A Philosophy of Mind

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

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Through thought comes truth and with truth comes kindness, what is truth but ideality, or in other words, self-assurance of being. Truth demonstrates the course of reason the bare and simple reality.

In and for self is the ego, a pure inner essence of being but reason which lies feelings or idealism, perceives what is destiny and what is imaginary is at the same time the very principle of idealism; reason is idealism, but cannot get away from sensing and distinguishing therefore falls into a contradiction.

The whole heavens and all creation would collapse and stand still, and never again have motion or birth without pure knowing and because pure knowing is absolute truth of reason that all things which fall under the mind From the mind is derived reason that all sensible creatures aim at. Then to see, hear, or perceive in anyway we must have knowledge.
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The unjust escape for a while but they are found out at last and in the end receive full payment of the debt owed to them. In all of us there is an uncontrolled, untamed nature arises out of the want, food, house and clothing. Satisfying these needs somewhere in the intercourse of society with one another that is where justice and injustice appear.


The just cannot be unjust any more than heat can produce cold. Justice is more precious than loads of pieces of gold; perfection there is nothing else. Justice to an end does not aim at excess has meaning, even though justice is wrapped up in a mysterious form.

Courage makes us valiant, wisdom makes us wise, not so justice produces harmony and maintains intact all the notes of the scale.

Justice comes to the finish line receives honor. This is the way with the just who endure to the end of achievement has a good report and carries off the honor which society has to bestow. It is justice that has the most complete mastery over the whole human race conveys harmony, friendship and truth of being, whereas injustice creates division and hate.

Justice is not happiness only of the top-heavy of the society but the greatest happiness of all, is ordered with a view to good, are where citizens are most likely to be found just.

Just like hunters look dutifully at their hunted so as not to slip away, and escape is the same of justice, we go about looking for justice far off in the distance when it is in our hands, not far off in the distance we miss it.
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I write from the standpoint of dialectic knowledge a constructive deductive rational way of observing life’s definite unchanging scheme of things. I being fascinated with truth is forever directed towards things that are all in order moving in order to draw my mind toward knowledge and truth, which is what reason is. I have been trying to master what is truth not just assurance of being but reason.

Reason in the sense of the abstract self perceives what is destined and what is supposed at the same time. Reason is the very principle of idealism; only to be a search, which seeking declares truth.

When there is some contradiction what is great and what is small arises this involves the conception of plurality, now if rightly educated will recognize the noble good reason.
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This knowledge is possessed by every one, offered to everyone, and made plain for all is what I write about. All those images dwell in mind imprinted by the senses. That is why Socrates carried out the command of the God of knowledge "Know Thyself" look in self at what is truth. This exists in mind already in everyone as the supreme ruler, the autonomous, self-determining system that determines all humankind.
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Socrates believed that philosophers are able to grasp the eternal and unchangeable truth and those who mosey in the region of the variable are not philosophers. They are wanting in the knowledge of the true being of each thing, the eternal and unchangeable and have in their mind no clear objectivity. They are unable to look at the absolute truth to guard them and preserve the orderliness of them.

To know the very truth of each thing is the greatest of all great qualities and they are the ones that should rule the state of affairs in a society.

The philosophical mind always loves knowledge, which shows the eternal nature not the varying from generation and corruption. We are lovers of all true being; no parts whether greater or less, are we willing to renounce.

There is another quality, which we should also possess and that is the love of truth. The true philosopher must from their earliest youth loves truth are drawn off into another channel drawn towards knowledge, absorbed in the pleasures of knowledge in every form I mean, if we are true philosophers and not a shams motives which make another person desirous of having and spending, has no place in the philosophical character.
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All things become useful and advantageous who pursues truth from error what is properly called science. When resting upon science your senses are radiant with intelligence and understanding. It is said that astronomy should employ true science and let the heavens alone and approach the subject in the right way reason is the natural way in order to be of any real use. A true astronomer looks at the movements of the stars knows the things in heaven are framed in the most perfect manner by reason.

There are two ruling powers of knowledge, the intellectual world, and the visible. What is great and what is small arises from the visible and the intelligible. What is great and what is small arises when there is some contradiction and one is the reverse of one and involves the conception of plurality. Then thought begins to be aroused and the mind is perplexed wants to arrive at a decision asks what is the conclusive?

Certainly sight does see but only in a confused manner; does not distinguish definite, whereas the intelligible thinking mind intends to light up the chaos, and look at small and great separate and not confused. For example, light and sight may be truly said to be like the sun, and yet not the sun, the same as science and truth may be deemed to be like mind, but not mind.

Pure knowing the ultimate absolute truth is entangled in the world of appearance. Consider this that in order to give certainty means of exercise logic in all things. Everyone finds in self something thoroughly familiar, which can form the starting point for further reflection is called reason
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First comes easily perceiving shadows then comes images and last truth in its proper region that gives the seasons, and years, and names for all things; not shadows by eyes corrupted, and the opinions of shadows.

Knowledge more than anything else contains a divine element, which always remains useful and profitable.

In the mind is truth, which every one learns and this is called good. Through reflection comes truth and kindness this is in everyone and is most good.

