Brains Buddhas and Believing

flects, therefore, the essentially normative character of meaning one thing (and not another) by how we take anything ... The very idea of knowing oneself really to consist in a causal series is itself intelligible only insofar as the ...

Brains  Buddhas  and Believing

Premodern Buddhists are sometimes characterized as veritable Òmind scientistsÓ whose insights anticipate modern research on the brain and mind. Aiming to complicate this story, Dan Arnold confronts a significant obstacle to popular attempts at harmonizing classical Buddhist and modern scientific thought: since most Indian Buddhists held that the mental continuum is uninterrupted by death (its continuity is what Buddhists mean by ÒrebirthÓ), they would have no truck with the idea that everything about the mental can be explained in terms of brain events. Nevertheless, a predominant stream of Indian Buddhist thought, associated with the seventh-century thinker Dharmakirti, turns out to be vulnerable to arguments modern philosophers have leveled against physicalism. By characterizing the philosophical problems commonly faced by Dharmakirti and contemporary philosophers such as Jerry Fodor and Daniel Dennett, Arnold seeks to advance an understanding of both first-millennium Indian arguments and contemporary debates on the philosophy of mind. The issues center on what modern philosophers have called intentionalityÑthe fact that the mind can be about (or represent or mean) other things. Tracing an account of intentionality through Kant, Wilfrid Sellars, and John McDowell, Arnold argues that intentionality cannot, in principle, be explained in causal terms. Elaborating some of DharmakirtiÕs central commitments (chiefly his apoha theory of meaning and his account of self-awareness), Arnold shows that despite his concern to refute physicalism, DharmakirtiÕs causal explanations of the mental mean that modern arguments from intentionality cut as much against his project as they do against physicalist philosophies of mind. This is evident in the arguments of some of DharmakirtiÕs contemporaneous Indian critics (proponents of the orthodox Brahmanical Mimasa school as well as fellow Buddhists from the Madhyamaka school of thought), whose critiques exemplify the same logic as modern arguments from intentionality. Elaborating these various strands of thought, Arnold shows that seemingly arcane arguments among first-millennium Indian thinkers can illuminate matters still very much at the heart of contemporary philosophy.

Biology Of Enlightenment

What these teachers said and how they lived hundreds of years ago, we do not know. Perhaps they lived just like JK. We see him and listen to him and what he is saying is something he knows. I really don't know, but, according to an idea ...

Biology Of Enlightenment

In this book we meet with the modern sage, U.G. Krishnamurti, and listen to his penetrating voice describing life and reality as it is. What is body and what is mind? Is there a soul? Is there a beyond, a God? What is enlightenment? Is there a life after death? Never before have these questions been tackled with such simplicity, candour and clarity. In these unpublished early conversations with friends (1967-71), U.G.discusses in detail his search for the truth and how he underwent radical biological changes in 1967. Preferring to call it the natural state over enlightenment, he insists that whatever transformation he has undergone is within the structure of the human body and not in the mind at all. It is the natural state of being that sages like the Buddha, Jesus and, in modern times, Sri Ramana, stepped into. And U.G.never tires of pointing out that 'this is the way you, stripped of the machinations of thought, are also functioning.'

Contemporary Review

There is no such thing as simple existence — all existence is related ; the very idea of relation implies a whole . ... do know something of the origin of thought ; we have it as the consequent , and not as the antecedent of an ...

Contemporary Review


Knowledge

In it the players are possessed with the idea that they know something about Whist . They smile at home Whist , which is innocent compared with their noxious system . The Bumblepuppist imagines he is a brilliant player .

Knowledge


Conflict of the Nineteenth Century The Bible and Free Thought

1 which his own senses have been cognizant ; the sequence of which is , that he never had an original thought or idea , and this is the limitation of his intelligence ; or he must logically know things which have never been tested by ...

Conflict of the Nineteenth Century   The Bible and Free Thought


The Encyclopaedia Britannica

the former kind of synthesis as objectively valid which I exhibit the process of things as the evolution of a unity does ... the idea of know- category which is inconsistent with its being something ledge which reason brings with it .

