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Tom Campbell

Am I missing the discussions about this man? I found him almost a year ago and I’m fascinated by his ideas. This isn’t to say his ideas are absolutely new and unique but the way he...

Another theory on consciousness from an evolutionary point of view

Consciousness, the stuff dreams are made of… Ha! That one actually worked ;P But with the latest in robotics and AI, some theories from a neural scientist at Princeton were proposed explaining...

Punishment when unnecessary?

Just a concept I return to from time to time but I’m curious what opinions I’d get from HE. Here’s the scenario: Someone commits murder. They are deeply regretful and we have a...

What 3 truths would you hang your life on?

I used to believe only one thing can be true. The Descartes “I think therefore, I am” or the fact that I’m experiencing something. I’ve added only one more to my list (and...

Is Free Will possible even from a Deterministic Point of View?

I know, the title sounds completely contradictive but read this, tell me what you think. http://www.theoryserum.com/one-guys-short-thoughts-free-will/

Philosophic look at Shia LaBeouf's art exhibit?

I would like to learn how HE responds to Shia LaBeouf’s art exhibit #IAMSORRY from a philosophic perspective. It seems like everyone is just bashing on the guy without giving it even an inch...

Consciousness, you slippery eel!

Here’s another possible step to understanding consciousness. Are we just a collection of responses to situations and stimuli? As a parent, I’ve seen it over and over again. My kid(s) will...

Approaches to Artificial Intelligence

The issue has been raised here before, but I wanted to go in more depth into what it would take to actually create a full functioning Artificial Intelligence, and not just a responder to stimuli...

I've been inflicted with the question of "why"…

… an advanced civilization might create a simulation. I’d like to start a conversation with those that are familiar with Bostrom’s simulation argument: Let’s suppose that we...

What is ego death?

I’ve heard a lot about it and I never got a very good grasp of what it’s like. Naturally, I’d love to experience it myself, I just don’t think that’s going to happen in...

Fun with Symbols

Like most philosophers, I have my abstract, philosophically enlightening and socially isolating thoughts while waiting for a table at Olive Garden. I was studying the structural design of the walls, a...