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Is everything said just an opinion? 


Is everything said just an opinion?  Mostly yes, except for mathematics, which is not theory-dependent. If you are appalled on reading this, wait a second. 1) All scientific statements are theory-dependent and subject to further developments in the empirical sciences. … Continue reading

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Two questions (relationships & eternity)


1) How is one’s self related to other selves. This can be seen from two perspectives: 1) lower or empirical, and 2) higher or spiritual (I try to avoid the word ‘metaphysical’). I am not going to consider what Christianity … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Consciousness and artificial intelligence


Artificial intelligence by computers unlikely to produce consciousness as the intimate and irreducible reality it is.
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The status of concepts in Plato and Shankara


Parallel account of the ontological status of concepts in Plato and Shankara. Continue reading

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Debate with a philosopher – and III


The conflict between Western and Eastern philosophy, philosophy and science, logic and feeling exemplified in this debate. No resolution achieved. Continue reading

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Metaphysics or spirituality (ll)


What is known as metaphysics or spirituality (or non-duality – all of them one in essence) is evidently dressed up in words and concepts, words-which-encapsulate-concepts-which-refer-to-what-is real. The referent, reality, be it whatever it is, is  not a concept, although it … Continue reading

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