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Introduction to self-referentiality

My main objective in this paper is to analyse the concept of self-referentiality as it is developed in the autopoietic systems theory. Autopoietic theory considers this kind of self-relation as a minimal form of life. 844 more words

What Idealism Is and isn't

“Shorn of its rational constraint, the banner of ‘realism’ by itself becomes strictly meaningless. In fact, the relations between ‘realism,’ ‘materialism,’ and ‘idealism,’ are of considerable dialectical complexity so I think it’s a mistake to brandish any one of them in isolation from the others. 1,318 more words

Ontology

Reading 2: Preface. On Scientific Cognition

Sunday, June 19
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Preface II: The Development of Consciousness to Science
The Concept of the Absolute as the Concept of the Subject
The first section of this reading discusses the only presupposition of the presuppositionless philosophy: … 2,337 more words

Philosophy and the Infinite

Philosophy is about thinking and it is about ideas. It does not take to the laboratory or the particle accelerator – it is separate… 975 more words

Knowledge

On Mind and Matter

When we think about experience, we think about it from within – for we cannot exit ourselves and comprehend it from without. It is a double reflection, first of the experience as it occurs, whatever the content might be, then the consciousness or reflection of that content – the second an intentional concentration on the first. 619 more words

Knowledge

Kant's Realist Solution

Kant’s Transcendental Idealism emerges under the context and in opposition to both idealist and empiricist philosophies. The problem of Idealism for Kant is because it separates knowledge from empirical objects, it is metaphysical. 909 more words

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On the concept of Nature

At this time I am obsessed with Kant’s relation to idealism and its consequences on his concept of nature. Let us just accept at this point that Kant was not expressing an idealism that eliminated things as external to us. 1,064 more words

Nature