I see. Thanks for clarifying.
What do you think we need to learn by virtue of the fact that ideas are contained within the physical brain? That nothing transcends the physical?
Is the physical brain the "outside?" Or am I misunderstanding you?
Ah materialism! Using concepts to deny that reality is conceptual. Using language to insist that on the ultimate meaninglessness of language. I'm not saying this is your view P.N. This is actually just an addition to your question here. How could one assert that nothing transcends the physical w/o contradiction, as such an assertion clearly transcends the physical. And concepts like "physical" already transcend mere sense experience. What a tangled web of questionable dualities. Would you agree? Is it not strange that philosophy, which is made of thought, should exert such force to reduce thought to an organ which as organ and object is clearly made as much of concept as it is sensation? The desire for unity/monism is something I can understand, but what is this lust for materialism? It's almost masochistic.
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My favorite saying, "For having such intelligence, humans are the dumbest creatures on the planet."
Of course I know what you mean. But the dumber we are, the more likely statements such as this are bound to be inaccurate. Just as those that "know that they don't know" shouldn't therefore trust this same knowledge of their ignorance. Or is doubt the one allowable leap of faith?