Monday, July 29, 2013
Emotions or feelings give our lives context as well as supporting survival.
When you are having an emotional experience, grief, anger, envy, fear, love, there seems to be, associated with the experience, a surge of energy. Emotions also seem to produce a heightened sense of awareness. These states are often important just for our physical survival. Sometimes you become frightened and your adrenilin kicks in and you are all of a sudden stronger. Contrariwise, the anger may exert it's force on your own body and your muscles are 'frozen'.You don't move, so maybe the 'predator' will not see you.
Emotions are the natural result of evolution.
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Monday, July 1, 2013
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Memory and Imagination
If you remember something wrong, is the label memory still accurate? Does the label of memory necessitate a 1:1 correspondence with the past? If not 1:1, how much correspondence with the past is necessary for us to still be comfortable using the label of memory? More importantly, if we can talk about a memory being in error, or even completely fabricated, then at what point can we then say there is a meaningful difference between memory and imagination?
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Can you ever make a choice that goes against your desires? My answer is no.
The action of choosing any choice means that that was the choice you wanted. Even if you make a choice for the deliberate perpose of making a choice you didnt want to make, that is still the choice you wanted to make. For example you have the choice to get 100$ or pay 100$, most people would choose to get the 100$. But even if you choose to pay 100$ that is the choice you wanted to make, even if the only reason for making that choice is to go aginst your desires, you are actually still following your desires, your current desire being to go aginst your desires.