Fri 24 May, 2013 04:16 am - [quote]What is meant by free will? What is a universally acceptable definition of free will?[/quote]
I've been trying to get at this. The term confuses me, because it seems that will to act... (view)
Fri 24 May, 2013 03:41 am - I'm still rolling with 'conceptual frame in which we arrange our perceptions'. I see these frames as something we create as references, and it is how we have gained knowledge. With... (view)
Fri 24 May, 2013 03:24 am - I am not sure I would say that introspection is to "consciously look at ourselves and make a casual inventory of our all the stuff we assume true without definitive evidence". I would... (view)
Thu 23 May, 2013 06:21 pm - I perceive a real need for definitions that allow us to be honest with ourselves. I can understand the reluctance to use to word belief. I don't understand why anyone would care if someone... (view)
Thu 23 May, 2013 12:48 pm - [quote]I do not really consider them "beliefs", mostly because I think the word is torturously abused.[/quote]
I agree completely about that. Either abused to the point of torture, or... (view)
Thu 23 May, 2013 12:27 pm - [quote]But we have good reasons to believe that the human mind actively resists introspection[/quote]
We have strong indication that one of the things our culture does [i]very[/i] effectively is... (view)
Thu 23 May, 2013 12:13 pm - I will not accuse you of having any accidental beliefs, but I am curious about how the "no-belief" approach works in social relationships.
Sometimes you have to place your faith in... (view)
Wed 22 May, 2013 02:41 pm - That's not what I meant. I meant that both will and thought are meaningful within certain contexts. Were they free from those contexts they would have little or no meaning.