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by JustinG
Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 767
Views: 6702

Re: Criticism

No. I'd rather not. But I did not go down the easy path.
by JustinG
Sat Dec 04, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 767
Views: 6702

Re: Criticism

"Healthy" tradition is always concerned with experience and knowledge of the Truth and Reality. The difference between healthy traditions and cults is in a way how they do it. But Cleric, the more you exercise twisted logic, the more I'm getting convinced that you are representing a cult....
by JustinG
Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 767
Views: 6702

Re: Criticism

Eugene, JW, BK, and many others are trying to find the continuity of cognition within the abstract representations , where it will never be found, instead of within the higher order spiritual processes from which the representations go forth. Those processes weave together through a world consistin...
by JustinG
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 767
Views: 6702

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: 767
Views: 6702

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: 227

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: 253

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: 253

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: 253

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: 1180

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...