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by marjoramblues
Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: 'The Soul of Anna Klane' and 'Mind's I'
Replies: 4
Views: 4894

'The Soul of Anna Klane' and 'Mind's I'

My 'earlier post': Saturday Feb 22nd - p13 of thread 'Pure Consciousness?' M: The excerpts are found in 'Mind's I: Fantasies and Reflections on Self and Soul' -Part II. Entitled 'Soul Searching' this deals with a view of consciousness - from the outside, observing others. It asks the question 'What ...
by marjoramblues
Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: 'The Soul of Anna Klane' and 'Mind's I'
Replies: 4
Views: 4894

'The Soul of Anna Klane' and 'Mind's I'

Fascinating book - brought to my attention by Greylorn Ell (GE) in the thread 'Pure Consciousness ?': http://forum.philosophynow.org/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=10221 Elsewhere, GE: My first book, written under my real name, was a metaphysical story that did rather well, especially in foreign language tran...
by marjoramblues
Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Pure Consciousness?
Replies: 513
Views: 60472

Re: The beon concept from 'The Soul of Anna Klane'

GE: The beon concept is taken from an old novel, "The Soul of Anna Klane," chapters from which were misused in Hofstadter and Dennett's book about human consciousness, "The Mind's I." Elsewhere, GE: My first book, written under my real name, was a metaphysical story that did rather well, especially...
by marjoramblues
Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Pure Consciousness?
Replies: 513
Views: 60472

Re: Pure Consciousness?

Marjoramblues, You also do not have much to say about consciousness, but seem interested in debate practices. In debate, a person looks for a weakness in their opponent's position and then attacks it, which makes for long detailed posts that take the thread off topic. Please note that after 1,000 y...
by marjoramblues
Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Pure Consciousness?
Replies: 513
Views: 60472

Re: Pure Consciousness?

Elsewhere, GE: My first book, written under my real name, was a metaphysical story that did rather well, especially in foreign language translations, and remains a popular internet cult classic. Two of its chapters have been filmed, republished, excerpted by a respected philosopher, and used in phi...
by marjoramblues
Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Pure Consciousness?
Replies: 513
Views: 60472

Re: Pure Consciousness?

GE: The beon concept is taken from an old novel, "The Soul of Anna Klane," chapters from which were misused in Hofstadter and Dennett's book about human consciousness, "The Mind's I." M: In your opinion, how were the chapters misused ? GE: Miedaner used both chapters to present strong beliefs of the...
by marjoramblues
Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Pure Consciousness?
Replies: 513
Views: 60472

Re: Pure Consciousness?

GE: The beon concept is taken from an old novel, "The Soul of Anna Klane," chapters from which were misused in Hofstadter and Dennett's book about human consciousness, "The Mind's I." In your opinion, how were the chapters misused ? Elsewhere, GE: My first book, written under my real name, was a me...
by marjoramblues
Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is any purported work of sacred scripture the word of God?
Replies: 117
Views: 16514

Re: Is any purported work of sacred scripture the word of Go

uwot: As I said to Greylorn Ell, some of the tales he tells are amusing, although the mouthpiece, even by it's creators admission is deeply unpleasant. So I might get round to it, but it's not top of my priorities right now. Why do you ask? Have you read it? No, I haven't read it. Why do I ask ? Wel...
by marjoramblues
Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is any purported work of sacred scripture the word of God?
Replies: 117
Views: 16514

Re: Is any purported work of sacred scripture the word of Go

uwot wrote:Sir, whoever you are, I like you far better than that truculent Greylorn Ell. Still, I shall read his book anyway.
So, uwot - have your read it yet ?
by marjoramblues
Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Pure Consciousness?
Replies: 513
Views: 60472

Re: Pure Consciousness?

GE:
The beon concept is taken from an old novel, "The Soul of Anna Klane," chapters from which were misused in Hofstadter and Dennett's book about human consciousness, "The Mind's I."
In your opinion, how were the chapters misused ?
by marjoramblues
Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Community
Replies: 29
Views: 17973

Re: Community

Is this the appropriate place for comment on the forum? Seems to be a fair bit of agro around, and little humor. I suggest that it might help to have a section for off-topic and community threads; this is a common tactic to induce a feeling of belonging and ownership in members. Cheers, Banno This....
by marjoramblues
Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Pure Consciousness?
Replies: 513
Views: 60472

Re: Pure Consciousness?

A brief explanation of one element of my theory may be helpful. The brain is not the source of human consciousness. The brain contains an antenna-tuner system which connects to the entity referred to by religionists as the soul. I employ a different word for soul, "beon," a non-created physical (no...
by marjoramblues
Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: America The Philosophical by Carlin Romano
Replies: 5
Views: 2722

Re: America The Philosophical by Carlin Romano

For book description and other, less Cawstic, reviews, see:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/America-Philoso ... lin+romano
by marjoramblues
Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Moral Laws of the Jungle
Replies: 4
Views: 3264

Re: Moral Laws of the Jungle

Crikey! http://www.amazon.co.uk/Make-Good-Decisions-Right-Time-ebook/dp/B007OWQPPG/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top Philosopher, adventurer, international conflict expert... Iain King CBE has written some fascinating books. 'How to Make Good Decisions and Be Right All the Time' is both an easy-to-understand...
by marjoramblues
Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Frackin' hell...
Replies: 4
Views: 1659

Re: Frackin' hell...

Thanks for responses. Skip: You can compare the language and tone of these two sources, even if you don't know the technical details. M: Did that, thanks. There does seem to be a lot of hot air; shame we can't harness it. To frack or not to frack? Will we even have a say in the matter ? Even if we h...