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by Skepdick
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Ontology Introduction
Replies: 82
Views: 2159

Re: Ontology Introduction

Simply being confident is not dogmatism. Afaik I am never dogmatic. Metaphysics is about what can and cannot be demonstrated, so dogmatism is usually pretty obvious when it appears. Good! Lets work within your own definitions/framework. Not all confidence is dogmatism. Dogmatism is 100% confidence....
by Skepdick
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience
Replies: 388
Views: 7237

Re: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience

Let's just say that if everyone became Smarter then maybe someone would be able to answer the Question. It's not good enough to say it. How would we assert whether we are, in fact, getting smarter? How smart do we need to be in order to answer the question? How would we know when the question is an...
by Skepdick
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience
Replies: 388
Views: 7237

Re: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience

The reason why I can't figure it out is that I'm not smart enough. But it appears that every Human on this planet is also not smart enough. Your self-pitty is not really getting us any closer to an answer. It only raises more questions: What does it mean to be smart? And you are still going around ...
by Skepdick
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience
Replies: 388
Views: 7237

Re: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience

I reject your Religious Belief using 300 year old logic that Truth cannot ultimately be attained. Nice deflection, but we aren't talking about Truth. We are talking about your ability to answer the question: What is consciousness? I was asking you about any retrospective and introspective insights ...
by Skepdick
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience
Replies: 388
Views: 7237

Re: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience

Zero answers. Why didn't any of your attempts produce even a wrong answer? ok I give up. The totality of my Arguments and Speculations about all this, and the Machine Consciousness Experiment that I have conducted, can be found at http://TheInterMind.com That's a lot of monologue. Are you trying to...
by Skepdick
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Justified true belief: knowledge and the myth of propositions
Replies: 65
Views: 5070

Re: Justified true belief: knowledge and the myth of propositions

One could say Earth goes around the Sun in an elliptical orbit is an empirical statement It's not empirical to you. It's only conceptual to you. Furthermore Earth has been orbiting the Sun for four and a half billion years so its actual trajectory can very easily be determined Isn't that precisely ...
by Skepdick
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience
Replies: 388
Views: 7237

Re: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience

I ask the question after 20 years of trying to answer it myself with my own studies. I give up, I can't answer it Well, did you arrive at any wrong answers? How many? You may not have answered the question, but did you make any progress that we need to know about? Any work that you've left behind w...
by Skepdick
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience
Replies: 388
Views: 7237

Re: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience

Sculptor wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:40 pm
I think you might want to direct your verbal diarrhoea at another person.
I apologise for trying to educate you.
by Skepdick
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience
Replies: 388
Views: 7237

Re: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience

No you are the dimwit. This is what I've been saying all along, Colours are qualia. It doesn't matter whether you label them as 'qualia' or 'testicles'. Experience happens before linguistic or categorical designation. All that matters is whether you can distinguish one color from another color. Is ...
by Skepdick
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Meditating with Descartes
Replies: 22
Views: 842

Re: Meditating with Descartes

I said : “ Part of the attraction I see other cling to in buddhist thought looks more like cowardice to me - the inherent need to deny reality; a dangerous path akin to nihilism.” I was hardly putting everyone who finds appeal in buddhist teachings into the same basket. But you were warning against...
by Skepdick
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Logik's guide to successful detox from Philosophy Now
Replies: 98
Views: 5493

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

attofishpi wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:17 pm
Only TWO - ??
I figured I'll start with the easy question.

Solve for N.
by Skepdick
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Impermanence
Replies: 44
Views: 1266

Re: Impermanence

If all things are impermanent, then impermanence is not the permanent state of things. One day, things will be permanent, and impermanence will not be the state of things. So the observation of impermanence is, at most, a merely temporary one. Impermanence is temporary. Maximum entropy is permanent...
by Skepdick
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Logik's guide to successful detox from Philosophy Now
Replies: 98
Views: 5493

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

attofishpi wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:23 pm
Discerning the true backbone to the nature of reality.
Given two competing theories as to the 'nature of reality' how do you discern which one is more true?
by Skepdick
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: What is consciousness to you?
Replies: 17
Views: 592

Re: What is consciousness to you?

Are you content with not knowing? I am not content, but I am not afraid of not knowing either. Do you feel it is impossible for a human to know anything? That depends on how you measure 'knowledge'. How can you be incurious about such matters? I am not. I do what I can given the limits imposed upon...
by Skepdick
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience
Replies: 388
Views: 7237

Re: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience

I was not trying to make a conclusion. I was demonstrating the DIFFERENCE between what science CAN do and what it CANNOT fucking do you brain dead fuckwit. Science can only QUANTIFY the difference between red and green it CANNOT show the qualitative difference. NOW fuck the hell off You can't quali...