Mon 15 Jun, 2015 04:32 pm
Been discussing the issue of the true nature of the REALITY of existence with Fresco.
If Fresco is correct on the specifics (and there is no reason to suspect he is not) philosophers today are treating their specialty much the way cosmologists of ancient Greece and Egypt treated theirs.
They are assuming humans have as great a role in the determination of REALITY as ancient cosmologists assumed the planet Earth had in the overall picture of the cosmos.
Fresco, and all those philosophers, MAY be correct. Humans…and the human mind…MAY be essential to the REALITY of existence. The REALITY of existence may be shaped by the human ability to understand it and communicate about it. It may be that parochial.
But…and I blindly guess this to be more likely…REALITY may be totally independent of humans and human thought…just as planet Earth appears to be just a speck of dust in the cosmos.
Why do you suppose the discipline of philosophy appears to be so stuck in such an ancient mode and mindset?
Nobody has an opinion about why modern philosophers are stuck in an ancient mode and mindset?
You folk are all satisfied that humans on planet Earth are so important to "whatever this existence is"...that we determine what the REALITY is?