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by PeteJ
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The ontological error of Philosophy
Replies: 136
Views: 2853

Re: The ontological error of Philosophy

Science can answer some questions but philosophy cannot answer any at all Pardon me? How do you arrive at this idea? I'm not aware of any philosophical question that philosophy cannot answer. Philosophers are able to prove that all metaphysical questions are undecidable and this tells us most of th...
by PeteJ
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 95
Views: 2635

Re: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.

It's not the least bit sad and no need for anyone to be depressed about death. Tell that to a mother who just lost her child. _______ I understand this point but it is a misunderstanding. A mother who has some comprehension of death and its meaning will be a lot less upset than otherwise. I think i...
by PeteJ
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Metaphysics is Not 'Beyond Physics'
Replies: 52
Views: 1310

Re: Metaphysics is Not 'Beyond Physics'

If physics is a field of study which describes reality then there is no room left for metaphysics. Quite so. But physics does not study or describe Reality, It studies appearances. In the Matrix were physicists able to prove they were in the Matrix? Physics in the Matrix looks exactly like physics ...
by PeteJ
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: No Birth - No Death - No Death - No Birth.
Replies: 140
Views: 2984

Re: No Birth - No Death - No Death - No Birth.

What we have here is the central disagreement between Russell's 'Western' tradition of thinking and the 'mystical' philosophy he so despised. For the former certain knowledge is impossible and any claim to knowldege of metaphysical truths must be denied as fraudulent. For the latter certain knowledg...
by PeteJ
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: No Birth - No Death - No Death - No Birth.
Replies: 140
Views: 2984

Re: No Birth - No Death - No Death - No Birth.

If you are making this claim about 'Reality' in the sense of the Noumena or some 'True Reality' then you cannot make it as you have no idea whether it can be true or not. Just as you have no idea whether this statement of yours is true. You can deny the claims of people who claim to know, but you c...
by PeteJ
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Local Discussion Groups
Topic: North West England
Replies: 46
Views: 20941

Re: North West England

I'll bring a date. I'm wondering if it's worth making an effort to do this. It could be a real damp squib but could also be fun. What do folks think? The "I'll bring a date" squib was a stab at "stands still in Holmfirth, VT, dates mean nothing there". Meaning, I'll bring January 37, 1978, for inst...
by PeteJ
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Local Discussion Groups
Topic: North West England
Replies: 46
Views: 20941

Re: North West England

Oh okay. Just a thought.
by PeteJ
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Local Discussion Groups
Topic: North West England
Replies: 46
Views: 20941

Re: North West England

Time stands still in Holmfirth, VT, dates mean nothing there. Quite. Twelve years elsewhere is three minutes in Holmfirth. We're on Kantian time here and the Parish Council decides how fast it should run. Sid's cafe sound practical. I'll bring a date. I'm wondering if it's worth making an effort to...
by PeteJ
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 95
Views: 2635

Re: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.

For a doctrine of Unity all positive metaphysical theories are false. Metaphysical antinomies are constructed out of pairs of such theories, Their falsity would explain their logical absurdity. The correct theory would be neutral. Sure, no paradoxes or dilemmas arise as long as no one asks any ques...
by PeteJ
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 95
Views: 2635

Re: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.

In what way does the phrase “the Unity of All” offer anything towards resolving the mystery of reality? Good question. One thing it explains the failure in logic of all other theories. Thus it explains why metaphysical problems are undecidable. No other reasonable explanation is available or ever h...
by PeteJ
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Does Jesus/Yahweh love us or is he stalking us?
Replies: 41
Views: 1481

Re: Does Jesus/Yahweh love us or is he stalking us?

Greatest I am wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:13 pm
PeteJ wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:26 am
If it's okay with you I'll just repeat my book recommendation. It's all there.
Cowards can never be moral.

Jordan Peterson
In order to be able to think, you have to risk being offensive.

Regards
DL
Your point being?
by PeteJ
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Metaphysics is Not 'Beyond Physics'
Replies: 52
Views: 1310

Re: Metaphysics is Not 'Beyond Physics'

RCSaunders wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:14 pm
The philosophical fields of metaphysics and ontology are pretty-much total failures.
In the academic world they are, and I wish more people would recognise this. Then they might start wondering why.
by PeteJ
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 95
Views: 2635

Re: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.

In what way does the phrase “the Unity of All” offer anything towards resolving the mystery of reality? Good question. One thing it explains the failure in logic of all other theories. Thus it explains why metaphysical problems are undecidable. No other reasonable explanation is available or ever h...
by PeteJ
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.
Replies: 95
Views: 2635

Re: Why the Ramana Maharshi model for humanity is flawed.

That single truth is the Unity of All. Even sceptics can work out that all other ideas fail in metaphysics. Before you can work out anything of this sort first you have to define your criterion for "failure". A theory fails if it gives rise to contradictions. Almost everyone agrees that all positiv...
by PeteJ
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The ontological error of Philosophy
Replies: 136
Views: 2853

Re: The ontological error of Philosophy

I find your approach impossible to handle. If you think empirical science can address philosophical problems then you endorse scientism. I am finding it hard to understand how you've reasoned yourself into this position. Then perhaps you could look up 'scientism,' on Wiki. Are you saying that it is...