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  Topic: DUTY
Brian Joseph

Replies: 1
Views: 3866

PostForum: Advaita and Modern Western Philosophy   Posted: Fri May 30, 2014 12:07 pm   Subject: DUTY
There has recently been a very successful series on TV about the police called ‘Line of Duty’. I am not sure whether the title was intended to be ironic because the one thing that none of the charact ...
  Topic: Causation
Brian Joseph

Replies: 13
Views: 9813

PostForum: Advaita and Modern Western Philosophy   Posted: Wed May 28, 2014 12:07 pm   Subject: Causation
I would love to be able to give a physical example of a necessary event that is not a 'deductive necessity' and, therefore, to my mind, mere tautology. As a matter of fact, my dog could do it because ...
  Topic: Causation
Brian Joseph

Replies: 13
Views: 9813

PostForum: Advaita and Modern Western Philosophy   Posted: Mon May 26, 2014 10:03 am   Subject: Causation
Dear Pete and Joseph,thanks for the questions. It is great to get a response. Even a PhD would be welcome!
I'd like to reply on Brian H's behalf but he may do so independently (and quite differently) ...
  Topic: ILLUSION AND REALITY
Brian Joseph

Replies: 1
Views: 3946

PostForum: Advaita and Modern Western Philosophy   Posted: Tue May 13, 2014 3:16 pm   Subject: ILLUSION AND REALITY
ILLUSION AND REALITY.

When you see something or I hear something, it may seem to be outside you and it certainly seems to be other than you. This is an illusion. Advaita says so and much of Modern ...
  Topic: Consciousness
Brian Joseph

Replies: 26
Views: 20550

PostForum: Advaita and Modern Western Philosophy   Posted: Fri May 02, 2014 3:35 pm   Subject: Consciousness
Hi Pete
In your last posting you speak of consciousness necessarily being of another
To my mind this would suggest that consciousness implies duality and I don't think this can be true.
In The wor ...
  Topic: Causation
Brian Joseph

Replies: 13
Views: 9813

PostForum: Advaita and Modern Western Philosophy   Posted: Fri May 02, 2014 11:25 am   Subject: Causation
Dear Joseph and Brian (I put it that way round to avoid the risk of a personal identity crisis!) Thanks for the contributions. I can’t really see how Brian’s piece about causation falls foul of what J ...
  Topic: Consciousness
Brian Joseph

Replies: 26
Views: 20550

PostForum: Advaita and Modern Western Philosophy   Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:12 am   Subject: Consciousness
Pete, I don’t think the Marie Celeste had a crew! Wasn’t that the point? Apart from that the analogy is probably very apt.
I agree it is difficult to be precise when talking about consciousness and a ...
  Topic: Free Will
Brian Joseph

Replies: 1
Views: 5759

PostForum: Advaita and Modern Western Philosophy   Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:30 pm   Subject: Free Will
FREE WILL

Do we possess free will or are all our choices determined? This is a perennial philosophical question, important not least because some notion of free will underlies society’s thinking on ...
  Topic: QUESTIONS OF PHILOSOPHY
Brian Joseph

Replies: 2
Views: 4440

PostForum: Advaita and Modern Western Philosophy   Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:15 am   Subject: QUESTIONS OF PHILOSOPHY
Thank you Pete. Brian.
  Topic: QUESTIONS OF PHILOSOPHY
Brian Joseph

Replies: 2
Views: 4440

PostForum: Advaita and Modern Western Philosophy   Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:47 pm   Subject: QUESTIONS OF PHILOSOPHY
QUESTIONS OF PHILOSOPHY

‘Doing philosophy’, as Wittgenstein would put it, is like asking a question and, when you get an answer, assuming that the answer is incomplete and so asking it again.
In ...
  Topic: WELCOME TO THE ADVAITA AND MODERN WESTERN PHILOSOPHY FORUM
Brian Joseph

Replies: 0
Views: 3357

PostForum: Advaita and Modern Western Philosophy   Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:40 pm   Subject: WELCOME TO THE ADVAITA AND MODERN WESTERN PHILOSOPHY FORUM
Advaita has been our chief interest for a long time and we believe that there is a great need for it to become more widely practised in the community.
Our small group ( Brian Joseph, Brian Hodgkinso ...
 
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