A Philosophy of Mind

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

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A Philosophy of Mind

Post by Barbara Brooks » Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:12 pm

Come visualize mind from the standpoint of dialectic knowledge the constructive deductive rational way of observing life’s definite unchanging scheme.

I am fascinated with truth forever directed towards things that are all in order moving. That is why I write, in order to draw my mind toward knowledge and truth, which is what reason means.

For over thirty years I have been trying to master what is truth thinking it would make me wiser. Gradually I accustomed myself to knowledge more accurate and distinct. Truth reveals the course of reason. What is truth but assurance of being declares not just belief of self but reason. Pure inner self, is the ego in other words, self in and for self.

Reason is all reality in the sense of the abstract self perceives what is destined and what is supposed. That is at the same time the very principle of idealism; reason is idealism. Reason has a twofold nature in sheer opposition. The idea of reason to be idealism but in truth reason is intended to be a search, which in its very process of seeking declares that it is absolutely impossible to have the satisfaction of finding all truth.

. What is great and what is small arises when there is some contradiction involves the conception of plurality but the mind rightly educated will recognize and salute noble and good, reason.
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Post by Barbara Brooks » Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:20 pm

Knowledge perfect in form and possessed by every one, is offered to everyone, and made plain for all.
I know the eyes do see both small and great certainly, but only in a bewildered manner not distinguished. The mind naturally summons the aid of calculation and intelligence.
Whereas arithmetic and brains looks at small and great as individual not confused as eyesight, here arises the distinction of the visible and the logical world.
Is that which is light heavy? This invites thought; when there is some contradiction present, and one is the reverse of one this involves the conception of plurality, thought is aroused within the mind and wants to know the answer.

The logical world leads mind towards truth is of the kind of knowledge for which we philosophers must carry on examine until we see truth the highest principle. Earth to the sun, shadows to the light, the effect goes beyond mere consciousness truth is an astonishing phenomenon you feel it. Look at things as they really are the power and capacity of gaining knowledge and understanding exists in our mind already. All those images dwell in our imprinted in the mind

Therefore whenever perceiving anything, either by the help of sight or hearing, or any of the other senses, a conception of some other thing like it or unlike it appears in the mind.

That is why Socrates carried out the command of the God of knowledge "Know Thyself" look in self at what is truth.

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Post by Barbara Brooks » Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:54 pm

Suppose I said that the power and capacity of gaining knowledge and understanding exists in mind already? That all images dwelling in mind are imprinted by senses. The mind is supreme ruler, autonomous, self-determining, feeling, perceiving, reasoning, willing, and reflective system that determines logically our relationship with humankind.
First starter mind consists in the two forms, consciousness and self-conciousness. What if consciousness distinguishes and self-consciousness sets out to pure ideal likelihood a vision. All those visions that dwell in mind are imprinted by the intervention of mind from these ideas is derived reason.

What is remarkable the mind feels, perceives, reasons, wills and thinks in totality; its individual moments, consciousness, self-consciousness, reason, and spirit, all at the same time, together constituting a moving process. A returning back to self is conviction Thus, consciousness, self-consciousness, reason, and spirit belong to knowing, assuming, appropriating and adopting a distinctive form developed in each consciousness.

Reason is an actual spirit that pervades and permeates all aspects of being belongs to each individual is a spirit in its real truth when consciousness and self-consciousness have come to terms.

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Post by Barbara Brooks » Sat Oct 20, 2007 5:01 pm

Philosophy of mind rule, common morality and customs and pleasures Fix your eyes on what has preoccupied and disquieted the people of today to have fallen into such disunity it is the task of philosophy to undo and re-illuminate mind spirit.

The mind hard driven by life oppressed, entangled in materiality and pleasures get lost but can be re-illuminated.

Reconciliation follows destruction is what history shows us, successions of noble minds, a gallery of thinkers, Thales and Pythagoras, two rare geniuses, reined at the time when Greece was working its way out of a stupor.

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Post by Barbara Brooks » Sun Oct 21, 2007 5:56 pm

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Philosophy of mind depends on science, this is requisite above all, also that the endeavor is attained by not pulling from the mind wrong opinions. Science is the instrument of reason. Knowledge (science) comes on the scene and liberates reason the mind can never assure us of anything if knowledge does not intervene.

Little by little, here raise our minds to science. The mind is, feeling; distinguishing, such as, wakefulness from sleep. But science lodged in the mind too as a pilot or a conductor who reasons the sweetness of learning and knowing.

To conceive philosophy of mind. no method is simpler or more distinctly represented then here but we must quit feelings in order to behold truth.

