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Non-Cognitivism and Rule Following - John McDowell. by Zin5ki on May 2nd, 2011, 10:18 am
From Mind, Value, and Reality. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1998, pp.198-218.

John McDowell brings to the non-cognitivist's attention a facet of her doctrine that she may not have developed. It is integral to her position that the world, as it exists independently of our value experiences, contains no such things as values. It follows, supposes McDowell, that her account of the world need not involve any evaluative concepts, only the properties to which our evaluative responses are responses to. Evaluative experiences must therefore be "disentangled": experience of whatsoever it is that we respond to must be seperated from the attitudes of this response itself. In much the same vein as Values and Secondary Qualities, McDowell expresses characteristic scepticism of this thesis. The non-cognitivist is said to avow that one can always in principle isolate a feature of the world to which the attitudinal component of a non-congitive...

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Nature vs Nature - Psychology by tookie23 on January 27th, 2011, 5:48 am
What is human development?
Human development is the advancement of our consciousness & potential as a species. I think throughout human development we learn to take the ideals of those whom we would like to be close to us. We also should develop to a state in which we can provide a state of stability for ourselves.
Nature Vs Nurture
What roles do they play?
Recently I studied the physiological matter that makes up humans, I wanted to understand the roles Nature and nurture took in our character build up, and while I may be unable to offer an absolute definition I did come up with a theory.
I believe there are a lot of hereditary things programmed into our brain that will not shine through unless exposure to certain experiences happens. There are certainly exceptions to this rule especially when you look at deeper psychological issues such as schizophrenia and multi personality disorder. I do know that nature plays at least some roll in...

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Dark Matter by MandyMurray on November 10th, 2015, 9:40 am
Dark matter. Is it possible that dark matter could b a dence form of gravity that holds everything up in the universe. We are suspended in a place that is surrounded by a blanket of darkness. We hang without any suspension. Magnetism could b involved that keeps things from falling apart. Or is it something else that we cant c. Once something is born its links are invisible. Theoretically it should all fall apart. It seems to have its place set together so it doesnt. Here we are hanging in space. Is space moving but we cant c that either. Gravity is wat keeps us on this earth. A dencer and a heavier form could b holding all of us. We spin around the sun but we dont feel the ride it takes us on. The universe doesnt belong to us, we belong to the universe. So, the answers to all should b in our own back yard. Everything that we know is right here. All the toxins in their glory. All the minerals, the crystals and gems. Everything we have made in this world has come from this earth. We analyze...

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Relaxing in to Automatic Health by Mossling on December 22nd, 2009, 9:44 pm
When we are not relaxed it seems our awareness can be clouded. A mind busied with busy-ness can easily miss profound details. Sometimes this can be comforting: "ignorance is bliss".

At some point, however, people appear to arrive at a place where they have to decide whether their blissful ignorance is the cause of unwanted suffering. If they decide that they need to relax their body and mind, identify the sources of suffering, and seize control of those causes, then it seems they need to find a way to successfully relax regularly and effectively enough in order to become aware of their deeper motivations and make the desired difference to their life become a reality.

Lying down appears to be the best way to relax, but with it most often comes falling asleep, and thus a lack of awareness.

Sitting upright seems to be the next best physical relaxation activity, however the strong support base can again allow the mind to switch off, and sleep creeps upon one.

Standing up follows...

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To understand consciousness is to understand reality. by Timothy on June 25th, 2009, 1:36 am
Every individual on this planet has access to the fundamental basis of all knowledge, all understanding, all inventions, ideas, thoughts, and concepts. This basis is consciousness.
Every individual has the potential capacity to understand reality, the basis of reality, thought, consciousness itself, and many other phenomena, without the aid of invention. Invention itself has it's foundation in consciousness; our consciousnesses ability to imagine a method or thing and to shape reality, indeed existence itself, to our will.

Reality; knowledge, perception and thought, is dependent on consciousness; to understand consciousness is to understand reality.
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