On 8/29/2012 11:38 AM, Craig Weinberg wrote:
On Wednesday, August 29, 2012 9:09:05 AM UTC-4, Alberto G.Corona wrote:
I just wanted to summarize the evolutionary reasons why
idividuality exist, (no matter if individuality is a cause or an
effect of phisical laws). I did an extended account of this
somewhere else in this list.
I do not accept normative as distinct from objective. this is the
fallacy of the naturalistic fallacy.
I don't have any particular opinion about individuality. It seems like
a more advanced topic. I am more interested in the very primitive
basics of what consciousness actually is. Individuality, personality,
human psychology...that's calculus. I am looking at multiplication and
division. What I can see is that awareness seems ambivalent to the
notion of individuality. Altered states of consciousness, mob
mentality, mass hypnosis...it's not a well defined concept for me yet.
Psychopathy (not in the abstract sense, but in the real sense with
wich it appear in humans) exist just because exist morality. It
is an exploitation of morality for selfish purposes. Therefore it
can be considered a morality effect. it would be non adaptive, and
therefore unexistent, if there were no moral beings.
You don't need to be immoral or unintelligent to be a psychopath. I
agree with Roger that consciousness does not depend on morality
(however I think that morality is an extension of significance, which
is analogous to density or gravity but in the temporal-figurative sense).
I think that the defining feature of a psychopath is an inability
to accurately model the internal reactions of and by others within one's
own thoughts. It is a form of autism.
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