On Mon, Jul 4, 2011 at 2:15 PM, Constantine Pseudonymous
> Rex, I think your onto something here.... let me add a little
> "1. Explanation is subordinate to description.
> 2. Description is subordinate to observation.
> 3. Observation is subordinate to experience.
> 4. And now we want to close the circle by explaining experience."
> you distinguish between observation and experience? nonsense.
I’m using “observation” as the term for particular instances or
aspects of experience.
So, no, I don’t actually distinguish between observation and
experience in any significant way.
> "However, our explanation of experience can only be justified by
> appeal to experience - plus reason."
> Before jumping to explanation of experience you might want to hang out
> at the problem of description of experience.... which is an element of
> experience itself, or in so far as it is possible, a tautology. Does
> any such description of experience exist?
I can describe my experience to you in terms of fundamental concepts
which I possess - but unless you have access to those same concepts,
then my description won’t make any sense to you.
> you assume there is in existence any such explanation of experience or
> show me one explanation of experience. even if it existed it would be
> a mere feature of experience.
I don’t assume that there is any sort of "ultimate" explanation for
experience. In fact, I assume that there is not.
> Do you believe in a objective world or totality? Do you believe in an
> objective experience of experience-description? Do you believe in a
> objective reality, universal and totalizing, that can represent itself
> as such?
I believe that conscious experience exists, fundamentally and uncaused.
> "And there’s just the general question of what “reason” means in a
> deterministic world, or a probabilistic world, or a purely contingent
> Or how about a world which is a vague approximation of all three and
And more? What is this “more” to which you refer?
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