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by jayjacobus
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Do you think life is more than a play of creativity?
Replies: 13
Views: 121

Re: Do you think life is more than a play of creativity?

I did read dozens of your posts but I was disappointed. You rarely led or taught. Maybe you should try one of these? Your inability to see insight has nothing to do with me. I am not here to lead or teach you. There is, however, wisdom to be found everywhere if you know how to perceive it. I know h...
by jayjacobus
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Meditating with Descartes
Replies: 5
Views: 87

Re: Meditating with Descartes

I am not making myself clear. There was a time when I was conflicted in a terrible way. One remedy I tried was meditation. But meditation was not a remedy because when I stopped meditating I was still conflicted. And many times I fell into a restful sleep but that was only temporary. My ego was sear...
by jayjacobus
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Meditating with Descartes
Replies: 5
Views: 87

Re: Meditating with Descartes

owl of Minerva wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:55 pm
he achieved the calm state of mind which we all aspire to.
My point was that he or I couldn't aspire without something to drive us. The driver is ego, his or mine.

Without an ego he and I are like zombies.
by jayjacobus
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Heidegger’s Ways of Being
Replies: 1
Views: 22

Re: Heidegger’s Ways of Being

Andrew Royle introduces Heidegger’s key ideas from his classic Being and Time, showing how they lead towards his concept of Being-towards-death. https://philosophynow.org/issues/125/Heideggers_Ways_of_Being "By referring to ‘essence’, Heidegger begins to articulate what he means by is-ness or Being...
by jayjacobus
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Do you think life is more than a play of creativity?
Replies: 13
Views: 121

Re: Do you think life is more than a play of creativity?

Isn't life neat? I think so. So vibrant and creative. I smiled at a very young child riding in a grocery cart yesterday... her face was beaming, and her gaze so direct, like some sort of cosmic traveler landing on Earth... ready for the ride! Yes, seeing little pictures and big pictures... watching...
by jayjacobus
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Do you think life is more than a play of creativity?
Replies: 13
Views: 121

Re: Do you think life is more than a play of creativity?

Isn't life neat? I think so. So vibrant and creative. I smiled at a very young child riding in a grocery cart yesterday... her face was beaming, and her gaze so direct, like some sort of cosmic traveler landing on Earth... ready for the ride! Yes, seeing little pictures and big pictures... watching...
by jayjacobus
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Do you think life is more than a play of creativity?
Replies: 13
Views: 121

Re: Do you think life is more than a play of creativity?

Well? I went to Dairy Queen tonight for a milk shake. I got the milk shake and sat at a table. As I drank my milk shake, I noticed a little girl jumping from seat to seat. She noticed that I noticed and when she passed my table she waved and I waved back. Isn't life neat? I see the little picture an...
by jayjacobus
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Meditating with Descartes
Replies: 5
Views: 87

Re: Meditating with Descartes

The author says in her last paragraph, "Both philosophers and Buddhists want peace of mind;" How do we know what they want? Do they say that and, if the do, what do they mean? All human action is ego driven even if the ego is not DIRECTLY linked to the action. The Budhist monk and the Philosopher ma...
by jayjacobus
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: You never happened.
Replies: 136
Views: 1576

Re: You never happened.

You ARE and that's all that can be known. You don't have an idea. You are an idea. What is an idea? I have no idea. . The precedents explain the antecedents. Before the precedents, the antecedents were just an idea. Or luck was the only driver? There is no lucky driver. Only the unborn is born, aka...
by jayjacobus
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 61
Views: 481

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

Why IYO is the tree of the knowledge of good and evil always considered superficially from a moralistic perspective? Because "knowledge of good and evil" implicates ethics/morality. It's what the text says. There was no society at that time so obviously knowledge of good and evil refers to somethin...
by jayjacobus
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 61
Views: 481

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

Jay jacobus wrote: The Bible is part of the culture that I and a lot of others are embedded in. Every person's experiences are shaped by the culture in which they live. There never has been nor ever will be a person who lives outside of a culture. All propositional knowledge is got through cultural...
by jayjacobus
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 61
Views: 481

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

Jay jacobus wrote: why would you gain knowledge by reading about Adam and ignore your own experiences? The Bible is part of the culture that I and a lot of others are embedded in. Every person's experiences are shaped by the culture in which they live. There never has been nor ever will be a person...
by jayjacobus
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 61
Views: 481

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

'Knowledge' in the Biblical sense does not mean wisdom or accumulation of facts. 'Knowledge' in the Biblical sense means experience. The thing about the Garden of Eden is that Adam did not experience choice until he was tempted to eat o the tree. Subjectivity is an influence in people and religous ...
by jayjacobus
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: What Book Changed Your Mind?
Replies: 217
Views: 21179

Re: What Book Changed Your Mind?

"Stages of Faith" by James Fowler. I learned more about faith then I ever knew.
by jayjacobus
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Why does man, need a agreement?
Replies: 100
Views: 1686

Re: Why does man, need a agreement?

But consider this TYPE of agreement: Often employment law follows an employment contract and not fixed laws. This means that the employment contract takes precedent over principals governed by the state. In fact, a contract can set its own principals. This can be a problem for an employee who wants ...