> It's not my philosophy. I studied Ancient
> Philosophy in College. It's as much a history
> lesson of Mankind, as it is a way of thinking.
> 1. the world or the state of things as they
> actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or
> notional idea of them.
> 2. the state or quality of having existence or
> Reality is the sum or aggregate of all that is
> real or existent within a system, as opposed to
> that which is only imaginary.
> I fail to see were men have anything to do with
> your idea of reality, other than it fits the
> description of, that which is only imaginary.
> What is the meaning of Western philosophy?
> Western philosophy refers to the philosophical
> thought and work of the Western world.
> Historically, the term refers to the philosophical
> thinking of Western culture, beginning with Greek
> philosophy of the pre-Socratics such as Thales.
> This would also include Plato, and Aristotle.
> Thales: Believed in the basic element: WATER.
> Everything is a form or water ! There may be many
> different shapes and forms, but all are water.
> They all had their different ideas as to what made
> up reality. Plato is my favorite, with his
> understanding of Forms.
> For many, reality is what you make of it, though
> that can not be taught or written in books, as it
> is to vague. I also read Alan Watt, ie, ZEN.
> Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16
> November 1973) was a British writer and speaker
> known for interpreting and popularising Buddhism,
> Taoism, and Hinduism for a Western audience.
I had three friends who were in Psych at U of T. I used to play bridge with them once a month or so.
Please do not patronise me.
I'l try humour instead. It relates to the topic. Maybe you'll laugh (I hope and fucking pray)
A Buddhist walks into Pizza Parlour and says..
"I'd like you to make me One with Everything"
I have moved incredibly large, bulky, heavy things in my life
Hopefully I can move you to amiable disagreement