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by Jai
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Immanuel Kant’s Globalization Program
Replies: 1
Views: 29

Re: Immanuel Kant’s Globalization Program

I. Kant was a humanitarian as well as being a scientist and philosopher. Thus he worked and hoped for a day to come when all people's could live in a politics of peaceful co-existence. One may call this democracy; but it is NOT the democracy that has arisen over the last 200 years or so, and barely ...
by Jai
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: First Believe, Then Understand
Replies: 67
Views: 1177

Re: First Believe, Then Understand

I find Nicks method of presenting his thoughts original, inspiring, elegant to some degree. The need for a humanitarian approach for understanding philosophy, science and religion in seeing ourselves as the living beings who reflect and use concepts for matters of everyday kinds of faith in the full...
by Jai
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: A Feminist Interview with Friedrich Nietzsche
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Re: A Feminist Interview with Friedrich Nietzsche

Yes, Lou Salome was whom I was thinking. Actually I do not know if she advocated a specific feminist philosopher; but just being a woman who achieved prominence among the high and revolutionary intellectuals of her time made her a feminist in her courage and equal status with these men whom she frie...
by Jai
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: A Feminist Interview with Friedrich Nietzsche
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Re: A Feminist Interview with Friedrich Nietzsche

The writer seems to think that to say '...and suppose truth is a woman.' has no positive connotation. Any word, or expression taken in isolation is subject to negative and positive meanings. I understand this as a poetic expression, and F. Nietzsche was a poet also, to mean that truth has a beauty t...
by Jai
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: On Panic
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: On Panic

There is profound connection between panic as dread, morality and religion. S. Kierkegaard was an inspiration to modern psychology particularly with his book 'The Concept of Dread'. The author of this article here in PN seems to think panic is some passing fad in philosophy. Rather the truth is that...
by Jai
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: First Believe, Then Understand
Replies: 67
Views: 1177

Re: First Believe, Then Understand

I enjoy respect for equality of religious expression in the Vedas and teachings in Christianity. For me the central issue is - Can Christians advocate for Jesus Christ as an Avatar, as god incarnate in earth? I do not see reason as any aid toward justifying beliefs in Jesus as god, and Christianity ...
by Jai
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Dangerous Minds: Nietzsche, Heidegger, & the Return of the Far Right by Ronald Beiner
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Re: Dangerous Minds: Nietzsche, Heidegger, & the Return of the Far Right by Ronald Beiner

For most people it is not an either/or question; we all have both evil and good in our mind. Nietzsche struggled hard to maintain his individual outlook which was severely critical of the world he lived in, and I see him trying to ward off the mass barbarian mentality that was growing in Germany. F....
by Jai
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Self and Symbolization
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: Self and Symbolization

I believe the self comes before symbolization either external or internal. The symbol of the self as Atman, or Adam Kadmon is timeless, and people rediscover it in each individual if they so inclined. I think external material symbols of the self such as a church are more an expression of a feeling,...
by Jai
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Mind of Leonardo da Vinci
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: The Mind of Leonardo da Vinci

Albert Einstein said he thought mainly in terms of music, and that art, science and religion are all branches of one tree. To seek knowledge as a kind of walk through the mountains, not knowing what to expect is an adventure Creator provides opportunity. However curiosity if not accompanied by some ...
by Jai
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Is the Mind Physical?: Dissecting Conscious Brain Tissue
Replies: 97
Views: 3881

Re: Is the Mind Physical?: Dissecting Conscious Brain Tissue

As science has advanced recently, in psychology, physics and some schools of spirituality, the concept of energy is taking precedent over simple material existence; as in relativity, psycho-analysis and Aboriginal Toltec teachings. I think if we are trying to squeeze the existence of the mind into t...
by Jai
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Jai
Replies: 0
Views: 187

Jai

I believe that if a person follows the paths of ideas in a rational form; one could call this philosophy; they will always lead to truth. If our curiosity is guided by a practical ideal; healing, contribution to communal survival, spiritual celebration, then a sincere endeavor results in progress to...
by Jai
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Precognition and Backwards Causation
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: Precognition and Backwards Causation

Precognition is a matter of human understanding, and is not determined by cause and effect relationships as do most material temporal events. A future event therefore is separated from precognition by a barrier between idea and physical reality. So I do NOT think precognition is a past effect of the...
by Jai
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Philosopher as Detective
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Re: The Philosopher as Detective

I agree that the philosopher better works as a detective, than with the political bias acting as a spy implies. However, in line with Socratic thinking within which all kinds of profession are compared to philosophy, such as shoemaking, wrestling .....the philosopher is a little bit of everything, w...
by Jai
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Science & Phenomenology
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: Science & Phenomenology

Immanual Kant was important in the history of phenomenology. He made the distinction of phenomena and noumena which became part of classical philosophy. He also wrote that we only know our Self by the modifications of the mind we create; we only know ourselves as we appear to ourselves. I do not bel...
by Jai
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Einstein vs Logical Positivism
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Re: Einstein vs Logical Positivism

A. Einstein did call himself a logical positivist as he only believed theories had meaning and validity if there could be some proof. The theories that have expanded relativity into speculations on exact beginnings of the universe, different movements of time and multi universes would have had littl...