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ARE ELECTRONS CONSCIOUS?
By Philip Goff

Goff argues that the philosophical project of β€œneuro-fundamentalism” has not gone well and we need a radical reconceptualization of the mind, the brain, and the relationship between them and suggests there's more recently a quiet revolution has been occurring in philosophy of mind which aims to turn the brain-first approach on its head.

http://panpsychism.zohosites.com/blogs/post/ARE-ELECTRONS-CONSCIOUS/

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ALAN WATTS (CHILLSTEP REMIX)

Alan Watts was one of the most inspiring philosophers, who mostly talked about life and death. Here's combination of Alan Watts, Chillstep, Rain and thunder!
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1 [ 00:00 ] Speech #1: Wholeness
2 [ 04:57 ] Systremo - Reflecting
3 [ 10:27 ] Speech #2: Nothingness
4 [ 14:00 ] Alan Watts - Nothingness (Nightzim Remix)
5 [ 20:35 ] Speech #3 - Being Alive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD2NWl6C05o

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THE ILLUSION OF SELF: HUME AND BUDDHISM

Descartes famously claimed that the one thing which is absolutely certain and cannot be doubted is the existence of himself as a conscious thinking subject. But the existence of the self has been challenged, both in the east and west. David Hume maintained that there's only a bundle of memories, perceptions, and thoughts, but no underlying subject or self which "has" them, to which they belong and are held together. So too, Buddhists also reject the existence of a self which persists through time, as a consequence of a rejection of permanence generally. This all sounds quite counterintuitive, especially to the western ear. What are the implications?

What does this mean for ethics and our conception of mind?

In this episode of ABC National's Philosopher's Zone, Joe Gelonesi discusses these questions with Professor Alison Gopnik and Monima Chadha. For more information, go to:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0OBp-E6WiY
http://www.abc.net.au/…/philosop…/im-just-not-myself/7974454

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CHINA'S LEGAL ROBOTS REVIEWING CASES, AND ISSUING WARRNETS

'Legal robots' have been deployed on thousands of cases in China to help decide sentencing. They also advise on sentencing, and can generate arrest warrants andΒ β€œapprove indictments.”

Almost 15,000 legal cases have been reviewed by the robots since they were deployed last September, officials said at a press conference this week. They have detected issues and corrected mistakes in more than half the cases, and 541 convictions were commuted. The robots have helped to handle cases at seven city governments and more than 30 lower level authorities in Jiangsu. Many of the cases were traffic violations.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/04/legal-robots-deployed-china-help-decide-thousands-cases/

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THE REAL WORLD, AND US: OVERCOMING COMMONSENSE
... THE SAD STORY OF JIMMY
It can be so confusing thinking about reality because we are in a double-bind being caught between common-sense and experience and I will claim here that although there is a non-subjective truth there is no absolute truth, and although a real world, there's no world beyond this one.

Let me give an example. One evening you and I are standing in the kitchen sharing a nice cup of lemon-mint tea and we hear the patter of falling water and water gently sprays the window. You announce that "it is raining," and I suggest, instead, "it's the sprinkler system that usually goes on at this time of a summers evening".

The reasonable assumption here made by both of us is that there is a real world out there independent of ours subjective experience and assumptions. This is of course correct and as we go to the window and notice we are both wrong about the cause of the water is our neighbour, and good friend Jimmy who is having a piddle out of the window after having a few too many in the pub (again).

Within this mundane Realm Of Discussion (ROD) it is absolutely true that there is a real world out there and Jimmy is being indecent and we'll probably want to have words with him about his behaviour tomorrow when he's sober. Jimmy (Jim to his friends) is part of the real world and we can make true sentences about him.

We can also look at Jim from other ROD such as historical, biological, spiritual and so on, and there is a temptation to take out insight that there is a non-subjective reality and assume that one of these ROD is in fact the 'real' world and another less so. We are also tempted to conclude that this real world is higher, more absolute, unknowable, etc, thus downplaying out own world, however, all RODs are of equal status and there is no true ROD.

What I am maintaining here is that each ROD is just one possible with none being more 'real' than any other. Within the mundane ROD Jimmy is making a mess; within a scientific ROD Jimmy is a chip-off-the-old-block and his anti-social drinking has a genetic factor from his family; within a ROD of pyschology Jimmy has antisocial psychopathic tendencies; within a religious ROD he is a Child of God, or has an innate Buddha-nature; However, his Buddha-nature, or atoms and genes, or anti-social behaviour is not more real than anything else despite the temptation to claim a more real status for some ROD.

