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by AshvinP
Tue Dec 07, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What we Learned from JW's Monism
Replies: 7
Views: 69

Re: What we Learned from JW's Monism

This is abstract metaphysics of the sort JW (and myself) are critiquing... Someone can only be satisfied with such an abstract metaphysical explanation as long as their own Thinking, which is immanently experienced and provides the basis of tracing back to the underlying Reality without abstract sp...
by AshvinP
Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What we Learned from JW's Monism
Replies: 7
Views: 69

Re: What we Learned from JW's Monism

- JW, BK, and whoever else - is searching for what is "prior to" everything else. We all basically agree that it is very important to identify this "prior to". And JW goes further to say the "prior to" cannot be any abstract metaphysical concept, such as "consciou...
by AshvinP
Mon Dec 06, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What we Learned from JW's Monism
Replies: 7
Views: 69

Re: What we Learned from JW's Monism

I find it bizarre that he kept insisting that consciousness is a metaphysical concept and that energy is not when consciousness IS what we are experiencing, this is consciousness, anything that can be called energy is a texture of experience, which is according to him created by the brain, so how d...
by AshvinP
Mon Dec 06, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions
Replies: 16
Views: 153

Re: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions

Also, keep in mind that context matters. So if this same friend also told me that he could explain why, say, black people can't fully unite with the Christ for the next 2000 years, I'd take into account the fact that he is capable of making errors about very simple subjects, therefore when a subjec...
by AshvinP
Mon Dec 06, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions
Replies: 16
Views: 153

Re: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions

Yeah, I meant "folklore" in the way Rudolf Steiner used the term. He could distinguish the fact that many myths had some grounding in fact and yet still distinguish folklore from science. And so when Steiner wanted to demonstrate that spiritual science can better explain everyday facts, w...
by AshvinP
Mon Dec 06, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What we Learned from JW's Monism
Replies: 7
Views: 69

What we Learned from JW's Monism

Since people seem to agree the "criticism" should die out, I am starting a new one to comment on Cleric's attempt to refocus on the underlying philosophical issue at play. Martin, what do you make out of JW's insistence that Energy is the basis of all? And the question was not even if Ener...
by AshvinP
Mon Dec 06, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Message from BK
Replies: 66
Views: 670

Re: Message from BK

Well, this is where it becomes problematic for the moderation aspect ... If, for example, someone starts a topic about BK's model of 'dissociation', seeking further explication/elaboration, or reflections on it pro or con, and that then spins off into the direction of NDEs, or lucid dreaming, still...
by AshvinP
Mon Dec 06, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Message from BK
Replies: 66
Views: 670

Re: Message from BK

Ok, so I'm coming around to a BK related forum dedicated to discussing his model/ideas being a worthwhile option. Not as a kind of BK booster club, so to speak, free of constructive critique, but because those who arrive here inspired by the forum 's namesake, primarily interested in reading and di...
by AshvinP
Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 796
Views: 7019

Re: Criticism

The other thing I will say is that he showed up here with the mentality that everyone else has something to learn from him and he has nothing to learn from anyone else. Funny, Ashvin, because that's exactly what I think about you quite often. I'm not saying this to be a jerk. I'm just saying this t...
by AshvinP
Mon Dec 06, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 796
Views: 7019

Re: Criticism

So basically what we have with Jeff Williams is not criticism of idealism, so much as his own intractable naive realist “thinking in the blind spot” masquerading as criticism? It even appears that when (repeatedly) confronted with this, by senior forum members, instead of Williams addressing or ack...