lunatic or psychic

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chownah
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Re: lunatic or psychic

Post by chownah » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:45 am

perkele wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:57 pm
I would say a good test for differentiating between the two might be whether we can consciously influence the behaviour of those "others" simply by the powers of conscious imagination alone or not.
I think this won't work for imagined things which are not consciously or willfully imagined.
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Re: lunatic or psychic

Post by perkele » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:47 am

perkele wrote:"fidgets of my imagination"
I must have seen too many advertisements and stories about those nefarious "fidget spinners" recently, or whatever the reason for mislearning that word. I mean "figment", of course.
chownah wrote:I think this won't work for imagined things which are not consciously or willfully imagined.
Okay, I guess you're right. I think the underlying problem is how to distinguish between what is real or what is imagined at all? Taking it further, it could even be that one's free will of imagining things is also only imagined.

Opening the gazillionth topic about solipsism here, to not lead this topic further astray.

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