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by JustinG
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 712
Views: 6056

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, as is Kafka's brief but...
by JustinG
Wed Dec 01, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 712
Views: 6056

Re: Criticism

Also note that Cleric literally said " everything in the soul-realm results from the spiritual activity of beings" and not " everything I have experienced in the soul-realm results from the spiritual activity of beings". Guys, you need to be clear and consistent with what you ar...
by JustinG
Tue Nov 30, 2021 5:06 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Res Ipsa Loquitur: Kant vs. Goethe (and the World)
Replies: 19
Views: 223

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

AshvinP wrote: Marx famously remarked that he "turned Hegel on his head", and I would only add that he used Kant to do it. Ashvin, Marx used Feuerbach, not Kant, to invert Hegel (and in the process of doing so also refuted Feuerbach's materialism). In any case, Hegel's philosophy led him ...
by JustinG
Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Topic-specific Argumentation
Topic: Phenomenology and Evolutionary Theory
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Phenomenology and Evolutionary Theory

Exactly. I believe Gare is writing about Schelling's work after his "about face" when he tried to accomodate Kant for whatever reason and tried to reduce the essential "I" (ideational activity) to processes of "Nature". Ultimately, it's not really important whether one...
by JustinG
Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: Topic-specific Argumentation
Topic: Phenomenology and Evolutionary Theory
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Phenomenology and Evolutionary Theory

I thin this comes down to whether dialectical methodology prioritizes thought over being, and contemplation over practice, or visa versa. Hegel prioritized thought but, after Hegel, others such as Italian philosophers Labriola, Gramsci, Croce and Gentile reversed this prioritization. Croce and Gent...
by JustinG
Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: Topic-specific Argumentation
Topic: Phenomenology and Evolutionary Theory
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Phenomenology and Evolutionary Theory

I thin this comes down to whether dialectical methodology prioritizes thought over being, and contemplation over practice, or visa versa. Hegel prioritized thought but, after Hegel, others such as Italian philosophers Labriola, Gramsci, Croce and Gentile reversed this prioritization. Croce and Genti...
by JustinG
Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:48 am
Forum: Topic-specific Argumentation
Topic: Evolution and the causal efficacy of consciousness
Replies: 27
Views: 1169

Re: Evolution and the causal efficacy of consciousness

I know this is a common method in the modern age, but I am just saying that I don't think it is a useful, and is actually counter-productive, for the reasons stated before. Whether or not it is useful, IMO many discussions on this forum end up going around in circles until they reach a dead end bec...
by JustinG
Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: Topic-specific Argumentation
Topic: Evolution and the causal efficacy of consciousness
Replies: 27
Views: 1169

Re: Evolution and the causal efficacy of consciousness

To me the above sounds like starting with one given of experience ( becoming from nothing to being to nothing) and reasoning from there. Perhaps we could say the above contains at least one assumption somewhere, and one assumption must always be made to proceed in any thoughtful inquiry, but that i...
by JustinG
Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Metaphysically Relevant Art-forms
Topic: Re: Poetry of Participants
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Poetry of Participants

Comrades,

Let the Great Seepage begin
Let us seep out, diffuse and tentaculate

Into the threads of the Enemy
Into the heart of darkness

They will not know us from their friends
They will not know their left from right

Let the Revolution begin
Not with a bang, but a simper
by JustinG
Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Anthroposophy for Dummies
Replies: 174
Views: 4815

Re: Anthroposophy for Dummies

Rejoice! Rejoice!

Free at last, free at last. Thank God almighty I am freed at last 😁