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by thought addict
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 381
Views: 37402

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

Where did this 'special equipment' caveat suddenly come from? You've never mentioned that before. Curious You claimed that when we see a visualized triangle it is possibly physical. I am saying that that is only possible ( in your scenario ) if we can see it without special equipment. I am also say...
by thought addict
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Philosophy is Dead.
Replies: 25
Views: 4114

Re: Philosophy is Dead.

Existence does not question itself. For the same reason that 'meaning' does not look itself up in a dictionary. There is no thing called 'existence'. To treat the word as if it was a proper noun is to misunderstand the language you are using. You're right. But if Dontaskme is talking about humans q...
by thought addict
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 0
Views: 529

Hi!

Hi everyone! I've just found and joined this forum. I come from a computer science background but I've always had a casual interest in philosophy and have recently found the time to study it in more depth. I am primarily interested in the philosophy of mind, the Hard Problem of consciousness and the...
by thought addict
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 381
Views: 37402

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

The problem here is that you haven't realized that your visual field is just a model, and an imperfect one at that. What you see isn't how it really is. This means that when you look at someone's brain, you are experiencing an imperfect model of their mental activity, or processes. You can never ge...
by thought addict
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 381
Views: 37402

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

Hi everyone, I've just signed up and am excited to have found this forum. There's so much to discuss. I've read just about every post in this thread. Some of what I've written below I started to form before I got to the end but I don't think there's too much overlap with what's already been said. Th...