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by Robert G.
Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:45 am
Forum: Awakening the Mythological Mind
Topic: Atheists vs. Theists: The Quest for Middle Ground
Replies: 55
Views: 13979

The wearer knows best where the shoe pinches. I heard it called the philosophers disease the other day - the need to find the correct reading of a text - ouch!! :oops: In social work we have a joke about "authoritarian personality disorder" - as a diagnosis for the worker! I know I'm suspicious of ...
by Robert G.
Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:53 am
Forum: Mythos: For the Creative Community
Topic: Joseph Campbell and the Theory of Art
Replies: 48
Views: 13135

Jimyang, putting that type of discussion of your terms in your paper is a great idea, the distinctions you are making should not be surprising to anyone reading a Master's thesis but it is always nice to make it explicit what terms are being used for what. Of couse, the definitions you quote have a ...
by Robert G.
Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:02 am
Forum: Mythos: For the Creative Community
Topic: Joseph Campbell and the Theory of Art
Replies: 48
Views: 13135

Thanks everyone for this topic, this is the most interesting discussion I've seen here for quite some time :D I'm going to have to reread it a few times to really take it in, and I might not have anything to contribute, but I had to say how it really grabbed my attention! The one thing I did notice ...
by Robert G.
Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:05 am
Forum: The Village Compound
Topic: Forum Upgrade
Replies: 83
Views: 18298

My apologies if this has been addressed elsewhere, but I was wondering if there is any way to unscramble the older threads whose postings seem to have gotten reorganized in the upgrade. For example, the Death thread is very difficult to make sense of because the posts are no longer in the order they...
by Robert G.
Wed Aug 15, 2007 3:41 am
Forum: Awakening the Mythological Mind
Topic: Atheists vs. Theists: The Quest for Middle Ground
Replies: 55
Views: 13979

I think Andrew has a key insight here. What is actually going on when someone says they hold a theistic or atheistic belief? What associated concepts go into their "worldview"? What behavior is happening, what are their emotional or mental experiences? What is the relationship between their beliefs ...
by Robert G.
Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:54 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: What lies beneath?
Replies: 13
Views: 3672

I just wanted to close out this thread (for now), I've really lost interest in this once I realized that I was mostly interested in pinning down where Joe was making assumptions and normative judgements unsupported by the evidence. It seems a bit pointless on this site, and a daunting task timewise ...
by Robert G.
Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:37 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: THERE IS NO LOGIC FOR EXISTENCE
Replies: 55
Views: 10425

The Dalai Lama, as any other human being, sees duality because of the existence of the "I". But when you think deep, this "I" has no meaning, but you can't escape it... that's the existential conundrum. Nandu, that conundrum only exists (I think) if you accept a dualist or whateverist position. Per...
by Robert G.
Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:08 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: The metaphysics of space and motion
Replies: 44
Views: 7021

logic from principles = knowledge from senses It looks like there is a problem here. This is a statement that Kant for sure would have said is completely false. Modern epistemologists may not agree with Kant's emphasis on the a priori/a posteriori distinction, but I can't think of anyone that would...
by Robert G.
Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:25 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: THERE IS NO LOGIC FOR EXISTENCE
Replies: 55
Views: 10425

Enemy, and Friend, are equally false concepts that rise out of Duality. Nandu, in what sense are these concepts "false"? It seems as if one can only make the true/false distinction if one accepts the duality that you are attempting to refute. I was listening to a speech by John Searle (a philosophe...
by Robert G.
Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:50 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: A Perfect Example of What?
Replies: 2
Views: 904

A Perfect Example of What?

I was channel surfing the religious shows the other day, and two things have been bugging me ever sonce. On one show, the speaker was extolling the life of Jesus as the perfect example for all the ways we should live our daily lives. No offense, but what is up with that? A man with no family, no sex...
by Robert G.
Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:56 pm
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Available: 1968 Campbell interview in The Goddard Journal
Replies: 11
Views: 2967

And yet another hosting service ....
Campbell's Goddard interview
by Robert G.
Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:39 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: THERE IS NO LOGIC FOR EXISTENCE
Replies: 55
Views: 10425

Here's a link to a nice discussion on Wiggenstein that touches on the way 20th century philosophers moved away from the idea of an absolute or pre-existing "Logic" or "Truth" with The Capital Letter. This is not a technical, in-depth discussion, but all of the discussions at Philosphy Talk are nice ...
by Robert G.
Sat May 26, 2007 7:05 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Novels of Feminine Transformation?
Replies: 19
Views: 4110

The first thing that came to my mind was The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula Le Quin, if your friend doesn't mind something that's both fantasy and children's literature it is certainly evocative of a woman in a career that's not really working out ....
by Robert G.
Sat May 19, 2007 9:25 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: St. Symeon quote from Hero w/1000 Faces
Replies: 8
Views: 3471

This is the reference I meant, it was in a footnote:
Reinhold, H. A. (1944, p. 303). The soul afire; revelations of the mystics. [New York]: Pantheon books.
by Robert G.
Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:31 pm
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: What lies beneath?
Replies: 13
Views: 3672

The first post on this page is not correct, it should be the sixth one. This Thanks, Robert - that is a helpful clarification, and strikes me as a fair statement. should follow this There exist universal, essential, nonhistoric (unconditioned?) structures of the human mind which respond in stereopty...