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  Topic: Character
Synthetic

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PostForum: The Philosophy   Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 8:59 am   Subject: Character
That's the thing I struggle with. Maybe everyone needs to graduate with a philosophy degree, then we could all plow forward...carefully... (if only it were that easy)

The problem is—as I hinted in ...
  Topic: Do you trust your perception and understanding?
Synthetic

Replies: 22
Views: 23585

PostForum: The Philosophy   Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 3:27 pm   Subject: Do you trust your perception and understanding?
Sorry about taking my time, been absurdly busy lately. Hopefully I'll have a bit more time these following weeks.


Ok, I guess I was interpreting your meaning as a macroscopic 'we cannot know' bu ...
  Topic: Do you trust your perception and understanding?
Synthetic

Replies: 22
Views: 23585

PostForum: The Philosophy   Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:20 am   Subject: Re: Do you trust your perception and understanding?


Well I don't know what a "scientific realist" is so I cannot answer that, but your description of what is real depended upon another model. I am saying that there is a reality to be obs ...
  Topic: Do you trust your perception and understanding?
Synthetic

Replies: 22
Views: 23585

PostForum: The Philosophy   Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:42 pm   Subject: Re: Do you trust your perception and understanding?
Thanks for the reply Freitag



No, reality being what is real. A scientific description of reality is just another model made by minds - following a specific set of rules.


I don't quite get ...
  Topic: Character
Synthetic

Replies: 8
Views: 9714

PostForum: The Philosophy   Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:20 pm   Subject: Character
It seems to me that there is great crisis approaching, something that is of a unprecedented scale in the whole of human history.

Now it probably comes to no chock to people here that in time, we wi ...
  Topic: Chat! Chat! Chat! (Official IRC Channel - Details)
Synthetic

Replies: 26
Views: 34272

PostForum: IRC Channel   Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:28 pm   Subject: Chat! Chat! Chat! (Official IRC Channel - Details)
I'm pleased to see people chatting on the Boards (esp in the Philosophy section!), and I think you're right--along the lines of "build it, and they will come."

Of course, like anything, i ...
  Topic: Reading anything?
Synthetic

Replies: 18
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PostForum: And More ...   Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:23 pm   Subject: Reading anything?
I was wondering what people here are reading (other than GitS of course).

As for myself, I like to read a few books simultaneously so I can pick something that feels right for the moment.
The book ...
  Topic: Do you trust your perception and understanding?
Synthetic

Replies: 22
Views: 23585

PostForum: The Philosophy   Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:58 am   Subject: Re: Do you trust your perception and understanding?
You stir up some interesting questions there Freitag.

Now, lets see if I understand what you are saying:
You believe that our minds make a model of reality, reality being the world described by sc ...
  Topic: I think scientists.. are watching GitS to predict the future
Synthetic

Replies: 10
Views: 10934

PostForum: The Philosophy   Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:08 am   Subject: I think scientists.. are watching GitS to predict the future
Lets not forget that some things will look different from how is it depicted in GitS and how it is actually will be simply because GitS is a few years old now and the story designers were constrained ...
  Topic: Chat! Chat! Chat! (Official IRC Channel - Details)
Synthetic

Replies: 26
Views: 34272

PostForum: IRC Channel   Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:35 am   Subject: Chat! Chat! Chat! (Official IRC Channel - Details)
Gandhi

(I had to cheat to find out)


just start posting...talk about anything...people may come back to the site and not posting simply because they see no activity and feel their thoughts will ...
  Topic: Do you trust your perception and understanding?
Synthetic

Replies: 22
Views: 23585

PostForum: The Philosophy   Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:50 pm   Subject: Do you trust your perception and understanding?
I think I can pin down the complete erosion of my trust in my senses to a number of things I have experienced.

1. Kant
I still remember how obsessed I became (and still am) with Kant's division of ...
  Topic: Chat! Chat! Chat! (Official IRC Channel - Details)
Synthetic

Replies: 26
Views: 34272

PostForum: IRC Channel   Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:12 pm   Subject: Chat! Chat! Chat! (Official IRC Channel - Details)
Channel seems quite dead

I don't mind idling during European daytime, but it will get quite lonely if no one shows up once in a while.
  Topic: I think scientists.. are watching GitS to predict the future
Synthetic

Replies: 10
Views: 10934

PostForum: The Philosophy   Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:05 pm   Subject: I think scientists.. are watching GitS to predict the future
I know this tread has been dead for a while, but since things seem to move slowly here at the moment I'll comment a bit.

I'm quite sure that Kurzweil predictions have little to do with GitS, as his ...
 
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