Received: by alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk id SAA14847 (8.6.9/5.3[ref firstname.lastname@example.org] for cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk from email@example.com); Thu, 11 Oct 2001 18:09:26 +0100 Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 12:40:50 +0100 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Genes are Memes Message-ID: <20011011124050.A1833@ii01.org> References: <E15qf6N-00073Hemail@example.com>; <20011009181301.A508@ii01.org> <E15r2bd-00061Sfirstname.lastname@example.org> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Disposition: inline User-Agent: Mutt/1.3.15i In-Reply-To: <E15r2bd-00061Semail@example.com>; from firstname.lastname@example.org on Tue, Oct 09, 2001 at 09:29:38PM +0000 From: Robin Faichney <email@example.com> Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Precedence: bulk Reply-To: email@example.com
On Tue, Oct 09, 2001 at 09:29:38PM +0000, salice wrote:
> > > Well what is reality to you then? (Hope this does not lead to some
> > > philosophical discussion)
> > I hope you're joking.
> Sorry, but i can't imagine a reality which is not imagined.
> Poor stupid Salice.
"Poor", yes, because that's an unfortunatel state to be in. "Stupid",
no, because you have to quite intelligent to get yourself into that state,
or at least fairly good at abstract conceptualisation.
It's bog-standard, run-of-the-mill subjectivism, also known as philosophical
idealism, resulting from scepticism with regard to reality. There is no
refutation of it -- what most effectively counters it is good old-fashioned
pragmatism: for the sake of our survival, we need to behave as if reality
really exists, so we might as well believe in it.
-- "The distinction between mind and matter is in the mind, not in matter." Robin Faichney -- inside information -- http://www.ii01.org/
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