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    Existentialism- Life is suffering

    How is Nietzsche an epitome of suicide? He was all for life-affirmation and shitz.
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    Existentialism- Life is suffering

    Yes, otherwise there wouldn't be much point to Buddhism and its practices. Buddhism isn't necessarily about removing possibility of all forms of suffering in all senses permanently. It is about removing a deeper form of existential suffering. Even Arhats after Nirvana would have "residues"...
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    Existentialism- Life is suffering

    Arhats who acheive Nirvana manages to find a way in between being a full-fledged sentient self and a rock - they manage to become a sentient rock, so to say, having sentience, but being impersonal --- more like a rock than a human. That is not to say they would lose personality and emotions...
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    There is no 'I'

    http://strangebeautiful.com/other-texts/kant-first-critique-cambridge.pdf
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    There is no 'I'

    The sense of being an ego - a subject of experience - should be a priori, yes, because it's hard to see how that can be derived from sense-data whether you come accross the gaze of other people or not. Rather the root of this sense and idea is probably an intrinsic predisposition in our...
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    There is no 'I'

    There is a difficulty in thinking in terms of "I" as the unmanifest looker that look towards experiences. The difficulty becomes clearer when we ask what does it exactly means to "look", is the "I" looking at "experiences" (if if the experiences are already happening, what is the need of looking...
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    Ontogeny recapitulates cosmogony?

    The person can be reduced to a story imputed over interconnected impersonal elements. But yes, we can go towards a more "participatory sort of realism"
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    There is no 'I'

    https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/indexicals/
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    Binary logic propositions applied to non-atomic elements

    Neither do I see binary logic here nor do I see non-atomic propositions. Your examples seems to be either parital ("i am right" - about what?) to exactly translate into a complete proposition to evaluate its atomicity or quite atomic "God exists". Further more none of your posts has to do...
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    What is good?

    Last I heard, it has lack of empirical support. There are updated versions of these kind of things. But I don't really like these kind of categorizations all too much. Lot of these categorizations don't really seemed principled or rigorous, rather something intuitive made up classes which may or...
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    The single flaw with hard determinism

    It was probably me; back in the days, I started a brute-force generative algorithm and forgot to shut it off.
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    The single flaw with hard determinism

    Just because you can consider temporality as a spatial block doesn't mean time is metaphysically a spatial block. If change is real, time is dynamic - determinism only implies that all the change are completely determined to be exactly as it occurs, by prior causes. That's not necessarily...
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    What are you currently eating?

    myself.
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    My Theory of Everything, Expressed in Layman's Terms

    Not 'seeing' thoughts, doesn't mean not 'knowing' them. When you deliberately conceptualize a red balloon you should also 'know' that you are thinking of a red balloon whether you 'see' or 'not'. There is still something it is like to have a thought - even when it is not visual, auditory...
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    My Theory of Everything, Expressed in Layman's Terms

    I never denied that whatever appears do appear at some level. But, whether it's aprioric forms, or forms influenced by empirical signals, the point is that they make things appear in a certain way - potentially biased by the forms. The forms can change how the appearances are comprehended by...
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    My Theory of Everything, Expressed in Layman's Terms

    Space and time are not formal conditions of our intuitions, they ARE (pure) intuitions if we follow Kant. " In this investigation it will be found that there are two pure forms of sensible intuition as principlesa of a priori cognition, namely space and time, with the assessment of which we...
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    My Theory of Everything, Expressed in Layman's Terms

    Yes, he started dry. But he had bigger plans than just making generalized statements. Unfortunately, he became mad and died, metaphorically (or may be literally; it's not important).
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    My Theory of Everything, Expressed in Layman's Terms

    We don't even know, if the pre-interpretation empirical signal (stimuli) even appears at all. I suspect, before interpretation, there is no consciousness in the traditional sense. Consciousness as we know it is formed from the interection of the mind with the stimuli - and within that...
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    My Theory of Everything, Expressed in Layman's Terms

    You don't have to be sure about anything except that appearances exist and 'I am' and stuffs like that. The image of rope need not be any more real either, chances are it's not - though ideally it would be a faithful representative that is good enough to interact it. But in practice, instead of...
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    My Theory of Everything, Expressed in Layman's Terms

    When he said 'I am' he didn't invoked God. He was certain that he exist not because God makes it certain, but because to doubt existence is to affirm it --- in essence, it is impossible to even doubt being. Next he try to figure out the principle or feature behind certain knowledge - eg. I am...
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    My Theory of Everything, Expressed in Layman's Terms

    The matter about risk of beliefs and wether one should weigh the belief in snake seriously or not is besides the point I am discussing.
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    My Theory of Everything, Expressed in Layman's Terms

    You are assuming a clean cut between appearances and interpretation, which I have been arguing against. Most of the illusions I provided examples of were examples where interpretetions manifest as quasi-appearances (you think they appear in a manner in which they don't - they appear at shallow...
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    My Theory of Everything, Expressed in Layman's Terms

    Even God cannot justify flawless reasoning, for all you know God may not provide a sufficiently good faculty to man, either because God is not good, or perhaps because there is a good reason to lack capacity to reason. And even to reason about how God must be good or how giving a reasoning...
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    My Theory of Everything, Expressed in Layman's Terms

    All that 'appears' like a distinction without a difference to me. Epistemic merit has much to do with practical approach (which belief we weigh more, and base our actions upon). Failing to make proper predictions, or making predictions contradicted by the more enriched appearances, seems to...
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    My Theory of Everything, Expressed in Layman's Terms

