Monday, June 3, 2013

Description [draft]


But also how can you accurately describe what you feel when you are happy? Do you feel happy? How would you explain happiness to someone who have never been happy?
We rely on our descriptions upon mutual experiences and this is a great limitation. What if we are trying fo  to convey things th using assumptions that they experienced things but those assumptions are not correct?

How can you describe light to someone who's never seen it, a blind person since birth? How can you describe music to someone born deaf?

How can you explain to yourself that there are lots of phenomena for which we could have had, in some virtual existence, a biological receptor and as such we would have given a name and would have seeked to satisfy such sense with specially crafted entities exhibiting that phenomenon?

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