….can we make this coherent? What if subjective experience, as it appears in the first person, were the sensori-motor manifold in the third person (as seen in P-worlds, and hence amenable to science). If this were so, then an improved understanding of the characteristics of the SMM might help us chart variation in subjective experience.
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Georges Bataille has always revolted me. Much more than the Marquis de Sade. But then it struck me that it is a good idea to explore the following thought: Given that any rationale anybody can come up with for morality is so weak, what if we were to adopt a frame of mind that knew nothing whatever of good or evil. That looked dispassionately at what we know. That would indeed be a useful point of view. Neither good nor bad. Not of that. Dispassionate.
Google Search Trends is a fabulous instrument for observing ‘physics-like’ regularities in our communal intercourse. I saw the tool, and thought of phenomena defined over P-worlds, and immediately inferred that there would be search terms, which alone or in conjunction with others, would give away physics-like regularity defined over P-worlds. (This is what Kelso is after too). So I started trying to think of pairs of search terms that would reveal oscillation. Full Story »
…learning not to force, to pass control to coordination (or surrender), to put up with a shift from a distinct image to a play of light. I can well believe that nausea is a frequent partner on the road to enlightenment. Does ‘enlightment’ mean anything at all? If it does, it probably means something reasonably better expressed in the language of biology, rather than, say, psychology.