Posted - 2011.01.14 14:26:00 - [3
Edited by: DuffmanPeter on 14/01/2011 14:34:58
Edited by: DuffmanPeter on 14/01/2011 14:26:54
This isnt anything amazing. The dude just used a lot of ideas from old philosophers. He takes Descartes' form of skepticism explaining that our mind and our body are these separate things and that our perceptions can be doubted. But looking at the phenomenologist point of view, life and consciousness are not separate. We are social beings in the world. Our senses should not be doubted because our mind is within the world and is based off our senses. Doubting our senses has no point. It is a way to get away from the skeptic and stop wasting time trying to answer a question which cannot be answered. If we answer a skeptic's question will he not just make another based off our answer?
EDIT: Also figured Id mention he really only uses philosophers who look at this separation of the mind and body. What about Heidegger, Foucault, Merleau-Ponty, Hubert Dreyfus?
This article didn't really go anywhere. He just stole some ideas and made an interesting conclusion that has been made before.