Mind and the reality

Is the mind the same as the body? What is consciousness? Can machines have it?

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Philosophy Explorer
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Mind and the reality

Post by Philosophy Explorer » Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:47 am

Is there anything that the mind conceives of that can be regarded as really existing, with respect to the mind?

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Re: Mind and the reality

Post by Mic84 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:38 am

Things in reality were built through the mind.

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Re: Mind and the reality

Post by jackles » Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:00 am

No.theres nothing that exist of its self without consciouness.

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Re: Mind and the reality

Post by Ginkgo » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:42 am

Philosophy Explorer wrote:Is there anything that the mind conceives of that can be regarded as really existing, with respect to the mind?

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Yes, and is usually goes under the name of scientific realism.

www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_realism

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Re: Mind and the reality

Post by hammock » Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:08 pm

Philosophy Explorer wrote:Is there anything that the mind conceives of that can be regarded as really existing, with respect to the mind? PhilX
Being which is completely bereft of or not represented by what are deemed "mental characteristics" (phenomenal presences and intelligibility of them via memory, concepts, description, etc) would not even be an exhibition of nothingness. But this does not exclude such an insentient existence from having causal powers; IOW, being the provenance of the perceptual affairs that are cognitively apprehended by putative "minds".

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