Casey Dorman
  • Male
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • United States
Share on Facebook
Share

Casey Dorman's Friends

  • Marc Poulin

Casey Dorman's Groups

Casey Dorman's Discussions

New YouTube videos

Started this discussion. Last reply by TJ Sep 15. 5 Replies

 I've had two discussions with Christian blogger, David Vogel, both concerning morality and religion. You can view them at the following locations: …Continue

A scholarly argument in favor of belief in God - Is it valid?

Started this discussion. Last reply by MikeLong Sep 19, 2015. 43 Replies

A new book, "God is Watching You: How the Fear of God Makes Us Human" is being released by Oxford University Press in November, 2015. Based upon arguments from cognitive science and evolution, this…Continue

Tags: Punishing, God, Belief

Donation of Royalties

Started this discussion. Last reply by Casey Dorman Jun 28, 2014. 4 Replies

As promised, I just donated $9.12, which is the one half of the royalties I received for my book, "Is God Really Necessary," over the last month (not sure if the donation went through but I will do…Continue

Tags: Necessary?, donations, Really, God, Is

Donation of Royalties

Started Jun 26, 2014 0 Replies

As promised, I just donated $9.12, which is the one half of the royalties I received for my book, "Is God Really Necessary," over the last month (not sure if the donation went through but I will do…Continue

Tags: Necessary?, donations, Really, God, Is

Gifts Received

Gift

Casey Dorman has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift

 

Casey Dorman's Page

Latest Activity

Casey Dorman replied to Pope Beanie's discussion 'Describing Consciousness'
"I have a writing assignment that will keep me away for some time, but I've really enjoyed this conversation and I will return to it if it's still going on, later. Some parting thoughts are that the concept of consciousness is very…"
Oct 12
Casey Dorman replied to Pope Beanie's discussion 'Describing Consciousness'
"I agree with TJ that our definition of consciousness depends on the context, and that means, as much as anything, the use we are making of the definition. So far as "primitive concepts" go, there was a time that I (and most ordinary…"
Oct 12
Casey Dorman replied to Pope Beanie's discussion 'Describing Consciousness'
"In the end we are going to be dealing with a convention in usage, but I don't think that diminishes its importance, since virtually all definitions are conventions in usage. But what we are seeking (maybe all of us who are responding to this…"
Oct 11
Casey Dorman replied to Pope Beanie's discussion 'Describing Consciousness'
"Things can be the same either of two ways: they are the same because they are logical synonyms in the sense that there can be no cases in which an event or object satisfies one definition but not the other (e.g. a bachelor is an unmarried man). They…"
Oct 11
Casey Dorman replied to Pope Beanie's discussion 'Describing Consciousness'
"citing the preconscious (or rather preconscious processes, as all of these things are processes rather than entities, only moves the problem one step back. You have to ask, "Is the preconscious aware of something?" Unless one assumes that…"
Oct 11
Casey Dorman replied to Pope Beanie's discussion 'Describing Consciousness'
"I would say that consciousness and awareness are exactly the kind of things that present difficulties for the technique of ostensive definition, since they are not visible to anyone but ourselves (do we point inwardly and say to ourselves -…"
Oct 11
Casey Dorman replied to Pope Beanie's discussion 'Describing Consciousness'
"Here are the difficulties with a synonomous definition of conciousnes and awareness: If consciousness is what is you are aware of, then 1) when you are in a crowded room and you are having one conversation and there is a second conversation going on…"
Oct 11
Casey Dorman replied to Pope Beanie's discussion 'Describing Consciousness'
"My first answer is that I am not sure what the distinction between consciousness and awareness is, or even if there should be one, which is why I have said it calls for either a redefinition of one or the other term, or a new term, or a new way of…"
Oct 11
Casey Dorman joined No name's group
Thumbnail

Atheist Morality

The purpose of this group is to discuss morality from all points of view: biological, evolutionary, philosophical. Specific moral questions are also encouraged: if you have a moral question for us atheists, feel free to post it here.See More
Oct 11
Casey Dorman replied to Pope Beanie's discussion 'Describing Consciousness'
"I think we need to distinguish between the mechanisms (call them mental or neural, whichever you wish) that make things conscious and consciousness itsef. What we experience has usually been interpreted at a level that is not conscious. That's…"
Oct 11
Casey Dorman replied to Pope Beanie's discussion 'Describing Consciousness'
"I too am heavily influenced by ordinary language philosophers, most notably Ryle and Wittgenstein. From an ordinary language point of view, you are right that in order to say that consciousness and awareness are two different things, you would need…"
Oct 10
Casey Dorman replied to Pope Beanie's discussion 'Describing Consciousness'
"Part of what is being confused are the term conscious and consciousness. As an adjective, conscious is ordinarily synonomous with aware. But consciousness as a noun may not be synonomous with awareness as a noun because the former has a number of…"
Oct 10
Casey Dorman replied to Pope Beanie's discussion 'Describing Consciousness'
"I agree. In order to communicate what consciousness is, we probably need to analogize (if that's a word). To communicate our stream of consciousness is difficult because it appears to be layered and there are simultaneous events going on that…"
Oct 10
Casey Dorman replied to Pope Beanie's discussion 'Describing Consciousness'
"There is a difference between a third person description of consciousness and a first person description of one's own consciousness. If I want to describe the experience of driving a car I can say you sit on a seat behind the steering wheel…"
Oct 9
Casey Dorman replied to Pope Beanie's discussion 'Describing Consciousness'
"I think the original question for discussion was to describe one's conscious experience as opposed to defining what consciousness is. The latter topic is interesting and the subject of both philosophical debate and scientific study, but the…"
Oct 9
TJ replied to Casey Dorman's discussion 'New YouTube videos'
"Interesting, as if built in, there would be no need of interpretation, and, the Catholic Church, which claims to be god's representative here on earth, and who supplied 100% of known Christianity documentation, interprets more "gods"…"
Sep 15

Profile Information

Your Religious Status
Atheist
About Me:
Writer
Age
71-76

Comment Wall (1 comment)

You need to be a member of Think Atheist to add comments!

Join Think Atheist

At 4:39pm on May 7, 2014, Reg The Fronkey Farmer said…

Hi Casey, Welcome to T/A.

 
 
 

© 2016   Created by umar.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service