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by AshvinP
Wed Dec 01, 2021 5:02 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 660
Views: 5578

Re: Criticism

JW, Thank you for the elaboration. To be clear, I also am only interested in our own views which we have reasoned through. I bring up Goethe as an example of an epistemology that directly challenges Kant's and all other implicitly dualistic epistemologies. That is really what I want to hone in on he...
by AshvinP
Wed Dec 01, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 660
Views: 5578

Re: Criticism

Everything results from the spiritual activity of beings. Cleric, I hope we settled on that discussion about the "assumptions" and can put it now to rest. I'm reading your posts with much interest. This statement above I think is the most concise and precise formulation of the "meani...
by AshvinP
Tue Nov 30, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 660
Views: 5578

Re: Criticism

https://metakastrup.org/viewtopic.php?p=362#p362 A very simple (probably insultingly simple) example could be if we have never moved our arm and hold on to the "no-arm-movement" paradigm. Someone tells us "Hey, it is actually possible to move your arm". We reply "Negative. ...
by AshvinP
Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Res Ipsa Loquitur: Kant vs. Goethe (and the World)
Replies: 19
Views: 214

Re: Res Ipsa Loquitur: Kant vs. Goethe (and the World)

Justin, Thank you for the detailed response. Just to be clear, although the essay sets up as Kant v. Goethe and mentions other thinkers, the core spirit of Goethe's approach is to rely on one's own knowing capacity when confronting the phenomena and not other people's thought-systems. It is about bu...
by AshvinP
Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 660
Views: 5578

Re: Criticism

Now with this in mind it should be clear why what Eugene says above sounds really as paragraph 22. Let me put it into a bluntly simple example. We have a door and we stand on one side of it. There are two statements "The door can be gone through" and "The door can't be gone through&q...
by AshvinP
Tue Nov 30, 2021 5:26 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 660
Views: 5578

Re: Criticism

I just want to relay a bit of my personal perspective here. Before I came across Cleric's great posts, Steiner and his philosophy of Thinking, I was already constellating some of the most basic ideas through other thinkers. Barfield, Gebser, Jung, William James, Heidegger, Nietzsche, a few others. I...
by AshvinP
Tue Nov 30, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Phenomenological idealism: definitions of common terms
Replies: 148
Views: 1383

Re: Phenomenological idealism: definitions of common terms

Great, Scott. But my larger point is simply that when you say: " Steiner's phenomenology is his epistemology, which differs from yours and Kant's." This seems to suggest that you read PoF as a phenomenology. I'm glad you don't, but I can see why people might take it that you do. I certain...
by AshvinP
Mon Nov 29, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 660
Views: 5578

Re: Criticism

Not to me... the original "possibility" is metaphysical idealism. There is a lot of talk about "honesty" lately, so it would be nice if peope who feel these worldviews are opinions like one's favorite sports team, then they should admit it, and maybe use a footnote like Eugene u...
by AshvinP
Mon Nov 29, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 660
Views: 5578

Re: Criticism

I admit (generally) to the above. Assuming/given that the original possiblitiy is True. If the original possibility is False, there is no such thing as the Divine, (and others) to speak of, or to know. (i hope i'm getting my point through.) Not to me... the original "possibility" is metap...
by AshvinP
Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 660
Views: 5578

Re: Criticism

Very few have ever considered me unserious. In the quote above I was addressing a mischaracterization of my thinking, not going into Goethe or Schiller. Yes, I have read both extensively and in the original German, although not since my undergraduate years. Neither really interested me. But if you ...