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TI neither an idealism nor transcendental

January 14th, 2010 · No Comments

The question of transcendental idealism has been totally filtered out of public philsoophy, but it is a classic insight into the limits of scientism. We witness the stupidity of reductionist science everyday, a two-centuries old critique and repair ignored completely, a sad situation. The value of that perspective lies not in idealism (TI is not […]

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Tags: Philosophy

More on biocentrism and idealism

December 17th, 2009 · 6 Comments

Comments on Biocentrism Demystified reece sullivan said, December 17, 2009 at 12:11 am · Stephen, Would you elaborate on various flavors of idealism; I’m familiar with Berkley, of course, but don’t know how he differs from others, or rather, how others differ from him. Also, what’s your take on panpsychism? I’ve found it attractive, but […]

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Tags: Kant · Philosophy · physics

Consciousness trying to explain consciousness

November 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

Comment on Schopenhauer and death reece sullivan said, November 21, 2009 at 2:56 pm · I’ve had a strange relationship with William Blake in that he articulated a lot of things I’d already thought, only a couple hundred years earlier . . . and that we also have the same birthday, oddly, which will actually […]

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Tags: Philosophy · Schopenhauer · Science & Religion

Comment on Darwinism vs Schopenhauer

October 29th, 2009 · No Comments

Comment on Reductionist Darwinism vs Schopenhauer Stephen P. Smith said, October 27, 2009 at 4:12 pm · There is a retreat into our own private ontological cocoon to seek a calm vantage point and place to ponder. There must be such a safe place to go if we are going to make sense of our […]

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Tags: Evolution · Philosophy

Heidegger cult

October 22nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

End of Heidegger cult? How many scholarly stakes in the heart will we need before Martin Heidegger (1889-1976), still regarded by some as Germany’s greatest 20th-century philosopher, reaches his final resting place as a prolific, provincial Nazi hack? Overrated in his prime, bizarrely venerated by acolytes even now, the pretentious old Black Forest babbler makes […]

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Scientism and the antinomies of freedom

September 28th, 2009 · No Comments

The Science of Freedom Students of science these days are given a very narrow history of their subject. But real science education should include the history of modern philosophic reaction to Newtonianism, and the paradoxes that are generated by reductionism. Beginning with Rousseau and Kant a counterpoint to modern science arose that tried to clarify […]

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Tags: Kant · Philosophy · Science

Self and space-time

September 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

Arnhart comment on Essentialism and Self Larry Arnhart said, September 20, 2009 at 7:35 pm · So the human self is beyond “the space-time framework”? I have no idea what you are talking about. Could you please explain how something is real although it does not exist in time or space? Larry, if I could […]

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Tags: Kant · Philosophy · Science

The use of history by philosophers

August 28th, 2009 · 3 Comments

From Evolving Thoughts: The use of history by philosophers One thing is clear: scientists, and Darwinists, have abused the study of history. Scientists because they obsessively deny freedom in thinking history is reducible to physical laws, and Darwinists because their false view of evolution is the source of endlessly denied endlessly applied Social Darinism. The […]

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Tags: History · Kant · Philosophy

Nietzsche overrated?

August 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

Comments on Nietzsche post Stephen P. Smith said, August 1, 2009 at 4:17 pm Here is another N-man link that is worthy of review: http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Friedrich_Nietzsche James said, August 1, 2009 at 5:52 pm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QslXTuhQUCY

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Wolin enters the reason/faith fray

June 16th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Reason vs. Faith: the Battle Continues, an essay by Richard Wolin. This discussion by Wolin is somewhat more helpful than the Fish/Eagleton postmod concession to the antisecularists (which is of course not an endorsement of all Wolin’s statements, & check out his Seduction of Unreason). It is significant that he starts with Hegel (why not […]

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Tags: Philosophy · religion · Science · secularism

Philosophy and the ‘great divide’

June 10th, 2009 · No Comments

The Great Divide James’ spontaneous sense of the decline of philosophy since Kant is significant. And if we look at the eonic effect, the modern transition and its Great Divide we see why this period was so clustered with innovations, cultural, not just technological, innovations.

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Tags: Philosophy · The Eonic Effect

Philosophy in decline

June 10th, 2009 · No Comments

Comment on Experimental Philosophy James said, June 10, 2009 at 3:21 pm · Philosophy in decline? We have to speak in the past tense here. Disregarding all of the praise for Quine, Kripke, Wittgenstein, etc., has the 20th century-present produced one philosopher who can be mentioned in the same breath as Kant? Bull’s eye. You […]

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Tags: Philosophy · The Eonic Effect