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by I Like Sushu
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience
Replies: 388
Views: 7340

Re: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience

Steve - Stating the obvious can sometimes help. There are numerous ways to try and express an idea/viewpoint. Honestly I think you’re going to have a hard time with this one here unless you try a different tack and/or supplement what you mean with another separate, yet related, line of questioning/i...
by I Like Sushu
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Not Everything Is Physical
Replies: 67
Views: 1751

Re: Not Everything Is Physical

Not a fan of solipsism. Besides, your great, great, great, great, great grandfather say nothing to say anymore ... does this mean we don’t exist or that we don’t exist for him - as he doesn’t exist for himself? Not alluding to solipsism at all. Merely that the concepts we use to talk about the worl...
by I Like Sushu
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience
Replies: 388
Views: 7340

Re: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience

We can speak of anything we wish to. Whether or not it makes sense, or has any positive use, is another thing entirely .... he says drumbling the squash finders hat piece under the yellow fringe of tomorrow’s plush-thumber; on the Wednesday the day before Monday of course (note the purple smell afte...
by I Like Sushu
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience
Replies: 388
Views: 7340

Re: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience

Each to their own. Tough love works better for some than for others. Generally I doubt anyone is ready to believe anything unless they get there in their own way. Some believe it better to make the person believe they’ve come to a conclusion themselves rather than having it force fed to them. Scienc...
by I Like Sushu
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Not Everything Is Physical
Replies: 67
Views: 1751

Re: Not Everything Is Physical

Stars will still exist. The tree will still fall. Who would verify such claims? And if nobody can - do they mean anything and to whom? Not a fan of solipsism. Besides, your great, great, great, great, great grandfather say nothing to say anymore ... does this mean we don’t exist or that we don’t ex...
by I Like Sushu
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience
Replies: 388
Views: 7340

Re: Insane Denial Of Conscious Experience

So I guess that the end of any serious conversation with you about this issue. I am being dead serious when I am pointing out that you don't understand your own question. As insulting as this may sound to you. It's true. Be charitable. Maybe it’s a little nebulous. I’m sure there are different ways...
by I Like Sushu
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Not Everything Is Physical
Replies: 67
Views: 1751

Re: Not Everything Is Physical

... Logic comes from humans. Logic/Mathematics is just a language. An engineered one. But it's still a language. Excellent! And sans humans there is no logic, mathematics, language, or knowledge. Other animals have facets of human language. Stars will still exist. The tree will still fall. You miss...
by I Like Sushu
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Not Everything Is Physical
Replies: 67
Views: 1751

Re: Not Everything Is Physical

I have hard time dealing with the reduction of everything to a matter of “what do you mean?” yet at the same time all too often find myself grasping for clarity and asking others that very question! :D Through investigation we have managed, practical scientific terms, to be astute enough to figure o...
by I Like Sushu
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is it ok to teach other people metaphysics?
Replies: 29
Views: 659

Re: Is it ok to teach other people metaphysics?

I’m not really sure “mysticism” is the same thing as “metaphysics”? I believe that ‘metaphysics’, broadly speaking, deals with the limits of physicalism rather than being merely a mystical discipline? In academic circles generally the issue is about ontology and epistemology - and there are further ...
by I Like Sushu
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Not Everything Is Physical
Replies: 67
Views: 1751

Re: Not Everything Is Physical

How do you feel about ‘psychologism’? It's really difficult to nail down any of the "isms" since they are usually a different lens for re-interpreting the same basic phenomenological facts. It leads down a path where we end up disagreeing about nomenclature and vocabulary, rather than anything of c...
by I Like Sushu
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Not Everything Is Physical
Replies: 67
Views: 1751

Re: Not Everything Is Physical

You forget I regard life, consciousness, and mind as ontological, but not physical. Lolwhat? Ontological pluralism. That's new levels of sophistry. Do I need to remind you that 'categories' exist nowhere else but in human minds? That we, humans, categorize reality in order to understand it is merel...
by I Like Sushu
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Does absolute truth exist?
Replies: 60
Views: 2377

Re: Does absolute truth exist?

Scott - We agree then? Abstractions are absolute. Science certainly makes good use of abstraction, but it isn’t ‘absolute’ - it necessarily relies on possible errors. I’m well aware that physics and mathematics are married. ‘Absolute’ means permanent in philosophical terms. ‘Universal’ is not necess...
by I Like Sushu
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Some Solid Ideas
Replies: 37
Views: 1396

Re: Some Solid Ideas

Scott -

Threats? That’s just silly. I merely asked for clarification. It wasn’t a critique just an inquiry. You could’ve just answered honestly - yes, none of us write clearly all of the time.
by I Like Sushu
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Some Solid Ideas
Replies: 37
Views: 1396

Re: Some Solid Ideas

Scott - The context was directly above my initial question on the previous page. You’re just avoiding answering me. Why? If you don’t wish to answer fair enough, but don’t play games with me or I’ll just ignore you. My qualm is the clarity of the sentence. Why ‘remotely’ and why ‘in some way’. If t...
by I Like Sushu
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Ultimate Reality
Replies: 99
Views: 2746

Re: Ultimate Reality

I’m not here to teach you reading comprehension.