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by Ben Iscatus
Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Joscha Bach and John Vervaeke
Replies: 10
Views: 107

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: 107

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: 57
Views: 713

Re: Idealism, Materialism and Zen

Hey Jim -happy new year! I love your provocative and combative contributions! Keep it up.
by Ben Iscatus
Sat Jan 15, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Steiner's anarchism
Replies: 53
Views: 607

Re: Steiner's anarchism

I offer that Cleric is a clear example of someone expressing higher Imaginative cognition right here in his posts... We are living with him and 'meeting' him in these deeper layers with our own Thinking activity. We should understand that spiritual meeting as concretely as possible, just as we do i...
by Ben Iscatus
Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Steiner's anarchism
Replies: 53
Views: 607

Re: Steiner's anarchism

There are a lot of insights here about what is called "higher cognition". I'd have said that a lot of people express this at times (when inspired to do so). Is there anyone who expresses higher cognition most of the time and with clear benefit to the world? Can anyone name names? If we can...
by Ben Iscatus
Thu Jan 13, 2022 5:13 pm
Forum: Bernardo gets a room of his own
Topic: How knowable is the world we experience?
Replies: 10
Views: 152

Re: How knowable is the world we experience?

Ah ok. The answer was very well-written so I just assumed it was a professional philosopher of some sort. I also like the idea of these Q&As. Yes, Coleridge would side with Hegel, Steiner, Barfield, etc. Actually I hear he had a lot of back and forth with Goethe, as they were writing at the sam...
by Ben Iscatus
Wed Jan 12, 2022 7:02 pm
Forum: Bernardo gets a room of his own
Topic: How knowable is the world we experience?
Replies: 10
Views: 152

Re: How knowable is the world we experience?

Ben, Who is the Q and who is the A? I notice the A didn't mention Hegel, Coleridge, or Barfield or any of their ideas in the answer :) Actually Coleridge was mentioned once, but very briefly and even that brief mention was a misrepresentation. Coleridge says: "The primary imagination I hold to...
by Ben Iscatus
Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:36 pm
Forum: Bernardo gets a room of his own
Topic: How knowable is the world we experience?
Replies: 10
Views: 152

Re: How knowable is the world we experience?

Thanks again Starbuck! Q :Hegel believed there is no thing-in-itself, no hidden essence, but that things appear as they are, which makes them intersubjectively knowable. And according to Coleridge's "primary imagination" and Barfield's "final participation", it is possible (at le...
by Ben Iscatus
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Idealism, Materialism and Zen
Replies: 57
Views: 713

Re: Idealism, Materialism and Zen

James, thank you for such eloquent outline of Zen, looking forward to the 2nd part
Ditto, thank you James - very interesting. But surely BK must interpret myths in his own way? - it's unavoidable.
by Ben Iscatus
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Steiner's anarchism
Replies: 53
Views: 607

Re: Steiner's anarchism

Can you elaborate on what the word 'enlightened' means in the above? Does it simply mean "drones which are at peace with being parts of a whole?" in comparison to "drones which are harmonic parts of a whole without even knowing it and thus they think they are being creatively free&qu...