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by AshvinP
Mon Dec 06, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: observtiton, logic, folklore and presuppositions
Replies: 15
Views: 139

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: 1
Views: 17

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: 65
Views: 636

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: 65
Views: 636

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: 7002

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: 7002

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...
by AshvinP
Mon Dec 06, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Marxism Died in the East Because It Realized Itself in the West
Replies: 0
Views: 20

Marxism Died in the East Because It Realized Itself in the West

Although the title may seem otherwise, the below is undergirded by philosophical considerations. Kant, Marx, Hegel, and Heidegger are mentioned explicitly. I thought it was a fantastic article. Apparently the author died about a week after writing this article. Marxism Died in the East Because It Re...
by AshvinP
Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 796
Views: 7002

Re: Criticism

I think this attempt to present spirituality as some elitist club that exploits the ignorant souls has worn out. And I'm not saying that this hasn't been the case all over the world, in the past and today, in Churches and Ashrams. But to present this as an excuse for not pursuing deeper understandi...
by AshvinP
Sun Dec 05, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: (Essay) And They Shall Be One Flesh: 12 Signs That We Are Dualists
Replies: 11
Views: 137

Re: (Essay) And They Shall Be One Flesh: 12 Signs That We Are Dualists

... Great job once again, Ashvin! Very well laid down points. They made me think of two things that I would like to mention. Thank you, Cleric, especially for the great constructive feedback! My point is that we should guard against projecting our blame onto duality. Think about it: the very fact t...
by AshvinP
Sun Dec 05, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 796
Views: 7002

Re: Criticism

“ You (and Kant) were using very sound philosophical reasoning from a flawed assumption, ” What reasoning and what assumptions? That "knowing" is a modelling, by way of internal representations, an external reality. That what comes to the phenomena by way of conceptual activity is somethi...