0

In India there is a philosophy of non duality / oneness / enlightenment...

And people practice it... Is there something similar in western philosophy ?

Also there is this idea that the individual the person is just a concept or an idea in the mind...

In reality everything springs from one source..

Any inputs on above... Thanks

  • 1
    See Monism: "Existence monism holds that exactly one concrete object token exists (the One). " – Mauro ALLEGRANZA Oct 6 at 8:59
  • And see Ontological idealism: the idea that "something mental (the mind, spirit, reason, will) is the ultimate foundation of all reality, or even exhaustive of reality." – Mauro ALLEGRANZA Oct 6 at 9:00
  • Neo-platonism (Plotinus) and panentheism (Spinoza, romantic idealists, Transcendental Club) are probably the closest analogs. See also the umbrella perennial philosophy that mixes Oriental and Western traditions. – Conifold Oct 6 at 20:12
  • Not to quibble since you are only suggesting populist philosophy citations, but Spinoza's system 'Deus sive Natura' is not a spirit or being existing outside of creation. It is an 'immanent cause' which is inseparable from Nature. Even human beings 'express' a portion of this immanence in their capacity to entertain 'ideas' which express an 'aspect of eternty' as referenced to the 'Infinite intellect'. Cheers, – Charles M Saunders Oct 6 at 22:14

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.