Drs wrote:We can know, without a doubt, that something is happening. Beyond that, doubt is possible.
Unless you are hallucinating.
If I am hallucinating, a hallucination is happening.
Yes, but you believe it isn't a hallucination, or else it wouldn't be a hallucintion.
I've had plenty of hallucinations that I believed were hallucinations, and a few hallucinations that I believed weren't hallucinations. Regardless, this does not refute my point that whether I am hallucinating or not, something is happening.
Belinda wrote:I liked what Ramshackle Psyche wrote , #34
So knowledge is like joy, or God. It's always flying away from us. Maybe this is why mathematicians like maths, because here, knowledge of a sort can be pinned down like a dead butterfly.
Drs. wrote: "Something is happening". Could Drs please contrast this fact with "I think therefore I am"?
This claim is more basic than cogito ergo sum. As demonstrated in the previous posts, it nicely handles skeptic questions about whether I am thinking or whether something else (god, imps, hallucinations, whatever) is putting these things called thoughts into my mind. While it is possible to doubt that I am thinking, it is impossible to doubt that my phenomenal experience isn't static, therefore it is impossible to doubt that something is happening.