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Warren DeMontague

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Here, it's fixed now.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Thu Jul 27, 2017, 10:56 PM (0 replies)

Yon cassius hath a lean and hungry look

Okay, maybe just hungry

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Mon Jul 24, 2017, 08:28 PM (1 replies)

No. The actual land exists. But the maps describing it are in our heads.

The actual land has, really, infinite levels of complexity, just like the measured length of a shoreline depends on the length of the ruler you use to measure it. Too much complexity for your average human brain to deal with moment-to-moment, so we filter and simplify reality into something- a map- we can easily understand.

And many of us spend a lot of time following our maps instead of paying attention to the actual land. A lot of people ignore the land or filter it out when it doesn't match up with their maps. That seems, to me, undeniable.

Also, some of us are using better maps than others. And just like in your car's GPS, it's important to update your map regularly.

A good example, though, are FOX News people who are in denial about just how incompetent the Trump team is. When reality finally, unavoidably intrudes, they're like the people who drive into the lake, because their GPS map is wrong.

Now, as for whether things like music or color exist without perception, no. I don't think they do, or I think it's a meaningless question to ask.

"Who is the master who makes the grass green"

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sun Jul 16, 2017, 07:16 AM (1 replies)
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