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What is your justification for thinking?

 
 
Reply Thu 10 May, 2012 09:42 am
Please discuss at great length.
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Thu 10 May, 2012 09:46 am
@Lustig Andrei,
I don't need no stinking justification.

Joe(first, I must learn to think)Nation
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dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 10 May, 2012 09:48 am
@Lustig Andrei,
I can't HELP it. My brain just DOES it, I have no control.


I was waiting for this topic to appear.
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Ramos
 
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Reply Thu 10 May, 2012 09:48 am
"I think, therefore I am"
(Insert explanation here)
thack45
 
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Reply Thu 10 May, 2012 09:50 am
@Lustig Andrei,
Hell, what's your justification for getting out of bed in the morning?
JLNobody
 
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Reply Thu 10 May, 2012 09:50 am
@Ramos,
I am therefore I think. Can't help either.
dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 10 May, 2012 09:51 am
@thack45,
What's your justification for thinking he's out of bed?
djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 10 May, 2012 09:55 am
i believe steve forbert said it best

Well, don't ya go thinkin' and thinkin' and thinkin'
And thinkin' so much til you're stranded behind
Don't ya go thinkin' and thinkin' and thinkin'
And thinkin' so much til you're losin' your mind

There's so many depressions all plowed in your brain
Trace 'em too far and they'll drive you insane
You're twisted so tight now, you hardly can talk
Get out in the daylight and go for a walk

And, don't ya go thinkin' and thinkin' and thinkin'
And thinkin' so much til you're stranded behind
Don't ya go thinkin' and thinkin' and thinkin'
And thinkin' so much til you're losin' your mind

All the tension inside has gone through to your face
You're flashin' your madness all over the place
You stand in the hallway an' try to explain
I look in your eyes, I see shackles an' chains, aw

So, don't ya go thinkin' and thinkin' and thinkin'
And thinkin' so much til you're stranded behind
Don't ya go thinkin' and thinkin' and thinkin'
And thinkin' so much til you're losin' your mind

You're chasin' some notion you've misunderstood
You're tryin' so hard, can't you tell it's no good?
You analyze everything into a "No"
You're fallin' apart, you got nothing to show

So, don't ya go thinkin' and thinkin' and thinkin'
And thinkin' so much til you're stranded behind
Don't ya go thinkin' and thinkin' and thinkin'
And thinkin' so much til you're losin' your mind
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 10 May, 2012 10:02 am
I tried thinking . . . it's overrated . . . besides, if you start, you can't stop . . . stop, stop it ! ! !

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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Thu 10 May, 2012 10:25 am
@dlowan,
dlowan wrote:

What's your justification for thinking he's out of bed?


Thank you, dlowan. You seem to understand this better than most.
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wandeljw
 
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Reply Thu 10 May, 2012 10:28 am
@Lustig Andrei,
The current paradigm finds its justification in the writings of Rorty. See his cogent argument in "Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity." Those disassociated from thinking suffer from the fallacy of "otherness."

I would be remiss not to mention the work being done at this moment in the field of cognitive science. As Derrida explained with his usual rich humour: "Truth can never be independent of the mind!" Laughing
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Thu 10 May, 2012 10:49 am
@Ramos,
Ramos wrote:

"I think, therefore I am"
(Insert explanation here)


Please see my sig line.
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Thu 10 May, 2012 10:50 am
@JLNobody,
Nice twist on the Cartesian nonsense, JL.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 10 May, 2012 10:56 am
@Lustig Andrei,
I blame knowledge.

Knowledge is a gateway to thinking.
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Thu 10 May, 2012 11:13 am
@DrewDad,
I blame Obama.

But, then, as a Republican I blame Obama for everything.
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thack45
 
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Reply Thu 10 May, 2012 12:03 pm
@dlowan,
That was more of a general" your", in the spirit of the OP... that was a goodone though
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 10 May, 2012 12:06 pm
I think just to spite those who don't.
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Thu 10 May, 2012 12:50 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
Please discuss at great length.

I think there is more to that "great length" than meets the eye!
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JLNobody
 
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Reply Thu 10 May, 2012 01:07 pm
@wandeljw,
Yes, "truth can never be independent of the mind", simply because "truths" are established* propositions about the nature of reality, propositions invented by minds and presented to other minds for their consideration.

*established according to canons of logic, instrumental values, or empirical evidence. But we must remember that their veracity is inherently provisional if we assume that Science and philosophy are "progressive."
JLNobody
 
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Reply Thu 10 May, 2012 01:09 pm
@DrewDad,
"Knowledge is a gateway to thinking."
So is fantasy, consider all the thinking that goes into theology.
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