So consciousness is just the mind recursively thinking of itself? Huh, no more religion for me then.

So consciousness is just the mind recursively thinking of itself? Huh, no more religion for me then.

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  1. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    How would religion help with the philosophy of consciousness? If anything believing in God and angels just raises questions about their consciousnesses.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      God explains how different consciousnesses are "synched". Berkeley was right about everything and I'm tired of pretending otherwise.

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        >God explains how different consciousnesses are "synched".
        How? Magic?

  2. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Self-reference is bullshit

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Computation relies on self-reference, twink pseud

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        Give one (1) example

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          fac n = if n < 2 then 1 else n * fac (n-1)

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Who’s this homosexual and why does he keep spamming his xeets?

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Sinn und Bedeutung

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Recursion is everywhere. You can't escape it anymore than you do your mind.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      >This sentence contains five words.
      is a self-referential sentence that is true

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        the sentence does not reference itself. You, the speaker, reference the sentence. Sentences do not magically create themselves.
        >but I can use self-reference on myself
        No you can’t, because the “self” is not a singular thing, but a multitude of parts which refer to each other. The eye can not see itself without a mirror. Self-reference never leads to any useful result in mathematics. It only leads to contradiction. Positivist mathematics is the way.

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          predicativist**

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          Based moron cannot distinguish "reference" and "creation"

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            the meaning of a sentence relies on context. The speaker is the one who gives it the meaning. Even if you wrote “the sentence you’re currently reading…” then this could be taken from a transcript of a video in which the speaker is talking about a different sentence.

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          Based moron cannot distinguish "reference" and "creation"

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why does this pseud have a 12 year old twink in his twitter pic? Is he a pedophile?

  3. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Haven’t got around to this one yet but bump for Hofstadter. I know Dawkins is cringe but the excerpt from The Selfish Gene Hofstadter reprints in The Mind’s Eye is genuinely enlightening in the context of his work.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Dawkins isn’t necessarily “cringe” as a biologist, his thoughts on and contributions to evolutionary biology are respected, he’s cringe when he goes outside of that into philosophy and religion.

  4. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Hofstadter
    Ah, new age bullshit for those that don't believe new age bullshit.

  5. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    AI propaganda
    >there's no difference between your mind and AI
    >just take the brainchip bro

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      And ascend to godhood.

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        the difference between a god and demon is a matter of perspective

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Meds

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      AI won't be conscious until people figure out how to solve the binding problem.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binding_problem

      https://qualiacomputing.com/2022/06/19/digital-computers-will-remain-unconscious-until-they-recruit-physical-fields-for-holistic-computing-using-well-defined-topological-boundaries/

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      If we delete one of your braincells will you continue to be you or will you be someone else?
      If we can replace a single neuron with a digital copy would you be a machine?
      Biological essentialists are moronic and don’t seem to understand how they function.

  6. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    All philosophy and humanities are different religious sects.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Same with respect to brand loyalty, or rather loyalties. Does philosophic Pragmatism account for the probability of one's practicing a plurality of religions, as it were? My guess is that this is just a species of Paganism; this corporate entity standing in for some aspect of Aphrodite, for instance. Some other for an aspect of Asclepius, another for Apollo: the Bud Light aspect of A-B for some not necessarily reprehensible stray glimmering of God Dionysus, etc.

  7. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    is this some moronic chomskyan analysis of consciousness or is it more interesting
    someone please tell me so i can then ignore this thread

  8. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hegel already explained it and was right. This guy didn't go far enough.

  9. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    and then you realize that there is one consciousness in the world (God). The miracle birth of Christ is within your mind, by water and by blood He is born, water being your thoughts (which are conceived by you alone, a virgin birth) and the blood, which is your faith to that imaginal scene. The Bible speaks of this time and time again, yet man made a religion out of it. Christ dwells within you and we are all put in a deep sleep with Adam, and then awaken as Christ. The body is the crucifixion and the skull (Golgotha) is where Christ is buried. Faith is the only thing required, sin just means missing the mark, not anything silly like the worldly churches have constructed for it.

    >Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven

    >And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

    >For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

      >I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

      >One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every dayalike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind

      >But when it pleased God, who set me apart from my mother’s womb and called by His grace, to revealHis Son in me.

      >All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.

      >In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you.

      >Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

  10. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    >So consciousness is just the mind thinking

    ah... now we have the solution

  11. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    it is the relation relating to itself according to Kierkegaard... this is old hat OP. Hofstadter is a cute magic trick maker and nothing more.

  12. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Consciousness has nothing to do with mind or thoughts.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's a glorified survival mechanism. Whether you approach it from the instantaneous moment or the soulless long term future planning angle it's still survival oriented. If you negate it you are still playing its game.

      You are not a nonbeing. You are restricted to the domain of animal things and animal activities. You can dream of elsewhere and even see it, but you'll never be it. Sorry kiddo, leave the ascension to the differently unembodied. Knowing and understanding your role/lot/station is better than any cringe attempt to ignore and negate your fate.

  13. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    >what is mind
    >what is thinking
    moron

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      are you esl?

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