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    Rationalism, empiricism and phantom extremities
Manu Herrán

Versión en español publicada en el Blog de Vivelibre Apology of rationalism ... Epilepsy has historically been considered the "sacred disease" because of its connection with altered states of consciousness linked to a strong religiosity and mysticism. In Spain suffer some 400,000 people and many of us have been and seremos- witnesses of epile...


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    Sentience platonism
Manu Herrán

Abstract I'll call sentience platonism the idea that experiences exist by themselves, regardless of sentient beings who experience them. Even if the probability of sentience platonism were very small, while there is a higher than zero probability, we might think twice before disregarding it, because the implications on prevent suffering would b...


Stuff that repels the attention
Manu Herrán

We can think that the opposite of catching the attention is being unnoticed, but it is not true. Versión en español Sex and violence catch the attention. The red things catch the attention. The beautiful, dangerous and different things catch the attention. We can think that the opposite of catching the attention is being unnoticed. That is wha...


Duality and Uniqueness
Manu Herrán

Any sane person establishes a cutting distinction between every object of the Universe: I, and ‘everything else’. I am going to call this ‘Duality’. On the other hand, the Universe exists, there. And it doesn’t care at all what I think. The universe is unique, and I am going to call this ‘Uniqueness’. Obviously, there’s only one reality. The Un...


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    Subjectivity is neither created nor destroyed, only revealed
Manu Herrán

We distinguish in the barking of a dog or the meowing of a cat their expressions of happiness and unhappiness, because even if they are different from human expressions, we are able to recognize the similarities. The fact that we do not see any similarity in the expressions of a shrimp or an ant, or even in those cases when the subjective experi...






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