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by Jim Cross
Wed Dec 08, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions
Replies: 60
Views: 517

Re: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions

Ashvin,

My view of Steiner is taken directly from your quotes. See Eugene's point about counter-productivity.

Lack of interest in Steiner isn't the same as lack of interest in philosophy.
by Jim Cross
Wed Dec 08, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions
Replies: 60
Views: 517

Re: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions

It is one thing to read Steiner, maybe gain some insights and ideas, but another thing to slavishly quote everything he writes as prophetic and correct. Then it becomes unhealthy and cultish. This is probably why BK wants to keep his distance from it. That made me laugh, Jim! The idea of BK embraci...
by Jim Cross
Wed Dec 08, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions
Replies: 60
Views: 517

Re: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions

The obvious irony in all this is that in considering the view that some races are in any way spiritually lagging behind, what are we to make of it when one of the forum members, who quotes Steiner's PoF frequently as an example of how thinking can be spiritually transfigured, would be, according to...
by Jim Cross
Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions
Replies: 60
Views: 517

Re: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions

Ashvin, Hilarious! I specifically said I hadn't formed a view about whether anthroposophy was racist because I felt it was too crackpot to even bother to study. Your response is a totally erroneous representation of my views on race and a long Steiner quote that undoubtedly holds a lot of meaning fo...
by Jim Cross
Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Vote of confidence?
Replies: 32
Views: 332

Re: Vote of confidence?

I've had no problem with your moderation. I ignore the Steiner threads anyway since it is more of a cult than a philosophy or science so I missed most of the controversy anyway. I would think racism would be fair topic to consider for any view if it is structurally built into the view. I have enoug...
by Jim Cross
Tue Dec 07, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Vote of confidence?
Replies: 32
Views: 332

Re: Vote of confidence?

As it has been brought to my attention that Eugene is now messaging other forum members with his cult-warning nonsense, after he's got his knickers in a knot about being put into pre-moderation mode, and trying to post yet another rant about Steiner being tantamount to a racist nazi, which I disall...
by Jim Cross
Tue Dec 07, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Topic-specific Discourse
Topic: what is not in mind is abstract
Replies: 25
Views: 206

Re: what is not in mind is abstract

Again, I'm not sure we're any longer addressing the core question of Mark's topic, by getting into solipsism and whatnot, although perhaps Mark is finding these somewhat tangential comments helpful. If Mark is not finding it relevant, as it turns out, there is now a a topic started by Ashvin , in w...
by Jim Cross
Mon Dec 06, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Topic-specific Discourse
Topic: what is not in mind is abstract
Replies: 25
Views: 206

Re: what is not in mind is abstract

Still I feel that for many proponents of idealism, transpersonal Mind does pretty much remain an inferred abstraction, and not a lived reality that one is never actually apart from. This statement is tricky, because it suggests Idealists might be veering towards solipsism. But if we avoid solipsism...
by Jim Cross
Mon Dec 06, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Message from BK
Replies: 68
Views: 731

Re: Message from BK

I haven't had time to read through all of the responses so I'm sorry if this is just a repeat. But couldn't there be a section called "Anthroposophy" or "Specific Systems Of Thought" where those folks could go who want to interpret most discussions in the context of how they hav...
by Jim Cross
Mon Dec 06, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Message from BK
Replies: 68
Views: 731

Re: Message from BK

I agree with Martin. But I do think the comments should be focused clearly on BK and his ideas and shouldn't be allowed to wander off into extended comments/debates on subjects and topics unrelated to the original topic and mostly unrelated to BK. There needs to be some flexibility but if the comme...