Le 24-déc.-06, à 11:49, Stathis Papaioannou a écrit :
I'm not sure that this is what you meant, but there is in a sense an objective basis to the personal or subjective, which is simply that when I say I feel or desire something, this is an empirical statement: either I do feel it or I am lying. Also, there is an objective explanation for why I have the feeling in terms of neurophysiology, evolution and so on. But this is not enough for some people and they think, for example, that there must be more to "love" than just particular feelings and the scientific basis for these feelings. But this mysterious love-substance would appear to make no difference whatsoever. The evidence is that if certain chemical reactions occur, the love feeling also occurs, and these chemical reactions occur because they have evolved that way to assist bonding with family, community and so on. That explanation covers everything, and the love-substance remains superfluous and undetectable, inviting Occam's Razor to cut it down.
I can agree completely but as you expect I will ask you to cut *any* substance once you bet on comp. Not just love-substance, but neuron-substance as well.
(Or explain me at which step of the UDA reasoning you feel unconvinced, thanks ;-)
... of course we can believe in neurons and ... love. No need of any substances ... (more exactly, with comp, substances can't help).
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