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by f12hte
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Meaning and Perception
Replies: 37
Views: 3179

Re: Meaning and Perception

The world and all objects are thought of as 'extending in time and space'. They do not. As a dream they have no reality. They exist in no place and no time. All objects 'exist' only as conceptions within the knowing which is one with Consciousness. Consciousness does not move, it is the unmoved mov...
by f12hte
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 86
Views: 3839

Re: Free Will

But I think it does mean something. It means that I am what I experience . Thank you for your careful reading of my screed. You interpreted what I was saying and told me back in your words describing what I said in my words. That is very clever. So, in an odd way, I guess what we said agrees, even ...
by f12hte
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 86
Views: 3839

Re: Free Will

Everything is instinctual or learned. Free will is not involved. The will is programmed by experience and thus it is not free. Guilt and punishment are not warranted, because moral failure is impossible for people without free will. Thanks for the preprogrammed comment, even though it cannot mean a...
by f12hte
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 86
Views: 3839

Re: Free Will

Everything is instinctual or learned. Free will is not involved. The will is programmed by experience and thus it is not free. Guilt and punishment are not warranted, because moral failure is impossible for people without free will.
by f12hte
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: What is consciousness to you?
Replies: 17
Views: 1017

Re: What is consciousness to you?

I like to study the Color Red. I like to talk about the Redness of Red to indicate that I am talking about the Conscious Phenomenon that is in your Mind and not the Electromagnetic Phenomenon at 670nm that is out in the Physical World. I browsed the site, but found it too far removed from my ideas ...
by f12hte
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: What is consciousness to you?
Replies: 17
Views: 1017

Re: What is consciousness to you?

attofishpi wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:40 pm
f12hte wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:06 pm
What is consciousness to you?
This much I know - it IS an extension of another 3rd parties awareness.
I think that I agree with you.
by f12hte
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: What is consciousness to you?
Replies: 17
Views: 1017

Re: What is consciousness to you?

I'm suggesting that you shouldn't believe anyone. Certainly not me by any means. I'm certainly not advocating any kind of cult worship like Jehovah's Witnesses! I'm suggesting that You are the Ultimate Authority and no one else! If everyone were the ultimate authority, how is cooperation achieved? ...
by f12hte
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: What is consciousness to you?
Replies: 17
Views: 1017

Re: What is consciousness to you?

No I'm not talking about any kind of belief system that needs some sort of authority figure to validate it. I'm talking about non duality which is based on first person experience. Why the hell would I need some so called "authority figure" to validate truth? I am not comparing panpsychism to any p...
by f12hte
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: What is consciousness to you?
Replies: 17
Views: 1017

Re: What is consciousness to you?

Consciousness is a word. Like Truth. Like Reality. Like God. I know how to use those words. I don't know what any of them are. Are you content with not knowing? Do you feel it is impossible for a human to know anything? How can you be incurious about such matters? OK, I'll give you that we can 'kno...
by f12hte
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: What is consciousness to you?
Replies: 17
Views: 1017

Re: What is consciousness to you?

@Ramu This is pure panpsychism, tantamount to belief in God. I can not prove that God does not exist, because one can't prove a negative. I can not prove that panpsychism does not exist for similar reasons. And it is true that consciousness does carve out houses and cars from the soup of quarks whic...
by f12hte
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: What is consciousness to you?
Replies: 17
Views: 1017

What is consciousness to you?

We are born "blank slates" per B.F.Skinner. Our mind/soul/consciousness develops and grows with sensory experience. I see consciousness as the comparison of current sensory experience, with similar past/remembered sensory experience. Long term memory formation and maintenance has been detailed by Er...