# Re: I think, was "Difficulties in communication. . ."

From: George Levy <glevy.domain.name.hidden>
Date: Sun, 13 Aug 2006 21:27:55 -0700

Brent Meeker wrote:

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>>>George Levy wrote:
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>>>>Brent Meeker wrote:
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>>>>>That brings us back to Descartes "I think therefore I am"; which Russell
>>>>>pointed out was an unsupported inference.
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>>>>IMHO everything hinges on "I think." "I think" MUST BE THE STARTING
>>>>POINT - for any conscious observer THERE IS NO OTHER OBSERVABLE STARTING
>>>>POINT!
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>>>Are you disputing Russell's point that "I" is a construct and "thinking" is
>>>all you have without inference?
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>>Yes. I am disputing what Russell said: "I think" IS THE ONE AND ONLY
>>STARTING POINT for any conscious thought process. It is both an
>>observation and an axiom. Developing the concept of "I think" in a
>>formal mathematical fashion as Bruno is attempting to do is IMO the
>>right way to proceed. I also believe that "I think" leads to a relative
>>(or relativistic) TOE - probably a very extreme view.
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>>George
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>As I understand him, Bruno agrees with Russell that "I" is a construct or
>inference.
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I think you are right. Bruno is not as extreme as I am but I am not sure
exactly where he stands. He may be non-committed or he may not know how
to reconcile my viewpoint with his math. It would be nice if we could
reconcile the two viewpoints!!!

>That's why there can be 1st-person indeterminancy.
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No. This is not why. In fact, first person indeterminacy probably
reinforces my point. First person indeterminacy comes about because
there are several links from one observer moment (could be called "I"
state) to the next logical (or historically consistent) logical moment.
As you can see everything hinges on the "I" states. You can view I
states either as nodes or as branches depending how you define the
network. Of course those logical links are emergent as figment of
imagination of the "I" in an anthropy kind of way.

George

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