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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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Ars longa, vita brevis


Art is long and life short. Progress and the art of medicine – the first unquestionable, but questions about quality of life remain. Also shotcomings of science and technonolgy pointed out. Three Greek myths are adduced as warnings thereof. 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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Philosophy vs. science


X. The philosophy that interests me – advaita vedanta – teaches that consciousness is the essence or ultimate reality of the universe, and that the world is contained in that consciousness (atman/Brahman) rather than consciousness being contained in the world, … Continue reading

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Ars longa, vita brevis…


“Ars longa, vita brevis, occasio praeceps, experimentum periculosum, iudicium difficile.” This can be rendered into English as ‘life is short, the art (craft/skill) long, opportunity fleeting, experiment treacherous, judgment difficult’. This beautiful phrase, authored by Hippocrates, father of medicine, can … Continue reading

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