To be real is to be independent, self-grounding, self-sustaining and self-motivated. Yet careful attention to the manifold totality of sense-experience reveals any given thing to be marked by impermanence, incompleteness and indeterminacy. Nothing in experience, whether classed as a cognitive, mental or physical factor, escapes definition by these three marks or traits. Things exist, in [...]
There are two ways of understanding truth: as adjective and as verb.We often use "true" as an adjective, whereby we qualify the degree to which a proposition adequately corresponds to a given state of affairs, about which the proposition is giving attention. That a statement is true, in this sense of the word true, indicates [...]
A holon is a singularity that is also a universe unto itself, simultaneously both part and whole, and irreducible to being counted as one. Though it cannot be counted as one, it still is.
Critical materialism seems to have an ideal: the real apprehension of existence in terms of causes and conditions, rather than in terms of concepts and ideas. But there's an extent to which some self-professed "materialists" only proceed with their investigations of reality through a kind of fetish for materialism, which makes them ignorant as to [...]
It is possible that Communism and Nirvana are different, one-sided aspects of the same process.Communism would be the realization of the middle way between market-anarchy and state-totality. Nirvana would be the realization of the middle way between hedonism and asceticism. Hedonism and market-anarchy are homologous (having the same governing structure) because they are about the [...]
There is the given and there is the taken. There is the giving and there is the taking.When it is not given, it is not taken. When there is no giving, there is no taking.There is a relative difference between giving it and taking it, conventionally operative through a sequential procedure, mediated or influenced by [...]
Form constitutes the shape of any given entity, along with the various elements or properties by which the shape is composed. It can be analysed in terms of part-to-whole relations, where the form can be divisible into a multitude of parts as well as being apprehended as a whole. It is what gives something its [...]