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Recent content by Teax

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    blocked emotional valence

    Oh yeah, now I get it, the "repression" link was missing for me in the chain sensitivity → repression → numbness But... why call it sensitivity? Would it be too sensitive of you to wear warm clothes on a cold winter day? Or are you doing it to protect yourself? People who can survive the cold...
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    blocked emotional valence

    This part is hard to understand To sum it up: Your mom, because she is a trusted person in your life, bypassed the judgement and allowed you to experience a moment of integration, i.e. a moment where you can be both, the persona and more importantly, the shadow. The shadow gave you the...
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    blocked emotional valence

    Now... I'm saying this completely without judgement (as I'm incapable of doing anything else nowadays). I'm more cynical of the flawlessly flawed construction of the human mind than any person in particular, which usually find themselves a victim of its design, or an unwilling player, depends on...
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    What is the relation between form and substance?

    That is totally fine, I would agree with you on that one. My question was not about empiricism... it was about how different people use different terms to model reality. One person's assumption is another's tautology. One person's paradox is another's axiom. When a single misunderstanding...
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    What is the relation between form and substance?

    Yep, based on this I would have to take back my previous statement and instead I would agree with you on this one: :good:
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    What is the relation between form and substance?

    I would gain insight into what you believe. But it is ok, the fact that you call it an "assumption" is already a valid answer to my question. Logic applies generalities to concrete cases, which is a technique we as philosophers use to guarantee that we are not giving any one thing special...
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    What is the relation between form and substance?

    I agree, but forget about essence. How about, in general, saying that something exists only if it can be observed? (not is observed)
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    Existentialism- Life is suffering

    @Rebis I see. Well explained. :coffee: I'd say the model you describe is representative of a significant portion of human population. It is especially characteristic of the western world. Depressed people unsurprisingly turn out to follow this way of thinking... You seem to have never met...
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    What is the relation between form and substance?

    If you're saying that it is unobservable independent of appearances, how is that different from saying that it does not exist independent of appearances?
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    What is the relation between form and substance?

    Exactly. When you discover that light behaves as particles and waves, would you consider that a discovery of substance or form? The experiments have a form, therefore it is form, it is merely a shadow in the allegory. But it tells us something about the substance, therefore it is a discovery...
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    Existentialism- Life is suffering

    Sorry, I usually quote only the most relevant passage, I do understand that what you meant is not physical pain. Existentialism doesn't mean that you always get what you want, it means that you self-actualize to the most of your abilities. It would only alleviate suffering if suffering was...
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    What is the relation between form and substance?

    Saying that there is no relationship between substance and form is like saying that there is no relation between reality and the shadows in the allegory of the cave. Just because we can't know everything about reality by observing the shadows, doesn't mean that can't know anything. Substance is...
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    Existentialism- Life is suffering

    Then "no", life is not suffering. Because non-sentient life exists hahah. Ok, ok we're talking about sentient life here. On a more serious note, I still find the argument flawed: Just because a sentient lifeform wants resources, doesn't mean the absence of such resources induces suffering.
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    On why we work and the nature of reality

    No, for most people that is not the reason. (Though I'm sure there are some people who find the work of "helping their boss" to be meaningful.) Take painters as an example: Some find the process of paining itself meaningful, and do not care what they paint. Other painters find the end result...
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    On why we work and the nature of reality

    It is different, but in the way that matters, it isn't. Space and information are not separable concepts, and you already described their relationship as well as could be described using the english language in your second post. And whether you call it space-and-information or something else...
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