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R48G: Time for the left to take on occult sufism…? samkhya, Bennett, and dialectics/triadic logic

September 1st, 2017 · No Comments

https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=The%2B_Dramatic_Universe_commentary2a_JL.pdf We have tried to connect samkhya, schopenhauer, dialectic, triadic ‘mysticism’ and logic, and the work of J.G.Bennett. The left should try to adopt this legacy as a research project and a way to move beyond the primitive dialectic of marxism. the whole world of occult sufism and sufi gangsters like Gurdjieff, which ripped off […]

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archive: Bennett and the ‘cosmic triad’, samkhya myth or science?

July 15th, 2017 · No Comments

Hyponomic, autonomic, hypernomic August 11th, 2016 · Scientists dislike New Age subjects, but the issue of consciousness has been perhaps better approached via the ‘praxis’ of meditation than science. Argue that all you wish, but the issues of life, evolution, and consciousness elude science, and one suspects will continue to do so.

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Bennett and surviving skepticism…and the survival of Samkhya

July 4th, 2015 · 3 Comments

I am of two minds as to the commentary on Bennett, a preoccupation of a earlier period of my life, but now a casualty of later greater skepticism…However, the work has an imaginary edition as a set of brilliant fragments, and I think we have cited one bit and in the process solved (or unsolved) […]

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J.G. Bennett and Samkhya’s evolutionary psychology

December 4th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Comment from James on More 0n The Thinker J.G. Bennett James said, December 1, 2008 at 10:19 pm · I took a look at the book at the library tonight and I have to say that the experience was like seeing a UFO. Bennett’s book can generate that kind of feeling. We spend all our […]

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Bennett and the question of ‘materialism’….

January 25th, 2018 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/?s=j+G+Bennett The issue of marxism and spirituality has already been solved and we can see in the work of J.G.Bennett (stick to his The Dramatic Universe, the rest of his books are new age propaganda) what might have been a way to go. We have noted many times here the confusions of dialectic and ‘triadics’ […]

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R48G; the solution to the ‘materialist’ question is…materialism. Bennett and born again dialectics…?

August 17th, 2017 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/?s=Bennett+samkhya A more generalized materialism (closer to Kant than to the brand of scientism) has long been the object of discussion here and we have followed the attempt by J.G.Bennett to create a new framework that is basically a universal materialism: this effort is an update of the ancient samkhya that passed through early christianity […]

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archive: Samkhya, modernity and the left

June 29th, 2017 · No Comments

Samkhya, modernity and the left March 23rd, 2017 · Toward a modernist ‘spiritual psychology’ based on materialist Samkhya//The Gurdjieff Con » There is no consistent presentation of the ‘path of enlightenment’ beyond the ambiguous and flawed/incomplete Advaita which has misled dozens of new agers I think that it would have been much more elegant for […]

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archive: dialectical materialism and samkhya

June 5th, 2017 · No Comments

R48G: a spell of New Age shock treatment for marxists: Bennett’s The Dramatic Universe…a classic rendering of ‘a’ real ‘dialectical/triadic materialism’…. May 18th, 2017 · https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=The%2B_Dramatic_Universe_commentary2a_JL.pdf Despite my critical treatment of Bennett’s classic, the fact remains that he presented in modern form a version of universal ‘materialism’ marxists might find interesting as a critique of […]

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archive: science can’t explain evolution/speciation…an exotic perspective from Bennett (subject to its own skepticism)

June 3rd, 2017 · No Comments

An older post: Bennett on evolution // JG Bennett on speciation, individuality, eight term systems…a warning biology is probably not even remotely close to a theory of evolution November 23rd, 2016 · I don’t agree necessarily with Bennett and find him at the opposite pole to scientism, the fact remains that he tried to produce […]

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R48G: the failure of dialectical materialism and the consideration of neo-samkhya…the deadringer obvious ‘solution’ to the muddle of multiverse theory?

May 2nd, 2017 · No Comments

We have frequently noted the obsolescence of dialectical materialism here, if that is the right judgment (bad philosophy would be another) but have several times pointed to the odd similarity to the realm of samkhya. In the version of J.G. Bennett, which liberates the subject from the ancient versions (and may be better not called […]

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Bennett, schopenhauer and the resurgence of classic indic philosophies

February 17th, 2017 · No Comments

https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=The%2B_Dramatic_Universe_commentary2a_JL.pdf One of the puzzles of modernity is its slump into the Iron Cage mentality and the failure to produce a robust psychology of man. Actually, kant and schopenhauer arrived at the threshold of doing that and stopped. As schopenhauer sensed kant has stumbled into the terrain of the ancient advaita but without fully completing […]

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Confusion over the term ‘samkhya’

January 1st, 2017 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2016/12/30/samkhya-triads-and-trinities-the-will-versus-the-being-of-god/comment-page-1/#comment-799662 I can will understand how my exotic version of something I call ‘Samkhya’ could generate a double take, or mis-take (mistake). And I would be more than happy to refine the discussion with a more detailed version of the actual ‘yogic’ version of Samkhya embraced by real time Indic legacies…http://www.yogajournal.com/article/teach/yoga-and-samkhya-purifying-the-elements-of-the-human-being/ My usage will run […]

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Samkhya, triads and trinities: the ‘will’ versus the ‘being’ of ‘god’…

