From: meekerdb 
Sent: Sunday, May 01, 2011 7:24 PM
Subject: Re: Max Substitution level = Min Observer Moment?
On 5/1/2011 3:23 PM, Stephen Paul King wrote: 
  It does not exist "ontologically", but still exist (and is unavoidable) 
epistemologically. X can exist, but the UDA shows that it would be without any 
explanatory purpose: we cannot attach consciousness to it, so we have no 
choice, for explaining the appearance of X, to "reduce" it to number relations. 
The self-reference logics show that such an enterprise makes sense. And from 
this we get a coherent, conceptually simple, theory of both quanta and qualia. 
It is as close as it is possible to a solution of the "hard problem of 
consciousness" (that is the mind-body problem).

  [SPK] You define existence in a way that is very different from how I define 
it. For me “to exist” is a pure ontological 3p. I consider existence as purely 
possible necessity. This makes any epistemological existence supervenient upon 
its possible necessity in the ontological sense. “To exist” is distinct from 
“to be manifest” or “to be knowable” or “to be provable” or any other 1p 

First we have experiences and then we make a model of what exists.  
Epistemology precedes ontology.


Pfft, naïve realism...

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