Category Archives: Philosophy

Music, logic and pleasure

Pleasure is not governed by the dictates of logic. Even though logic is required to structure the pleasure, it isn’t the reason for it. To enjoy a hammock it needs to be hung properly between two objects, otherwise the pleasure dissipates. Where the two objects are located defines the kind of the pleasure e.g. if the backdrop is an island, the sea and coconut trees, the pleasure could be one of a holiday, if the backdrop is a shady afternoon … Continue reading

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The So-called “Hard Problem”

The so-called “hard problem” is the problem of consciousness.  I call it the so-called problem because it is not a real problem at all. Easy problems are easy because all that is required for their solution is to specify a mechanism that can perform the function. There are two assumptions that create the problem: First assumption is that a human being’s consciousness and self-awareness is somehow magical or special. Second is that an object (real or imagined) leading to experience … Continue reading

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