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DP Writing challenge 3

The Masterpiece

I was young then. We’re all young once. The drawing was naive to say the least, but as a child of seven I was taken up with the glory, the form, the frenzy of red coated infantrymen and Zulus locked in mortal combat. 406 more words

Philosophy

The Soul

That the mind is what the brain does was a hard won scientific theory and it’s not intuitive.

To most prescientific and unscientific thinkers, it seems obvious that the Mind dwells in a realm beyond the physical one, a mysterious spiritual dimension ‘outside of space and time.’ We discovered that this was wrong. 15 more words

Disbelief

the brightest light casts the darkest shadow

our existence is defined by polarities
and polarities are defined
by perspective

Poetry

The Problem With The Power of Now

The Problem With The Power of Now (besides being Orientalist, essentialist, dualistic, and sexist…)

In The Power Of Now Eckhart Tolle writes: “All problems are illusions of the mind.” The idea of a false self identified with the mind and that “freeing yourself from your mind is the only true liberation” is the premise of his book. 1,290 more words

Buddhism

Dualism, physicalism, and health

I think therefore I exercise.  Do you believe you are two different kinds of things (an immaterial mind and a material body), or do you believe that the mind is not an immaterial substance that is different from the physical world? 20 more words

P3: What Am I?

The hard problem

Phenomenological Psychology studies how people experience consciousness, the qualitative sensation of mental states and our awareness of the experience. Qualitative states of consciousness bring up a ‘hard’ problem – the… 558 more words

Psychological Issues

The Intermediate State and the Soul (Part 2): A Response

So a couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog in response to Garrett Crawford’s philosophy of the mind (found here). A day later Crawford responded with a very brief, and very rude… 1,770 more words

Evolution