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Thomas Brophy wrote:

> Interesting points cladking,
> Actually I had a laugh when I read your "Even "I think
> therefore, I am" is taken as a working hypothesis rather than
> "Truth" itself. " --I am now reading (and planning to use in a
> course) philosopher Roy Bhaskar's "Reflections on
> Meta-Reality". Bhaskar therein makes a very good case for a
> new philosophy of Reality in which "thinking" is not the
> ultimate ground of being...

I'm not familiar with Bhaskar but just read the Wiki.

This is pretty close to my understanding of the nature of the easiest way to understand my place in the world and nature itself from a personal standpoint. Essentially there's no real alternative to simply assuming that the world is exactly as we percieve it but we must always be on guard against misperception. Even if the assumption is wrong it's of no importance at all because the alternatives result in no gains in understanding the real world of nature or the real world of perception. It behooves us to always remember this particular assumption just as we should try to remember all the axioms and definitions we use to comprehend nature, cognition, and ourselves.

I believe that this kind of thinking will tend to lead to a general understanding of reality and that a generalist will always be more able to use his knowledge all at once than a specialist. It would be possible though to specilize from a genalist standpoint and, no doubt, some have. More to the point though and more on topic is that I believe this is exactly the same understanding and perspective that people had when zep tepi occurred (whatever exactly it was). Indeed, I believe ancient people all thought this way and had very little choice in the matter because language itself was metaphysics. Language arose from nature which was the nouns and verbs. The "gods" were actually aspects of nature, natural phenomena, rather than independent consciousnesses. Because our language is so different the ancient language has been opaque to our understanding.

I believe I understand the ancient writing but in no place is "zep tepi" actually defined or given enough defining characteristics by context to understand its intended meaning. All I have on the specific question is another hypothesis.

Perhaps, I should be looking for some of Roy Bhaskar's writing. Thanks.



