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by bergie15
Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Existentialism & Literature
Replies: 3
Views: 977

Re: Existentialism & Literature

I think that it can be easier for readers to relate to ideas in the form of a story rather than a book such as a textbook.
by bergie15
Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:14 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: If multiverse exist - Will we live for eternity?
Replies: 25
Views: 6908

Re: If multiverse exist - Will we live for eternity?

I don't think that if there were many different universes it would necessarily mean we would live forever. It just says that there are many universes that exist.
by bergie15
Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 3346
Views: 375265

Re: Music

I'm listening to Cold War Kids right now. I like them a lot, and pretty much any musical soundtrack.
by bergie15
Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Consciousness and free will.
Replies: 695
Views: 35288

Re: Consciousness and free will.

I think what you said here is problematic- that we could not make any different choices. One of the definitions of choice is deciding between different things. So people have the ability to choose one way or another.
by bergie15
Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:42 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Golden rule implies communism?
Replies: 30
Views: 3518

Re: Golden rule implies communism?

I don't think that the Golden Rule implies communism. It is just a way to treat others fairly and with kindness I think.
by bergie15
Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do you do better thinking when you're not fully focused?
Replies: 11
Views: 1531

Re: Do you do better thinking when you're not fully focused?

You are more likely to have aural hallucinations if you need silence to read? Who said this? I have never heard that before.
by bergie15
Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:49 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Kinetic sculptures
Replies: 1
Views: 981

Re: Kinetic sculptures

Yeah, I think it would. That is so cool!
by bergie15
Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:42 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do you do better thinking when you're not fully focused?
Replies: 11
Views: 1531

Re: Do you do better thinking when you're not fully focused?

I don't do better thinking that way. I could never study or read without it being silent. Though some people can do that somehow.
by bergie15
Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do you need consciousness to have emotion?
Replies: 70
Views: 6076

Re: Do you need consciousness to have emotion?

Yes, you would need to be conscious in order to be aware of the emotion that you are feeling at the time. Without it, you wouldn't know what you are feeling.
by bergie15
Sat Oct 17, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: The Problem of Nominality or "proper names"
Replies: 20
Views: 3358

Re: The Problem of Nominality or "proper names"

I think that for Mill proper names were not descriptive enough. That's what I gather from the quote used earlier.
by bergie15
Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Consciousness and free will.
Replies: 695
Views: 35288

Re: Consciousness and free will.

If our choices are limited, then that really isn't free will at all.
by bergie15
Sat Sep 26, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Philosophy of Mind
Replies: 104
Views: 32782

Re: Philosophy of Mind

This does sound a lot like dualism, as someone else said. So you think that the brain and the mind are the same thing?
by bergie15
Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:54 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do you need consciousness to have emotion?
Replies: 70
Views: 6076

Re: Do you need consciousness to have emotion?

I don't know if you can really teach someone how to say they are embarrassed. The person just knows what they are feeling, and then they say so. Though I suppose a child could learn how to do that by seeing one of their parents do it.
by bergie15
Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:38 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Consciousness and free will.
Replies: 695
Views: 35288

Re: Consciousness and free will.

If we only experience thoughts, as you say, then are these our thoughts we are experiencing? I don't know what you're trying to say here.
by bergie15
Sun Aug 30, 2015 2:55 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do you need consciousness to have emotion?
Replies: 70
Views: 6076

Re: Do you need consciousness to have emotion?

Yes a robot's "emotions" would be a kind of expressed by what they do. They would not be real emotions.