Hieraclitus, an argument for Dualism

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Hieraclitus, an argument for Dualism

Hieraclitus, an argument for Dualism

Heraclitus was a Greek philosopher who lived between 535 BC and 465 BC, most famous for his ethical fragments and his doctrine that change was not only central to the experience of living but that the entire universe was constantly in change. “Nothing endures but change,” Heraclitus He’s oft-quoted as having said that: “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man. Heraclitus Which brings me onto an interesting aspect of mind that we all share. Put simply we can sit by the riverbank and watch the water

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Nietzsche and the abyss – The unity of nothingness.

Nietzsche and the abyss – The unity of nothingness.

“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.” Friedrich Nietzsche Nietzsche was a brilliant philosopher whose intellectual life was crippled by serious amounts of pain and discomfort and a slow descent into madness, the primary cause was a progressive and untreatable brain condition that resulted in his almost complete immobility in later years due to stroke. Nietzsche died two deaths, his mind died in 1899 at the still tender age of 44 after suffering a

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What are you really?

What are you really?

As a dualist, I see the divide in the universe as being one of mind vs matter not matter vs energy or antimatter vs matter or any other readily observable polarity we can examine, measure or imagine. It’s obvious, mind versus matter, your mind versus the rest of the universe, but what exactly is mind? What are we really talking about when we discuss terms like ‘mind,’ ‘consciousness,’ or ‘awareness’. To understand this clearly and properly we need to look at how our minds understand the universe around us and what really happens when we are thinking, feeling or imagining

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