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Re: THEORY: Are commands to believe infelicitous?

From:Sai Emrys <saizai@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 28, 2005, 1:53
On 6/11/05, Joseph Bridwell <darkmoonman@...> wrote:
> Whereas I call it "maliable". I'm quite capable of perceiving > colours differently - developed that ability years ago after years > of meditation.
*laugh* Likewise. I would say that belief, automatic reactions, emotions, thought processes, mental states, etc. are all amenable to direct, conscious editing if you're skilled enough. But it took me years and years of meditation etc. to learn that. I would agree that 99.9% of people I've talked to experience those things as core ball-grippers - that is, things that happen *to* them whether they will it or not, and thus that they cannot ethically be ordered to change. - Sai