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Asking a question in the "True Language"

"Who, if I cried out, would hear me among the angels' hierarchies? and even if one of them pressed me against his heart: I would be consumed in that overwhelming existence. For beauty is nothing ...
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Asking a question in the "True Language"

In such an ideal world with such a level of sincerity, there is no place for questions, because everything is answered and encapsulated in the True Language.
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Are there cases where psychology has offered successful scientific explanations for phenomena that neuroscience hasn't?

Apparently psychology and neuroscience operate on two different levels. Broadly speaking, models from neuroscience take into account the neurobiology of the brain and its mental processes. While ...
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Are we only justified in holding beliefs that are supported by evidence susceptible to peer review, leading to substantial intersubjective consensus?

The term "belief" is often used for things that are not necessarily supported by anything external. If you believe SEP's page on "belief" then... Anglophone philosophers of mind ...
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Are we only justified in holding beliefs that are supported by evidence susceptible to peer review, leading to substantial intersubjective consensus?

If I read your question literally, the answer is straightforwardly no. You can be justified in holding beliefs about a vast range of events only you have experienced. I can believe that I got out of ...
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Are we only justified in holding beliefs that are supported by evidence susceptible to peer review, leading to substantial intersubjective consensus?

a somewhat silly example: imagine your parent(s) is no longer alive, neither are your mutual acquaintances, there are no pictures, letters, videos, etc., concerning your relationship; are you ...
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Are we only justified in holding beliefs that are supported by evidence susceptible to peer review, leading to substantial intersubjective consensus?

Peer-review is a process which the editor of a journal starts to assess the quality of a manuscript which is submitted for publication. The term does not apply to arbitrary methods to testify that a ...
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Are we only justified in holding beliefs that are supported by evidence susceptible to peer review, leading to substantial intersubjective consensus?

one historically notable example being the resurrection of Jesus, which was purportedly witnessed by multiple observers, with intersubjective agreement among all of them Bible is correct because it's ...
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Can religious, mystical, or spiritual experiences reveal truth?

Can religious, mystical, or spiritual experiences reveal truth? Reveal truth(s) about oneself? Yes, of course. Reveal truth(s) about mathematics? Yes two!: Sometimes when looking for a theorem/proof, ...
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Can religious, mystical, or spiritual experiences reveal truth?

Many "truths" revealed in the religious, mystical or spiritual realm have been proven to be untrue, and some have proven to be true. The famous untruth of the world being flat being one. I ...
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Can religious, mystical, or spiritual experiences reveal truth?

It seems as I'm too late as an answer is already accepted, but let me respond to To what extent can we acquire reliable knowledge about the world through religious, mystical, or spiritual experiences?...
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Can religious, mystical, or spiritual experiences reveal truth?

Your question is ridiculously vague. You ask about whether research would bring us closer to 'the truth'. The truth about what, exactly? Clearly, research could generate factual information. You can, ...
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Can religious, mystical, or spiritual experiences reveal truth?

Short Answer A key point to realize in thinking thru your question, is that all empiricism is first person, and subjective. Science tries to harden its data as much as it can, by trying to cross ...
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Can religious, mystical, or spiritual experiences reveal truth?

Even truth itself is subjective in many cases. One might consider something a conspiracy theory and believe that makes it inherently false, despite the incredible number of conspiracies that have ...
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Can religious, mystical, or spiritual experiences reveal truth?

I don't have the full answer to your question but I do have an answer to this: Furthermore, does the answer depend on whether we directly undergo the experience firsthand or merely hear about it ...
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Can religious, mystical, or spiritual experiences reveal truth?

As the other answers already imply, it simply depends on how you measure truth, so to speak. A common method in modern times is to apply logical reasoning and refer to observable facts, but it is by ...
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Can religious, mystical, or spiritual experiences reveal truth?

In medieval times religious revelation was considered the only method to get knowledge of supernatural phenomena. Today the attitude concerning religious revelation and all kinds of paranormal ...
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Can religious, mystical, or spiritual experiences reveal truth?

Can religious, mystical, or spiritual experiences reveal truth? As @ScottRowe mentioned, any experience has the potential to reveal truth. So technically, the answer is yes. However, mysticism and ...
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Can religious, mystical, or spiritual experiences reveal truth?

All knowledge is implicit in the brain and body of the person who possesses such knowledge. We do not find explicit logic, similar to computer code, in the brain and body of a person either while ...
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