This is confusing, I think, because we automatically posit a metaphysical 'real-world' beyond this one, because we think that if our subjective world can be wrong there must be a real, absolute thing-in-itself behind this world of experience, but I'm suggesting this is wrong. There is a real world, and it's not raining and I'm miffed with Jim, again, but I'm miffed in the only world there is and there is no world beyond it...

FURTHER READING: https://plus.google.com/+BupSahnJammin042/posts/2U171ZAnabP
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THERE IS NO-REAL WORLD BEHIND THIS ONE
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People often say there's a real world behind the subjective world of experience, but this 'mind-independent-reality' is the strangest metaphysical posit of them all because not only has no-one ever seen it, but also it is in principle un-seeable. It is like the pot at the end of the rainbow, or the unknowable God, or unthinkable thought (it is, in a word, 'nonsense').

This idea is the metaphysical 'thing-in-itself' (das Ding an sich) which metaphysicians love to imagine beyond this reality we find here and now. Don't get fooled my metaphysical speculation... reality is here... reality is now... reality is all there is...
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THERE'S A STRAWMAN, WAITING IN A LIE
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I was debating on the internet
I hadn't lost all my patience yet
but then an argument was made that got me quite upset
The tried to take me down with a dirty move
Said I was wrong, and they showed me 'proof'
Mispresenting all I'd said so I would lose

It's a Strawman, waiting in a lie
He's trying to decieve and get inside our little minds
There's a Strawman, baiting your reply
If you know what it means then you can see how to survive; it's only:
A diversion tactic;
Don't you get distracted.
Make objections at it.

They can't disprove your claim so they pick on you.
Ad hominiem, bot not even true.
So if it happens let me say exactly what to do:

Confront those strangers all across the WWW
Remind them they must refute the words you said.
Or, failing that you could just call them a cock instead.

It's a Strawman, waiting in a lie
He's trying to decieve and get inside our little minds

There's a Strawman, baiting your reply
If you know what it means then you can see how to survive; it's only:
A diversion tactic;
Don't you get distracted.
Make objections at it.

It's a Strawman, waiting in a lie
Reductio ad adsurdum means you'll never get it right.

There's a Strawman, meant to make you cry.
The arguments I've heard 'em but all cleaver one will find out it's only:
A diversion tactic;
Don't you get distracted.
If you make one retract it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdFFVu4_fHo

THERE'S NO EXTERNAL REALITY ONLY PHENOMENA...

The Platform Sutra claims that tathataa (ηœŸε¦‚) is the essence of thought or the functioning of tathataa (ch. 17) and is equivalent to the primal or original nature. In other words at the base of the mind, we find the basis of truth (眞) and to know ones mind is to know the truth.

It disputes truth is knowing the external world independent of our thoughts as the western tradition instead saying there is phenomena only and this includes our thoughts and visions of it (or rather in it).

In the western philosophical tradition we often follow Aristotle in thinking truth is 'correspondence' to an external world that is independent of our thoughts. The so-called 'correspondence theory of truth' states that the truth or falsity of a statement is determined only by how it relates to the world and whether it accurately describes (i.e., corresponds with) that world. Correspondence theories claim that true beliefs and true statements correspond to the actual state of affairs in an external world.

Phenomenology is where greek philosophy, western philosophy, Yogcara, Taintai, Zen, No-view, and all others meet. The Muppets get it right which almost a modern rendition of the Heart Sutra... Sing with me:

"Phenomena,
de-de-de-de-de
"Phenomena,
do-do-do-do-do
"Phenomena,
de-de-de-de-de - de-de-de- de-de-de- de-de-de-de-de-de-"
it's all around us
phenomena
it's everywhere
phenomena
our senses take it in
constantly, continsiously
it's just a part of being alive
as phenomena arises we try to make sense of it
using langage and asbstrcat thoughts
we think we understand, it but we don't
no we don't
phenomena
it's everywhere
phenomena
our senses take it in
constant, continious
we think we understand it but we dont
every single thought
that you've ever had
is just your brain
trying to make sense
out of chaos
the universe
our senses take it in

it's everywhere
phenomena
our senses take it in
phenomena
constant, continious
we try and make sense of it
even thought it's unkwnable chaos
So if you aways feel you don't understand
what life's about, or what it's got planned
remember that's only the honest way to live
confussed
phenomena
it's everywhere
phenomena
our senses take it in
phenomena
unknoweable, constantly unfolding
don't try to understand it... because you can't
so if you feel lost and can't make sense of phenomena, of life...
That's life...
It's just random...
phenomena
always arising
phenomena...
always changing too
phenomena...
unknowlable, chaotic
don't try to understand life,
just accept it as it is
phenomena

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55vR_jAtH48
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