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by SteveKlinko
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience
Replies: 348
Views: 4405

Re: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience

Dontaskme wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:36 pm
SteveKlinko wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:28 pm
Maybe true. But how is it that Neural Activity and Conscious Activity are not different Categories of Phenomena?
Because all known activity has one source...and that is the knower.





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But even if there is only one Source there are still different Categories of Conscious Experience.
by SteveKlinko
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Consciousness IS - but it's NOT a ''Conscious Experience''
Replies: 102
Views: 1357

Re: Consciousness IS - but it's NOT a ''Conscious Experience''

But from your point of view then, since you don't think there is an independently existing Universe, you cannot have any fun on the Quest. I can if the desire is there. Intention is the rider of the will. Where there's a will there's a way. . But if you sincerely Understand that there is no externa...
by SteveKlinko
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Cartesian dualism
Replies: 49
Views: 835

Re: Cartesian dualism

The Explanatory Gaps that I talk about have nothing to do with words. The Explanatory Gap between Neural Activity and Conscious Activity is the most difficult problem in Brain Science that there is today. Explanations require words to make them known. Words are sound. What is sound ? Your theory or...
by SteveKlinko
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Closing Imagined Explanatory Gaps
Replies: 35
Views: 370

Re: Closing Imagined Explanatory Gaps

" Reality – that which we connote in our Western patriarchal culture when we speak of reality – is an explanatory assumption, an imagined domain of independent entities that we use in order to give universal validity to our explanations of our experiences." H. Maturana Difficult to dissect what you...
by SteveKlinko
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Closing Imagined Explanatory Gaps
Replies: 35
Views: 370

Re: Closing Imagined Explanatory Gaps

In my reality there is an objective Physical Universe that Exists regardless of someone thinking about it. From your perspective, why does the Universe try to fool us into thinking that there really is a Universe? It fools you into thinking there is a someone thinking about reality, and that the th...
by SteveKlinko
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Cartesian dualism
Replies: 49
Views: 835

Re: Cartesian dualism

Can't drop the Gap because the Gap is really there. What you say may be true but I don't understand it. No the gap is not there. There is only here. Now here. Notice there is a gap between now and here.. now here would not mean jack all if joined together because you'd only get NOWHERE. . Gaps are ...
by SteveKlinko
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Consciousness IS - but it's NOT a ''Conscious Experience''
Replies: 102
Views: 1357

Re: Consciousness IS - but it's NOT a ''Conscious Experience''

Then according to your thinking we should just give up the quest for knowledge. No, not give up, because the end of knowledge is the end of the questioneer, and you do not want to come to an end. That's why questions never cease. And while there is a need for a quest i on ..then questions will cont...
by SteveKlinko
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Closing Imagined Explanatory Gaps
Replies: 35
Views: 370

Re: Closing Imagined Explanatory Gaps

Difficult to dissect what you say in this post. Don't know how this closes the Explanatory Gap with something like: Neural Activity in the Brain causing Conscious Activity in the Mind. I guess it is because you believe the Neural Activity does not even exist. In your way of thinking everything is C...
by SteveKlinko
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience
Replies: 348
Views: 4405

Re: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience

We may be stuck in the eternal Now but we can think about past now's and future Now's. We know that things will be different in the future Now's that we will be traveling through. Experiences are all different, but the now in which they are experienced never changes. Thinking of past and future can...
by SteveKlinko
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Cartesian dualism
Replies: 49
Views: 835

Re: Cartesian dualism

Of course I think the Gap does exist. How can the Knower be the Known? It may very well be true, but I need Explanations. Just saying the words does not satisfy me. Like I always say I'm still thinking about this Oneness thing ... Thinking about oneness creates 'otherness' where there is none. Thin...
by SteveKlinko
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Consciousness IS - but it's NOT a ''Conscious Experience''
Replies: 102
Views: 1357

Re: Consciousness IS - but it's NOT a ''Conscious Experience''

By asking how Neural Activity produces Redness I am implicitly asking the Deeper question of What is Redness in the first place. The only question that needs answering is WHY do the '' how questions '' even arise and to WHOM are they arising to and WHY are they arising ? And WHY don't the other sen...
by SteveKlinko
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Closing Imagined Explanatory Gaps
Replies: 35
Views: 370

Re: Closing Imagined Explanatory Gaps

" Reality – that which we connote in our Western patriarchal culture when we speak of reality – is an explanatory assumption, an imagined domain of independent entities that we use in order to give universal validity to our explanations of our experiences." H. Maturana Essentially, all explanations...
by SteveKlinko
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience
Replies: 348
Views: 4405

Re: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience

You always in effect say that we can not know what we are. Maybe it is true that the currently Evolved We will not be able to understand the Conscious Self. Maybe a super Evolved We will eventually exist, maybe thousands or even millions of years from now, that will Understand. But I'm still not co...
by SteveKlinko
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Perception
Replies: 46
Views: 534

Re: Perception

When you are in a completely Dark room you will be Blind. You will not be seeing the world of that room as it really is. You need Electromagnetic Energy in the room in order to See the room. You don't in fact ever See the room you only See Electromagnetic Energy reflections. But the situation is ev...
by SteveKlinko
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Consciousness IS - but it's NOT a ''Conscious Experience''
Replies: 102
Views: 1357

Re: Consciousness IS - but it's NOT a ''Conscious Experience''

This is the exact moment where you leave your reason behind. There is no "first place". Neural activity with redness starts when light hits the retina. A signal from the retina indicates a specific message that is a response to a specific wavelength of light. The redness is the result of that messa...