our multiprocessing minds

The key to understand, at least in a weak sense, our understandings (including our philosophical understandings) of our worlds, is to understand that we do not and cannot understand our own multi-processing minds. Our multi-processing mind, or MPM, is the foundation of our language, as well as our thinking | speaking | understanding of the world.

And all other aspects of our survival and life.

We tend to think of the mind as simple, like a simple human. And it has a three-part soul. A three-part soul has what we think of as three people.

The flaw here is that these three people would in turn have to have three more people each and so forth, etc.

Traditional models of the mind, or the soul, tend to be simple. Often, as in Plato and Freud, it is made of three parts. Or maybe there are 12, in a circular mantra of definiteness. What if the mind has 14,500 parts?

In most cases the mind has a metaphor where the parts can be thought of as something like a person talking. An "executive" summary if you will. The latter makes our explanation somewhat circular.

The first step is to recognize, to the best of our ability, the fact we cannot possibly understand the MTM but only provide metaphors with limited if useful metaphors.

We cannot understand our own MTM because (1) there are too many things happening, or being processed, at once, and (2) the list of processes is too extensive to process.

February 5, 2018