    I already did accept that what appears, truly appears even if only at the surface level experience, even if only as a conceptual fabrication even lacking the rich phenomenal qualities one 'thinks' it has. As such you can call them veridical if you want. But I don't see what the point here is...
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    My Theory of Everything, Expressed in Layman's Terms

    What is this "I" and what kind of relationship does it have with exeprience? There is the at least locally spatio-temporally united experience qua consciousness, but where is the "I" beyond it that 'possess' the consciousness? If all that "I" means is the specific reflexivity of the specific...
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    My Theory of Everything, Expressed in Layman's Terms

    Another point I can make is that not much data is actually registered from experience whether that's because phenomenological experience itself is much poorer than we ordinarily think, or that's because even if phenomenology is RICH, the cognition that registers aspects of it in immediate memory...
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    My Theory of Everything, Expressed in Layman's Terms

    How would you infer that?
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    My Theory of Everything, Expressed in Layman's Terms

    The surface experience is just what it appears to be, by definition. One doesn't have to resort to metaphysical speculations for that. I am not denying that consciousness have both synchronic and diachronic unity for normal people at the surface experiential level. But I am restricting the claim...
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    My Theory of Everything, Expressed in Layman's Terms

    The distinction is epistemology-phenomenology vs metaphysics. To say experience appears to be simultaneious is an epistemic claim (how it appears), to say it IS simultaneious is a metaphysical claim (how it truly is in itself). It may appear to an instantly created clone replacing the original...
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    My Theory of Everything, Expressed in Layman's Terms

    I wouldn't call it necessarily infinite but unbounded, but ironically by virtue of our own limitations - our inability to be aware of the boundaries. Wittgenstein put it pretty well near the end of Tractatus. It is analogous to vision - which is again a strong, perhaps one of the strongest...
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    My Theory of Everything, Expressed in Layman's Terms

    There is no subject who experience besides the experience itself. [1] If a subject directly experiences the experience in front of it, it is redundant, because we are agreeing that the experience is already present, therefore by definition it is already being experienced. [2] If a subject...
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    Is Socratic Philosophy Possible?

    Platonic forms seemed to be getting somewhere to the idea of forming a generic concept and abstraction. One may say the generic idea of chair is in-itself somewhat platonic. But I don't think there is much more to it; nothing to warrant a literal metaphysical plane of existence to ground...
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    Wilfrid Sellars: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    Honestly, I haven't read much about Sellars; I just found him appealing from the surface after hearing about him from other sources I read about. I didn't get the impression that he was advocating knowledge of immediate senations -- rather he seemed to denying that we have immediate senations...
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    How do you arrive at you morality?

    That's what some of us do with Machine Learning.
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    How do you arrive at you morality?

    I don't.
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    Determinism the end of morality and free will?

    It may still be difficult or impossible to have transformative effects of properly cultivated mystical experiences through mere philosophical reasoning or reflection. I think one can get similar conceptual conclusions (to ideas induced by certain mystical experiences) through philosophical...
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    Proof Induction is Impossible

    Not sure what's your point. We already know induction is not like deduction. The negation of the inductive conclusion is often logically consistent with the observations. The proof also seems trivial because you already assume that the negation of the induced conclusion Ci is consistent with...
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    Consciousness as Cosmic Sex

    You cannot program a robot to experience heat as 'pain'. You can program it to perform behaviors similar to what one would do in pain. You cannot even make it experience heat or the qualitative warmth of heat, you can only program it to record some quantitative information representing degree of...
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    Consciousness as Cosmic Sex

    He didn't. Nature disposes us.
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    Determinism the end of morality and free will?

    seems so.
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    Determinism the end of morality and free will?

    I don't think this is necessarily the 'correct' conception. There is still a deep sense in which determinism does imply lack of any real freedom - or at least true moral responsibility. Philosophers try to associate 'reason' and action followed by 'reason' with freedom, but I find 'reason' to be...
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    Determinism the end of morality and free will?

    Indeterminancy has more to do with Bell Inequality violation. It follows from the experiment that there can no local hidden variables to pre-determine how a particle can act or interact. However, non-local hidden variables are still possible (which is still a deterministic case). Some finding...
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    Spengler on the Difference Between Tragic Morale and Plebeian Morale

    it means normies who aren't in harmony with the Tao rely on artificially constructed mechanical concepts of morality and kindness before it gets even worse./s
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    Spengler on the Difference Between Tragic Morale and Plebeian Morale

    When the great Tao is forgotten, Kindness and morality arise. When wisdom and intelligence are born, The great pretense begins. - tao te ching
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    My Philosophy in Everyday Fucking Language

    There seems to be a substantial difference in the psychological nature of ordinary intuitions. Both perspectival possession (having things in perspective), and personal possession (feeling of personally having the thing) are forms of possession. Linguistic conventions - "saying my thoughts are...
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    My Philosophy in Everyday Fucking Language

    Unfortunately couldn't find any of his books online (amazon says out of print). You may also find AC Mukherjee (https://jaygarfield.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/ac-mukerji.pdf) interesting (though I haven't read him). I found some of his books from archive. The kyoto school philosophers - "the...
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    My Philosophy in Everyday Fucking Language

    I don't really have any idea about what Pierce or Sellars was exactly up to. I haven't really read their stuff. I don't really have the mental resource these days to go through all that Piercian neologisms. They are on the reading list, but I have many other grounds to cover before reaching...
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    My Philosophy in Everyday Fucking Language

    Also: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/sellars/#4
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