Philosophy of Mind

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

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jayjacobus wrote: Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:00 pm Your spirit will live forever but if it doesn't like your mind, it will find a new mind.
as I see it, mind & spirit are one in the same, so: no
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jayjacobus wrote: Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:00 pm Your spirit will live forever but if it doesn't like your mind, it will find a new mind.
Spirits living forever especially those infesting other minds - new or not - reminds me of stories by H.P. Lovecraft.

By far the best thing about being dead is that time has released you from any further consequences.
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Dubious wrote: Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:34 am
jayjacobus wrote: Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:00 pm Your spirit will live forever but if it doesn't like your mind, it will find a new mind.
Spirits living forever especially those infesting other minds - new or not - reminds me of stories by H.P. Lovecraft.

By far the best thing about being dead is that time has released you from any further consequences.
Yes, I sometimes marvel at how dead people whose memories I respect know nothing about this pandemic, or the present strength of electronic communications, or changes among the more trivial moral tenets, or the imminent death of our natural environment. And still I look to what these people would have said about these novel developments.
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jayjacobus wrote: Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:00 pm Your spirit will live forever but if it doesn't like your mind, it will find a new mind.
coughbullshit!
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By far the best thing about being dead

there is no best thing about bein' dead

dead is oblivion: avoid bein' dead for as long as possible

be alive
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henry quirk wrote: Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:54 pm dead is oblivion
For some people, life is too!</sarc>
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henry quirk wrote: Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:54 pm By far the best thing about being dead

there is no best thing about bein' dead

dead is oblivion: avoid bein' dead for as long as possible

be alive
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the best thing about being dead... truckin'

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Impenitent wrote: Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:40 pm the best thing about being dead... truckin'

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Belinda wrote: Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:46 am
Dubious wrote: Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:34 am
jayjacobus wrote: Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:00 pm Your spirit will live forever but if it doesn't like your mind, it will find a new mind.
Spirits living forever especially those infesting other minds - new or not - reminds me of stories by H.P. Lovecraft.

By far the best thing about being dead is that time has released you from any further consequences.
Yes, I sometimes marvel at how dead people whose memories I respect know nothing about this pandemic, or the present strength of electronic communications, or changes among the more trivial moral tenets, or the imminent death of our natural environment. And still I look to what these people would have said about these novel developments.
Nothing that they would have said had they still been living.
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RCSaunders wrote: Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:25 pm
henry quirk wrote: Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:54 pm dead is oblivion
For some people, life is too!</sarc>
No its not! For many if not most, it's misery from first to last where oblivion is a holiday which never ends.
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Dubious wrote: Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:09 pm
RCSaunders wrote: Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:25 pm
henry quirk wrote: Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:54 pm dead is oblivion
For some people, life is too!</sarc>
No its not! For many if not most, it's misery from first to last where oblivion is a holiday which never ends.
Lighten up. It was sarcasm.

Surely you've met people who are oblivious to almost everything, though.

Just for the record, if your life is miserable, it's your own damn fault.
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RCSaunders wrote: Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:46 am
Dubious wrote: Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:09 pm
RCSaunders wrote: Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:25 pm
For some people, life is too!</sarc>
No its not! For many if not most, it's misery from first to last where oblivion is a holiday which never ends.
Lighten up. It was sarcasm.
You don't have the talent for it; I'm sorry for taking you seriously.
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dead is oblivion: avoid bein' dead for as long as possible
Too generic! Everything is relative.
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RCSaunders wrote: Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:46 am Just for the record, if your life is miserable, it's your own damn fault.
...just for the record, sometimes I'm miserable and sometimes I'm not. Only idiots are happy all the time.
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