Spinoza asserted that knowledge is oneness of thought . This difficult requisite is without a doubt c challenge because desires prevail over thought.

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Post by Barbara Brooks » Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:00 pm

It has only been in modern times philosophy has been separated from science for example Aristotle’s writings on physics were more philosophical then physics.
There is a perfection, which all philosophers ought to attain and not to fall short of if philosophy is to have any value. Philosophy is the spectator of all time and its students are harmoniously constituted, gentle and just even in youth.

Philosophical minds have the gift of good memory, are quick to learn, noble, gracious and friend of knowledge. They seek truth and therefore must have the gift of good memory. This is the philosopher's nature; they cannot rest in mere opinion, to them those who lack knowledge have no clear pattern. They think philosophy is useless but I say to them they need to attribute the uselessness to the fault of themselves who will not use knowledge don’t blame philosophy.

Now here in Philosophy of Mind together we may once more lead the earnest search and greet a dawn of a better time that rises above interests of the moment.

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Post by Barbara Brooks » Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:33 pm

A philosopher is a lover of truth will never intentionally lay, which philosophers loath; they love the truth.

In the fourteenth century Copernicus was the first to show the sun is the center. Pythagorean a contemporary of Thales spoke of sun as the innermost point of the sphere as the midpoint or center. Aristotle thought that if the whole world were spherical it would be best for the sun to be at midpoint. Copernicus regard midpoint to take place with the sun at the center as a common mobile does not differ from this center and moving planets.

Copernicus not only was a philosopher but learned in Greek and astronomy also law and medicine. He showed earth was a moving planet and the sun at the center of the universe immovable. Ptolemy argued that the sun must occupy the middle position between those planets, which have the full range of angular elongation from the sun, and those planets.

It was Johannes Kepler who discovered upon the observations of Tycho Brahe, upon the hypotheses of Nicolaus Copernicus and the philosophy of William Gilbert the law of motion. These laws are among the most beautiful, purest least tangled with multiplicity to be found. Kepler divided the law of motion into three motions. What faith he had, it took Kepler twenty-seven years of research and come up with the Law of Motion; having complete faith that reason must be there in the heavens.

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Post by Barbara Brooks » Wed Oct 24, 2007 4:10 pm

As matters stand now if philosophy were given honor there could be continuous and earnest research, and discoveries such as Kepler did; even now as disregarded, as philosophy is forces its way by natural appeal, and very likely some day will emerge into light.

Careful thought comes truth and compassion, this is Philosophy of Mind and is most good. The love of learning is the love of knowledge, which is gentle good and noble mind. What are required are courage, quickness, and well being. The highest truth worthy of attaining is good. Only by good do all things become of use and to your advantage. The idea of good is the spirit of Philosophy of Mind.

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Post by Barbara Brooks » Thu Oct 25, 2007 5:28 pm

The Philosophy of Mind is not mainstream stuff but something of interest to all or what should be of interest to all. Pythagoras who was a great philosopher had a very strict rule in what he did each day; he believed each hour had purpose. In the morning directly after his rising he would set aside recalling to memory the history of the previous day. For he thought that what is to be done in the day depends chiefly on the previous day and whether the deeds in that day were done and if they were right or wrong.

Philosophies. Socrates period of influence was the fullest blossom of knowledge was in institutions, government, morality, social life, customs and pleasures commenced in time

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Post by Barbara Brooks » Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:23 pm

Knowledge the process of discovery may be rightly is termed recollection. Those who know only remember. Knowledge is termed recollection because mind a recalls. Like an observer; once it is observed it is known.
Mind is in the sphere of feeling that distinguishes wakefulness from sleep but if knowledge does not intervene and draw mind toward truth mind can never assure anything. Mind is merely a process unthinking, indolent, idle suffers at the hands of thought. The dragging our feet is inheren in mind opposed to thought is nothing more than consciousness of self..

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Post by Barbara Brooks » Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:57 pm

Belief test what is truth here knowledge comes on the scene as a pathway pressing forward to truth. This pathway has a negative significance called doubt that belief ends in nothingness or emptiness.

When doubt or any of the other determinate negations, opinion and prejudice, rest upon our faith brings about despair that proceeds straight away to criticize and test our views, thoughts, and opinions doubt see nothing come as the result.

Wait; see whether that doubt is possibly part of conviction. See whether that feeling of anxious doubt may well be the struggle to preserve self, which is lost. Rest, that anxious doubt knowledge will agitate its thoughtlessness; will disturb the indolence. Conviction is certainly more than handing self over to doubt; knowledge is our object it is for we philosophers to bring it to light,

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Post by Barbara Brooks » Sat Oct 27, 2007 5:31 pm

Belief, conviction, and faith test what is truth when knowledge comes on the scene a pathway pressing forward to truth. This pathway has a negative significance too called doubt that ends in negative emptiness.

