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by Ben Iscatus
Thu Jan 27, 2022 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Greer post on philosophy
Replies: 64
Views: 766

Re: Greer post on philosophy

An interesting discussion. In a way, it's odd that you and JMG disagree. He thinks he has a handle on aspects of higher cognition (for instance his regular astrological forecasts), yet, by saying that there is no teleology, speaks as if he doesn't really believe in it. Perhaps he believes that "...
by Ben Iscatus
Thu Jan 27, 2022 9:32 am
Forum: Topic-specific Discourse
Topic: What is the phenomenilogy of non-metacognitive consciousness in Bernardo's model?
Replies: 7
Views: 74

Re: What is the phenomenilogy of non-metacognitive consciousness in Bernardo's model?

Metacognition is a dualistic phenomena
Yes, a good thought. It implies that, as alters, our thought processes are intentionally dualistic.
by Ben Iscatus
Tue Jan 25, 2022 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Bernardo
Replies: 1
Views: 32

Re: Bernardo

Hello TJS - yes, he suffers from bad tinnitus (like having two dentist's drills nearby).
by Ben Iscatus
Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Hegel versus Kant
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: Hegel versus Kant

Ash, I agree that the article is somewhat convoluted -not as clear as it could be.

Having said that, thinking itself is convoluted. Do I feel the Cosmos is Universal Will, reason it, intuit it, imagine it or dream it? Or all at once? Heaven knows.
by Ben Iscatus
Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Hegel versus Kant
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Hegel versus Kant

This new article by Robert Pippin is interesting.
https://iai.tv/articles/the-return-of-m ... _auid=2020
by Ben Iscatus
Sun Jan 23, 2022 11:59 am
Forum: Topic-specific Discourse
Topic: What is the phenomenilogy of non-metacognitive consciousness in Bernardo's model?
Replies: 7
Views: 74

Re: What is the phenomenilogy of non-metacognitive consciousness in Bernardo's model?

This means that the present is big enough to contain a memory or expectation, so that resolves that paradox. I'm not sure how this relates to the question of meta-cognition, however. I'd suggest that if the present were all-encompassing, as with MAL, metacognition would likely be impossible, since ...
by Ben Iscatus
Fri Jan 21, 2022 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Idealism, Materialism and Zen
Replies: 66
Views: 866

Re: Idealism, Materialism and Zen

Most will not admit it is born of this egoic craving of the modern age for everything "now, now, now!". As Cleric often points out, we want to be top-level knowers at the very apex of evolution, with no "rungs" above us. Unfortunately, I can't shake the feeling that wanting to g...
by Ben Iscatus
Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Joscha Bach and John Vervaeke
Replies: 10
Views: 156

Re: Joscha Bach and John Vervaeke

I'm assuming you mean a PhD in philosophy. No doubt he felt it was necessary for him to get it, to be taken seriously by Academia. But given his respect for someone like Rupert Spira, he surely doesn't feel that PhDs are a prerequisite to be taken seriously as a thinker. Indeed, it could be a hindr...
by Ben Iscatus
Thu Jan 20, 2022 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Joscha Bach and John Vervaeke
Replies: 10
Views: 156

Re: Joscha Bach and John Vervaeke

When do you suppose they, and umpteen thousands of viewers, will ever hear a corrective case being made, given the unlikelihood of them ever paying attention here? Curt posed this kind of question in the interview with Leo Gura at the 4 hour mark. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YspFR9JAq3w&t=1...
by Ben Iscatus
Wed Jan 19, 2022 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Idealism, Materialism and Zen
Replies: 66
Views: 866

Re: Idealism, Materialism and Zen

Hey Jim -happy new year! I love your provocative and combative contributions! Keep it up.