Saturday, January 31, 2015

Re: Mind's Eye Re: Consciousness

What a dreadful Gegen-wart to dream up Gabby, and how aptly it may describe the classroom presence.

On Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 4:44:37 PM UTC, Gabby wrote:
... While it's perfectly okay that you carry the lice to the next fresh green leafs to get your extra portion of sugar?...

Am Samstag, 31. Januar 2015 schrieb archytas :
Most kids work out trees have backs long before phenomenological philosophers get mugged by someone lurking behind one, thinking what the things-in-themselves are really.
Consider some philosophical problems that will be familiar from introductory metaphysics classes: Does the table that I think I see before me exist? Does God exist? Does mind, conceived as an entity distinct from body, exist? These questions have the following form: does x (where x = some particular kind of thing) exist? Questions of this form presuppose that we already know what 'to exist' means. We typically don't even notice this presupposition 

Some of us think even to think this way is to take on presuppositions of millennia that this is any way to think successfully and we merely bewitch ourselves with language.  The baby is already in the spaghetti of evolution, DNA and culture.  Regression to the child-mind is not biologically possible.  Freedom from dud theory and trauma may be.  I sense Gabby is right, but somehow don't want to be stung by the Gegen-wart or suffer an outbreak of them.  There is something simpler in Sue Linda's learning from children.

On Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 3:16:22 PM UTC, Gabby wrote:
Hello Sue, it is not necessary to regress in a child's/childhood state to be then be able to look back at the present - the German language imagery might help you out there. ;) In what we see as "Gegen-wart", being present bans the fear of the "was" and its "evils" no matter how old you are.

On Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 7:27:33 AM UTC+1, Sue Linda wrote:
in your considered thoughts, the state of life would be more like a child like mind who knows nothing of death, nor of life but enjoys each moment that arrives.  It is only by the events of evil works brought on a child does it lean the effects of danger.  Consider children as our teachers.  Before they learn of "evil" that being events that cause harm, the child only lives in the moment and acts of "evil" on another child is rare.

On Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 7:05:54 PM UTC-6, RP Singh wrote:
Suppose there had been no consciousness and the entire world had been there but all unconscious , what would be the Truth? Just death , nothing else. Consciousness is what makes life , a proof that there is something which exists , Existence itself and not death. Look at the stars , the solar system , if it had self-direction where would we be? It all obeys laws and that is the reason for order in the universe and not chaos. What would humanity have been if we were not bound by our nature , no laws of biology , psychology , etc. , no predictability , no comfort that we would return to our homes at night ,no assurance that we would return home from work . Unpredictability is still there but it is minor , mostly there is satisfaction and assurance of well-being.


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