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by Cirion Spellbinder
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Sentience is meaningless. Sapience is what matters.
Replies: 24
Views: 1601

Re: Sentience is meaningless. Sapience is what matters.

When low on power, it acts sluggishly. That's pretty much spot on behavior for getting tired. Tiredness is not its associated behaviors, it is a state of mind and can give way to different sets of behaviors. And it does learn, it's not just basic conditionals, but actual learning using AI. It's pre...
by Cirion Spellbinder
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Sentience is meaningless. Sapience is what matters.
Replies: 24
Views: 1601

Re: Sentience is meaningless. Sapience is what matters.

brimstoneSalad , would it be better if we just said that capacity for preferences was the condition for moral consideration so people don’t have to make the inference from sentience? It seems much easier just to explain why preferences matter than to explain why sentience implies preferences and pr...
by Cirion Spellbinder
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion - Fun
Topic: Is mental illness a useful idea?
Replies: 19
Views: 1482

Re: Is mental illness a useful idea?

Not really, those are problematic as well. For example the long-term use of psychoactive medications permanently alter brain function and most people with mental illness have been on them at some point. As such you have to carefully separate those that have been on medications from those with the "...
by Cirion Spellbinder
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Sentience is meaningless. Sapience is what matters.
Replies: 24
Views: 1601

Re: Sentience is meaningless. Sapience is what matters.

I take issue with this. The term 'subjective experience' is not mentioned in the dictionary at all, and that it is implied I think is a contention not directly supported. Right, but many words are redundant and others correspond to other words. It’s fine to call a goldfish a “type of fish” or “a va...
by Cirion Spellbinder
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Sentience is meaningless. Sapience is what matters.
Replies: 24
Views: 1601

Re: Sentience is meaningless. Sapience is what matters.

Welcome Sapientist ! Great first post. The definition of sentience in the dictionary implies and is more concisely stated as what carnap describes. A subjective experience is defined by an input of sense data and output of some sort of reaction (a thought, a move, etc.) According to the Merriam Webs...
by Cirion Spellbinder
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion - Fun
Topic: Is mental illness a useful idea?
Replies: 19
Views: 1482

Re: Is mental illness a useful idea?

I'm referring to the sort of mental illnesses that can be determined organically, that is to say, can be determine through some sort of objective test like a brain scan, blood test, etc. The vast majority of mental illnesses in the DSM are identified by a set of behavioral criteria and there is no ...
by Cirion Spellbinder
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion - Fun
Topic: Is mental illness a useful idea?
Replies: 19
Views: 1482

Re: Is mental illness a useful idea?

The DSM 5 would be dramatically smaller if it only contained the mental illnesses that had clear organic diagnostic criteria. What does that mean? But then you couldn't prescribe 55 million Americans medications. Curiously white folks are more than twice as likely to take them. Do you think most if...
by Cirion Spellbinder
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Logical Consistency (Advice?)
Replies: 13
Views: 919

Re: Logical Consistency (Advice?)

I'm interested in threads that generally talk about the importance of logical consistency (and contradiction) that I can read from on the forum. I’m sorry, I don’t really remember any (or see any in my post history that I checked). I struggle with this issue myself because I’m not sure which system...
by Cirion Spellbinder
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Logical Consistency (Advice?)
Replies: 13
Views: 919

Re: Logical Consistency (Advice?)

Frank Quasar wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:48 pm
yeah, i should do that. any particular threads on the forum that goes over this in some good detail that i could probably read from? i read most of the AMP thread this morning.
What kind of threads are you looking for?
by Cirion Spellbinder
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: What causes economic crashes?
Replies: 11
Views: 822

What causes economic crashes?

Any good reading materials?