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by Martin_
Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 751
Views: 6508

Re: Criticism

This thread rocks.
by Martin_
Thu Dec 02, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 751
Views: 6508

Re: Criticism

Ok. 2nd try. the Intellect gave us separations such as "E", etc. It was Reason which recognized the unity in "E=mc 2 " as per quote from Steiner: The intellect causes the separation of the individual configurations — because they do indeed confront us in the given as individual e...
by Martin_
Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 751
Views: 6508

Re: Criticism

so no lightbulb above his head? Oh, there is lightbulb. I would say scientist today don't even grasp the full significance of these ideas. I mean, they do grasp them intellectually, they look them straight into the face but when they have to think about time existing simultaneously, they simply don...
by Martin_
Thu Dec 02, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Entanglement etc. Materialism vs. Idealism
Replies: 49
Views: 421

Re: Entanglement etc. Materialism vs. Idealism

maybe the question is; after enlightenment, are they still mountains, or are they Mountains? as in "still mountains but instilled with more meaning than before." They are mountains purged from irrelevant (metaphysical) meanings that we associated with them before true dat. that's another ...
by Martin_
Thu Dec 02, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 751
Views: 6508

Re: Criticism

Ok. i can work with that. Just to check if we're all on the same page, (using the above definition of Reason), we DO agree, that when Einstein came up with E=mc 2 , he exercised both Intellect and Reason, right? This is something much more convoluted. We can say that he used Reason when he tried to...
by Martin_
Thu Dec 02, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 751
Views: 6508

Re: Criticism

Ok. i can work with that.
Just to check if we're all on the same page, (using the above definition of Reason), we DO agree, that when Einstein came up with E=mc2, he exercised both Intellect and Reason, right?
by Martin_
Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Entanglement etc. Materialism vs. Idealism
Replies: 49
Views: 421

Re: Entanglement etc. Materialism vs. Idealism

nuggets of wisdom from Jim. who would've thought... ;-p

maybe the question is; after enlightenment, are they still mountains, or are they Mountains? as in "still mountains but instilled with more meaning than before."
by Martin_
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 751
Views: 6508

Re: Criticism

Would I be wrong to say that in the both cases above, when speaking about Reason, you actually imagine the intellect? Abstract arrangements of concepts that try to make a mental picture of reality through their own means? Not necessarily, it may be intuitive. But before we go into this discussion, ...
by Martin_
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 751
Views: 6508

Re: Criticism

From idealist standpoint one of the unwarranted assumptions in Steiner's philosophy is that if reality is meaningful it necessarily implies that it is reasonable and knowable by cognitive faculty of reasoning. But that it not necessarily true. The reality can be meaningful but still unreasonable/a-...
by Martin_
Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 751
Views: 6508

Re: Criticism

I wrote all this at the beginning, but it was generally ignored so I’ll do it again. In the 19th century, reason had become a questionable basis for knowledge. Of course, Nietzsche was the most prominent philosopher to refute the validity of reason, but those from other fields played a role. Henri ...