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by Skepdick
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience
Replies: 388
Views: 7071

Re: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience

I don't really understand the problem with that because there in fact are a whole plethora of Wavelengths that Look Red. Right! So you are calling multiple things by the same name. Does this remind you of a logical fallacy of sorts? Equivocation perhaps? In logic, equivocation ('calling two differe...
by Skepdick
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience
Replies: 388
Views: 7071

Re: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience

What you See is also highly dependent on the quality of your Monitor and Video Card. But the question is, regardless of which Band you are looking at: How does your Conscious Mind let you See that Color? Also, what are these Colors as things in themselves? Don't get distracted by the numbers just c...
by Skepdick
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Logik's guide to successful detox from Philosophy Now
Replies: 98
Views: 5424

Re: Logik's guide to successful detox from Philosophy Now

It is also the most intellectually-challenged philosophy forum I've visited. I've not before come across quite so many people with a poor grasp of the issues being so dogmatic and combatitive in pushing their opinions. It only takes a few to ruin the whole discussion. I've abandoned the idea of hav...
by Skepdick
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience
Replies: 388
Views: 7071

Re: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience

Red Electromagnetic Light has many Properties and one of them is Wavelength. However, Red Electromagnetic Light has no Property of Redness. The Redness is a creation of the Brain/Mind mechanism. The Brain/Mind mechanism presents the Redness Experience to us as a Surrogate for the Red Electromagneti...
by Skepdick
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Ultimate Reality
Replies: 99
Views: 2647

Re: Ultimate Reality

This is not a commutative process - it only works one way - other minds can tell me what to think but not the reverse And so I see no reason for indoctrinating other minds to think like me because they should be thinking for themselves I agree, but I am simply asking why you aren't doing the same e...
by Skepdick
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is it ok to teach other people metaphysics?
Replies: 29
Views: 630

Re: Is it ok to teach other people metaphysics?

surreptitious57 wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:59 am
Minds think for themselves so the only mind one has control over is their own and no one elses
Isn't rhetoric one of the tenets of philosophy?
by Skepdick
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Ultimate Reality
Replies: 99
Views: 2647

Re: Ultimate Reality

What other minds do with my thoughts has got absolutely nothing to do with me as I have zero intention of implanting anything in them My reason for expressing my thoughts is for other minds to correct me when I am wrong and not for me to educate them to think as I do So you want other minds to plan...
by Skepdick
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Neoliberalism is good (or at least ok).
Replies: 267
Views: 4488

Re: BOO!

wealthy citizen! you have too much! we will take some of what you have and give it to others we deem needy! no, no, we don't want your opinion on this! pony up the moola! That's one way to interpret it. Another is thus "Wealthy citizen, it is a scientific fact that increased levels of economic ineq...
by Skepdick
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience
Replies: 388
Views: 7071

Re: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience

Dontaskme wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:06 am
Description is not the prescription.

No word can describe what IS..or..every word describes it.
I am not in the habit of describing what IS.

I am in the habit of describing what happens.
by Skepdick
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience
Replies: 388
Views: 7071

Re: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience

I Like Sushu wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:22 am
How not to use language.
A guide for linguistic prescriptivists? ;)
by Skepdick
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Morality on Wikepedia
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: Morality on Wikepedia

In my way of thinking, rational considerations of outcomes of actions is what determines what people do. That is the case, but the definition is vague and absent of an utility function. If you gain pleasure from harming others, then you would consider the outcomes and act in such a manner so as to ...
by Skepdick
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Ontology Introduction
Replies: 82
Views: 2107

Re: Ontology Introduction

You really cannot think of a single thing that you cannot see, hear, feel, smell, or taste? If you really can't, I'll be glad to give you examples. I can think of many things I can't see, hear, feel, smell or taste. I can't think of a single thing I can't perceive, since my mind is a measurement ap...
by Skepdick
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Ontology Introduction
Replies: 82
Views: 2107

Re: Ontology Introduction

No I would not agree that, "the universe," means the same thing as, "everything." Uhh. OK. I didn't realise this was a matter of choice... Everything includes much more than the universe This is rather absurd. You are effectively saying that there is more to existence than The Universe... such as a...
by Skepdick
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience
Replies: 388
Views: 7071

Re: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience

There will be a band of wavelengths that have the basic Redness property. Isn't that the fundamental problem? Where does the band start? Where does it end? Without looking at the source code can you tell me which of these DOES NOT have the "redness" property you speak of? ██████████████████████████...
by Skepdick
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience
Replies: 388
Views: 7071

Re: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience

Trichromats, tetrachromats, and pentachromats have a basis of 3, 4, and 5 base Colors to work with. I think it is a sensible expectation that they probably all can Experience the basic Redness Experience. The tetrachromats and pentachromats can See more Colors than the Trichromats. That's another i...