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by personn
Thu Sep 02, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How to explain meta-consciousness of private thoughts?
Replies: 10
Views: 388

Re: How to explain meta-consciousness of private thoughts?

Anybody? Seems like an important hole in the model if there's no answer to this question.
by personn
Sun Aug 29, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How to explain meta-consciousness of private thoughts?
Replies: 10
Views: 388

How to explain meta-consciousness of private thoughts?

Since my last thread, I've looked into BK's work more deeply. I've read the book on Jung and am a little under halfway in The Idea of the World. I am much more on board now than I was when I created my last thread. However, one question that keeps coming up and which I haven't seen raised or address...
by personn
Tue Aug 10, 2021 5:51 am
Forum: Topic-specific Discourse
Topic: Why is reality 'mental' + the questionable 'thing-in-itself' (two questions)
Replies: 15
Views: 605

Re: Why is reality 'mental' + the questionable 'thing-in-itself' (two questions)

Why not simply say that consciousness is fundamental and every form of experience is an excitation of consciousness? Why do the excitations have to be mental, and, again, what does that even mean in the absence of anything material? I don't see to need to attribute some substance to relative experi...
by personn
Mon Aug 09, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Topic-specific Discourse
Topic: Why is reality 'mental' + the questionable 'thing-in-itself' (two questions)
Replies: 15
Views: 605

Re: Why is reality 'mental' + the questionable 'thing-in-itself' (two questions)

Well, the ‘mysterious’ third option could also be viewed as the most parsimonious. Count of fundamental ontological categories is going down from 1 to 0 as the 'fundamental category' in this case is truly un-representable! The act of representation reveals its dual nature as mind and matter, neithe...
by personn
Sun Aug 08, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Topic-specific Discourse
Topic: Why is reality 'mental' + the questionable 'thing-in-itself' (two questions)
Replies: 15
Views: 605

Re: Why is reality 'mental' + the questionable 'thing-in-itself' (two questions)

Hi. If you take a materialist stance you are forced into preposterous nihilism (ala Dennet) or some form of crude dualism. Bernardos model has two huge benefits - it bypasses both those problems, and i t is directly pointing at the transcendent (the Tao that cannot be spoken of). Bernardo addresses...
by personn
Sun Aug 08, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Topic-specific Discourse
Topic: Why is reality 'mental' + the questionable 'thing-in-itself' (two questions)
Replies: 15
Views: 605

Why is reality 'mental' + the questionable 'thing-in-itself' (two questions)

This morning I sent an email to Bernardo with two questions. I came across his email address in a paper I downloaded from Academia, but now I see on the website that philosophical questions will not be answered via email but only on the forum. So, I'll just copy the email in the hope that Bernardo /...