You seem to be ignoring the role of the transitory that is involved in
the discussion here. The fact is that we are asking questions about things
we are trying to understand. Merely stating that this is that ignores the
point. Where doth change emerge if it does not exist at all?
This is my problem with Platonia, it has no explanation for the
appearance of change. We can point at this or that (figuratively speaking)
as an explanation, but the finger that points does not vanish upon
alighting on the answer.
On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 12:36 AM, Jason Resch <jasonre...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 12:20 AM, Stephen Paul King <
> stephe...@provensecure.com> wrote:
>> Hi Jason,
>> So what is turning the "knob" on the values of y (or x)?
> Nothing, the whole graph exists at once, but y varies as x varies. Why
> does x=1,y=9 have to be destroyed to make room for x=2,y=11? What does
> destroying the previous state add to x=2,y=11 that wasn't there before?
> Now consider we aren't dealing with a simple line, but an equation tracing
> the interactions of all the particle interactions in your brain. If x=1
> corresponds to your consciousness in time 1, and x=2 corresponds to your
> consciousness in time 2, then how would destroying the x=1 state change
> your conscious state for x=2?
>> On Sun, Dec 29, 2013 at 10:40 PM, Jason Resch <jasonre...@gmail.com>wrote:
>>> On Sun, Dec 29, 2013 at 9:40 PM, Stephen Paul King <
>>> stephe...@provensecure.com> wrote:
>>>> Dear Brent,
>>>> I have a persisting question. How is is that we can get away with
>>>> using verbs (implying actions) when we are describing timeless entities?
>>> In the same way we can say that y increases as x increases, in the
>>> graph of y = 2x + 7
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