We may already he there.
HOW DO YOU KNOW!?
My take on the "brain in a jar" is that I can't really see any benefit to trying to work it out. If I am a brain in jar there's likely nothing I can do about it. If I'm not, I'm right here where I started.
Either way I've wasted quite a bit of time I could spend pondering more useful things.
I just find the concept fun to interject into these kind of conversations. Probably because I have a penchant for mischief.
Man, I hadn't even thought about that. That's some diabolical shit lol.What makes it even more useless is that, even if you did find out your were a brain in a jar, you still couldn't disprove that you weren't actually a different brain in a different jar.
That said, I'm glad you brought it up because apologists will often conflate philosophical impediments to absolute certainty with "faith."
I'm sure you have some sort of evidence to confirm or deny your claim. Routine. Memory. Receipts. Stool analysis. Eye witness accounts.But you just said that my "complete trust or confidence" in the fact that I ate cereal for breakfast was only partly faith. What else was it if not faith?
We agreed upon, "complete trust or confidence in someone or something."
I'm sure you have some sort of evidence to confirm or deny your claim. Routine. Memory. Receipts. Stool analysis. Eye witness accounts.
I think it's more accurate to think of faith as future-looking and evidence as past-looking. The two certainly seem to be able to coexist even though the definition appears to indicate mutual-exclusivity.Does this mean that when you have evidence you don't have faith?
I think it's more accurate to think of faith as future-looking and evidence as past-looking. The two certainly seem to be able to coexist even though the definition appears to indicate mutual-exclusivity.
For example, I have an entire lifetime of evidence to use as confirmation that I am a real-live-boy, but it's always possible I wake up tomorrow to a broken matrix and find out I'm just a battery for my AI-overlords. I "hope" this won't the case, I have "faith" this won't be the case, and I have "evidence" that this won't be the case. Faith seems to step in with uncertainty.
Love isn't measurable. There are measurable events that can show evidence for love, but the results of those measurements aren't really a measurement for love. I can feel love, and I can use both evidence and faith to come to the conclusion that someone else loves/has loved/will love me too.