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by Anthony66
Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How to talk about God: on why God is not an object
Replies: 27
Views: 347

Re: How to talk about God: on why God is not an object

Well much earlier this year I thought I had secured an interview between J Pageau and BK when they both replied to my tweet suggesting it, saying they were "up for it", but nothing happened since then, and I tweeted a reminder at both of them a few times. Clearly BK would do it, but it se...
by Anthony66
Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Anthroposophy for Dummies
Replies: 174
Views: 4850

Re: Anthroposophy for Dummies

It's time for another A/SS 101 question! BK argues the case for idealism on 3 broad fronts: parsimony, QM, and neuroscience. If one had to provide a short argument for idealism under A/SS, what would constitute the key elements of that case? Anthony, One must remember A/SS always goes at least one,...
by Anthony66
Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Anthroposophy for Dummies
Replies: 174
Views: 4850

Re: Anthroposophy for Dummies

It's time for another A/SS 101 question!

BK argues the case for idealism on 3 broad fronts: parsimony, QM, and neuroscience. If one had to provide a short argument for idealism under A/SS, what would constitute the key elements of that case?
by Anthony66
Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Phenomenological idealism: definitions of common terms
Replies: 152
Views: 1481

Re: Phenomenological idealism: definitions of common terms

I hope this puts things in the proper perspective. Things are really complicated. We can't simply place them on a linear scale. As we see, we can reach the highest Intuition yet experience it only in its mineral aspect. So if I have understood your comment properly, this should give the answer why ...
by Anthony66
Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Goff vs Carroll
Replies: 37
Views: 497

Re: Goff vs Carroll

That which is I have bolded is that which is denied by the likes of Carroll. To play devil's advocate, you are positing that thinking can break free from the clutches of QM and do otherwise. Such would manifest as an outward appearance of "matter" in violation of QM - that theory which ha...
by Anthony66
Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Goff vs Carroll
Replies: 37
Views: 497

Re: Goff vs Carroll

The really interesting things happen when we try to apply the theory to predict our own thoughts. This breaks down immediately. It doesn't matter if it is quantum or classical. In all cases we have some kind of computation which predicts what we'll do next. The classic example is that the classical...
by Anthony66
Wed Nov 17, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Goff vs Carroll
Replies: 37
Views: 497

Re: Goff vs Carroll

Quantum Mechanics is not derministic, in the sense that your theory will only give you probabilities for different outcomes. So, given that, there is still a space where your Thinking can affect the outcome of your physical system (-> A,B, or C) and either of these outcomes would be withn the laws ...
by Anthony66
Wed Nov 17, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Goff vs Carroll
Replies: 37
Views: 497

Re: Goff vs Carroll

Brain quantum states in BK's idealism are subjective states/ideations of MAL. So, the chain of causality goes from subjective states/ideations of MAL to subjective states of alters. There is also a reciprocal chain where alters' subjective states excite the MAL subjective states or subjective state...
by Anthony66
Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Goff vs Carroll
Replies: 37
Views: 497

Goff vs Carroll

Sean Carroll and Philip Goff have been having an ongoing debate surround the ontology of consciousness. They've just locked horns again on the Mind Chat podcast and I'm part way through that episode. As per this paper: https://philpapers.org/archive/CARCAT-33.pdf, Carroll argues: We do, on the other...
by Anthony66
Tue Nov 09, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: (Essay) A Phenomenology of Mechanism: Paying Attention to Nature's Intentions
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: (Essay) A Phenomenology of Mechanism: Paying Attention to Nature's Intentions

Ashvin, That was a thought provoking read. I do wonder how we understand the digital screen under ASS. I can grok the elements of the natural world as partial images and manifestations of underlying mentation. But a digital screen, or any other technological artifact for that matter, seems so...divo...