Russell writes

> John M. wrote
> > I believe if we are up to identifying concepts with
> > common sense content as well, we should not restrict
> > ourselves into the model-distinctions of (any) physics
> > but generalize the meanings beyond such restrictions. 

I agree: that is, so long as we can smoothly extend the 
concepts from daily life without conflict with other areas
of knowledge.

> > To Russell's 4 coordinates of (any?) event: how come
> > the occurrence (event!) of a 'good idea' in my mind -
> > (mind: not a thing, not a place, not time-restricted)
> > should have t,x,y,z coordinates?
> I would say that the event occurs in your brain (the neural correlate
> of whatever is going on in your mind).  Whatever is going on in your
> mind is something else - an "observation" perhaps.

Interesting note about "mind": there is no German language
equivalent for it. Another reason to be *very* careful when
employing it. <Sarcastic comment about the possibility of
Teutonic zombies elided.>  

In a very deep (but non-mathematical) book, "What is Thought?"
by Eric Baum, the author decides to use "mind" as the name of
the program the brain runs, and it seems to work out well.


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