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by RG1
Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: If there is a Self, where is it?
Replies: 69
Views: 9732

Re: If there is a Self, where is it?

The Self is an idea. Bingo. And I’ve no idea what an idea is. It is a notion; a thought. It is nothing more than a group of sensations (sensory experiences). There is NO Self. There is only an 'experiencing entity' (aka "Experiencer") that experiences the sensory experiences that comprise the thoug...
by RG1
Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Self-awareness?
Replies: 64
Views: 8489

Re: Self-awareness?

This is just a claim: Experience needs an experiencer. No. This is not just a claim, it is also a logical certainty . ‘A’ cannot be ‘not-A’. An event consists of something, otherwise it is nothing. It is not possible for something to exist without some- thing existing. We know that there have been ...
by RG1
Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Self-awareness?
Replies: 64
Views: 8489

Re: Self-awareness?

There is always a lot of confusion between Awareness and Consciousness since we use both Awareness and Consciousness interchangeably. I would like to explain both Awareness and Consciousness with specific instances so that we may be able to differentiate Awareness and Consciousness. Look at the fol...
by RG1
Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Self-awareness?
Replies: 64
Views: 8489

Re: Self-awareness?

I don't think that we need a experiencer to experience. Experience just can happen. Logically this is NOT possible. -- Again, something can’t happen if no-THING is happening ! An action requires an actor . Experiencing requires an Experiencer . One cannot be without the other. -- E.g. running requi...
by RG1
Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Self-awareness?
Replies: 64
Views: 8489

Re: Self-awareness?

That's just an image; reflection, and not the eyeball itself.
by RG1
Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Self-awareness?
Replies: 64
Views: 8489

Re: Self-awareness?

We know that we don't have any sense that we could experience self directly. Agreed, and furthermore, it is not logically possible for one to possess a sense that could sense it-self. Those that claim to be “self-aware” (aware of self) are only just fooling themselves. "Self-awareness" is impossibl...
by RG1
Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Is Personal Identity Arbitrary?
Replies: 48
Views: 7073

Re: Is Personal Identity Arbitrary?

Hobbes' Choice wrote:I think we are done here, hey?
Okay by me. And thanks for the intellectual conversation. (...I'm being sincere here).
by RG1
Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Is Personal Identity Arbitrary?
Replies: 48
Views: 7073

Re: Is Personal Identity Arbitrary?

I don't think anybody's disputing this and It seems unequivocal that there's no such thing as an objective "object". Well, dependent, of course, upon your meaning of “objective object”, I have to disagree. As I have previously shown, it is possible to ‘know’ an object exists, even though we cannot ...
by RG1
Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Is Personal Identity Arbitrary?
Replies: 48
Views: 7073

Re: Is Personal Identity Arbitrary?

Experience is subjective. Isn’t it more accurate to say that -- ‘that’ which we experience (i.e. the ‘content’ of the experience) is the ‘subjective’ part, not the ‘experience’ itself, right? Experience is experienced by an experiencer. The 'object' of your experience is not the same as the 'experi...
by RG1
Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Is Personal Identity Arbitrary?
Replies: 48
Views: 7073

Re: Is Personal Identity Arbitrary?

Isn’t ‘experiencing’ itself a ‘real’ event? …one that can be known ‘objectively’; and with 'absolute certainty'? No. Obviously not. Experience is subjective. Isn’t it more accurate to say that -- ‘that’ which we experience (i.e. the ‘content’ of the experience) is the ‘subjective’ part, not the ‘ex...
by RG1
Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Is Personal Identity Arbitrary?
Replies: 48
Views: 7073

Re: Is Personal Identity Arbitrary?

Obvious Leo wrote:Be careful not to fall into an argument with each other when you're actually saying the same thing, which is very much the way it looks to me.
Leo, yes, after re-reading this, there appears to be a slim possibility that you could be right. :oops:
by RG1
Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Is Personal Identity Arbitrary?
Replies: 48
Views: 7073

Re: Is Personal Identity Arbitrary?

I'm denying the possibility of the purely objective . Isn’t ‘ experiencing ’ itself a ‘real’ event? …one that can be known ‘objectively’; and with ' absolute certainty'? WHAT could be more 'real' or “purely objective” than 'experiencing'? ...is there something out there more 'real' than this? ...wh...
by RG1
Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Is Personal Identity Arbitrary?
Replies: 48
Views: 7073

Re: Is Personal Identity Arbitrary?

I do not disagree with the thrust of this, except to say that they are all known through the filter of perception like everything else. I’m not sure this is totally accurate. For instance, if ‘perception’ exists, then so must the ‘perceiving’. And if the ‘perceiving’ exists then so must a ‘perceive...
by RG1
Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Is Personal Identity Arbitrary?
Replies: 48
Views: 7073

Re: Is Personal Identity Arbitrary?

...we can never escape the fact the objective is as humanly constructed as the subjective world and is only seen through each of our subjective filters. Hi Hobbes, well said! And in general I agree with this statement. BUT, if we wish to be ‘technically’ correct, then there are actually 3 (three) e...
by RG1
Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Does Mind Require a Biological Body to be Conscious?
Replies: 257
Views: 27826

Re: Does Mind Require a Biological Body to be Conscious?

And how does this exempt computers or machines? First of all, as like the “computer”, the “biological machine” (i.e. human) likewise does NOT possess a “mind” or “consciousness”. This is simply a myth. What can you experience {besides a sense of self identity} that a machine of today could not also...