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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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Conceptual vs. experiential


“Self or consciousness does not make the passage to the other shore or cross over. Rather, the crossing is the body and senses acclimating to life without any experience of self or consciousness and all that it implies.” Bernadette Roberts … 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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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’- 3


H. The first thing to say is that I do not understand the question as regards ‘the witness’*, and so immediately agree with your opening statement, save to add that the invoking of a witness seems to connote a subject … Continue reading

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