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by hammock
Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: is consciousness a seperate dimension
Replies: 2
Views: 922

Re: is consciousness a seperate dimension

is consciousness a dimension seperate from the brains three dimensional functions... I suppose even a 2D schematic diagram would be depicting or signifying potential "properties of a system" in its static configurations. But off paper, in the concrete world, a selection of such structural relations...
by hammock
Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:03 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Your inspiration for philosphy?
Replies: 6
Views: 1216

Re: Your inspiration for philosphy?

The Voice of Time wrote:This is not really about philosophy as a discipline though.

This thread is about "philosophy as a discipline"? Hell, and I was afraid that I might be intruding upon informal schools of homespun sagacity.
by hammock
Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:51 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Your inspiration for philosphy?
Replies: 6
Views: 1216

Re: Your inspiration for philosphy?

It can be childhood memories... Probably circa age ten, late at night in bed, staring at the dark-gobbled ceiling and quietly rejoicing over being a meaningless construction of atoms. Then some vehicle with blinking lights passes by the road and hurls uninvited flashes of color into the room. My pl...
by hammock
Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:06 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Truth is convenience...
Replies: 8
Views: 2633

Re: Truth is convenience...

It seems reminiscent of pragmatism.
by hammock
Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Cats: to be or not to be granted some real respect ...
Replies: 6
Views: 1459

Re: Cats: to be or not to be granted some real respect ...

I don't have cats, but I live in the woods and there are cats that wander across my property, and kill the wild song birds. I do have a solution for feral cats, or neighbor cats running loose, it involves a bucket of water. I look forward to the day when cats are so rare that everyone appreciates t...
by hammock
Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: did we exist 20 billion years ago.
Replies: 7
Views: 2239

Re: did we exist 20 billion years ago.

yes did we exist 20 billions years ago as a super consciousness.before any locality existed we existed.before a thought was we were.still and unmoving.regs jackles We've always been residents of spacetime, at least perpetually existing in this "location" if not the earliest territory 13-plus billio...
by hammock
Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: coincidents in past present and future
Replies: 13
Views: 2210

Re: coincidents in past present and future

past preent and future are terms relating to naturaly constructed things .naturaly constructed things have a size and so have a passed present and a future .consciousness if a construct would have a passed present and future .but if consciousness were sourced by the brain that consciousness would b...
by hammock
Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Discourse of the woo-woo peddlers.
Replies: 32
Views: 5889

Re: Discourse of the woo-woo peddlers.

How can the traditional discipline of philosophy continue to thrive in an age of Evolutionary Biology, Molecular Biochemistry, and neuroscience? Does it just become permanently relegated to a kind of "consciousness studies"? "One thinks of French philosophy that it aspires to the condition of liter...
by hammock
Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: is the moon there when we are not looking.
Replies: 35
Views: 7383

Re: is the moon there when we are not looking.

If we as observers are existance in side an event.then the moon by reason exists wether or not its in or out of are awareness as an observing existance .because we then would not have pre existed the moon as an observer.but if or existance existed befor the moon existed then the moon is inside our ...
by hammock
Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Which of these scenarios is more reasonable?
Replies: 26
Views: 5074

Re: Which of these scenarios is more reasonable?

Proper immaterialism would subsume the material category under an interpersonal / psychological category, "...proper immaterialism..." :?: An initial impression [perhaps mistaken or irrelevant either way now] was that you seemed to be presenting Descartes' dualism as a monism of the immaterial ilk....
by hammock
Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: pyramids are they representations of locality
Replies: 16
Views: 2538

Re: pyramids are they representations of locality

Its my belief the pyramids are repsentations of universal place or location.the piont at the top is what the pyramid and the rest of the universe is inside . which is the consciousness of the observing localised being.so in effect the observer is walking around in a nonlocal never happened consciou...
by hammock
Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: pyramids are they representations of locality
Replies: 16
Views: 2538

Re: pyramids are they representations of locality

are Pyramids representations of location.with the pyramid its self representing the physical plain or location.the top or the point where an eye is somtimes seen represents nonlocality.nonlocality is the central theme of quantum machanics No ancient reflection of current knowledge. In Egypt, they e...
by hammock
Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:13 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Which of these scenarios is more reasonable?
Replies: 26
Views: 5074

Re: Which of these scenarios is more reasonable?

Which of these scenarios is more reasonable to you? 1. An elegant, concise, universal perspective that is consistent with all known facts? 2. Or do you prefer, disembodied, immaterial Mind-substances? Dualism seems to conjoin its two ontological concepts side by side, granting them an equal status ...
by hammock
Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: We need better, more modern axioms.
Replies: 21
Views: 4421

Re: We need better, more modern axioms.

There is an objective world called the universe, and it is composed of stable atoms. This axiom assumes Kant is incorrect in that it claims knowledge of the noumenon. Right except we designed something called an "Atom Bomb" on a chalkboard and then went out in the desert in Nevada and it actually w...
by hammock
Sun May 26, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Arguments against Kant's Temporal Finitism?
Replies: 6
Views: 3798

Re: Arguments against Kant's Temporal Finitism?

Has the universe been around forever, or did it have a beginning? Furthermore, does it even make sense to say that it has been around "forever"? Kant observes, If we assume that the world has no beginning in time, then up to every given moment an eternity has elapsed, and there has passed away in t...