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by Peter Jones
Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Schopenhauer's metaphysics: the problem
Replies: 14
Views: 988

Re: Schopenhauer's metaphysics: the problem

Lao Tsu reminds us that there are always two ways of looking at these issues. He says the Tao cannot be spoken, but also that we must speak about it. It is just that we must speak about it as something we cannot speak about . Indeed, as the Tao Te Ching states right up front in its opening lines, &...
by Peter Jones
Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Schopenhauer's metaphysics: the problem
Replies: 14
Views: 988

Re: Schopenhauer's metaphysics: the problem

We cannot use logic to talk about 'the thing in itself', because logic requires spatio-temporal individuation (there is no logic without individuation). Time and space are conditions of our possible experience of the world, and it is illegitimate to extend them to what lies beyond our possible expe...
by Peter Jones
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Metaphysically Relevant Art-forms
Topic: AJ-Comedy impressions of Peterson and Others
Replies: 7
Views: 706

Re: AJ-Comedy impressions of Peterson and Others

The Jocob Collier video is perfect, Pity to take the mickey out of such a great musician, but it's very clever.
by Peter Jones
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Topic-specific Discourse
Topic: I'm A Materialist, Change My Mind
Replies: 78
Views: 6023

Re: I'm A Materialist, Change My Mind

These discussions always end in this way. There was no implied insult since you did not make up the word. .There was a question and a straightforward criticism of the word and the idea. As for materialists I'd suggest it's best not to confuse them further. But as you don't wish to argue the point we...
by Peter Jones
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Topic-specific Discourse
Topic: I'm A Materialist, Change My Mind
Replies: 78
Views: 6023

Re: I'm A Materialist, Change My Mind

The term 'satchitananda' was coined by people who knew what they were talking about and it has a clear meaning and useful role. It is not a new theoretical idea but a description. Clearly I do not interpret the Heart Sutra as do you. No problem. . . What do you make of this? It seems that Meister Ec...
by Peter Jones
Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Topic-specific Discourse
Topic: I'm A Materialist, Change My Mind
Replies: 78
Views: 6023

Re: I'm A Materialist, Change My Mind

What's to argue about? At some point every linguistic term was a neologism, and given that language is continuously evolving as more of them are eventually invented, then what reason is there for thinking this should not continue to be the case? It is clearly what we as creative, metacognitive, ima...
by Peter Jones
Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Topic-specific Discourse
Topic: What does nonduality actually imply?
Replies: 38
Views: 2978

Re: What does nonduality actually imply?

tt is not about beliefs and what we accept or do not. It is about logic and reason. Duialism and monism fail under analysis and this is demonstrable. This is the reason why the philosophy department is unable to formulate a workable fundamental theory. Thus if dualism is true it would follow that R...
by Peter Jones
Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Topic-specific Discourse
Topic: I'm A Materialist, Change My Mind
Replies: 78
Views: 6023

Re: I'm A Materialist, Change My Mind

Yeah - I'm done. I see no reason to invent new words like mumorphism. I'll stay clear of it till it finds it's way into the dictionary. [/i] I couldn't disagree more, since as you are well aware of Lao Tzu's aphorism that true words seem paradoxical, this seems to almost necessitate paradox-embraci...
by Peter Jones
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Topic-specific Discourse
Topic: I'm A Materialist, Change My Mind
Replies: 78
Views: 6023

Re: I'm A Materialist, Change My Mind

Yeah - I'm done. I see no reason to invent new words like mumorphism. I'll stay clear of it till it finds it's way into the dictionary.
by Peter Jones
Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Meaningful Conversations
Replies: 15
Views: 1090

Re: Meaningful Conversations

I know we can talk about materialism being devoid of meaning, but people don't seem to care. Especially young people. They don't care about life having meaning, they just care about people being treated equally, resources being divided equally, taxing the rich, etc.. Not saying these are bad things...