Ideal Platonic forms don’t exist in the universe – they are the product of the human mind only.
Culture is the content of consciousness. As agents, we sort through the vast cultural artifacts that we have inherited and use other agents to rationalise our expanding knowledge. – Your Joyful Benefactor
The study of the mind requires a new logical formalism, as there are no mathematical tools to model the base abstraction layer of interconnecting neurons within the brain. Corollary. – The wet stuff of the brain is simply organised matter and how it is organised is a complete mystery. Consciousness is often thought to be […]
The aim of humanity is to create the ultimate simulacra of itself. Corollary: Our avatars that inhabit the new virtual spaces we have created, are the first step to this new enlightenment. We are slowly becoming the new Gods of a meta-society and have no conception of the dangerous powers we will be able to […]
Consciousness is simply one’s own perception that others also perceive you as a thinking thing out there in a world of thinking things. – Your Joyful Benefactor
Man’s rise as a species is the story of the evolution of his tools by natural selection. – Your Joyful Benefactor
The internal dialogue, that runs perpetually inside of our heads from when we first acquire language, tells us all we need to know about our consciousness and free will. Corollary. – The drive to communicate with other agents of our species is a built in survival mechanism that cannot be switched off. It details the model […]
The concept of a thing and the word for it, are one and the same thing and thus they are interchangeable, for example “Time”. Corollary. – The word “Time” is not a label, neither is there a little box in the mind “called” Time. The word is literally the idea for it. The mind space […]