Pheno Story

Phenomenologyis now available as a paperback (424p. A5, $20 plus shipping expenses), and as an eBook ($2.50).To order online click on the following hyperlink:PhenomenologyAbout This BookThis volume comprises essays on phenomenology and related topics, written in the years 1990, 1997-8 and 2002-3. (Some of them were wholly or partly on display in The Logician web [...]

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Pheno References

Phenomenology is now available as a paperback (424p. A5, $20 plus shipping expenses), and as an eBook ($2.50). To order online click on the following hyperlink: Phenomenology References Bortoft, Henri. “Goethe's Organic Vision.” Network (Dec. 1997). [Ed. David Lorimer. The Scientific and Medical Network, Gibliston Mill, Colinsburgh, Leven, Fife, Scotland.] Curtis, H. and N. S. [...]

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Pheno Appendix 3

PhenomenologyAppendix 3:Mental ProjectionThe following illustration is drawn fromBuddhism Plain and Simpleby Steve Hagen (London: Penguin, 1997), being there reprinted fromThe Ape That Spokeby John McCrone (UK: Macmillan, 1990).Now, Hagen (p. 28) asks us to look at this picture and try and see what it illustrates. At first sight, it may look to you like a [...]

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Pheno Appendix 2

Phenomenology Appendix 2:Feelings of Emptiness There is another sense of the term “emptiness” to consider, one not unrelated to the senses previously discussed. We all have some experience ofemotionalemptiness.One of the most interesting and impressive contributions to psychology by Buddhism, in my view, is its emphasis on thevagueenervationswe commonly feel, such as discomfort, restlessness or doubt, as [...]

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Pheno Appendix 1

PhenomenologyAppendix 1: Using MeditationIn the present essay, my purpose is to introduce the reader to what is meant by ‘meditation’ and how the practice of such introspection affects one’s philosophical positions. I illustrate below how phenomenological insights may be generated by means of observations and reflections during or after meditation. The conversations below are not [...]

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9 Theology Without Prejudice

PhenomenologyIX. Theology Without Prejudice[1]1. Applying Logical Standards to Theology2. Conceiving the Divine Attributes3. Analyzing Omniscience and Omnipotence4. Harmonizing Justice and Mercy5. The Formlessness of God1. Applying Logical Standards to TheologyMost theologians discuss God without telling us how they came to know so much about Him; they think that to refer to “revelation” through some prophet [...]

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8 Epistemological Issues in Maths

PhenomenologyVIII.Epistemological Issues in Mathematics1. Mathematics and Logic2. Geometrical Concepts have an Experiential Basis3. Geometry is a Phenomenological Science4. On “New Arithmetical Entities”5. Imagining a Thoroughly Empirical ArithmeticThe following are a few reflections on the Philosophy of Mathematics, which I venture to offer although not a mathematician, having over time encountered[1]treatments of issues that as a [...]

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7 Active Role of Logic

PhenomenologyVII.The Active Role of Logic1. Principles of Adduction2. Generalization is Justifiable3. Logical Attitudes4. Syllogism Adds to Knowledge5. There is a Formal Logic of Change6. Concept Formation7. Empty Classes8. Context9. Communication1.Principles of Adduction[1]The concepts and processes of adduction are fundamental tools of human cognition, which only started becoming clear in recent centuries thanks to philosophers like [...]

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6 Additional Topics

PhenomenologyVI.Additional Topics1. Present Appearances2. The Concepts of Space and Time3. Apprehension of the Four Dimensions4. Contents of Thought Processes5. Universals and Potentiality6. Social vs. Personal Knowledge1.Present Appearances1.1The Present Appearance.The starting point of human knowledge (or opinion[1]) is what I shall here call the present Appearance (with a capital A), referring tothe undivided totalityof one’s experience [...]

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5 The Self

PhenomenologyV.The Self1. The Self2. Factors of the “Self”3. Identification-With4. Ideal and Practical Concepts5. Fallacious Criticisms of Selfhood6. What “Emptiness” Might Be1.The SelfAccording to our account, the ‘self’ is first noticed experientially, through a faculty of intuition. This same assumed faculty (of the self) is able to experience the self’s cognitions, volitions and affections (i.e. its [...]

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