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    Greetings This was something i posted in another existing thread. I decided to make a few corrections and post it in this section. Below is a personal theory, product of philosophizing on time, energy and matter. The validity of this theorem is uncertain. I view Time in our universe, as a mechan...
  2. How to understand text references in SEP by GridLokx in Introduction to Philosophy / Factual Issues / Books
    In the Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy (SEP) article "Spinoza's Theory of Attributes" (, I came across in-text references to parts of Spinoza's "Ethics", with which I am not familiar. For instance: "There is only an infinite substance (1P14)...
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    I was compelled to join a Philosophy forum based on an interesting thread about Alterism. I was pleased to see so many responses and people researching this new Philosophy and Art Form. Alterism or Alter Art is a Fairly new Term being used in Philosophy and Culture as an Emergence Theory. It has a...
  4. Continuing to be me if I replaced my brain by Green Dwarf in Introduction to Philosophy / Factual Issues / Books
    Suppose I could replace each neuron and each synapse in my brain with a silicon version which behaved in exactly the same way as the original biological neuron. And suppose I could link them all up in the same way as the neurons were linked in my original brain. Then presumably I would have a functi...
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    Note, this is all new to me. I'm not a philosopher, so please bare with me. For years I have struggled to find meaning in life. It's not that I don't enjoy life, I do; but I believe it is logically impossible to find true meaning in life. I hold this as a firm belief, yet I still find my self seekin...