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by odysseus
Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Postmodernism epistemology
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: Postmodernism epistemology

cicero117 wrote First of all thank you for your answer. I am still new to philosophy thus I haven't delve that deeply into modern philosophy, let alone deciding whether I prefer analytical philosophy or continental philosophy. So yes, I would appreciate greatly if you could recommend some books or ...
by odysseus
Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Whole Story
Replies: 217
Views: 2081

Re: The Whole Story

Advocate wrote tiny.cc/TheWholeStory answers directly or by logical extension, every question in philosophy. After long effort i've worked out how to organize it on the macro level and now i need help organizing more minutely and polishing it - i'm not an author. Which of you is interested in helpi...
by odysseus
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: SELF
Replies: 15
Views: 246

Re: SELF

waechter418 wrote There are various interpretations of Self; for example: there is the Self of Ego, the Self called Soul, the Hindu Atman and a universal Self. Whatever the theories – Self is the core and in a certain way the coordinate of every human being. Possibly due to the difficulties of defi...
by odysseus
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: JTB - Traditional Versus Modern View
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: JTB - Traditional Versus Modern View

PeteJ wrote It seems quite obvious to me that JTB is not certain knowledge. Certain knowledge requires the identy of knower and known. An example would be 'I Am'. But this idea is 'mystical', so scholastic thinkers are stuck with no possibility of certainty and have to propose that justified belief...
by odysseus
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Postmodernism epistemology
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: Postmodernism epistemology

cicero117 wrote According to post-modernism philosophy, what is it's epistemology? First you have to come to terms with idealism, or phenomenology. You have to to accept that when you have an encounter with the world, the meaning, cognitive and affective, is embedded in the perceptual act itself, a...
by odysseus
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Sage music from attofishpi
Replies: 55
Views: 15259

Re: Sage music from attofishpi

attofishpi wrote

knowing God exists.. right now makes nothing more simple.
Now this is most certainly wrong.
by odysseus
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Looking for those willing to read
Replies: 0
Views: 46

Looking for those willing to read

I occasionally look for people who want to read a major work in continental philosophy, and want to share their thoughts as they go. Posting is fun, but it is far better if you actually read, and the most imposing texts are, alas, the most edifying. So, if you are interested in Heidegger, Husserl/Fi...
by odysseus
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Books
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: Books

PeteJ wrote Nice post. i sometimes think most modern philosophers have yet to catch up with Kant an Hegel. The 'presence of presence' or 'knowledge-by-identity' is the only real thing. I believe Aristotle notes that true knowledge is identical with its object, but I can never find the quote. The pr...
by odysseus
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Kant
Replies: 520
Views: 17274

Re: Kant

Veritas Aequitas wrote In contrast to Buddhism or even Abrahamic religions, all the authors you mentioned and also Kant are involved in Jnana Yoga, i.e. purely intellectual and advocated no practices. My point is the authors you mentioned are still somehow 'entangled' with that thing, i.e. the thin...
by odysseus
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Kant
Replies: 520
Views: 17274

Re: Kant

Atla wote I don't think so. As I said realizing the eternal present (and that there is pure being etc.) are big steps, but you are mistaken in thinking that that's the main essence of Eastern philosophy. That's just a misinterpretation coming from the shallow Western thinkers who deep down STILL ba...
by odysseus
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Kant
Replies: 520
Views: 17274

Re: Kant

Atla wrote
That just sounds like the realization of the eternal present. Well I guess we could say that that's usually, but not necessarily, a big step towards awakening.
Sorry, but that term 'just' has no place here.
by odysseus
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Kant
Replies: 520
Views: 17274

Re: Kant

Veritas Aequitas wrote My point was to show you that Jnana Yoga is not the ultimate means as you had portrayed it to be with the authors you mentioned. The facts is the diversified humans are born with different types of propensities, thus there are 5 main types of Yoga to cater for the different p...
by odysseus
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Books
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: Books

bergie15, be careful of what you read, I would say. Analytic epistemology is, for the most part, massively boring and limited. It has none of the things that make the human condition interesting as there is that positivist strain in all they take up that insists of clarity to the point of omitting t...
by odysseus
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Kant
Replies: 520
Views: 17274

Re: Kant

Atla wrote Enlightenment, the realization of our "true nature". The theme that many Eastern philosophies are centered around and what Western philosophy lacks in general, even though it's true. I was talking about nondualism. Maybe this will make a worthy point. Eastern thought is mostly about a me...
by odysseus
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Kant
Replies: 520
Views: 17274

Re: Kant

Atla wrote Drawing a parallel with Einstein's relativity makes no sense here. Buddhist selflessness does destroy the natural human interpersonal bonds and then it imitates them or not even that, it's for goddamn schizoids like Veritas. And again, it's strictly speaking not relevant to the 'Truth' o...