re: Reincarnation. Who or what would reincarnate? (explained)

As reincarnation is a fiction, it seems to me anyone can make up any old rules they want for it. For example... Only humans reincarnate. Only libertarians can reincarnate. Libertarians, as the chosen, decide when they reincarnate, where they reincarnate, and what they reincarnate to. All other life...
by commonsense
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: An Epistemic Theory of Everything
Replies: 14
Views: 421

Re: An Epistemic Theory of Everything

Yes, we don’t know things because they are too complex in their particulars. Yes, that’s the reason behind my mere observation that not everything can be explained. It’s with exasperation that I say that I am at a loss for other words to explain the contradiction I noted concerning everything and no...
by commonsense
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: We have been here before
Replies: 138
Views: 1146

Re: We have been here before

To me, it seems that there’s an interaction taking place between belief and reason. I understand reason. What I don’t understand is how a believer seems to have it that belief is proof. After all, belief is based on blind faith. The stronger the belief is, the more firmly the believer holds onto a d...
by commonsense
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Exploring The Human Conscious Light Screen
Replies: 49
Views: 561

Re: Exploring The Human Conscious Light Screen

SteveKlinko wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:16 pm
Do you actually sense that the Conscious Light Noise that you see with your eyes closed is a long distance away from you?

That would be the first time anyone has reported that. In any case yes it is a fascinating problem.
Synesthesia, although rare, has occurred already.
by commonsense
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Reincarnation. Who or what would reincarnate? (explained)
Replies: 54
Views: 634

Re: Reincarnation. Who or what would reincarnate? (explained)

If there were such a thing as reincarnation, selective reincarnation would not exist. If there were such a thing as reincarnation, whatever mechanism that allowed one living thing to return to life after being dead would be available to all living things. If there were such a thing as reincarnation,...
by commonsense
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: What's the easiest language to learn?
Replies: 17
Views: 1447

Re: What's the easiest language to learn?

Philosophy Explorer wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:12 am
I suspect this won't be an easy question to answer due in part to all the languages that exist.

🇺🇲PhilX🇺🇲
Clearly, for anyone the easiest language learning is in the language you learned as an infant.
by commonsense
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: repetition
Replies: 8
Views: 109

Re: repetition

Is it possible for a person becoming conscious to become more than a repeating machine and acquire choice and become part of a different eternity in which human consciousness as opposed to the reacting animal machine would be the norm? Interesting concept. You ask if choice could be acquired. If a ...
by commonsense
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Case Against Reality - Dr. Hoffman
Replies: 177
Views: 1493

Re: The Case Against Reality - Dr. Hoffman

In theory, I believe that the universe as I perceive it is a construct of my mind. In practice, I will always avoid standing in front of a speeding train. However, one could argue that even the consequences of being struck by a speeding train are constructed. This raises the question: if I construct...
by commonsense
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Hold up Henry; what's a libertarian?
Replies: 251
Views: 2118

Re: Hold up Henry; what's a libertarian?

The trouble for libertarians is they can't define once and for all who is to be in their tribe. Henry will need some Muslim or Marxist one day to help him with no quid pro quo. Who needs a "tribe"? What you need is to live well with other people: why must they be defined as a faction? That's Marxis...
by commonsense
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Hold up Henry; what's a libertarian?
Replies: 251
Views: 2118

Re: Hold up Henry; what's a libertarian?

As far as I'm concerned, everyone is in my tribe cuz, deep down, everyone is a natural rights libertarian , even if they think or feel otherwise. Your heart is good. Perhaps you are too optimistic about human nature. Most people don't observe the great universalist ethic "everyone is in my tribe". ...
by commonsense
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Hold up Henry; what's a libertarian?
Replies: 251
Views: 2118

Re: Hold up Henry; what's a libertarian?

However, there is no such thing as a "Christian country." Countries are not "Christian"; only individuals can be. When somebody speaks of a "Christian country," it's a secularist, not a Christian; and what they usually are meaning is just "not Muslim," or "not Buddhist," or "not Hindu" in terms of ...
by commonsense
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: We have been here before
Replies: 138
Views: 1146

Re: We have been here before

Time also has no physical dimension the CONCEPT of time will become entirely meaningless Because there will be nothing physical left that will be able to experience it Yes, time isn’t physical. As such, it cannot be experienced via the human senses. Therefore, the concept of time will be meaningles...
by commonsense
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: How do we know that we know and how do we know that we don't know?
Replies: 19
Views: 297

Re: How do we know that we know and how do we know that we don't know?

We are all been in a situation when we are asked a question. We know that we know the answer to the question even before we retrieve the answer from our collective memory. How do we do that? It’s the other way around. First we find the answer in memory, or create the answer either emperically or ra...
by commonsense
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: We have been here before
Replies: 138
Views: 1146

Re: We have been here before

An action is what happens between physical things but it is a physical thing in itself as well To act is to do and doing is by definition physical activity so any action is therefore physical You don’t see action. What you see is the state of physical things prior to an action and afterward. This i...
by commonsense
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: We have been here before
Replies: 138
Views: 1146

Re: We have been here before

I think that time is the measurement of change and motion is needed for change to happen Without motion there can be no change and if there is no change then there can be no time Interesting. Time and motion and change are actions more than they are things. An 'action' is also a 'thing'. An 'action...