Ask A Genius 311 – Constructivist and Essentialist Consciousness (5)

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Ask A Genius 311 – Constructivist and Essentialist Consciousness (5)

October 5, 2017

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Rick Rosner: Language is your brain picking out the right words for a situation or formulating a sentence and this whole thing is this constructivist versus the essentialist, the essentialist is that you run it just as a lot of plug-in modules that can be turned on and off. There’s the mad module; there’s the melancholy module; there’s the module for the concept or the word orange and those things just get flipped on or off.

That seems like a more primitive an idea of how thought works and one that is seems to be being contradicted increasingly the more we find out so this has implications for our theory informational cosmology, which I’ve been thinking of it in an essentialist way that if the state of the universe if we have a little universe and are based on if we each have a little universe or informational universe based on the information being processed in our heads and if the wider universe is processing things in a conscious way that each thought requires its own spatial set up and for a thought to change for you to go from thinking one thing to thinking another like you’re driving down the street and you’re thinking about dinner and then some a hole like cut you off in traffic your thinking is going to change almost entirely.

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Rick Rosner

American Television Writer


Rick Rosner

Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing


In-Sight Publishing


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