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by hammock
Wed May 13, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: eisteins physics of illusion
Replies: 15
Views: 2350

Re: eisteins physics of illusion

Do Einstiens physics prove we are part of an illusion. Time as the ordered framework shouldn't be what is suspect in generic eternalism; only the supposed notion of the framework itself flowing. Even the flow is perhaps less an illusion when shifted to being the inherent nature of consciousness, or...
by hammock
Wed May 13, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Nature of Work
Replies: 13
Views: 1449

Re: The Nature of Work

While the title could suggest an untethered quest for the least contingent account of work, the content of the OP itself fastens the exploration to the book, with no less an ironic poke of harlotry in the eye of the author's earnest intentions. I've already ventured one foot outside the cow pasture ...
by hammock
Tue May 12, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Qualia
Replies: 636
Views: 36628

Re: Qualia

Then he [Dennett] accepts qualia. First person narratives describe private experiences. Not exactly. His heterophenomenological method might accept qualia, but only as beliefs of the person reporting. Because his behaviorism roots compel that a neutral attitude be adhered to when it comes to scienc...
by hammock
Tue May 12, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Nature of Work
Replies: 13
Views: 1449

Re: The Nature of Work

=The Essence of Work= It's tempting to equate work with "survival activity", that pertains to both self-interest and the welfare of others (community). However, being worked to death as a prisoner of war or as a slave of a sadistic psychopath does not contribute to one's survival; and the labor giv...
by hammock
Tue May 12, 2015 1:06 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Universe can't be infinite.
Replies: 572
Views: 15212

Re: Universe can't be infinite.

Hi everybody, Consider universe as infinite. This means it has no beginning, no ending, no borders, no center. In every point you will be in it, you will have infinite points in front of you, infinite points behind you, infinite points below you, inifinite points above you, you will have inifinite ...
by hammock
Mon May 11, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Transcendence
Replies: 69
Views: 5647

Re: Transcendence

Point is, consciousness is just another word for awareness . . . Interesting point. Awareness is one aspect of consciousness, but it doesn't exhaust the extent of consciousness. Phenomenological awareness being the case in point. We can extend this to other life forms as well. Although plants and a...
by hammock
Sat May 09, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Art - Why We Create
Replies: 12
Views: 1544

Re: Art - Why We Create

. We're just trying to make it through. Somehow, by a quirk of nature, we have been gleamed with a small sliver of consciousness. Not enough consciousness to change anything but just enough consciousness to be able to realize our own eventual death. And somehow we hope that this will give us meanin...
by hammock
Sat May 09, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: awarenesss of ego
Replies: 2
Views: 666

Re: awarenesss of ego

Ego - n. ego, part of a person which distinguishes itself from others, the "I" part of the psyche Really just by definition as far as the example / choice above goes; or such falls out of an analysis of the concept. [No new knowledge is uncovered for the public knowledge base at large, or created /...
by hammock
Fri May 08, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Qualia
Replies: 636
Views: 36628

Re: Qualia

Even if they invent a scientific instrument that can translate neurons firing into the image of what you are visualizing, that has no effect on my argument. It is an interesting idea tho! 8) : The mind-reading devices / procedures which exist now involve the test subject first describing their thou...
by hammock
Fri May 08, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Transcendence
Replies: 69
Views: 5647

Re: Transcendence

Ciao hammock, Perhaps I have not understood well, but from that you wrote I could assume that pain is a way to affirm self-consciosness? Could pain, in your opinion, be a proof of having a consciousness? Because, finally, a machine or robot, could never feel pain, or fear. On the other hand, (our) ...
by hammock
Thu May 07, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Transcendence
Replies: 69
Views: 5647

Re: Transcendence

I have just watched Transcendence, the movie. I don't know if you have, there's a point in which Morgan Freeman asks the machine -can you prove to have a consciousness? And the machine replies -and you? Could you prove to have a consciousness? Morgan Freeman could not reply the machine. Why? If has...
by hammock
Thu May 07, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Qualia
Replies: 636
Views: 36628

Re: Qualia

1. It is self evident that one can visualize a triangle. 2. The visualized triangle has no physicality. The neurons are not firing in a triangular shape etc. There is not a physical triangle in a person's brain when he/she visualizes one. Note that saying that the brain has no physical triangle but...
by hammock
Thu May 07, 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: does the event decide what you do
Replies: 3
Views: 860

Re: does the event decide what you do

Yes does the event decide what you will do. Example its a hot day so you have an ice cream. Has the weather then money permittng decided you will eat an ice cream. There's a variety of views lumped under "externalism" which might suggest cognition and volition extend beyond the skull organ which th...
by hammock
Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: is consciousness supernatural and not a part of evolution.
Replies: 6
Views: 1322

Re: is consciousness supernatural and not a part of evolution.

Do you reckon consciousness all consciousness that is could be supernatural to the event and not there for evolving as in evolution of species. It takes a system of components to instantiate the convergence of sentient showings and their cognitions (mind); ergo evolution or incremental development ...
by hammock
Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Qualia
Replies: 636
Views: 36628

Re: Qualia

I don't think we need to resort to panexperientialism in order to explain the apparent active role of consciousness in the world from a subjective point of view. I think the materialist mistake is to look at consciousness as a single level processing system. Dennett wants to provide us with a mater...