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by PeteJ
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What is Panspiritism?
Replies: 82
Views: 1594

Re: What is Panspiritism?

Verify its truth how? I mean we can verify some things like the illusory nature of the individual self, but nondualism in general? This is the whole message. Consciousness and Reality would be one and each of us would have immediate access to the true nature of Reality. Hence Lao Tsu's answer when ...
by PeteJ
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy is Alchemical and Subject to It Own Laws.
Replies: 5
Views: 87

Re: Philosophy is Alchemical and Subject to It Own Laws.

How would you explain the unchanging nature of the Perennial philosophy. It's a tad annoying that so many people use the word 'philosophy' to refer to just a part of it and forget the rest. Or are you just describing the process each of us must go through when we begin to study it? If so then fair e...
by PeteJ
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What is Panspiritism?
Replies: 82
Views: 1594

Re: What is Panspiritism?

I didn't read Russell. Nondualism is also an inherently circular description/view of the world, it's simply the only one that fits 100%, so our best guess is that it's probably correct. But not even that is certain (personally I find it difficult/impossible to even imagine how it could be incorrect...
by PeteJ
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What is Panspiritism?
Replies: 82
Views: 1594

Re: What is Panspiritism?

After years of pondering on this my conclusion is that the reason philosophers do not all arrive at non-duality from a study of metaphysics is that it would be impossible to invent it. So most philosophers get as afar as refuting all other theories but then are left with no theory that works. As a ...
by PeteJ
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What is Panspiritism?
Replies: 82
Views: 1594

Re: What is Panspiritism?

Metaphysics is of course fundamentally just an inherently circular description of the world, and can produce no extra knowledge. And it always amuses me that most rational worldview turns out to be some version of mysticism, some version of the perennial nondual philosophy. :) I would argue strongl...
by PeteJ
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What is Panspiritism?
Replies: 82
Views: 1594

Re: What is Panspiritism?

Thanks :) In fact I find the conclusion inescapable that all dualistic philosophies were recently destroyed by actual physics experiments that demonstrate quantum non-separability. All ideas of actual seperations, divisions are wrong (as far as we can tell), proving non-dual thinking correct and th...
by PeteJ
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is philosophy and what is its purpose?
Replies: 72
Views: 661

Re: What is philosophy and what is its purpose?

To be clear, I don't personally believe there can be thought without thinkers. It's the extreme conclusion of Descartes' method of scepticism and a step the he didn't make himself, stopping at 'I think, therefore I am'. But the only thing that is absolutely certain about the existence of thoughts, ...
by PeteJ
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is philosophy and what is its purpose?
Replies: 72
Views: 661

Re: What is philosophy and what is its purpose?

Skepdick wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:31 pm
What is the difference between nothing and something?
One of the most rewarding questions in philosophy. Few people ask it.
by PeteJ
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What is Panspiritism?
Replies: 82
Views: 1594

Re: What is Panspiritism?

Atla wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:38 pm
Exactly. Western philosophy is still far from realizing that dual-aspect monism, and even idealism and materialism are deep down dualistic philosophies.
This may be the most useful comment I've read so far on this forum.
by PeteJ
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is philosophy and what is its purpose?
Replies: 72
Views: 661

Re: What is philosophy and what is its purpose?

As I said, in two and a half thousand years, logic has proven just two fundamental premises. If you can come up with a third, you will go down in history as one of the greatest philosophers. Best of luck. What do you mean by 'proven two fundamental premises' ? A proven premise is not a premise. Whi...
by PeteJ
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is philosophy and what is its purpose?
Replies: 72
Views: 661

Re: What is philosophy and what is its purpose?

I'd say the purpose of philosophy is to stop people doing this. Nah, it's up to other disciplines to determine whether their premises are true. Philosophy can tell you whether an argument is valid, but despite what those shysters calling themselves 'analytic philosophers' claim, the only premises y...
by PeteJ
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is philosophy and what is its purpose?
Replies: 72
Views: 661

Re: What is philosophy and what is its purpose?

Philosophy is basically storytelling. It's about creating a context that makes the products of other disciplines, some of which you mention, manageable. Some people think the most important aspect of philosophy is logic and, yeah, an incoherent story is a bit crap, but it is demonstrably the case t...
by PeteJ
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Cartesian dualism
Replies: 47
Views: 777

Re: Cartesian dualism

But then wouldn't that require the Consciousness that knows it is Conscious to split in two into the knower and the known causing a gap between the two? ..and does that gap actually exist? Great point. I would suggest the gap does not exist and that intentional consciousness is not all there is to ...
by PeteJ
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: An Analogy, From Physical To Mind
Replies: 62
Views: 572

Re: An Analogy, From Physical To Mind

Three comments: I do not regard solving problems the primary purpose of knowledge. The primary purpose of knowledge is to live successfully. Minds are distributed one to an individual. There is no such thing as collective knowledge. Logic and reason alone are useless without evidence. I don't mean ...
by PeteJ
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: An Analogy, From Physical To Mind
Replies: 62
Views: 572

Re: An Analogy, From Physical To Mind

If by philosophy you mean the corpus of all those identified as philosophers, I have no interest in attempting to make sense of that mass of nonsense. If by philosophy you mean the pursuit of understanding the nature of the reality and existence I am conscious of and live in, that is all I am inter...