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by AshvinP
Thu Dec 02, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 714
Views: 6062

Re: Criticism

A major part of the problem with Reason, is it's unclear when it's being applied ingenuously. People on opposite sides of a debate claim to use reason. But feelings tend to come first, and that results in rationalisation. Confirmation bias is something we tend not to recognise in themselves - only ...
by AshvinP
Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 714
Views: 6062

Re: Criticism

Right. I almost asked that as well. words words words. Our oh so limiting mode of communication... I think what all this shows is that we need a glossary of Spiritual Science. If it doesn't exist, would somebody write one? I'd appreciate it. What is probably most helpful for you guys is a glossary ...
by AshvinP
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 714
Views: 6062

Re: Criticism

JW, I have written the following multiple times as well, but it has been ignored, so I will write it again. The reason you conclude what you do in your last comment is, ironically, you have stopped observing the development of philosophical and scientific-mathematic systems over human history and re...
by AshvinP
Thu Dec 02, 2021 5:24 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 714
Views: 6062

Re: Criticism

1. The point of the Goethe quote, and there are many more like it, is that Kant’s noumenal does not exist - an implicit rejection of metaphysics. Goethe sees reason, spirit, etc as embedded in immanent reality. In this instance, there is nothing behind the blue sky, but everything is made apparent ...
by AshvinP
Thu Dec 02, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 714
Views: 6062

Re: Criticism

1. The point of the Goethe quote, and there are many more like it, is that Kant’s noumenal does not exist - an implicit rejection of metaphysics. Goethe sees reason, spirit, etc as embedded in immanent reality. In this instance, there is nothing behind the blue sky, but everything is made apparent ...
by AshvinP
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 714
Views: 6062

Re: Criticism

The way I look at it (which is probably very 'unSteinerian', but might align with Buddhist notions) is that percepts, concepts and thinking all condition each other. If one follows Steiner's instructions then one might experience what he describes of the supersensible. But to 'test' his claims it w...
by AshvinP
Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 714
Views: 6062

Re: Criticism

He is spot on. One of the features of sectarianism is rigidity and intolerance to anything even slightly different from a rigid set of the views of the sect. When "sectarianism" is not enforced by state violence, as it clearly is not in Anthroposophy or here on this forum, the cure is ver...
by AshvinP
Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 714
Views: 6062

Re: Criticism

Kafka wrote : He listened very attentively without apparently looking at me at all, entirely devoted to my words. He nodded from time to time, which he seems to consider an aid to strict concentration. At first a quiet head cold disturbed him, his nose ran, he kept working his handkerchief deep int...
by AshvinP
Wed Dec 01, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 714
Views: 6062

Re: Criticism

Also, I think the writings of existentialists can be a useful antidote to tendencies to regard Steiner as almost omniscient or more than human. Berdyaev's crtique of Theosophy and Anthroposophy ( http://www.berdyaev.com/berdiaev/berd_lib/1916_252b.html ) is worth looking at Thanks for sharing this,...
by AshvinP
Wed Dec 01, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 714
Views: 6062

Re: Criticism

I am ingoring your quote of Steiner, because we are discussing here what Cleric wrote to you and Ben. Who cares if it is "idealism anymore"? The question is whether it is true , not whether it conforms to any abstract intellectual theory. This is what Cleric keeps trying to tell you - if ...