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45117Re: [existlist] Re: Primordial Polarities

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  • Aija Veldre Beldavs
    Sep 2, 2008
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      > in keeping with the insights of Heidegger, who took care to delineate the relationship
      > between philosophy on the one hand and the natural sciences on the
      > other.
      > Louise

      a legitimate question/negotiation for this list might be the evolving,
      possible, and probable relationships between philosophy and the natural
      sciences. (my folklore background would add that there is also popular
      philosophy and practical arts & technology directly involved with
      everyday life practice, in addition to formal philosophy developed by
      intellectuals.)

      however, an effective discussion may require those who are strong in
      their knowledge of both types of languages, perhaps moreso than a
      consensus as to particular political orientation or set of values, or a
      split along typical brain-sex lines.

      one of the strengths of good science is recognition of its limits, as
      well as accumulative evidence that is always open to, and is in fact
      being tested, resulting in a robust system. while good science is based
      on testable evidence, i don't see that it necessarily denies what is
      outside its testable competence, such as the value of experience, which
      also alternatively accumulates collectively to be useful as "wisdom."

      aija,
      who agrees with 1) the core value "individual freedom (which is a
      spiritual reality), exercised responsibly in relation to society," and
      2) has a gut/ personal experience reaction against "totalising [...]
      political scourges of the twentieth century" such as National Socialism
      or Soviet Socialism, but doesn't happen to experience Chris's
      explanations as threatening to such value or experience (and has taken
      formal tests that showed reasonable competence across "primordial
      polarities")
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