Phil Corbluth

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The Illusion of Past, Present and Future Betrays Consciousness

It is philosophically possible to infer that the experiences of the present moment cannot exist.

Alan Moore on Science, Imagination, Language and Spirits of Place

In an excellent interview with the Daily Grail, author Alan Moore talks about the spirits of a place, time and simultaneity, and how the ephemeral artifacts of the current times are making it harder for the next generation to be… Continue Reading →

Proposition (XVII)

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  

Proposition (XVI)

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… Continue Reading →

Proposition (XIV)

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  

Past, Present and Future – Ghosts All

View image | The concepts of Past, Present and Future are as insubstantial as ghosts. The present is an illusory horizon line between the so-called past and the so-called future. If there is no present, where do the past… Continue Reading →

The Raw Creation of Your Memories is All That You Know

View image | Our memories give us our sense of self, and we can define this as our consciousness. When we first start laying down memories they are content-less, having nothing to latch onto.

Proposition (XII)

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… Continue Reading →

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