Category Archives: mind

Is reality knowable? (From Quora)


“The affirmation that reality is not knowable is itself an assertion of knowledge about reality.” Does this sound like an example of the law of non-contradiction? So this proves that reality is knowable?  Tom McFarlane, degrees in philosophy, mathematics, and physics. … Continue reading

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Vision and conceptualization


“Anon.”: ‘The ideas or concepts of Advaita or any other school of thought/belief, etc., introduce duality into the mind…“It’s only the conceptualization of thought that prevents direct experience of what is.”’ M. That is, in my opinion, like putting the … Continue reading

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Pantheism, agnosticism/atheism — and advaita


http://www.quora.com/How-would-you-define-your-sense-of-pantheism/answer/Brad-Neil I have devised this classification for reference: Modes of pantheism (Divine pantheism; Natural pantheism; Spiritual pantheism; scientific pantheism) Brad Neil, proponent of nonduality Modes of pantheism Within the range of categories given, I find myself somewhat ambivalent: I most closely align with natural I believe the physical universe is … Continue reading

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Plato’s Cave


From Quora  Question: ‘Can we step out of Plato’s Cave?’   X  As I remember, Plato spoke of the few that escaped into the bright light of day, becoming (at least temporarily?) blinded. That, by itself, has to have some … Continue reading

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Conversation with H – 7


Please Note: This post, H-7,  should be read after H 7 bis, which precedes it. Sorry for the confusion. H. Thank you M for the quote from Max Planck. Yes, we clearly “cannot get behind consciousness”, and I often address … Continue reading

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Consciousness and artificial intelligence


Artificial intelligence by computers unlikely to produce consciousness as the intimate and irreducible reality it is.
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