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Nov. 5 - What is the mind all about?

From: Philip B.
Sent on: Sunday, October 2, 2011 2:37 PM
Hi Everyone,

Here are questions to stimulate your thinking about how the mind works:

Can you decide to believe something?

Can you decide to believe anything?

When you're awake, you can decide not to evacuate your bladder, but when you're asleep, how does your mind prevent evacuation?

When you're awake, you can decide to walk, but when you're asleep, how can your mind cause sleep-walking?

Do you think that a trapeze artist could sleep-walk on a tightrope?

Why can you walk and converse at the same time but you can't calculate and converse at the same time?

Why can you walk and calculate at the same time but you can't sprint and calculate at the same time?

If the mind is immaterial, how does the brain create it, and what is it? If the mind is material, why does it seem immaterial?

Have you ever seen, heard, or touched another person's mind? If not, then why do you believe that they have a mind?

We'll answer these questions and a whole lot more in the November 5 meetup titled What is the mind all about?

I believe that I've solved the fundamental theoretical problems regarding the mind, in particular, the mind-body problem, thereby eliminating the aura of uncanny mystery about the mind that distinguishes it from all other physical phenomena. The understanding of the mind that I've developed is part of an integrated theory of knowledge, mind, and human life. My hope is that by the end of the meeting, you will feel that the mind makes sense and that the aura of uncanny mystery will have vanished.

I think that we'll have a fascinating time discussing the issues of mind and resolving the fundamental concerns that people have about the mind.

For more info, here's the web page for the meeting:


Philip

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