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by bergie15
Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:54 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do you need consciousness to have emotion?
Replies: 70
Views: 7687

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: 44823

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: 7687

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.
by bergie15
Sat Aug 08, 2015 1:51 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: If you could save the world by killing someone, would you do it?
Replies: 55
Views: 7310

Re: If you could save the world by killing someone, would you do it?

I don't know if I could actually do that. I think that I will say no.
by bergie15
Sat Jul 18, 2015 2:12 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: On friendship.
Replies: 8
Views: 1330

Re: On friendship.

How is friendship an exchange of services? It seems to me that it is actually has nothing to do with that. You don't expect that from someone who is your friend.
by bergie15
Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:11 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Boredom
Replies: 28
Views: 3409

Re: Boredom

There is really nothing wrong with being bored. It's just that sometimes people do not want to or have the energy to find some way to occupy their time, I think.
by bergie15
Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Consciousness and free will.
Replies: 695
Views: 44823

Re: Consciousness and free will.

I have just looked up alien hand sydrome. Are there really choices with this syndrome? I can see what you are saying. I had never heard of that before.
by bergie15
Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Boredom
Replies: 28
Views: 3409

Re: Boredom

I agree with that. When you are bored your mind is not really engaged, otherwise you would be active and your mind would be also.
by bergie15
Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Who is discussed in the english speaking world?
Replies: 5
Views: 4134

Re: Who is discussed in the english speaking world?

I too have read Plato at the Googleplex. I quite liked it; it was interesting.
by bergie15
Sat May 30, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Consciousness and free will.
Replies: 695
Views: 44823

Re: Consciousness and free will.

Choices are done consciously; there is no such thing as an unconcious choice. You are aware of the things that you do, and are aware of the choices you make.
by bergie15
Sat May 23, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is Platonic love the best kind of love?
Replies: 22
Views: 2873

Re: Is Platonic love the best kind of love?

I don't know if Platonic love (or Fraternal love) is necessarily the best kind of love. I think that it is very important in that people share things with friends that they don't with anyone else.
by bergie15
Mon May 11, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Go back to the void from whence you came!
Replies: 12
Views: 2766

Re: Go back to the void from whence you came!

Absolutely! The figure of Golum in lord of the rings is an obvious allegory of the human being in a state of war with his own being, enslaved to his own deluded greed for example. It's amazing how mythology and popular fiction can live in our psyches. I've had the figure of the gingerbread man pop ...
by bergie15
Sat Apr 25, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Writing as Therapy
Replies: 18
Views: 2625

Re: Writing as Therapy

That seems like a good way to know how you felt at times-writing it down. I used to keep journals when I was younger, though I don't anymore.
by bergie15
Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: I would be interested to hear others thoughts on this quote from Nietzsche
Replies: 44
Views: 5731

Re: I would be interested to hear others thoughts on this quote from Nietzsche

I think he meant that if we surround ourselves with bad or evil, we will become evil.
by bergie15
Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Fire In the Minds of Men
Replies: 3
Views: 1200

Re: Fire In the Minds of Men

This does sound interesting. Maybe I will read it.