2016
Sep
13
comment Organizations of All human Knowledge
@Conifold Actually that branches and fields link is very helpful. For the personal experience part, I meant something like "techniques for brushing your molars" which is clearly an experiential perspective, versus general knowledge about society and culture or the universe.
Sep
13
comment Organizations of All human Knowledge
@Conifold you are right and I am not asking for one specific thematic arrangement. I am, however, asking for a good starting point.
Sep
13
awarded  Student
Sep
13
asked Organizations of All human Knowledge
Jan
5
comment When and why do we say that two things are the same?
@psychoslave thanks for that word, I had not heard of the term "logical fictions" but indeed there are many. Sometimes useful, but not an ultimate ... resting point? I think you feel what I'm trying to say.
2015
Sep
11
comment Thinking that all individuals pursue “selfish” interest is equivalent to assuming that all random variables have zero covariance
Yes, it's like saying that the equals sign in mathematics is irrelevant and therefore there would be no "relationships" between entities. Sociological matters and matters of empathy are discussed within the arc of a relationship, not simply as origin nodes with no inter-behavior, so pure selfishness would be pure isolationism, and that contradicts our daily life. Hope that helps.
2012
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15
awarded  Yearling
2011
Jul
17
answered How does one know one is not dreaming?
Jun
22
comment How to avoid attachment to “attachment avoidance” in Buddhist philosophy?
But in short: Yes, one cannot single any one particular thing out for the reason that you stated. Really, the important part is letting your mind search for the right questions, as the "answer" may become obvious to you when you examine things from a different angle, or different concepts altogether. When you do feel it hit you as "obvious" or have a moment of insight, just float on through it and stay calm. The calm and abiding mind, the not agitated/excitable mind, is a gateway to insight. (Apologies for writing you a whole book to read in comments)
Jun
22
comment How to avoid attachment to “attachment avoidance” in Buddhist philosophy?
Typically, it is assumed that there is "environment" and "sentient beings" -- yet, one may discover that the environment is really just a result of the attachments sentience has to the everchanging sea of cyclical rebirth ("Samsara"). It is not that time and space and all people collapse into a single point -- it is that there is no time and space, that these are conceptual illusions imposed by "ego." Imagine you are looking at a swarm of small flies and are trying to draw a dotted line in space to label what is going on. Everything moves so quickly that the label is out-dated immediately.
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awarded  Commentator
Jun
22
comment How to avoid attachment to “attachment avoidance” in Buddhist philosophy?
But in order to help you reason it out, don't be satisfied until you have a clear understanding. Truly, all forms of "wisdom" merge at a point, as you cultivate the "Awakening Mind" from multiple angles. The Buddha says that there are sentient beings (bits of "intelligence" like you and I) that desire pleasure and avoid pain -- but really what we are looking for is lasting happiness, which cannot occur with attachment to the everchanging, constantly-in-flux "world" ... "around" us. The Buddha demonstrates that all sentient beings want lasting happiness and the teachings are the way "there"
Jun
22
comment How to avoid attachment to “attachment avoidance” in Buddhist philosophy?
I am no expert, but I am happy if my thoughts may be of use to your contemplation. Really, the true reality of things defies description, any words to it and it's like cramping your whole spirit into one human body! (something we do every day). Really, you are not capable of "singling out" anything based on will alone, because it is a latent tendency that you can eliminate by practicing good conduct. The tendency to "attach" is also known as Accumulation and is sometimes used synonymously with "karma" -- holding on is dragging karma with you. Good karma is positive, the "best" is Virtuous
Jun
22
answered How to avoid attachment to “attachment avoidance” in Buddhist philosophy?
Jun
22
answered Is the simulation hypothesis outside of science?
Jun
22
comment When is violence appropriate?
@Casebash - it is irrelevant if you recognize no enemy.
Jun
20
comment When is violence appropriate?
@Casebash: what's proportional force?
Jun
17
comment What is Philosophy?
"love of wisdom" is an awesome way to put it.
Jun
17
awarded  Teacher
Jun
17
answered When is violence appropriate?