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by Papanca
Mon Nov 01, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Does idealism lead to more compassion ?
Replies: 67
Views: 1120

Re: Does idealism lead to more compassion ?

Papanca, I like how Lou put it. I typically find that when somebody is explaining their compassion with reference to how they intellectually grasp their own ontology, that the cart is being put before the horse. I disagree strongly with Kastrup's claims about the affects of holding a materialistic ...
by Papanca
Mon Nov 01, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Does idealism lead to more compassion ?
Replies: 67
Views: 1120

Re: Does idealism lead to more compassion ?

PS, Papanca, Short answer: My understanding is that ontology does not compel a particular practical action. One can be a charitable or self-interested Materialist or a charitable or self-interested Idealist. Interresting, i'm starting to like this guy and he does feel very compassionate, but i don'...
by Papanca
Sat Oct 30, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Does idealism lead to more compassion ?
Replies: 67
Views: 1120

Re: Does idealism lead to more compassion ?

Hello everybody, So by lurking/scrolling a lot of topic in this forums and the old, defunct metaphysical speculations googlegroup, i often see this idea come often that the current paradigm of materialism is responsible for lack of compassion, lack of meaning etc. I wonder how true is this and i wa...
by Papanca
Fri Oct 29, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Does idealism lead to more compassion ?
Replies: 67
Views: 1120

Does idealism lead to more compassion ?

Hello everybody, So by lurking/scrolling a lot of topic in this forums and the old, defunct metaphysical speculations googlegroup, i often see this idea come often that the current paradigm of materialism is responsible for lack of compassion, lack of meaning etc. I wonder how true is this and i wan...
by Papanca
Tue Oct 26, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Anna Brown
Replies: 33
Views: 1106

Re: Anna Brown

I confess that I know nothing of Brian Rose but what you say seems classically cautionary. I read somewhere that there's a Tibetan saying about the spiritual path: "Better not to start but if started better to finish." I too am skeptical of one-shot workshops, indeed I'm skeptical of one-...
by Papanca
Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Anna Brown
Replies: 33
Views: 1106

Re: Anna Brown

Quite synchronously, Dana, during the locked pause I stumbled upon this one, which has a lot of interesting twists and turns in it: I've watched that one before, but may revisit it out of curiosity. Speaking of twists and turns, given what became of Brian Rose and his infamous run for the mayor of ...
by Papanca
Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A good and balanced article on NDEs
Replies: 24
Views: 821

Re: A good and balanced article on NDEs

How about the essential "I" which has remained? Apart from the fact that you can obviously sense the continuity from childhood to adulthood (and I agree "personal identity" in the static sense most speak of it is not real), you keep asserting " I am not the same person"...
by Papanca
Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A good and balanced article on NDEs
Replies: 24
Views: 821

Re: A good and balanced article on NDEs

Traveling is a different scenario altogether. I am not the same person that left one city that arrived in another city. My atoms and neurons have changed. Since the duplicate is freezing and I am not, we are obviously not the same. Forget about the freezing, let's say you are copied atom by atom/ne...
by Papanca
Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A good and balanced article on NDEs
Replies: 24
Views: 821

Re: A good and balanced article on NDEs

Nope. That would be my duplicate freezing. I'd still be here in Atlanta. So if you travel to another city, it's not you anymore ? If you are copied atom by atom, neuron by neuron, what's the difference between you and your duplicate at moment t under materialism ? Traveling is a different scenario ...
by Papanca
Mon Sep 13, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A good and balanced article on NDEs
Replies: 24
Views: 821

Re: A good and balanced article on NDEs

If an exact copy of you were created in Antarctica right now would you find yourself sitting in your office and freezing your butt off at the same time in some superimposed reality? Nope. That would be my duplicate freezing. I'd still be here in Atlanta. So if you travel to another city, it's not y...