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by Dimebag
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: In what sense is Descartes's dualism wrong?
Replies: 195
Views: 6992

Re: How can we determine if someone is conscious?

Our brains actually have a built in module for determining if someone or something APPEARS to have a mind. From an early age, young children develop an ability called “theory of mind”, that is, the ability to determine what another mind is thinking. Another description might be, the ability to take ...
by Dimebag
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: In what sense is Descartes's dualism wrong?
Replies: 195
Views: 6992

Re: In what sense is Descartes's dualism wrong?

edit: sorry misposted while composing
by Dimebag
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Free-agent cannot be created
Replies: 13
Views: 1553

Re: Free-agent cannot be created

Here is the argument: 1) Knowledge is structured 2) Creation requires knowledge 3) Therefore, any created thing is structured 4) Free-agent is not structured (because otherwise there would be tension in decision) 5) Therefore, free-agent cannot be created 1) Pretty vague. What is the structure of k...
by Dimebag
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Pattern Recognition and After Life
Replies: 3
Views: 1430

Re: Pattern Recognition and After Life

Our lives are grounded in the assumption of patterns that we integrate into a new identity through reciprocality. It is this cycle of patterns, evidenced both by nature and consciousness, that necessitates from argument of symmetry alone, that an after life must exist. Let me see if I can decode th...
by Dimebag
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Exploring The Human Conscious Light Screen
Replies: 52
Views: 2445

Re: Exploring The Human Conscious Light Screen

Yes I try to give some reference point to argue from. But you are then missing the point of the rest of the post if that is all you can take from it. Well, I think you are arguing that we all have our own private perceptions, from which we construct our individual world models to which we respond i...
by Dimebag
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Exploring The Human Conscious Light Screen
Replies: 52
Views: 2445

Re: Exploring The Human Conscious Light Screen

Hey Steve, The one thing I didn’t see you mention here is that, that conscious light screen IS our visual experience. The way you describe this can sometimes come across like you are trying to say there is another thing INSIDE our heads viewing the screen, when in reality, there is no need for a se...
by Dimebag
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Exploring The Human Conscious Light Screen
Replies: 52
Views: 2445

Re: Exploring The Human Conscious Light Screen

Hey Steve, The one thing I didn’t see you mention here is that, that conscious light screen IS our visual experience. The way you describe this can sometimes come across like you are trying to say there is another thing INSIDE our heads viewing the screen, when in reality, there is no need for a sep...
by Dimebag
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: You have lost control of your mind and i can show this to you
Replies: 32
Views: 2340

Re: You have lost control of your mind and i can show this to you

I think at minimum, people would seriously benefit from becoming more mindful, or meta-aware, observing the contents of their minds as much as possible. Even if thought wasn’t eliminated completely. For many people, that isn’t an option, thought is necessary for their way of life, so unless the ent...
by Dimebag
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: You have lost control of your mind and i can show this to you
Replies: 32
Views: 2340

Re: You have lost control of your mind and i can show this to you

I think at minimum, people would seriously benefit from becoming more mindful, or meta-aware, observing the contents of their minds as much as possible. Even if thought wasn’t eliminated completely. For many people, that isn’t an option, thought is necessary for their way of life, so unless the enti...
by Dimebag
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: You have lost control of your mind and i can show this to you
Replies: 32
Views: 2340

Re: You have lost control of your mind and i can show this to you

This is a question for Age. I am finding it difficult to read your text. When you capitalise a word, how am I supposed to read that, do I emphasise the word? Things would make more sense and be much clearer, from another perspective, if the capitalized word/s were heard more loudly, thought about m...
by Dimebag
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: You have lost control of your mind and i can show this to you
Replies: 32
Views: 2340

Re: You have lost control of your mind and i can show this to you

This is a question for Age. I am finding it difficult to read your text. When you capitalise a word, how am I supposed to read that, do I emphasise the word? When I do this, and read your text in this way, I start to feel like an agitated crazy person. Is that the message you are trying to convey? B...
by Dimebag
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do we need consciousness?
Replies: 158
Views: 5013

Re: Do we need consciousness?

There are two sorts of minds: 1) Conscious and 2) Unconscious. The question is whether we even need conscious mind when the very important task like decision is made by unconscious mind (according to Libet's experiment). We need what ever it is that we have, else we wouldn’t have it. The appendix i...
by Dimebag
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: I am AI
Replies: 104
Views: 2501

Re: I am AI

Why is that a problem? Are people not allowed to have opinions on how to live their own lives? Because if some ideological agreed upon opinion makes it taboo for another person to choose to fix their brain when another would say “no, you should live with that condition because that is who you are”,...
by Dimebag
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: I am AI
Replies: 104
Views: 2501

Re: I am AI

Why is that a problem? Are people not allowed to have opinions on how to live their own lives? Because if some ideological agreed upon opinion makes it taboo for another person to choose to fix their brain when another would say “no, you should live with that condition because that is who you are”,...
by Dimebag
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Why conscious decision always coincides with what we do?
Replies: 17
Views: 1946

Re: Why conscious decision always coincides with what we do?

And/or to proceed with the cued motion. If you had to think about every single motion you produce consciously you would be overwhelmed, it is an offloading of processing to unconscious automated processes.