December 30th, 2016 · 9 Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2016/12/29/the-long-slow-death-of-religion/comment-page-1/#comment-799554 The being of ‘god’ and the ‘will’ of god are distinct aspects of the chronic confusions of theism/atheism. One problem with the trend of New Age thinking about god as ‘consciousness’ or pure being, is the persistent ideology of the ‘will’ of god in the actual histories of monotheistic religions. This is not incidental […]

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An older post: Bennett on evolution // JG Bennett on speciation, individuality, eight term systems…a warning biology is probably not even remotely close to a theory of evolution

November 23rd, 2016 · No Comments

I don’t agree necessarily with Bennett and find him at the opposite pole to scientism, the fact remains that he tried to produce a phenomenal version of the noumenon and then proposed a speculative model that resolves the major confusions we see in redutionist darwinism…I will propose my different and better approach in another post… […]

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WHEE and Bennett in relation to the Royal Society conference

October 27th, 2016 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2016/09/27/jg-bennett-on-speciation-individuality-eight-term-systems-a-warning-biology-is-probably-not-even-remotely-close-to-a-theory-of-evolution/ Bennett has one of the most ingenious theories of evolution in print, but scientists are unlikely to be able to deal with it due to its extravagant and speculative theories of time and n-term systems. The distant resemblance to Samkhya and Schopenhauer is remarkable, and the influence should have been stated by Bennett who, […]

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JG Bennett on speciation, individuality, eight term systems…a warning biology is probably not even remotely close to a theory of evolution

September 27th, 2016 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2016/09/26/the-eonic-effect-as-a-long-lost-and-so-far-only-clue-to-the-evolution-of-language/ http://darwiniana.com/?s=darwin+paradigm+shift My study of the macro effect is a good introduction to the real problems with theories of evolution. But it doesn’t go far enough. It is hard to go farther, because we don’t see what is behind the phenomenological surface of what the eonic model exposes as outer evidence of a deep dynamic. […]

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From Samkhya to Diamat: an out-take of the early version of TNCM

August 7th, 2016 · No Comments

2: From Samkhya to Diamat J. G. Bennett and Samkhya One of the mysteries in the history of philosophy is the resemblance of the ancient Samkhya and dialectical materialism. An inspection of this resemblance is a caution to marxists about the significance of the dialectic and the confusion it creates. The solution to the ‘problem’ […]

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NK rightly sees through Bennett, but…

March 24th, 2016 · 2 Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2016/03/23/more-on-original-nk-comment/comment-page-1/#comment-774030 Your stance on Bennett is right and I have set aside three sets of his four volume DU up to 90’s, saying ‘no more’. But at the start of the Gurdjieff Con in 2008 I received a free set of the four volumes from the sons of Bennett (you can find the material using […]

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Bennett’s The Dramatic Universe: a critical commentary: Preface

July 4th, 2015 · No Comments

Here is another book on the subject of Bennett’s The Dramatic Universe, which needs a critical but receptive treatment. http://darwiniana.com/the-dramatic-universe-j-g-bennett-notes-toward-a-blogbookdraft/ This is an attempt, starting as a netbook at darwiniana, to outline some of the ideas in J.G.Bennett’s classic New Age text, The Dramatic Universe, also a controversial work, in four volumes, appearing in the […]

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Evolution and the Samkhya ‘material-spiritual’

April 15th, 2015 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2015/04/14/chopra-to-bennett/#comment-738775 1 NK // Apr 15, 2015 at 11:17 am “We evolved through random events that have accumulated over time, taking 13.7 billion years since the big Bang to arrive at the most complex structure in creation, the human brain.” Chopra wants to remove one end of the dialectical see saw and emphasize the other […]

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Chopra to Bennett

April 14th, 2015 · 3 Comments

http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/chopra/article/Synchronicity-Evolution-and-Your-Genes-Part-3-6196343.php I have commented on Chopra’s series here, with a reference to Bennett’s model. This essay suddenly critiques models and I don’t know if there is a connection. I see the problem with models, but my point was that we can’t take the term ‘consciousness’ out of context: it has its place in a larger […]

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The legacy of Samkhya

April 9th, 2015 · 2 Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2015/04/08/chopra-should-be-abducted-into-samkhya-yoga/ http://darwiniana.com/2015/04/08/theism-atheism-world-history-and-the-evidence-of-god-in-history/ I can feel the wrath in return at my piece here on Chopra. Let me acknowledge at once that I may have slurred over possible insights in his speculative ‘spiritual physics’, but I think my criticism stands, more or less. And it has traditionally been common for yogis to study samkhya and this […]

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Chopra should be abducted into Samkhya yoga

April 8th, 2015 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2015/04/08/synchronicity-evolution-and-your-genes-part-2/ Chopra is smart and puts things together in a somewhat engaging if facile way. He reminds me of J.G.Bennett in this. But the example of Bennett, i.e. new age thinking trying for science, shows the need for an organized model from axioms to conclusions. In fact Bennett’s relative rigor here exposed at once the […]

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Repost: on Samkhya

February 8th, 2015 · 1 Comment

http://darwiniana.com/2015/02/06/the-materiality-of-spirituality/ http://darwiniana.com/2015/02/06/ool-samkya-and-materialismhighlow/ Update and commentary: This post has a few problems, upon reflection: it seems as if ‘purusha’ refers to a state or else to a dimension in space. IN fact the term is simply a placeholder that got turned into a different set of concepts in the emergence of classic samkhya. None of that […]

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