But mind can agree also in things that are not phisical. and these things
are much more important for life. Almost all the higuer concepts that we
manage in daily life are non material. We are now talking about existence
and truth for example, that upto my knowledge are not material. These non
phisical things have a rationale behind , that is evolutionary and
historical, and innate and obey their own laws. and we have internal innate
knowledge and we have innate ablitities to deal with them, as every
culture has known upto now.
Not only that. If our minds were not similar, that is, if the conceptual
and sensory architecture of our minds where not equal, There would be no
possible agreement neither communication about the physical reality. We
would not even agree about the meaning of objects of current life. Take for
example the olfactory world of the dogs. Try to communicate with chinkens
or with dolphins by the way. If we would not be visual driven primates, and
we were dogs, the picture of the phisical reality would be chemical.
With architecture of the mind I don not mean architecture of the brain. One
thing is the harware and other the software.
2012/9/26 meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net>
> On 9/26/2012 3:45 AM, Alberto G. Corona wrote:
>> All these phisicalists considerations are extremely interesting, but we
>> can not fall in the temptation to consider them an exhaustive notions of
>> untimate Truth. These considerations take phenomenons as things occurring
>> in the external reality, when really perceptions happens in the mind. In
>> the mind resides all that we can know about reality. And the mind is not a
>> neutral, objective device whose notion of existence is a yes/no switch. The
>> human mind is a tool of survival for which existence is much wider than the
>> phisical concept of existence. For humans the existence of the Moon is
>> beyond doubt. What is debatable is the existence of water on it, or in the
>> past, if it was made of Chess. Note that water and chess have survival
>> values. Never anyone hoped that the moon was made of debris.
>> I just wanted to warm that at the human scale (considering man as the
>> measure of things), considering what really is worth, phisical
>> considerations have little importance when confronted with the concept of
>> existence, meaning and truth. These concepts like others, are handled in
>> our minds not by phisical, equational or logical considerations, but by
>> survival values, most of the times unconsciously, and these survival values
>> depend on how strong the social group becomes with these concepts (social
>> capital). becaluse the mind creates the reality, we must study this reality
>> of the mind, without pretending to reduce this to a physicalist
>> simplifications, because, in this case, we would be out of syinc with the
>> reality in which we live.
> But there is no "The Mind", there are many minds; apparently at least one
> per brain. Physical reality is what minds can test and agree on. To study
> what minds can't agree on may be interesting, but I see no reason to call
> it "reality".
> "We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And
> while you're studying that reality - judiciously, as you will - we'll act
> again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's
> how things will sort out. We're history's actors . . . and you, all of you,
> will be left to just study what we do."
> --- Karl Rove, quoted by Ron Suskind, The New York Times, 17 October
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