The Encyclopaedia Britannica


Summa Theologiae Volume 4 Knowledge in God

So it does not follow that something other than the essence of God is the completion of the divine intellect . 3. The act of knowledge is not specified by an object known in another , but by the primary object , in which other things ...

Summa Theologiae  Volume 4  Knowledge in God

Paperback reissue of one volume of the English Dominicans' Latin/English edition of Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologiae.

Faith and Thought

And it is vain to hope to keep outside of all this by limiting scientific work to the bare knowledge of facts , and by attempts to separate things from the thoughts that underlie them . There is something so like human thought in the ...

Faith and Thought


The Trinity of Trauma Ignorance Fragility and Control

The idea of modeling presupposes that there is something to model from. But we cannot know that 'something'; we cannot know the representanda such as what our PSM and PMIR are models of. We cannot say anything about a 'self in itself,' ...

The Trinity of Trauma  Ignorance  Fragility  and Control


Relating Hegel s Science of Logic to Contemporary Philosophy

Only because we know something as something does the “initself” exist in its being posited in the form of the ... Within Thinking itself there is a stubborn opposition between what is being thought and that as which it is being thought.

Relating Hegel s Science of Logic to Contemporary Philosophy

This book offers an interpretation of certain Hegelian concepts, and their relevance to various themes in contemporary philosophy, which will allow for a non-metaphysical understanding of his thought, further strengthening his relevance to philosophy today by placing him in the midst of current debates.

Revelation and Reason

Natural theology is about human capacity: it is about the human capacity to know something of the being of God apart from ... I think he may be saying that simply from the created order we can come to some knowledge of God – some idea, ...

Revelation and Reason

Colin Gunton was a world renowned scholar, systematic theologian and Reformed Church minister. Revelation and Reason is an in-depth analysis, derived from the annual lecture/seminar course he gave to MA students at King's College London. Approximately one-third of the work is a direct transcript, and analysis of the three two-hour lectures Colin Gunton gave at a break-neck speed: 1. 'From Reason and Revelation to Revelation And Reason'; 2. 'The Modern Problem in an Historical Context'; 3. 'Aspects of Karl Barth on Faith And Reason'. These lectures were a history, analysis and critique of Revelation and Reason in Systematic Theology and Philosophy, culminating with Karl Barth. The remainder is a transcript of the unrehearsed, unscripted, extemporary responses Colin Gunton gave to MA student's papers on set topics in the Revelation and Reason course, seamlessly integrated, where relevant, with detail from the main three lectures. Colin was a creative lecturer and widely read theologian and philosopher. These extemporary responses show the breadth of his learning, and his genius spontaneously to bring to mind relevant ideas from a wealth of theologians and philosophers, whilst incisively and piercingly exposing the flaws as well as the strengths under consideration. From this wealth of reading, Colin gave space to the free rein of his mind particularly when fielding questions or trying to analyze a particular strand of a theologian's thought. Revelation and Reason is a complementary volume to Colin Gunton's posthumously published The Barth Lectures (Continuum 2007) and to the first volume of his unfinished Systematic Theology, also forthcoming from T&T Clark.

English Mechanics and the World of Science

It is an idealist's argumaterial atom or etherial vortex to be formed of a from it . ment , that we can only know of the ... that statement . an idea into form the best would be something cuts both ways , and damages his own case .

English Mechanics and the World of Science


Descartes Meditations on First Philosophy

Regarding all the other qualities of which corporeal things are made in order to know extension, form, position, and motion, ... Finally, there is nothing left to consider except the idea of God as something that could not come from me.

Descartes  Meditations on First Philosophy

· René Descartes is often described as the first modern philosopher, but much of the content of his Meditations on First Philosophy can be found in the medieval period that had already existed for more than a thousand years. Does God exist? If so, what is his nature? Is the human soul immortal? How does it differ from the body? What role do sense experience and pure reason play in knowing? Descartes stands out from his predecessors because of the method he developed to treat these and other fundamental questions. Drawing on his study of mathematics, he searches for a way to establish absolutely certain conclusions based on indubitable premises. His importance in modern philosophy lies in the challenge he offers to every subsequent thinker in philosophy and science.

