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by RCSaunders
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 241
Views: 8198

Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

I have followed this entire thread, and it seems to me the entire discussion is based on a mistaken notion of what moral principles are. (The blame for which lies at the feet of David Hume.) Right, wrong, good, bad, important, unimportant, necessary, unnecessary are value terms. Since Hume, the natu...
by RCSaunders
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Why Physicalism is Wrong
Replies: 356
Views: 16441

Re: Why Physicalism is Wrong

All organisms have mind. What you are suggesting as attributes of mind, intellect and rationality, in fact are rooted in complexity of brain. I agree all organism have consciousness, but only one has volition, without which intellect and rationality are not possible. No organism except man can and ...
by RCSaunders
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Why Physicalism is Wrong
Replies: 356
Views: 16441

Re: Why Physicalism is Wrong

I think I was puzzled by the 'reimaging' idea as if what happens in our bodies is a simulation of physical existence then it, to my thought, means it does not necessarily have to be what the 'it' is but if it's an emulation then it is what it is, if that makes sense? I take the blame for that confu...
by RCSaunders
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Why Physicalism is Wrong
Replies: 356
Views: 16441

Re: Why Physicalism is Wrong

Consciousness is an attribute of mind given the definition of mind, essence of any being with ability to experience, decide and cause. Whose definition? All higher organisms are conscious, in that they consciously perceive their environment and internal states, but they do not have minds. The mind ...
by RCSaunders
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Why Physicalism is Wrong
Replies: 356
Views: 16441

Re: Why Physicalism is Wrong

I'll agree with your definition of a non physical mind; however, while you have no direct empirical contact with other minds, do you actually believe your relations' minds (in so much as they have independent existence albeit unknowable to you) have no meaning to themselves? -Imp Not at all. I beli...
by RCSaunders
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Why Physicalism is Wrong
Replies: 356
Views: 16441

Re: Why Physicalism is Wrong

I am not certain of what you mean by “external neurological system,” but to me it represents the body’s various physiological structures... (eyes, ears, nose, tongue, and the ubiquitous network of nerves that correspond with our general awareness of our body and of our sense of touch) ...all of whi...
by RCSaunders
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Why Physicalism is Wrong
Replies: 356
Views: 16441

Re: Why Physicalism is Wrong

Arising_uk wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:02 pm
Wouldn't that depend if it's a simulation or an emulation?
Since perception is consciousness of physical existence as it is, what is the "it" that you are referring to as either a simulation or emulation?

Randy
by RCSaunders
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Why Physicalism is Wrong
Replies: 356
Views: 16441

Re: Why Physicalism is Wrong

I’m afraid I am going to have to nitpick a little here because you clearly stated that... The physical world is all that we can be directly conscious of. To which I pointed out that we can also be “ directly conscious ” of our mental holography (regardless of the original source of the images). The...
by RCSaunders
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 241
Views: 8198

Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

Belindi If 'rape is wrong' is a factual (objective) assertion, ... Right, wrong, good, bad, important, unimportant, necessary, unnecessary are value terms. Since Hume, the nature of value terms has become completely confused and treated as though they are concepts of the intrinsic or inherent. Noth...
by RCSaunders
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Why Physicalism is Wrong
Replies: 356
Views: 16441

Re: Why Physicalism is Wrong

Do you also include that as being an aspect of the “physical” world? No. The perceived image is not an aspect of the physical world. All perceived images are images of something, either of that which is perceived by the visual neurological system, or that which is re-imaged from perceptual "data" s...
by RCSaunders
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Looking Forward
Replies: 22
Views: 2245

Re: Looking Forward

vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:37 am
Ha! I missed that. He must be at least in his mid nineties.
Err, not quite. My whole life has been the study of philosophy. I didn't start writing about it until my early teens, or about sixty plus years.

Randy
by RCSaunders
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Looking Forward
Replies: 22
Views: 2245

Re: Looking Forward

Harbal wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:53 pm
Or 75 years, in ordinary language. Wow, you must be pretty old.
I am!
by RCSaunders
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Looking Forward
Replies: 22
Views: 2245

Looking Forward

Philosophy Now attracted me by these words in the "For Authors" section, describing how articles should be written, "in a lively, readable and non-technical style," with a minimum of jargon. I appreciate that especially because I am convinced the greatest harm to the field of philosophy has been do...
by RCSaunders
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Why Physicalism is Wrong
Replies: 356
Views: 16441

Re: Why Physicalism is Wrong

1) All reality is matter All that you can perceive, is physical. It is true that all you can perceive is physical. If you admit you can perceive matter, you must admit you can perceive . What you cannot perceive is your perceiving. Seeing is perceiving. All that we can see is physical, but we canno...