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The Inquisitive Spirit, the Unseen Portion of Your Narrative, and Wildebeests

We can claim (philosophically) that we exist in objective reality, but in fact we experience subjective narratives. If we lived in objective reality, we would be enlightened and omniscient. So long as we are not omniscient, there is some part … Continue reading

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How to disrupt the comfortable status quo by transmuting intersubjective consensus into shocking skepticism

The third essay in a series on Positive Thinking, the Objective World, the Intersubjective Narrative, and various Personal Subjective Narratives We do not live in the Objective World. We all live in our personal Subjective Narratives. If we were to … Continue reading

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A:”Chocolate is delicious.” – B:”That’s true for you, but not for me.” – A:”You dirty little relativist! Haven’t you read Paul Copan?”

I have not read Paul Copan’s book, but I love its title: True for you, but not for me. I also love the traditional Aristotelian/Aquinan term for an idea that exists only in a mind: phantasm, but since I have … Continue reading

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Internal-subjective and external-intersubjective aspects of human experience

Reality is both internal and external. Internally, we have problems like self-doubt, neurotic clinging to past pain, etc. Externally, we have problems like Fukushima, prion contamination, mosquitoes, and the spirochete. To deal with our internal problems, we can try forgiveness. … Continue reading

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