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Being, Essence and the Act of Existing

Being “Being” can mean “existing” when used as present participle of the verb “to be”. It can also be used as a noun and thus does not necessarily imply actual existence but at least possible existence. When we talk about … Continue reading

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Matter, Intentionality, Epiphenomenalism and the Interaction Problem

What is matter? There are at least three approaches to answering this question. Mechanism-cum-atomism Aristotelianism Panpsychism Mechanism-cum-atomism The mechanistic-cum-atomistic view of matter is probably the best known and most popular view of matter today and can basically be summed whereby … Continue reading

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Measurement and Causality part 2

Following the discussion in part one and a comment made by an anonymous commenter @ http://egnorance.blogspot.com In point of fact, your assumptions are at odds with what is now known about reality (not surprising since your assumptions were developed in … Continue reading

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Measurement and Causality part 1

olegt comments: Techne, I am not Anon, but I can help by defining what the problem is. We will strip the phenomenon of quantum indeterminacy to its most basic form if we consider a system with the tiniest possible phase … Continue reading

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Zero-point energy/ground/vacuum state vs Real Being vs Logical Being vs Nothing

Some would like to argue that zero-point energy state or a ground states or a vacuum state (ZPE or G or V states) is nothing.”Nothing”, or “nothingness” can be summed to be not a property, not a field, not a … Continue reading

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Accidents and a Porphyrian tree

Below is a preliminary Porphyrian tree for accidents.

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Substances and Porphyrian trees

Substance from a Thomistic point of view is a composite of: 1) Actuality and Potentiality 2) Substantial Form and Prime Matter (for corporeal substances, see below) 3) Essence and the Act of Existing. Substance, along with accident, is also one of … Continue reading

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