Re: [evol-psych] Re: Essay: Without Infinite Regress
- Andy,I agree completely with your post with one caveat. When you say I said we are not self conscious, that's not really what I said though I agree with the thought behind your statement. My position is that we are self conscious, but that the self we are conscious of is a cognitive model of self, which is what you are saying.You are correct in that all we know of the world, including our self, is in fact our mental models of such, rather than the thing itself in any objective Kantian sense.EdgarOn Dec 1, 2008, at 12:53 PM, andy_morleyuk wrote:
- andy_morleyuk wrote:
>To be strictly correct, that is impossible. One can only talk about how
> Really, to communicate and understand the world of the subjective,
> you need art and literature. That is the best language we have for
> addressing such things at the present stage of Human development.
and there is no guarantee that anyone can actually feel the same subjective
This is nothing but silly circularity. The only thing you accomplish,
thru a long
laborius and wasteful exercise is to let people know that they seem to have
things in common.
There are lots of ways of doing it without art (painting-sculpture) or
literature (professional lies).
To be sure, if everything is art, then by definition science is art. If
everything is a
narrative (literature) then physics is literature. We just wasted months
on this topic.