Friday, November 16, 2007

Philosophy of Mind

From Wikipedia's entry on Philosophy of Mind:

Many credit Descartes's "I think therefore I am" to be the back bone of the movie The Matrix. However, it would seem that empiricism is more akin to what the Matrix is about, i.e.,

You can be a brain in a jar somewhere and not even know it because all you an know is what you perceive through your senses.


I've been listening to Books On CD- Great courses
there is a lesson on "Agustine philosopher and saint"
it seems that the entire world view back then (roughly 340 to 400 ad)
was based alot on Plato's view of the world.

  • Things that could be imagined could be eternal

  • Things that could be sensed thru the 5 senses were mortal- subject to
    fading away, and subject to human error not to mention that your eyes
    can play tricks on you, like a mirage in the dessert.


  • Draw a pythagorian triangle on a chalk board.

    The chalk triangle is just a representation of the concept...
    it's NOT the triangle itself, it's just chalk...

    The triangle concept held in your mind is eternal, you cannot change it.
    it was a perfect triangle 2500 years ago, just because you recently
    became aware of it doesn't change it a bit.

    the one that pythagor conceptualized is the same one you conjured up
    in your mind.


    more later,
    I'll make sense of this
    (pun intended)


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