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Friday, November 14, 2014

from Lawrence, SUNDAY PhiloMadrid meeting at 6:30pm: The skeleton within us

Dear Friends,

This Sunday we are discussing "The skeleton within us".

No doubt a rather unusual topic even for PhiloMadrid, but the topic is
more than just skull and bones. An obvious interpretation is a
metaphorical point of view meaning the person within us. Or to put in a
philosophical perspective: can we really know ourselves?

The problem is that the skeleton is not just a fancy word for the topic.
The skeleton is the framework of the human body and the human body is
nothing but a biological system in space-time. So the next question we
would like an answer to is whether we can have privileged knowledge
about ourselves that cannot be known by others?

However, if there is some privileged knowledge about us that in
principle, at least, and it cannot be know by others this would mean
that we are more than just a physical blob? So far knowledge is handed
to us in a physical format (words, sounds, images) which means that it
must have a physical form; hence the only way we can have any privileged
knowledge is for that knowledge not to take a physical form. I don't
think that's the case!

In the meantime Ruel has sent us the link to his essay:
Hello Lawrence,
I wrote a very short essay on the topic for Sunday's PhiloMadrid. Here
is the link:

http://ruelfpepa.wordpress.com/2014/11/13/the-skeleton-within-us/
See you on Sunday.
All the best,
Ruel


Best Lawrence

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from Lawrence, SUNDAY PhiloMadrid meeting at 6:30pm: The skeleton within us

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