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    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33224461/ Abstract “How many colors are there? Quoted numbers range from ten million to a dozen. Are colors object properties? Opinions range all the way from of course they are to no, colors are just mental...
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    And as has also been relayed numerous times, there's a difference between saying that consciousness is an EM field and likening consciousness to an EM field for the sake of illustrating a way of looking at it. In other words, it seems to have...
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    As has been discussed: “The field theories of consciousness do not appear to have been as widely discussed as other quantum consciousness theories, such as those of Penrose, Stapp or Bohm.[17] However, David Chalmers[18] argues that quantum...
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    Been through all this numerous times. No need for me to slow it down. In fact, I was playing a game of chess while listening. But I can't resist pointing out ( again ) that Chalmers also alludes to EM phenomena during his explanation. Perhaps...
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    An extremely lucid interview with Chalmers from 2004, pointing to his project of exploring the character of consciousness: ps, I needed to slow down the playback speed to 75 percent and click on the subtitles in English in order to follow all...
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    Either that's the wrong type of question, or the question isn't formulated to elicit the desired response. For example, assuming an explanation were possible, how we would explain why there is something it is like to entertain a mental image or...
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    The Davos Manifesto
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    The alleged Pentagon Task Force has only revealed a snippet of its operations and yes declassified papers which great researchers like 'The Black Vault' have shown it not all clear and cut on the UAP (Flying Saucers -UFO's ) ultimate gain. U.S...
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    I do. Reading it now. Thank you for the link. ETA, I'm about midpoint in the thesis and want to comment on this paragraph: "Satiric playfulness and surprise are evident everywhere in the poem in the outrageous juxtaposition of ideas and...
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    Here is the link back to my post of last night concerning David Morris's recently published book on Merleau-Ponty's developmental ontology. If one is willing to read one book, if not more, to understand the significance of phenomenological...
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    You might find the following attachment interesting and relevant:
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    Not too sure about that, @Soupie. Chalmers, in defining the hard problem, recognized that we live in and experience a physical world but that our feelings for it and our consequent ideas about it arise from our slight {or considerable, in some...
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    If I understand you correctly, the fog between our respective positions is starting to lift. In light of this, one way we might answer the question of how the mind and body related, would be to say: The mind and body are related via nonlinear...
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    Interaction—or more weakly, correspondence—indicates that mind and body share a nature; we can say they are both natural, or we can simply say they are both physical. As many have noted, and you have an affinity for saying, whether we feel...
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    Nice find. I've included the paper as a direct downloadable attachment below:
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    Moss Brender, N. (2013). "Sense-Making and Symmetry-Breaking: Merleau-Ponty, Cognitive Science, and Dynamic Systems Theory." Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy, 17(2), 247-271. f422a0a72f9284a07504880cc4f61ae3.pdf
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    I think you're onto something interesting there. I first ran across the idea that a less rigid view of what constitutes the physical is required thanks to @Constance who introduced Merleau Ponty into this thread. In looking at his history to...
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    I am interested in the notion of what constitutes the physical and how the notion of 'physical' might change. So... consider the idea of 'the physical' as being everything contained within a glass jar; everything that is physical must fit in it...
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    I would beg to differ, unless that is, you are positing that oranges aren't made of matter and energy.
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    I would disagree to the extent that while interaction between minds and bodies is self evident, it took @marduk to point out ( to me at least ) that the consequence of this situation logically necessitates that the mind must be physical. I don't...
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    Winner of the 2020 Edward Goodwin Ballard Prize in Phenomenology, Merleau-Ponty's Developmental Ontology shows how the philosophy of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, from its very beginnings, seeks to find sense or meaning within nature, and how this quest...
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    A really good article, and we seem to have some common ground here. Thanks for posting this :cool:
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    @Randall perhaps we can agree with the following as it seems to capture, roughly, both our approaches. http://edwardfeser.blogspot.com/2010/06/chomsky-on-mind-body-problem.html?m=1 You’ve been arguing that the mbp/hp can’t be solved. And that...
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    (PDF) The Structure and Dynamics Argument against Materialism (downloadable at this link) "The Structure and Dynamics Argument against Materialism" TORIN ALTER NOUS 50:4 (2016) 794–815 doi: 10.1111/nous.12134 "Physical truths concern only...
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    The above premise was shown to be faulty by @marduk who pointed out that anything non-physical would by its nature be incapable of interacting with the physical. Therefore, because there is interaction between consciousness and our physical...
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    @Randall Umm... It seems too obvious to me... which makes me wonder what your questioning really is about. Have you the reference to a philosophy paper that makes a good case for "non-linear causality"?
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    That's a reasonable question. I'd never heard of non-linear causality before @Constance suggested that my understanding of causality was probably incomplete ( which it was - and still is ). It has turned out to be much more complex than our...
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    The thing is, the situation you describe in your text appears to fit the definition of non-linear causality perfectly. For example, you say: "Meaningful information is a dynamic construct of any given EASO. It is expressed through the...
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    Netflix had a doco on former tech programmers complaining about the power the tech companies have today. Not once did any of them mention how much dosh they made selling folks data. On disclosure (shit word) instead its already been done in the...
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