Philosophy the lover of knowledge required is spirit, swiftness, and strength united in order. The process is not the turning over of a Monte, but the turning round of a mind passing from a day that is little better than night to the true day of being, that is, the ascent from below, affirmed to be true philosophy.
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Here in order to set one’s own self in order is laid out the perfect inner being. Knowledge is sheer intelligence its lays aside consciousness, which derives from senses; therefore pure ideality within oneself. Socrates believed there is a law of Destiny and when unable to follow, we fail to behold the truth, and through some unfortunate circumstances sinks beneath the double load of forgetfulness and error. The mind, which has seen most of truth, shall be a philosopher, or artist, or some musical and loving nature.

Therefore knowledge, colorless, formless, intangible in essence is visible only to mind, as pilot of the soul. divine intelligence, pure knowledge, and a intelligence in every soul which is capable of receiving the food proper .


Those who follow any guide who points the way may be said to have opinion but knowledge see the absolute, eternal, immutable may be said to know, and not to have only opinion.
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Today is my birthday.
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Barbara Brooks wrote:Today is my birthday.
Happy Birthday, Barbara!!! I have another friend whose birthday is also today! I hope you both had a wonderful day!
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Artisticsolution,

Thank you I did have a pleasant birthday, I hope your other friend did too.

Life is a whole fluid medium, quietly, silently shaping and molding and distributing in all their manifold forms, becomes by this very activity, the Process the movement of life. The whole change is the distinction of the forms. In virtue of this very distinction this fluctuation this flowing condition, becomes itself other which is self-conditioned and self-contained and consequently endless, infinite living life.

Here is intended knowledge to be useful and logical understanding that works out in the mind reason for nature. The approach is partly practical and partly theoretical, knowledge that does away with hypothesis and goes direct to the first principle of everything in space and time.

By the power of knowledge we start the discovery purely attaining a conception define rationally to attain the greatest dialectic ‹educational skills. This is a perfection that all knowledge ought to reach and which students ought to attain and not fall short of it. For when a student knows not only there the first principles are constructed out of know not, unable to see one and other.

What causes students to convince themselves that there is difficulty in knowing is the fact that they never raise the mind because they are so comfortable not knowing.

Here we step into the world above opinions and examine the complex beauty of life, and not directly physically grasping life, that mode is only subjective, temporary, and greatly ineffective.

All this is knowledge we must quit feelings, they only hinder to our acquisition, the pathway of knowledge embraces nothing less than the entire system of consciousness concerns consciousness or virtue of consciousness.

May I ask when is your birthday?

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Happy Birthday x 2! :D
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Barbara Brooks wrote:
May I ask when is your birthday?

Barbara

Second week of June.
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John,

Thank you.

Ethics have fallen into such disorder it becomes the duty of lovers of knowledge to reawaken that mind spirit, which has been converted in such a way constitutional human rights roam unencumbered without any order of one and other living together shaping and preserving a universal purpose.

Ethics is essentially just as much spiritual as it is an action of community life outside family, if it were merely an act of service a process of knowledge. The ethical act; must be substantial in character and universal that lifts us out of the life of chance and change, into a simple universal world peace.

Socrates believed an ethical community depends on the, magnificence, concord, beauty, and good pulse of the community tits continuous aim of beauty and grace; and good community flows like a gentle wind from a purer region, into likeness with reason. Any mind rightly educated is ethical noble good we recognize and salute.

Zeno of Elea, created an art of dialogue by which he made the same things appear to be like and unlike, one and many, or at rest and at motion. He was able to demonstrate likeness of everything to which a likeness can be found, and drew into the light of day likenesses and unlikeness that are used by all.

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Ethics is that unbroken sense of security and fulfillment with the self. Is the established routine of human motion and morals of the living without opposition to one?

A law known to everybody, always familiar and recognized by everyone routine and predictable is ethics and in every individual; That certainty of oneself as a single individual spirit is a force exerted against the independence of individuals is something other than the power of family.

The ethical law or the absolute being, or, in other words, the immediate consciousness which shapes and preserves itself by work and universal ends; In an ethical world, we see set before us purpose, of the previous manners of conscious life. What we apprehend is real universal conscious spirit, linked together with divine law; here spirit comes to actuality, and rises the state out of unkindness into the conscious universal spirit for the whole divine and human lorder.

Like the sun mingles through a real active agent that kindles the process of the Elements, ethics does not merely illuminate but arouses and governs a process and yet is independent as a free subject.
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Knowledge is the ultimate absolute truth of consciousness.

Here in our fair society or more so our ethical order is a peaceful simple universality when the spirit of self has worked its way out of indifference unfeeling the ethical world-spirit consciousness, knowledge, insight and understanding make its appearance.

Many people insist pleasure to be useful, but there is no value in things if we do not know what they possess. The finer sort of intelligence says it is knowledge if we have no knowledge of the things Like eyes when resting upon something shines and is radiant but goes blinking about, sees nothing nor any color without light.

For instance, how does sunlight relate to earth? The answer is sunlight relates to earth only on the surface. If earth surface were smooth it would be only a mere gleam or shining an image of something other. The same as placing two mirrors opposite each other and between a lights, the light becomes visible in the mirrors, each mirror image is only a reflection in another.

Sunlight the most important characteristic of light is its gleam, or it’s shining brightens up earth and makes it visible; Consequently causing Earth to be perpetually ignited and incited by sunlight because it has rough, smooth, and pointed surfaces and this causes light and shade to arise.
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