MrTouchdown

Criteria to claim something exists

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What criteria must be met in your mind in order for you to claim that something exists or doesn’t exist? 
Or what is the fundamental difference in your mind between existing and not existing? 

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Consciousness. 

 


PM me If you want to have a conversation about existential shit.

 

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Direct experience. No need for mind.

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if i'm conscious of it it exists

sight sound smell taste touch thought

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Everything exists. Even nothing exists (that's the point from which you, me, etc. views the somethings).

It's as simple as that. Srs. Existing is the commonality between all... a conscious animal, qualitative experiences, dreams, chemicals, protons... The commonality is existing.

I guess it's possible some things don't right now exist (we can't conceive of what that might be), but they COULD. But that part is a theory...

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If I experience it, than it exists for me.

 

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25 minutes ago, gettoefl said:

if i'm conscious of it it exists

sight sound smell taste touch thought

is the converse true?

if its exists am i conscious of it?

no ... this is the world of spirituality and god

thus consciousness is a subset of existence, everything

is nothing part of existence, everything?

yes ... nothing is just what i can't be conscious of

in summary, existence, everything = consciousness + nothing

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@MrTouchdown when it becomes known/perceived.

 


"All that we know is limited, something we don't - is infinite"

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There is no reason to confine yourself to one absolute definition of anything. You just have to learn to think using caveats, e.g. "according to this framework of thought and this set of definitions, one can postulate (...)"


Intrinsic joy is revealed in the marriage of meaning and being.

 

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