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by Sculptor
Mon May 10, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: An argument against materialism
Replies: 85
Views: 661

Re: An argument against materialism

So the difference between a rock and you is that you have a brain. The brain however is a material object. So if we believe in the emergence of consciousness in the brain, that is due to two things: The type of matter process and the type of matter. Could we agree on these? THe brain is the seat of...
by Sculptor
Mon May 10, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Computers Are Incapable Of Creatively Writing Music
Replies: 289
Views: 3908

Re: Computers Are Incapable Of Creatively Writing Music

If we can only experience internal phenomena, then the experience of kicking something, and even any notion that one has a leg to kick anything with, is simply internal phenomena and one has no way to even begin to tell that it's not just a fantasy. What else you got? A request for how you personal...
by Sculptor
Sun May 09, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How time can only exist at now and yet has a direction?
Replies: 165
Views: 14485

Re: How time can only exist at now and yet has a direction?

Ok, so my guess was right. So can you get out of this train? You know its not a real train don't you? The train can go faster but it cannot go backwards. Getting off the train means death. Getting to the end of the journey is also death. What does it mean to be out of the train to you if it leads t...
by Sculptor
Sun May 09, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: An argument against materialism
Replies: 85
Views: 661

Re: An argument against materialism

So, an rock also has EDC. DO you mean a rock? No a rock does not have a brain. DO you? So the difference between a rock and you is that you have a brain. The brain however is a material object. So if we believe in the emergence of consciousness in the brain, that is due to two things: The type of m...
by Sculptor
Sun May 09, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Computers Are Incapable Of Creatively Writing Music
Replies: 289
Views: 3908

Re: Computers Are Incapable Of Creatively Writing Music

If that's all we got then how do you personally avoid idealism a la solipsism? That's easy. If you can kick it, it is real. If we can only experience internal phenomena, then the experience of kicking something, and even any notion that one has a leg to kick anything with, is simply internal phenom...
by Sculptor
Sun May 09, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Realists as Animals Cannot Recognize Themselves in a Mirror
Replies: 74
Views: 551

Re: Realists as Animals Cannot Recognize Themselves in a Mirror

Freudian Psychologists would have a field day with this thread.
It's almost like VA has looked in the mirror at the horror there and has convinced himself that he is looking at others on the Forum.
Then he has the temerity to accuse others of projection.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Sculptor
Sun May 09, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Computers Are Incapable Of Creatively Writing Music
Replies: 289
Views: 3908

Re: Computers Are Incapable Of Creatively Writing Music

Yes, and I'm asking that in the context of a claim that we only experience internal phenomena. That's all we got. All external experiences come to us vie our sensations, which are internally processed. Where does the boundary lie? How ould you characterise a heart beat ? Is a nail in the foot not a...
by Sculptor
Sun May 09, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Computers Are Incapable Of Creatively Writing Music
Replies: 289
Views: 3908

Re: Computers Are Incapable Of Creatively Writing Music

Your question is actually quite a deep one. Are you asking, how do we differentiate between internal, or mind generated experiences, as opposed to world generated experiences? Yes, and I'm asking that in the context of a claim that we only experience internal phenomena. That's all we got. All exter...
by Sculptor
Sun May 09, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Which is More Evil?
Replies: 7
Views: 92

Re: Which is More Evil?

Which is more evil? 1) Being respectful to God but murdering a human being because you could make a profit off of it. OR 2) Saying you hate God because your girlfriend ditched you and left you lonely and anguished, causing you to lash out at God, but not doing harm to other humans? I get the pictur...
by Sculptor
Sun May 09, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Which is More Evil?
Replies: 7
Views: 92

Re: Which is More Evil?

Which is more evil? 1) Being respectful to God but murdering a human being because you could make a profit off of it. OR 2) Saying you hate God because your girlfriend ditched you and left you lonely and anguished, causing you to lash out at God, but not doing harm to other humans? I get the pictur...
by Sculptor
Sun May 09, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Realists as Animals Cannot Recognize Themselves in a Mirror
Replies: 74
Views: 551

Re: Realists as Animals Cannot Recognize Themselves in a Mirror

just as the chimpanzee, bird or other animals cannot recognize their reflection in mirror represented themselves, [not a stranger], the realist [you in this case] cannot understand why 'independent objects' are ultimately not independent of the human conditions. This is the equivalent of bein' call...
by Sculptor
Sun May 09, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Realists as Animals Cannot Recognize Themselves in a Mirror
Replies: 74
Views: 551

Re: Realists as Animals Cannot Recognize Themselves in a Mirror

"Any counter from realists to the above?" Yes. Work on being able to argue for/justify your views, including against objections that you need to be able to understand and specifically address rather than hoping to just get by on insult-oriented rhetoric. I believe you are your own problem. Noted in...
by Sculptor
Sun May 09, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Realists as Animals Cannot Recognize Themselves in a Mirror
Replies: 74
Views: 551

Re: Realists as Animals Cannot Recognize Themselves in a Mirror

One the of most common and serious contention within the philosophical community is the Philosophical Realists versus the Anti-Philosophical_Realists position. Philosophical_Realism https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philosophical_realism Philosophical realism is usually not treated as a position of its...
by Sculptor
Sun May 09, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Realists as Animals Cannot Recognize Themselves in a Mirror
Replies: 74
Views: 551

Re: Realists as Animals Cannot Recognize Themselves in a Mirror

Terrapin Station wrote: Fri May 07, 2021 9:32 am "Any counter from realists to the above?"

Yes. Work on being able to argue for/justify your views, including against objections that you need to be able to understand and specifically address rather than hoping to just get by on insult-oriented rhetoric.
I'll second that.
by Sculptor
Sun May 09, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Understanding the religious mindset
Replies: 131
Views: 1574

Re: Understanding the religious mindset

Faith was required for knowledge of God's existence - reason then follows from the Truth of ITS existence. That's easy - since god does not exist there is no need for faith that god exists. So there is no need for "need". AND THERE U HAVE IT!! - as an atheist U will never know the truth that GOD DO...