Oct 16 meeting follow-up

From: Philip Bitar
Sent on: Sunday, October 24, 2010 2:10 PM
Hi Everyone,

I'd like to follow up the Oct. 16 meeting by posting the two main handouts, each slightly revised, along with two short pieces that I've written on knowledge and materiality, respectively.

There wasn't sufficient time to go through all of the topics, including the topic of knowledge. But the topic of knowledge is foundational to resolving some of the issues, so I've posted an explanation of this topic.

During the discussion, I solved the mind-body problem by saying that there is no need to assume that the mind is immaterial. Instead, the intuition that the mind is immaterial can be understood as a result of the fact that we can���t observe a mind with any of our five senses, and the reason for this is that a mind is private to the respective person. Ana then asked me if I consider anything to be immaterial. I said ���no���, and I've posted an explanation of this topic in order to provide a more detailed answer to Ana���s question.

Here's the link to the docs (there's no header button for this webpage):

Please feel free to send me questions, comments, challenges.


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