An Ontological Solution to the Mind-Body Problem

We seem to come ever closer to a time when we can ‘join the dots’ between the natural sciences and religion and make more sense of them both, and this may be in part the consequence of a growing understanding of  the Perennial philosophy. Modern science and philosophy allow this relationship to be described and discussed in great detail and also require that we do so, and gradually a language is developing that can bridge the gap. A prominent contributor to this discussion is the scientist and philosopher Bernardo Kastrup. Below is a link to a typically clear and concise article about ontology and the operations of consciousness by which we forget that we made it all up. Kant would approve.

He comments, “It contains an analytic, rigorous articulation of the ontology of idealism—according to which reality is entirely mental.”  I don’t think this should imply that the  Real is not real. ‘Reality’ here would mean ‘everything we could ever think is real’, ‘anything we could ever think’, ‘anything that thinks’ or indeed any ‘thing’ at all.  It can seem a daft idea, but it is found to be impossible to make sense of ontology when we assume that space and time are any more than conceptual phenomena.

If you find it interesting and worthwhile then please pass it on. Science and clear thinking has ruled out most interpretations of religion, mysticism and metaphysics for being redundant, logically indefensible or contrary to the observed facts, and as a consequence have ever more precisely identified and revealed the correct interpretation. It turns out to be the one that is endorsed by the ancient Upanishads and Middle Way Buddhism, the only one that can survive close analysis and that is even capable of explaining Existence.

http://www.mdpi.com/2409-9287/2/2/10

Other links.

http://www.bernardokastrup.com

http://www.facebook.com/BernardoKastrup

https://twitter.com/BernardoKastrup

http://www.youtube.com/user/bernardokastrup
http://www.amazon.com/author/bernardokastrup

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One Response to An Ontological Solution to the Mind-Body Problem

  1. traxus says:

    Here is a knock-down refutation of materialism/physicalism/naturalism:

    http://thomasmpowell.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/psycanics_emotion-love-happiness_oct05.pdf
    Chapter 13
    Introduction to Psicanic Energy Processing. How to Discreate Realities

    Negative identities (NIRs: Negative Identity Realities) are the cause of all negative emotions.
    Every negative emotion indicates the activation of a negative identity.
    BE causes FEEL: IDENTITIES cause EMOTIONS — and are the only cause of emotion. Negative identities that deny or suppress power or value, generate negative emotions. Positive identities, those that affirm power and value, trigger positive emotions. It is impossible to separate emotion (how you feel) from identity (who you are). To eliminate any negative emotion it is only necessary to discreate the negative identity:

    Every negative thought and emotion can be traced to identities. In the center of every moment of emotional pain and suffering there is, always, without exception, a negative identity. Changing an identity—easy to do with Psycanic Energy Processing—will change the entire sequence of emotion, thought, and behavior that is generated by that identity.

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