MIND and CONSCIOUSNESS do not exist ne FREE BOOK Philosophy

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ABSTRACT
The introduction presents merely roughly‭ (as they undergo change all the time) the contemporary, insular, Anglo-Phone speculations (supposedly by means of the discourse of philosophy and the socio-cultural practice of philosophizing) about notions of consciousness and mind.These, almost epistemological solipsistic, self-centered and anthropo-centered, restricted speculations about the notions of mind and consciousness are made by means of cognitively biased metaphysical, ontological, epistemological and methodological assumptions and selective interpretations of the nature and the doing of philosophy. Individuals or groups of them uttering those speculations form part of the professional academe and subscribe to the principles, attitudes, values and norms of a particular school, movement and community of Western academic philosophers.The next sections situate the individuals who utter these pronouncements and/ or argue for them by reasoning, logic and argumentation in the wider context of the multiverse, the universe, planet earth and our species as merely one type of contingent, living organism inhabiting and restricted to a certain eon, era, period, epoch, civilization, historical period and culture (or time and place) of this planet. In spite of this absolute restriction by place and time individuals try to depict from this restricted point of view an all-inclusive, god-like explanation of the nature, origin, meaning and functioning of every thing.I suggest that because of conceptual misuse mental objects such as the mind and consciousness are imagined and thought to exist. Such misleading notions lead to the creation of unnecessary ‘philosophical’ problems such as the mind-body problem and notions about things such as ‘qualia’. It is advisable to restrict any experiments to an investigation of particular senses and ‘acts’ of cognition and identify the areas in the body and brain that play a part in them – and to leave such research to experts of the specialized cognitive and neuroscientific fields and related disciplines, instead of trying to speculate about them or by the use of thought experiments, imaginary cases and simulations, fictional accounts and reasoning or arguments.

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(Meta-Philosophy) Theorizing about Philosophy (CMT, CB and CMA) as an exercise inXPhi

The processes of theorizing are explored, Weick’s Conceptual Metaphor Theory, Conceptual Blending Theory and Conceptual Metaphor tool are described.
This Meta-Philosophy investigation of philosophy and philosophizing is an exercise in Experimental Philosophy. The Empirical Generalization or Hypothesis arrived at states that: Philosophy/izing is like or resembles the process/es of Theorizing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMQT2rhPoUQ

(Meta-Philosophy) Theorizing about Philosophy (CMT, CB and CM) as an exercise inXPhi My book is FREE for download

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(Meta-Philosophy) Theorizing about Philosophy (CMT, CB and CM) as an exercise inXPhi

The processes of theorizing are explored, Weick’s Conceptual Metaphor Theory, Conceptual Blending Theory and Conceptual Metaphor tool are described.
This Meta-Philosophy investigation of philosophy and philosophizing is an exercise in Experimental Philosophy. The Empirical Generalization or Hypothesis arrived at states that: Philosophy/izing is like or resembles the process/es of Theorizing.FREE download of my BOOKS

‭(‬Meta-Philosophy‭) ‬Why read philosophy‭?
(of original and‭ –‬creative thinking rather than derivative,‭ ‬academic,‭ ‬professional ‘philosophers’‭) ‭(‬Meta-Philosophy‭) ‬Why read philosophy‭?
(of original and‭ –‬creative thinking rather than derivative,‭ ‬academic,‭ ‬professional ‘philosophers’‭)

Ulrich de Balbian

Director

Meta-philosophy Research Center

ABSTRACT

https://www.academia.edu/31813592/_Meta-Philosophy_Why_read_Philosophy_of_original-_and_creative-thinking_rather_than_derivative_academic_professionals_

Meta-Philosophy and Philosophy’s rationale, aims, subject-matter and methods. https://web.facebook.com/metaphilosophyMPRC/

What is philosophy for the creative-, original-thinking philosopher? Why is he doing philosophy? Where does his philosophical problems and insights come from? Comparing speculative/revisionary metaphysics, descriptive metaphysics and the explorative ‘metaphysics’ of the Socratic Method and the Philosophical Investigations. Socio-cultural, psychological and other factors related to the doing of philosophy.

Comments on, or thinking through and with philosophical problems that cannot be dis/solved, Suber’s Meta-philosophy themes and questions, surveys of philosophers (and their believes) and Plant’s ‘On the Domain of Meta-philosophy’.

Intra-Philosophical Norms‭ ‬and other Limits Self-imposed internal and external

The philosophical discourse has a number of in-built values,‭ ‬norms and attitudes that create for this discipline.‭ ‬Creative-thinking and Intuition are discussed.‭ ‬Then some of the limits of the discourse are identified,‭ ‬some of them concern the methods of philosophizing.‭ ‬The positive aspects of the so-called Socratic Method and those of the Philosophical Investigations as Explorative Methods‭ (‬and metaphysics‭?) ‬are compared with those identified by Strawson as Speculative and Descriptive Metaphysics.It is suggested that the future of Philosophy lies in Theorizing.‭ ‬It is essential to view in the Appendix the articles concerning the Socratic Methods and the nature and processes of‭ (‬Philosophy as‭) ‬Theorizing.‭ Traditional Speculative Metaphysics, Descriptive Metaphysics, Explorative Metaphysics – their limits and potentials and the Socratic Methods. How to do theorizing, examples and details.Download and see entire book here for Freehttps://www.academia.edu/31692986/Intra-Philosophical_Norms_and_other_Limits

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my BIO , paintings and 4 of my 60 videos of my work.

Who is Ulrich de Balbian and what do you do?I am in my sixties, born of a German mother and Dutch-French father.https://youtu.be/xD7tC8Hmjpk I lived and studied in a number of countries, including Great Britain, France, Germany and Spain.I have doctorates in Philosophy and Theology and qualifications in Social Science and Fine Art.When i was young I did sociological research in South Africa, so I know certain areas, of this vast and very diverse (culturally and geographically) country.I worked as an academic (philosophy, art and world religions) so that I did not have to be dependent on the Art Industry for a living. Through philosophy I reflected deeply on many aspects of existence, including culture and more specially art, and the Western painting genre.I specify Western as it is very different from the painting traditions from Asia, China, India, Arabic countries, etc. http://sacreativenetwork.co.za/2012/06/in-depth-chat-with-inspiring-painter-ulrich-de-balbian/ As social scientist and philosopher (I published fifteen books in that discipline, two in theology and others) researched socio-cultural aspects of art , for example the code of the discourse or socio-cultural; practice of Western Painting. As well as the Art Industry and Market. Many people interested in art and artists do not realize that the centre of the Art Market has shifted from the West (1) US, 2) UK, 3) France, 4) Germany) to Asia (1)China, 2)Taiwan, 3)Hong Kong, 4) Korea, 5)Singapore). Major Art Fairs and Biennales are held in those countries and Private Collectors built their own museums, as there used to be few national museums as in the west. Those private museum collections can compare with the best national Museums in the West. I mention the art Market and Industry as I question the traditional system of commercial galleries, auctions and the influence of billionaire collectors on the price of works of art. I am a maverick and rebel as far as these things are concerned and i am not allowing them to control my type of work. Too many artists, similar to the rest of the popular entertainment industry, felt the need to produce sensational work, so as to be noticed. I never was dependent on the art industry as I had other spruces of income as academic. I retired at forty from that so as to work full time on my art, and writing.

Source: my BIO , oaintings and 4 of my 60 videos of my work.