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Jonathan Westphal commented on Tom Last's blog post Jonathan Westphal Neutral Monism
"Ch. III, on thinking, in PF."
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Jonathan Westphal commented on Tom Last's blog post Jonathan Westphal Neutral Monism
"1. Because Sheffer hadn't given it that name yet.
2. Maybe the place to start is that material images cannot be used to think about thinking or about any concepts as such without the distorting effect taking place. "
Dec 4
Jonathan Westphal commented on Tom Last's blog post Jonathan Westphal Neutral Monism
"I think that mind and self are completely different concepts. 'I want to go to Paris' is pretty distant from the unintelligible 'My mind wants to go to Paris.'"
Dec 4
Jonathan Westphal commented on Tom Last's blog post Jonathan Westphal Neutral Monism
"Yes, the view in essence, but not labeled that way. "
Dec 4
Jonathan Westphal commented on Tom Last's blog post Jonathan Westphal Neutral Monism
""Neutral" means "neither mental nor physical". "
Dec 2
Jonathan Westphal commented on Tom Last's blog post Jonathan Westphal Neutral Monism
"I am virtually certain that Steiner never uses the phrase "neutral monism", nor as far as I know was he aware of the view in an explicit way. He certainly knew quite a bit about Ernst Mach, however, but he probably did not know of Russell's view fro…"
Dec 2
Jonathan Westphal commented on Tom Last's blog post Jonathan Westphal Neutral Monism
"Tom writes, "Jonathan Westphal has been a student of Rudolf Steiner's Philosophy Of Freedom his whole life. This led him to develop ideas on neutral monism." This is not quite right. What led me towards neutral monism was in fact Steiner's other and…"
Nov 24
Jonathan Westphal commented on Tom Last's blog post A thought selected as a basis for action, untruly
"Why shouldn't I fully know the motive, and yet feel compelled by it, or even be compelled by it? I fully know my gaoler, but I am compelled by him to stay in my cell."
Mar 30, 2016
Jonathan Westphal commented on Tom Last's blog post A thought selected as a basis for action, untruly
"Why shouldn't I know that say "the service of the state" is the reason for my action, and yet feel uncomfortably compelled by it?"
Mar 30, 2016
Jonathan Westphal commented on Tom Last's blog post A thought selected as a basis for action, untruly
"The last point you make is that a reason does not compel us, so it is free. Reason is non-compulsion. But reasons do sometimes compel, don't they? "
Mar 30, 2016
Jonathan Westphal commented on Tom Last's blog post A thought selected as a basis for action, untruly
"Thank you Alexandros. That does help!"
Mar 30, 2016
Jonathan Westphal commented on Tom Last's blog post A thought selected as a basis for action, untruly
"Well, no, I don't think that the fact that thinking is guided by the content of our concepts implies that it is not free. Why would that follow? It would make all mathematical and logical thinking unfree! 
The question is rather whether a particular…"
Mar 29, 2016
Jonathan Westphal commented on Tom Last's blog post A thought selected as a basis for action, untruly
"Which do you mean? 'There may not be free or unfree thinking' or 'Thinking, when it is done, would always be free'? Both can't be true. If the latter is what you mean, then the problem is there. For the thinking to be free, it must be backed by thin…"
Mar 29, 2016
Jonathan Westphal commented on Tom Last's blog post A thought selected as a basis for action, untruly
"Thanks Tom. That's a help. I'm not quite sure what I was thinking. I don't know any more what I meant by saying that the selection of a concept might be done "untruly". What could that mean?
What I was after was the idea that the selection of concep…"
Mar 29, 2016
Jonathan Westphal left a comment for Jonathan Westphal
"What I mean is I can't see to make a Blog Post, or what it is. All I seem to be able to do is "Comment"!"
Mar 18, 2016
Jonathan Westphal left a comment for Jonathan Westphal
"Hi Tom,
I don't understand the system yet. How do you leave a Blog Post? When I tap on "Blog Posts" there doesn't seem to be any to post anything.
Regards,
Jonathan"
Mar 18, 2016
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