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Holden

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A Question
« on: September 14, 2015, 08:35:05 am »
With regard to WWR-how to see the alleged common ‘inner nature’ of all things could be that which I cognize immediately through ‘inner awareness’ of myself as agent.How could a thing that never acts, or experiences, or has any selfconsciousness– a stone, say – be in its own nature just what I discover myself to be in the self-conscious experience of being an agent?
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Re: A Question
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2015, 05:50:27 pm »
<<< crickets >>>

???

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Re: A Question
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2015, 04:54:09 am »
What is that?
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Re: A Question
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2015, 08:43:57 am »
Crickets are an insect one hears in the summer.  Often in the old cartoons they were played when I was growing up (and TV was free), mostly in Looney Tunes, when someone is on a stage and the audience does not respond, we - the viewer - would hear these crickets.

It was a way of me letting you know I was scratching my head, wanting to respond, but am unable to do so.   Hence, the crickets ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0mNkix4Xnk

I suppose I should have explained that I did not want you to mistaken my lack of a response as an unwillingness to acknowledge your question.

A stone or a rock does not suffer consciousness.  Did you come across a passage in WWR where Schopenhauer compares what motivates a stone, such as the force of gravity, to the more complicated internal forces which motivate human beings and other animals?
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Things They Will Never Tell YouArthur Schopenhauer has been the most radical and defiant of all troublemakers.

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