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Larval Subjects, the Impetus for Communication and the Common Thought of the Past.

Prof Bryant has an interesting post today.  And it inspired me to comment, below: As I taught Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics today, I emphasized the manner in which so many of the virtues he lists are social in nature. Although we intuitively value many of the virtues Aristotle lists, I don’t think it would occur to… Continue reading Larval Subjects, the Impetus for Communication and the Common Thought of the Past.

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Meditation and Enlightenment

Meditation or yoga is first giving reality to thought and then trying to transcend it. Enlightenment or gnana is, not giving any reality at all to thought in the first place. https://mokshaclub.wordpress.com/2015/11/06/meditation-and-enlightenment/ But this is still versed in a Spiritual mode, still conventional in its estimation.  Enlightenment only occurs from the conventional orientation upon objects. And meditation… Continue reading Meditation and Enlightenment

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The Problem of the Dialectic: Convention, Reality and Irony.

The dialectic, as I have said earlier, cannot be taken too seriously. For when it is, the break that has perspective finds the levity that brings the truth of the matter over the impending doom. Yet when things have become so serious, it is only because I have been presented with my self and the… Continue reading The Problem of the Dialectic: Convention, Reality and Irony.