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Agree or Disagree. We can understand our mental reality with absolute certainty.

Agree
2
29%
Disagree
5
71%
 
Total votes : 7

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Postby threewood14 » Sun Jun 13, 2004 6:47 pm

Here is the 2nd part of the thread. I'm not sure what to conclude about this just yet...
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Postby primitive » Tue Jun 15, 2004 10:08 pm

Could some people who voted 'disagree' please explain why they think this. I haven't voted yet, but I'm curious as to why one would.
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Postby benissimus » Tue Jun 15, 2004 10:13 pm

I am not exactly sure what the question means, but I am pretty sure I would disagree no matter how it were worded. I certainly do not always know what is going on in my mind, or if what I am thinking is really what I am thinking (I have confused myself many times). On top of that, I believe the mind is a part of the universe and not separate, so if we cannot understand entirely any part of the universe then we certainly cannot understand the mind if it is a part of the universe.
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Postby threewood14 » Tue Jun 15, 2004 11:01 pm

I see your point. But would you agree that we can understand our own thoughts with absolute certainty?
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Postby benissimus » Tue Jun 15, 2004 11:06 pm

Not at all, why else would we need psychiatrists and counselors?
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Postby threewood14 » Tue Jun 15, 2004 11:51 pm

I'm not sure I understand. If a crazy person thinks that aliens are coming to earth, wouldn't the crazy person be able to understand that with absolute certainty? He created the thought.
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