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Philosophy vs science


(From a discussion in Quora on science vs philosophy) http://www.advaita-vision.org/science-vs-philosophy-in-three-parts-part-i/#more-3988 — Max Planck: “I had always looked upon the search for the absolute as the noblest and most worth while task of science.”   M – ‘There are more things … Continue reading

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Empirical science vs metaphysics or spirituality


  Positivism vs. Spirituality What are some really ‘deep’ thoughts? http://www.quora.com/What-are-some-really-deep-thoughts . The truth is the whole (Hegel) .Consciousness is the whole of reality (advaita). . Causation, space, and time are unreal (advaita). . The microcosm is a reflection of … 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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Is metaphysics meaningful?


Is metaphysics meaningful? – Question in QUORA Any hypothesis which predicts observations can in principle be tested scientifically. Take “metaphysics” to be the set of hypotheses about people and the universe which does not predict any observations, or none which … Continue reading

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Consciousness and neuro-science


  https://www.quora.com/What-makes-the-hard-problem-of-consciousness-so-unexpectedly-hard (Different from above) Prof. Donald Hoffman – The Case Against Reality . A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses. Evolution has shaped us with perceptions that … 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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Conversation with ‘H’ – 6


Dear H:  I realise that much of our disagreement has to do with the use of language – the meaning each one of us attaches to certain terms – and also to perspective. I base myself almost exclusively on Advaita … Continue reading

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