Re: Trust, Consciousness, Dennett...
|From:||Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>|
|Date:||Friday, July 2, 2004, 17:53|
--- John Cowan <jcowan@...> wrote:
> Gary Shannon scripsit:
> > Briefly, Dennet explains how the movie projector
> > and then concludes that because the projector can
> > explained it follows that the audience in the
> > does not exist.
> Dennett explains that the whole movie-projector
> metaphor makes no sense.
> Officially, it's been rejected by both philosophers
> and neurologists
> for a long time, but its influence continues to
This could potentially turn into a heated and ugly
debate in which nothing would be settled.
My only comment is that Dennett makes numerous
assertions which to an experienced meditator are
blatently false. Granted, those assertions sound
perfectly reasonable to one who has not practiced deep
meditation for 30+ years, and tend to be accepted by
academics more for their consistancy with
materialistic monism than for any other reason.
Further discussion should probably be taken to
comp.ai.philosophy or sci.psychology.consciousness
where I personally have debated these issues for a
number of years.
I'd love to debate them further in one of those
forums, but I don't see the point in wasting another
of my daily-limit postings on the subject.