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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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The proof of Advaita philosophy


Q&A in Advaita Vision – reproduced here. Q. 388 – Proof of Methodology

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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’ – 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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Conversation with ‘H’ – 5


  H. (…  if I may, I shall just add a few follow-on remarks in connection with your particular, numbered points:) I originally said:“in my opinion there is always the risk of leaning too much on concepts that are not … Continue reading

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Conversation with ‘H’ – 4


First, I agree with you concerning technical vocabulary (including Sanskrit!); it really is not required, normal English being sufficient for understanding, I should say, any subject matter, though there are terms from another language which don’t have a direct correspondence … Continue reading

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Conversation with H – Cont.


12.3.16 In my previous comments as a preliminary reply to H – taking into consideration his   scruples on the use of language and of certain anthropomorphic-sounding expressions in particular – I accepted that much of the language in Eastern texts … Continue reading

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