Lucid Living

Discussion in 'Free Thoughts' started by Bowser, Nov 29, 2018.

  1. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Depends on what one means by 'aware'.
    'Responds to external stimuli' is part of the definition of life.
     
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  3. geordief Valued Senior Member

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    I am not quite up to speed on who might be connecting a psyche with a religious concept but I can see how it could be assumed there was a connection by some people ** (is that was "spirituality" is about? or is spirituality understood to have no connection to religious beliefs)

    Personally anything suggestive of "otherworldliness " in whatever shape or form has no attraction for me .

    It is very hard to commandeer meanings of words and so there is never going to be any end to argumentation- a good thing perhaps but frustrating if you have a yen to pin down definitions and lay them out in an orderly manner..

    ** after all "psyche" is a (central?) term in psychology and yet its derivation reads very explicitly as "soul" from the Greek which is an open invitation to those of a religious persuasion I assume.
     
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  5. sweetpea Valued Senior Member

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    Good point, I was too open there. I was thinking more of 'aware' of one's own actions of response.
    Solar cells are not aware their jiggling electrons in response to light, so to speak.
     
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  7. sweetpea Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, to most of that. But, maybe I should say this is Bowser, so there's a good chance we know what's coming.

    I don't quote Bowser there to belittle him, but as an indication.
    Bowser, If I'm wrong, sorry.
     
  8. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Ah. Self-aware. Theory-of-mind.
     
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  9. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    I can visualize paradise in nature.
     
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  10. Bowser Right Here, Right Now Valued Senior Member

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    It would seem so. At the very least, we are aware of the feeling/idea of "I am."
     
  11. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    0 + 1 = "i am"
    1 + 1 = "i am a (?)" ?
    2 + 0/1 = "i am, & you are! & i am not you!"
    1.1 + 2 = "i am & you are a(?)"
     

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