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by Dimebag
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do you think you know that the Moon exists?
Replies: 291
Views: 13054

Re: Do you think you know that the Moon exists?

If we can confirm that the astronauts exist, and that the astronauts did indeed travel to a thing called the moon on a rocket, and did indeed make it back, and did produce with them footage of the moon (objective recordings) then yes, we can state that the moon does exist. We know the astronauts exi...
by Dimebag
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: An argument in favor of free will
Replies: 24
Views: 2117

Re: An argument in favor of free will

The unconscious mind is great at filtering out unnecessary information. In a case where you had a choice between two things which were exactly the same, your unconscious mind would see no choice as there would be no real reason to consider an alternative to its initial inclination. It would make a s...
by Dimebag
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: An argument in favor of free will
Replies: 24
Views: 2117

Re: An argument in favor of free will

Think of a situation with two options. Suppose that you like both options equally. A deterministic system in such a situation halts. You can of course get out of this situation by choosing one option. Therefore you are free. Your implication is therefore that the mind is nondeterministic. I’m not s...
by Dimebag
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 470
Views: 24217

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

Your goal in life should be to find reasons to be alive, and if you live life well, you will find reasons to be alive. Not cosmic reasons, more personal and related to responsibility, burden, etc. Other reason can be related to what you are good at and what you enjoy, what you feel you were made to ...
by Dimebag
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Does the Human Brain Create or Receive Consciousness?
Replies: 50
Views: 4649

Re: Does the Human Brain Create or Receive Consciousness?

If the brain is simply a receiver of consciousness then that means consciousness would exist both before and after death. But what is it like for consciousness to exist without body? No body means no memory, no senses, and therefore no thought, no emotion (also from the body). What is there left for...
by Dimebag
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Free agent cannot be created
Replies: 190
Views: 11325

Re: Free agent cannot be created

People need to detach from their egos here for a minute and attempt to find a common understanding, it’s just ridiculous reading this back and forth. But what would remain of philosophy if everyone agreed? Contrarianism, evasiveness and equivocation guarantees job security. I guess it depends on a ...
by Dimebag
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Free agent cannot be created
Replies: 190
Views: 11325

Re: Free agent cannot be created

People need to detach from their egos here for a minute and attempt to find a common understanding, it’s just ridiculous reading this back and forth.
by Dimebag
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Feeling you are all great and superior makes you so
Replies: 16
Views: 3122

Re: Feeling you are all great and superior makes you so

Of course your own self confidence matters, however what also matters is competence in your chosen field. You can believe in yourself all you want, but if you haven’t got what it takes you will soon be shown to be the fraud that you are. Self belief will only get you so far, hard work and pure will ...
by Dimebag
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The Point as Origin with all Axioms as Original
Replies: 4
Views: 829

Re: The Point as Origin with all Axioms as Original

Eodnhoj7 wrote: Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:53 am
Dimebag wrote: Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:15 am Would you care to summarise these statements for those not fluent in your particular.... language?
Do you want more?
I doubt there is much more you could say about such a topic.
by Dimebag
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The Point as Origin with all Axioms as Original
Replies: 4
Views: 829

Re: The Point as Origin with all Axioms as Original

Would you care to summarise these statements for those not fluent in your particular.... language?
by Dimebag
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Free agent cannot be created
Replies: 190
Views: 11325

Re: Free agent cannot be created

Free from what is the question.
by Dimebag
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Ego - The False Center
Replies: 4
Views: 946

Re: Ego - The False Center

If the ego is destroyed, does the other exist as well? Or is there no other, and only a singular entity with no separation between the self and the other? If that is the case, how would a person in this state stop themselves being taken advantage of? An egoless person sees no boundary between themse...
by Dimebag
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Ego - The False Center
Replies: 4
Views: 946

Re: Ego - The False Center

Some interesting topics. I find your first post pretty accurate. The ego is constructed from reflections from other people. And no doubt the mother would be the first other, and without the ego, would of course be primary. You then extend the idea of the constructed or reflected ego to the whole of ...
by Dimebag
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: My new support for hedonism
Replies: 23
Views: 2995

Re: My new support for hedonism

Here is my opinion on your theory of value. Emotions are quick and dirty signals we have, which are, as you say, a pat on the back, or a slap on the wrist. Beyond that, they also engage and prepare our body for potential future events which are predicted to occur. Value is not the same thing. Value,...
by Dimebag
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Bizzarreness of Split Lives and Consciousness
Replies: 19
Views: 3148

Re: The Bizzarreness of Split Lives and Consciousness

All of these last four paragraphs are addressing biological and psychological issues rather than philosophical ones. It would be more helpful to focus on the core thought experiment. The biggest puzzle is if you are split in two, what mechanism exists within materialism to roll dice and decide whic...