On Nov 29, 4:15 am, Rex Allen <rexallen31...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Sat, Nov 27, 2010 at 4:06 PM, Jason Resch <jasonre...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Right, my view is that there is no thinker, only thought. > > Once you accept that the conscious experience of a rock exists, what > purpose does the actual rock serve? It makes the thought "there is a rock here" either true or false. > Also, you’ve introduced a new question: How does unconscious matter > governed by unconscious physical laws give rise to conscious > experience? You scheme raises the question: why are our thoughts apparently meaningful and true, and why do we care about that, when, they are actually neither. > Why not just accept accidental idealism? Because "there are no absolute causes/explanaions" is a bad reason to give up on causation and explanation completely -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to everything-l...@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.