MF Discussion Topic for February 2005

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Date: Thu Feb 10 2005 - 01:18:13 GMT

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    Hi Folks

    The results of the Call for Votes (Re-Vote) for February 2005 are shown below.

    This month's topic is:

    1) "In the MOQ feeling corresponds to biological quality." (Pirsig in the
    Copleston annotations).
    I'd like to suggest we spend a bit of time trying to work out what "feeling"
    is, as referred to here, whether it's the same as "sensation" or "emotion",
    and if so, whether this analysis stands up to scrutiny in the light of
    contemporary understandings in the philosophy of mind and neuroscience.

    Sam Norton

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    Votes for topics
    1) 7
    3) 1

    Voters and Selection
    1) Nathan Pila, Marty Jorgensen, Maggie Hettinger, Sam Norton, Valence, Horse, Mark
    3) Hugo Masse


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