When doubt or any of the other determinate negations; opinion and prejudice rest upon our faith it brings about despair that proceeds straight away to criticize, belief test doubt that sees nothing come as the result.

But wait could it be possible doubt is part of the belief process. Wait see whether that anxious feeling of doubt may well be the struggle to preserve self when feeling lost.

Rest assures belief is certainly more than handing self over to doubt. Knowledge is our object it is for philosophers to bring it to light, agitate mind thoughtlessness, disturb its indolence.

Knowledge the process of discovery may be rightly is termed recollection. Those who know merely remember once it is observed it is known.

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Post by Barbara Brooks » Sun Oct 28, 2007 6:57 pm

The disbelief is sure to pass by means of knowledge and good. Knowledge is the instrument possesses enlightenment without it everything would be confused of what is essential and what is nonessential. Then being right or wrong is the phenomenon of knowledge wisdom, insight, understanding, and observation. Knowledge embraces the entire system of consciousness or more so the virtue of consciousness.

As plant has a relationship to light, air, and water have in the sphere of being-for-self sensation. Look at a seed through a microscope can scarcely see that it is pregnant with all the qualities of the plant. In the seed is contains the whole plant, its stalk, twigs, leaves, color, odor, and taste. Every mind like a seed contains ideas, desires and thoughts.

Look at the mind it is most good. It first it perceives shadows, then images and last truth, not a depiction of truth, but truth that gives the seasons, and years, and names for all things; not opinion, not shadows, not disputing about truth with tainted eyes, and make no good attempt to go beyond the opinions of shadows. The power and capacity of gaining knowledge and understanding exists in the mind already


To lay hold of truth we must be arithmetician its the easiest way to arrive at knowledge. Arithmetic compels the mind to reason is about numbers, how they rebel against tangible objects into the argument. You know how steadily the masters of the art ridicule anyone who attempts to divide total unity when calculating, and if you divide, multiply, taking care that one shall continue one and not become lost in fractions. Perplexity naturally summons to mind to calculation and intelligence, that we see whether the several objects are one or two. This distinction is visible and the intelligible invite thought; if unity we could adequately perceive absolute by the sight or by any other senses, then there would be no need for knowledge, but there is always some contradiction present, and one is the reverse of one and involves the conception of plurality.

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Post by Barbara Brooks » Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:01 pm

What makes reason complete is belief, self consciousness cannot be seen; it is simply undifferentiated self-conscious ideal which has no support, cannot stand alone because it is merely ideal; has no inherent standpoint only reason.


Therefore, reason is nothing else than pure conscious self. It is a kind of enlightenment nothing else than the inner reality, the ultimately simple pure ideal being, or pure thought within self. Reason is that inner reality of self is sheer implicit power within self.

Here is self-distinguishing self without any action because actions have consequences a victim by outside influences willpower is attacked and driven into alien and distant ends. Reason constitutes the whole self, whereas certainty and perception are distinct expressions that fall apart in time, but reason belongs to wholly inner self-specific determination.

The will to move in pursuit of what interests you or what should interest you is reason. It renders things clear and intelligible and turns a negative outlook into a positive one, works and actualizes, and brings to bear in other words; reason brings to light and establishes something good and eternal.

Descartes, believed good is equally distributed; for every one is provided with reason and do not usually desire a larger measure of quality than what we already possess. Good in all is the power of judging right and wrong properly Than those who forsake good, while they run fast, and good travels very slowly may yet make far greater progress.

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Post by Barbara Brooks » Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:15 pm

Something becomes something through work. One must labor to succeed in attaining and finding pleasure second, laboring, for work keeps us in bondage is our chain from which we can not get away from, Only in labor do we succeed in attaining purpose.


Thus purpose is freedom realized, which is absolute good and intention according with good inasmuch good is to be the aim complete.

Desire the uninhibited truth being is realized freedom realizing its independent life set before self is a universal spirit, linked together spirit comes to act and rises out of the state of unconsciousness into the universal spirit.

Conscious actions must be substantial in character to carry out purpose it must be the entirely one and universal spirit; and must not be taken as if it were mere action. Spirit is immediate truth and conscious life is the good of all.

Mind prevails over purpose is the problem is the conflict, a struggle of division comprising of self subjective or self-interest and purpose ability to be reduced to a means to some further intention.

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