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Zep Tepi 493 loveritas 07-Mar-13 11:01
Re: Zep Tepi 314 PB Bytes 08-Mar-13 15:17
Re: Zep Tepi 307 loveritas 08-Mar-13 20:31
Mostly offline next couple of days 349 Thomas Brophy 08-Mar-13 23:57
Re: Mostly offline next couple of days 285 loveritas 09-Mar-13 00:34
Re:the waves of which dashed in powerless fury against its base. 318 Thunderbird 10-Mar-13 20:18
Nice To See You're Back 347 loveritas 12-Mar-13 04:22
Re: Nice To See You're Back 329 Thomas Brophy 16-Mar-13 04:52
GHMB 'Decorum' and Other Issues 325 Dr. Lew Graham 16-Mar-13 14:03
Re: GHMB 'Decorum' and Other Issues 319 Thomas Brophy 16-Mar-13 20:18
High on Ego 287 loveritas 16-Mar-13 21:59
and self righteous arrogance 322 Sirius7237 16-Mar-13 22:18
Re: GHMB 'Decorum' and Other Issues 353 Bobajot 17-Mar-13 02:15
Re: GHMB 'Decorum' and Other Issues 324 Aine 17-Mar-13 22:04
Relying Upon One's Discernment 367 Dr. Lew Graham 18-Mar-13 01:35
Re: Relying Upon One's Discernment 855 cladking 18-Mar-13 20:58
Atrophy of Discernment 356 Dr. Lew Graham 18-Mar-13 21:34
Re: Atrophy of Discernment 357 cladking 18-Mar-13 21:59
A Miracle? 338 Dr. Lew Graham 18-Mar-13 23:42
Accidently hit "quote" instead of post and failed to correct 344 cladking 19-Mar-13 00:20
Miracles? 304 Dr. Lew Graham 19-Mar-13 00:30
Re: A Miracle? 241 PB Bytes 19-Mar-13 00:47
Typo 339 Dr. Lew Graham 19-Mar-13 01:00
Sarcasm? 317 Sirius7237 19-Mar-13 03:04
More Hypocrisy 324 loveritas 19-Mar-13 05:32
Re: Typo 299 PB Bytes 19-Mar-13 03:26
yes, maybe thinking is not ultimate ground of being 313 Thomas Brophy 18-Mar-13 23:03
Re: yes, maybe thinking is not ultimate ground of being 324 cladking 19-Mar-13 02:16
I addressed your question on Zep Tepi, no? 316 Thomas Brophy 18-Mar-13 04:41
Re: I addressed your question on Zep Tepi, no? 325 loveritas 18-Mar-13 06:07
Re: I addressed your question on Zep Tepi, no? 394 Thomas Brophy 18-Mar-13 22:30
Re: I addressed your question on Zep Tepi, no? 360 loveritas 18-Mar-13 22:38
I'll Rephrase the Question 336 loveritas 19-Mar-13 20:42
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 334 Aine 19-Mar-13 21:37
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 332 loveritas 20-Mar-13 11:54
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 343 Thomas Brophy 20-Mar-13 17:47
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 350 Thunderbird 20-Mar-13 18:29
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 328 loveritas 20-Mar-13 21:33
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 319 Spiros 20-Mar-13 22:13
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 359 Laird Scranton 21-Mar-13 16:50
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 363 Spiros 21-Mar-13 19:16
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 352 Audrey 24-Mar-13 04:25
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 321 Thomas Brophy 24-Mar-13 06:10
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 280 loveritas 24-Mar-13 06:54
Starry Night Pro calculation still not clarified 372 Thomas Brophy 29-Mar-13 22:02
Re: Starry Night Pro calculation still not clarified 343 loveritas 30-Mar-13 02:05
Re: What if?...... 307 Thunderbird 30-Mar-13 20:56
Re: What if?...... 305 loveritas 30-Mar-13 23:55
Re: Zawiyet el-Aryan meridian observation shaft/Water clock 558 Thunderbird 31-Mar-13 03:37
Re: Zawiyet el-Aryan meridian observation shaft/Water clock 335 loveritas 31-Mar-13 07:56
Bond of Heaven and Earth 499 loveritas 01-Apr-13 01:25
Djed-raising ropes? 342 Thomas Brophy 01-Apr-13 01:40
Re: Djed-raising ropes? 346 loveritas 01-Apr-13 05:18
Re: Djed-raising ropes? 322 Thomas Brophy 01-Apr-13 06:47
Re: Djed-raising ropes? 341 loveritas 01-Apr-13 06:58
Re: Djed-raising ropes? 331 Thomas Brophy 01-Apr-13 07:05
Re: Djed-raising ropes? 317 loveritas 01-Apr-13 07:11
Re: Djed-raising ropes? 345 Thomas Brophy 01-Apr-13 07:24
Re: Ability....and transitions of time. 335 Thunderbird 01-Apr-13 23:19
Re: Ability....and transitions of time. 310 loveritas 01-Apr-13 23:53
Re: King and Queen Ascending/Descending 400 Thunderbird 02-Apr-13 20:07
Re: King and Queen Ascending/Descending 301 loveritas 02-Apr-13 22:37
Re: Bond of Heaven and Earth 359 Thunderbird 01-Apr-13 03:55
Some basics... 347 Thomas Brophy 31-Mar-13 00:16
Re: Starry Night Pro calculation still not clarified 348 Spiros 30-Mar-13 06:30
Help ask Starry Night 323 Thomas Brophy 31-Mar-13 00:58
Re: Help ask Starry Night 403 Spiros 31-Mar-13 17:58
Starry Night Pro 'fesses up to precession calculation errors 931 Thomas Brophy 02-Apr-13 19:29
Re: Starry Night Pro 'fesses up to precession calculation errors 387 Spiros 02-Apr-13 20:59
Re: Starry Night Pro 'fesses up to precession calculation errors 322 Thomas Brophy 02-Apr-13 21:22
Starry Night Pro precession calculation fix delayed 393 Thomas Brophy 10-May-13 22:39
Re: Starry Night Pro precession calculation fix delayed 346 loveritas 11-May-13 01:22
Re: Starry Night Pro precession calculation fix delayed 327 Spiros 13-May-13 22:10
What is your culminating declination? 330 Thomas Brophy 13-May-13 22:49
Re: What is your culminating declination? 313 Spiros 13-May-13 23:27
Re: What is your culminating declination? 337 Thomas Brophy 14-May-13 00:13
Re: What is your culminating declination? 286 Spiros 19-May-13 01:31
Re: I'll Rephrase the Question 414 Thomas Brophy 21-Mar-13 04:20
Einstein Not Necessary 314 loveritas 21-Mar-13 06:37
Memory & Einstein 311 loveritas 24-Mar-13 23:10
Re: Memory & Einstein 361 Thomas Brophy 24-Mar-13 23:43
Re: Zep Tepi 323 Eddie Larry 14-May-13 03:45
Re: Zep Tepi 330 Sirfiroth 15-May-13 02:15
Re: Zep Tepi 289 Eddie Larry 15-May-13 03:02


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