The HM Learning and Study Skills Program

A comparison tells the reader what something is like. By knowing what something is similar to, the reader can often gain a sense of what it is. Example of a Comparison as a Context Clue Her predicament presented her with the same ...

The HM Learning and Study Skills Program

The hm Learning and Study Skills Program: Level II was designed to provide an introduction to learning and study skills for 8th, 9th, and 10th grade students through a series of activity-oriented units. It is structured on the assumption that an activity-oriented lesson is the most effective instructional strategy for the teaching of study skills: more succinctly, that “learning by doing” is the best way ‘study smart’. The Level II Teacher’s Guide includes a pretest, a wide variety of teaching suggestions, unit summaries, activities for retrieval and closure as well as teaching adaptations through the use of technology. It was published to help teachers assist students in the development of essential study skills and to reinforce their existing strategies that work. The Program supports academic independence for students that have a wide range of ability with college and career readiness as a tangible and realistic goal.

Work Based Learning

... following Smedslund ( 1953 ) , that transfer is not needed as a concept . As they put it : Anything you learn , you must make use of in other situations . You can never re - enter the very situation , which gave birth to learning .

Work Based Learning

Work-Based Learning

Faith and Practice

You can't have faith in an idea, you can't worship a principle, you can't love an abstraction ... There is something social about God or He could not be a Person—in which case we would have no basis for knowing anything about Him anyway ...

Faith and Practice

The Rt. Rev. Frank E. Wilson (1855-1944), late Bishop of Eau Claire, was perhaps the most prolific Episcopal writer of his era, authoring dozens of books geared to lay people. Over the years, his works have helped to renew the Church, encourage social and ecumenical progress, and provide guidance and insight to generations of Episcopalians. Faith and Practice’s reaffirming message celebrates our unique Anglican way of thinking while calling us to act faithfully upon those beliefs. More than 50 years after its original publication, this timely book that explores core Christian beliefs, continues to inspire and instruct Anglicans throughout the world.

The Chief Works of Benedict de Spinoza De intellectus emendatione Ethica Correspondence abridged

On the other hand , if anyone asserts , for instance , that Peter exists , without knowing whether Peter really exists or ... Whence it follows that there is in ideas something real , whereby the true are distinguished from the false .

The Chief Works of Benedict de Spinoza  De intellectus emendatione  Ethica  Correspondence   abridged


A Ranch to Call Home

“I think I know something that can keep your sister busy and might help her decide what she wants to do. ... I thought you were going to drop like a sack of feed when you saw Nan White on the organizing committee.” Joel shuddered.

A Ranch to Call Home

A Cowboy's Promise The thrill of the rodeo is gone for cowboy Caleb Jensen. Nowadays, he helps out at a Texas ranch, keeping bad memories locked away. Then the ranch owner's granddaughter unexpectedly returns home—with a request he can't accept. Former army captain Brenda Kaye is organizing a charity rodeo, and she needs Caleb to get back in the saddle. She's determined to save her family's ranch, even if it means working with the smart-aleck cowboy—and uncovering the mysteries that lie in their pasts. Brenda's used to the dangers of war, but if she trusts Caleb, could the next casualty be her heart? Rodeo Heroes: Only love can tame these cowboys

ECRM2013 Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Research Methods

... to fabricate trains... on the contrary, raw material can be converted into a lot of things... but then I hesitated, ... Isent ajpeg with my idea, something you can understand in three minutes, any guy knowing anything about this ...

ECRM2013 Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Research Methods

Complete proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies ECRM 2013 PRINT version Published by Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited.

The Pennsylvania School Journal

So am I. " “ So you don't know catnip as well as you “ But I don't know what to do , ' ' said thought , ” said I. Johnny ... said I ; " anything more ? and a piece of sheepskin to begin with ; do “ It smells , ” said Johnny . you think ...

The Pennsylvania School Journal