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is knowledge an impediment for seeing things the way they are? is silent observation the true instrument of comprehension?

when we are in a state of not knowing there is much more sensitivity, choiceless awareness, impartial observation, it seems to me.its knowledge the cloud of belief, conclusions preventing the true ...
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what is the self? does it exist as a reality or just as a belief? [on hold]

what is it labeled as self, I, me, ego? THE SENSE OF SELF IS A MERE PROGRAM INSTILLED IN OUR MIND BY TRADITION, EDUCATION, ?
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What is the difference between intension and intention?

What is the difference between intention and intension? If one intends to do something is this intent part of the concept of intension?
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Is it possible ever to be free of self-centred activity?

Is there a real self apart from the self-created image?
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Are the Sims self aware?

According to Professor Nick Bostrom of Oxford University: ...at least one of the following propositions is true: (1) the human species is very likely to go extinct before reaching a “posthuman” ...
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Can the self exist instantaneously/without time?

Certainly your past experiences will affect how you perceive the world, process events, think about things, and behave but do you think the high level thinking required for the conception of self ...
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Books/Pieces/Essays about self-worth? [closed]

I'm interested in reading some good books/pieces/essays about self-worth (ultimate meaning of life, learning, working, etc). It's hard to precisely define the topic, but anything you think is ...
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Why aren't pure apperception and empirical apperception structurally identical, even though they are functionally identical in Kant's Anthropology?

I can't be the only one who finds this strange. Section 7 of Anthropology from a Pragmatic Perspective, entitled "On Sensibility in contrast to understanding", reads as follows: In regard to the ...