New talks available on YT

Talks on Eurasian Philosophy, Objective Realism and Chakras and Meditation now available on my YouTube channel available here. Enjoy. Feedback welcome. namaste JV

Immanuel Kant and the Age of Reason

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The Enlightenment no doubt represents one of the most transformative periods in the history of civilization.  While it was primarily an intellectual (really philosophical) movement, with a locus in 8th century Europe, it is rooted in intellectual…

Postmodern Metaphysics

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In many respects, one can consider the age that we live in, the Quantum Era, as one of intense intellectual crisis and turmoil, very much analogous to the crisis that the intellectuals faced during the Enlightenment Era after the world had…

Into the Mystic: The Great Epistemological Divide

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Upon reflection then, looking at the broader historical-cultural intellectual landscape in terms of how our worldview has evolved, at least in the West, since the advent of civilization in the 1st millennium BCE up until the modern era, the…

The Law of Unintended Consequences and the Death of the Soul

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Despite all the technological progress that has been made in the last century or two as humanity has taken over virtually every last habitable place on our planet, supported by what can only be referred to as revolutionary advancements in Science,…
Universal creation from the Big Bang

Ontology in the Quantum Era: A Retrospective

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From an ontological perspective, a term that was coined only in the last century or two to denote a specific branch of philosophy related to being, or reality itself, in deep antiquity our ancestors simply had myth.  Various tales and stories…

The View from the West: The History of Objective Realism

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The East-West division with respect to worldviews and ways of thinking clearly has significant limits in interpretative utility despite its proliferation and widespread use in the academic and intellectual community, in the West in particular. …

Schrödinger’s Cat: The Death of Local Realism

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As civilizations and empires emerged in the ancient Mediterranean and Near East, there was a need, a vacuum if you will, for a theological/religious force to keep these vast empires together.  One can see this reflected in the proliferation…

Albert Einstein: Spacetime and Relativity Theory

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As we trace the intellectual developments through beyond Middle Ages into and beyond the Enlightenment Era, we find that reason and logic, referred to more specifically as rationalism and empiricism, become the predominant intellectual…
Ancient Human Migration Patterns

Overarching Themes: The Laurasian Hypothesis and a New Metaphysics

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While we have attempted to describe the nature of the work, and its underlying “purpose”, in Aristotelian terms[1], whenever the author stops to think about it, or whenever he is asked “why” he’s doing it, there never appears to be…