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by Ben Iscatus
Mon Nov 29, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 622
Views: 5202

Re: Criticism

Reality may, and most likely will turn out to be much more rich and deep than these views tend to believe. I agree. But I'd add: we tend to adopt a worldview that naturally resonates with us. I don't think we can just reason our way to a different worldview, because reason is not our primary motiva...
by Ben Iscatus
Mon Nov 29, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 622
Views: 5202

Re: Criticism

Eugene, it seems you're temporarily off the hook. Do you want me to invite back that neutral monist who insists "value" is the ontological primitive? ;-)
by Ben Iscatus
Mon Nov 29, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 622
Views: 5202

Re: Criticism

it is possible to think without actually consciously experiencing it.]
Well, in that case I'd say the squirrel is thinking too. And I intuit (sic!) that the squirrel knows much more than the shaman about the beech tree, even after he's done his dance.
by Ben Iscatus
Mon Nov 29, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 622
Views: 5202

Re: Criticism

However, it is a metaphysics, it is based on several metaphysical assumptions. One such assumption is that thinking can take you closer to the thing in itself than perceiving via the senses: for instance, that thinking about a beech tree can take you closer to it than the experience of a squirrel w...
by Ben Iscatus
Mon Nov 29, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Suggestions & Technical Questions
Topic: Glossary of Analytic Idealism
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: Glossary of Analytic Idealism

Martin - OK, thanks very much. I'll do that.
by Ben Iscatus
Fri Nov 26, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 622
Views: 5202

Re: Criticism

WOW, thanks for pointing, never heard of him but that "Passion of the Western Mind" is an excellent book, will be reading
If you know any Astrology, his Cosmos and Psyche is also very good.
by Ben Iscatus
Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Suggestions & Technical Questions
Topic: Glossary of Analytic Idealism
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: Glossary of Analytic Idealism

I've prepared a draft glossary here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/12SW ... sp=sharing
I thought it best to keep it in a separate file, as it will need to be edited (and we can't edit here after an hour). Any suggestions welcome.
by Ben Iscatus
Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Suggestions & Technical Questions
Topic: Glossary of Analytic Idealism
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: Glossary of Analytic Idealism

Brilliant idea. But you could do it here too, since BK's site links to this forum. Would it be this kind of thing? MAL: Mind-at-Large (after Aldous Huxley). This is the transpersonal mind within which the universe unfolds (as an instinctive expression of that mind) and from which our personal minds ...
by Ben Iscatus
Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Phenomenological idealism: definitions of common terms
Replies: 148
Views: 1314

Re: Phenomenological idealism: definitions of common terms

What I wrote above is probably one of the most overall and general picture of things that can be given - no convoluted thinking required. Ah! Now I am reminded of my youngest son's girlfriend's experience a few years ago. She got her degree in a provincial university and then went to Cambridge to d...
by Ben Iscatus
Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Phenomenological idealism: definitions of common terms
Replies: 148
Views: 1314

Re: Phenomenological idealism: definitions of common terms

Eugene, when I read Cleric once, I half understand him. When I read him twice, I don't understand him at all. I dare not read him three times, because the spell will then be complete and I will be in the wizard's thrall. So if you can translate, I'd be happy to read what you have to say.