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by Ramu
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Perception and Consciousness
Replies: 143
Views: 8130

Re: Perception and Consciousness

Which is merely an appearance and cannot perceive itself... It is not perceiving itself. It is perceiving another brain. There are 8 billion humans on this planet. There are 8 billion minus 1 brains to be perceived. If 7 999 999 999 people have brains then chances are you do to. And not one of them...
by Ramu
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Perception and Consciousness
Replies: 143
Views: 8130

Re: Perception and Consciousness

The appearance of a brain is never a unicorn, it's always a brain ...that's like saying an apple is an orange. Concepts are fixed in that respect, the concept apple can never be the concept orange..so what are you trying to prove now with this ridiculous statement? Let's hear it Mr Logik? Let's sta...
by Ramu
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Perception and Consciousness
Replies: 143
Views: 8130

Re: Perception and Consciousness

Which are mere appearances and doesn't prove anything Well what do you expect a brain to appear like? A unicorn? The appearance of a brain is never a unicorn, it's always a brain ...that's like saying an apple is an orange. Concepts are fixed in that respect, the concept apple can never be the conc...
by Ramu
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Perception and Consciousness
Replies: 143
Views: 8130

Re: Perception and Consciousness

It's just funny that everyone reverts back to a metaphysical brain that according to some concept is somehow responsible for creating consciousness..and everything else. Where IS this brain occurring? If everything I'm perceiving is being perceived in a brain then where is this brain? Another solip...
by Ramu
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Perception and Consciousness
Replies: 143
Views: 8130

Re: Perception and Consciousness

How do you know that consciousness is a by-product of the brain? I don't have any knowledge. It's just funny that everyone reverts back to a metaphysical brain that according to some concept is somehow responsible for creating consciousness..and everything else. Where IS this brain occurring? If ev...
by Ramu
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Perception and Consciousness
Replies: 143
Views: 8130

Re: Perception and Consciousness

I am a model-dependent realist. Ever heard of systems/complexity theory? The concept of emergence? Consciousness is an emergent property of brains. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QItTWZc7hKs An object like a body or brain cannot perceive itself. Sure. But consciousness can. That is why it's an eme...
by Ramu
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Perception and Consciousness
Replies: 143
Views: 8130

Re: Perception and Consciousness

If you are a materialist then you BELIEVE based on a concept that everything we experience is happening in a brain. So then where is the brain occurring? In the body? But if your body and everything is happening in a brain, then where is this brain occurring? Consciousness does not occur in a brain...
by Ramu
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Perception and Consciousness
Replies: 143
Views: 8130

Re: Perception and Consciousness

But WHERE is the perceiving happening? It's not happening in a brain. If you say so. It's national no-quackery day today. So I'll just exercise abstinence from engaging further. If you are a materialist then you BELIEVE based on a concept that everything we experience is happening in a brain. So th...
by Ramu
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Perception and Consciousness
Replies: 143
Views: 8130

Re: Perception and Consciousness

It's metaphysical question. There is No Body perceiving. No Thing is perceiving. Logic is metaphysics. Metaphysics is logic ( https://philpapers.org/archive/ALVLIM-3.pdf ) Logic doesn't have any semantics for asking questions. Logic only allows for formulating propositions. So if you can't ask ques...
by Ramu
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Perception and Consciousness
Replies: 143
Views: 8130

Re: Perception and Consciousness

Logik wrote: Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:30 pm
Ramu wrote: Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:59 pm Perception is an illusion. Who is doing the perceiving?
Asking WHO is an ontological question.

Ontology is an illusion in an entangled universe.
It's metaphysical question. There is No Body perceiving. No Thing is perceiving.
by Ramu
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Perception and Consciousness
Replies: 143
Views: 8130

Re: Perception and Consciousness

Would anyone like to have a discussion about that part of consciousness we call 'perception'? I believe that perception is an activity and that we are much more like an artist creating our conscious experience than we are mere receivers of our conscious experience. This is contrary to, among others...
by Ramu
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Religion Is .....
Replies: 82
Views: 5278

Re: Religion Is .....

A set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe. Beliefs are thoughts. Thoughts are expressions being perceived. Perceptions are being expressed by nothing, for nothing, for there is no visible perceiver but the invisible thought. 1) you bumped your head? 2) you are high ...
by Ramu
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Religion Is .....
Replies: 82
Views: 5278

Re: Religion Is .....

Religion is like a review of half a movie, written by someone many years ago. In that review they make their own conclusions how the movie ends. Science is a rejection of that review, by someone who watched the whole movie. Science wants to see the whole movie but only sees half the movie just like...
by Ramu
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Neural Basis of NonDuality
Replies: 260
Views: 10543

Re: The Neural Basis of NonDuality

All these 'Kosha' can be explained by its emergence from the fundamental atomic brain. The test is, kill the brain and all the "Kosha" vanishes. QED. That's like saying kill the ''lightbulb'' and the electricty vanishes. Nothing can be killed because nothing is all that is, was, and ever will be. e...
by Ramu
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How something which has no form, soul, can be detected?
Replies: 30
Views: 2083

Re: How something which has no form, soul, can be detected?

But the brain is also a physicalist element so that too must be removed. If you remove the brain/mind, how can you arrive at the above conclusion. I wasn't aware of a brain in my direct experience that ever suffered from psychological issues. How strange! Please tell me, where is this brain occurri...