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by owl of Minerva
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Noumenon
Replies: 50
Views: 590

Re: Noumenon

The noumenon may be considered timeless and spaceless because it is not in time and space.
by owl of Minerva
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: A Survival Guide for Living in the Simulation
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Re: A Survival Guide for Living in the Simulation

attofishpi wrote: We R in a REAL_IT_Y with a 3rd Party Intelligence behind its construct, I just happen to believe, and with good reason, we are in the primary reality. ......................................................................................................................................
by owl of Minerva
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: A Survival Guide for Living in the Simulation
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Re: A Survival Guide for Living in the Simulation

A few thoughts come to mind on reading this. Would the laws of nature, the strong, neutral, and weak forces apply to the simulation? Are mental concepts, mathematics, ones, and zeros, which describe or mimic reality, beyond these laws or are they subject to them as are quarks, gluons, and bosuns? Co...
by owl of Minerva
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Beyond Humanism?
Replies: 44
Views: 1014

Re: Beyond Humanism?

Belinda wrote: But I can, and so can many others, understand and view reality sometimes from the perspective of eternity, and sometimes from the perspective of change over relative time. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sub_specie_aeternitatis If God cannot be perceived via reason then God help us when...
by owl of Minerva
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Beyond Humanism?
Replies: 44
Views: 1014

Re: Beyond Humanism?

Reply to Nick_A Spinoza's view is similar to that of Eastern philosophy. That view is a form of thought and extension, although in any scripture East or West it is not expressed as God thought: it is either God sees, or God said: the Word; the Sound: Aum structured creation containing everything wit...
by owl of Minerva
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Beyond Humanism?
Replies: 44
Views: 1014

Re: Beyond Humanism?

Reply to Belinda 1. Being considerate of religious feeling is understandable. A philosopher can be polite when interviewing a scientist but it should not be necessary to be considerate of the scientist's feelings when discussing a theory; presenting an opposing view, or expressing skepticism. 2. If ...
by owl of Minerva
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Beyond Humanism?
Replies: 44
Views: 1014

Re: Beyond Humanism?

Belinda, having trouble with my computer or I would re post your questions here. I will respond to them by number instead. No.1 I do not confuse materialism and humanism. From what I read and observe, some humanists are too ready to be fawning in interviews with proponents of eliminative materialism...
by owl of Minerva
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Beyond Humanism?
Replies: 44
Views: 1014

Re: Beyond Humanism?

Sorry, it has not gone through it is posted now.
by owl of Minerva
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Beyond Humanism?
Replies: 44
Views: 1014

Re: Beyond Humanism?

Hi Nick A.

I tried to post twice but it didn't take and wasn't posted.
by owl of Minerva
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Beyond Humanism?
Replies: 44
Views: 1014

Re: Beyond Humanism?

Einstein did not give the pagan religion credit for the role it played in the survival of primitive man. He said the fifth element; the ether was defunct. They realized sound was carried by space and their Shaman used drumming and sound to transcend the ego; to go to the underworld; the subconscious...
by owl of Minerva
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Beyond Humanism?
Replies: 44
Views: 1014

Re: Beyond Humanism?

How Einstein described the evolution of religion is not necessarily the case. Primitive man had a lot of fear in nature and consequently in god. However, there was always the idea of sacrifice and a strict moral code: taboos. In modern culture the fear is less because nature has been modified by the...
by owl of Minerva
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Beyond Humanism?
Replies: 44
Views: 1014

Re: Beyond Humanism?

From some accounts it appears that the humanities are under threat in academia from scientific materialism. Humanism should get its act together and decide what it is for rather than harping on what it is against; religion being its favorite target. Religious dogmatism has not had, and still does no...
by owl of Minerva
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Beyond Humanism?
Replies: 44
Views: 1014

Re: Beyond Humanism?

It is good that evolutionary theory gives humanism a more emphatic view of the natural world. What is missing is a cosmology that would give humanism a place in the cosmos. Instead it is increasingly diminished by evolutionary biology and neurobiology, based on their investigations of matter. Evolut...
by owl of Minerva
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Existence
Replies: 32
Views: 1602

Re: Existence

There is irony in the title of this article: Existence. In Vedic philosophy the definition of God is Existence. The answer to the question what caused God is answered by the statement in this article: "Existence itself cannot have a cause."
by owl of Minerva
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Eternal Recurrence Revisited
Replies: 9
Views: 2090

Re: Eternal Recurrence Revisited

Western astronomers have postulated an equinoctial cycle of our solar system based on a cosmic phenomenon know to astronomers as "Precession of the Equinox." The length is determined by the present rate of motion. According to other theories that rate varies at different stages of the cycle, which w...