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  • Randall
    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...
  • Randall
    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...
  • C
    LINK to generous extracts from The Character of Consciousness at Google Books: The Character of Consciousness All of the introductory chapter is available here and provides a detailed overview of the contents of the book. The second chapter is...
  • C
    Thus the need to dive down deeper into what 'communication' consists of in terms of semiotics and biosemiotics, aided by MP's insights into affectivity, intersubjectivity, and gesturing as the grounds of the evolution of language in our and other...
  • C
    For convenience, here is the table of contents of The Character of Consciousness: Table of Contents Introduction Acknowledgments I. The Problems of Consciousness 1. Facing Up to the Problem of Consciousness Afterword: From “Moving Forward on...
  • C
    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...
  • C
    From Chalmers' website: an overview of his book titled The Character of Consciousness and its Table of Contents. This is likely the text we should be reading together at this point. The Character of Consciousness – David Chalmers
  • Randall
    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...
  • Soupie
    "How can we explain why there is something it is like to entertain a mental image, or to experience an emotion? It is widely agreed that experience arises from a physical basis, but we have no good explanation of why and how it so arises." -...
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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...
  • Randall
    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...
  • C
    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...
  • C
    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...
  • Randall
    You might find the following attachment interesting and relevant:
  • Randall
    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...
  • C
    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...
  • Soupie
    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...
  • C
    @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...
  • Randall
    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...
  • Randall
    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...
  • Soupie
    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...
  • Randall
    Nice find. I've included the paper as a direct downloadable attachment below:
  • Randall
    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
  • Randall
    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...
  • Randall
    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...
  • Randall
    I would beg to differ, unless that is, you are positing that oranges aren't made of matter and energy.
  • Randall
    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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