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Andrew replied to Tom Last's discussion Open Discussion
"[The POF 1.12] "All science would be nothing but the satisfaction of idle curiosity did it not strive to enhance the existential value of human personality. The true value of the sciences is seen only when we have shown the importance of their resul…"
Jul 30
Andrew replied to Tom Last's discussion Open Discussion
"I will check out your new edition. Looking forward to the new video as well!"
Jul 26
Andrew replied to Tom Last's discussion Open Discussion
"The major hinge seems to be its acceptance or rejection as a player worthy of contention and resources, primarily among university departments and their scholars. Do you agree?

The common sense (or is it naive) place to start is to accept the premi…"
Jul 26
Andrew replied to Tom Last's discussion Open Discussion
"Yes I totally agree about its far reaching implications. I also agree that it would require multiple experts in many fields to accomplish. I don't think one person could even go it alone just staying within one field. It seems like a task which pre-…"
Jul 26
Andrew replied to Tom Last's discussion Open Discussion
"The riddle of human freedom of the will is as good a place as any to start. My goal is to interject the POF in academic philosophy and see what survives. My suspicion that much of it will, grows daily!"
Jul 26
Andrew replied to Tom Last's discussion Open Discussion
"Thank you Tom. Not having been raised an Anthroposophist (which as you allude to, seems to be the primary conduit to membership) I am quickly learning about some anachronistic tendencies among members. I share your opinion that an Anthroposophist wh…"
Jul 26
Andrew replied to Tom Last's discussion Open Discussion
"Also being talked about as a "Patternist" approach. What is the universe made out of? Matter, energy, information, patterns? These latter two are now being considered on the same ontological level as the former."
Jul 26
Andrew replied to Tom Last's discussion Open Discussion
"So I am not a fan of particles. I am not a fan of the idea that fundamentally the universe consists of particles first, and epi-phenomena only secondarily. I am not a fan of the theory that particle interactions according to mysterious forces at sub…"
Jul 26
Andrew replied to Tom Last's discussion Open Discussion
"He is probably big in some circles, but are they reaching out successfully? If not, why? Is the self-correcting nature of science being eschewed by corporate and cultural involvement?"
Jul 26
Andrew replied to Tom Last's discussion Open Discussion
"The POF has existed for over a century now. I am curious about how far the ideas in this book have penetrated the exoteric academic enterprise. Are you aware of "professional scholars" who either work in conjunction with his ideas (knowingly or not)…"
Jul 26
Andrew replied to Tom Last's discussion Open Discussion
""The products of thinking are concepts and ideas. What a concept is cannot be expressed in words. Words can do no more than draw our attention to the fact that we have concepts."

Do you know of anywhere Steiner expands on the nature of concepts? T…"
Jul 25
Andrew is now a member of The Philosophy Of Freedom
Jun 23
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