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A quote from John Deely, Four Ages of Understanding: The First Postmodern Survey of Philosophy from Ancient Times to the Turn of the Twenty-First Century p. 266 “Shortly before his dearth Aquinas tool ill and ceased to write. Hagiography reports that he was granted a vision, in the light of which he is reported to […]

A quote from Heidegger, What is called Thinking: “For it is true that what was said so far, and the entire discussion that is to follow, have nothing to do with scientific knowledge, especially not if the discussion itself is to be a thinking. This situation is grounded in the fact that science itself does […]

Quote from John Deely, Four Ages of Understanding: The First Postmodern Survey of Philosophy from Ancient Times to the Turn of the Twenty-First Century p. 298-299 “”Aquinas’s metaphysics of esse is the foundation of his theology, insofar as theology is an edifice of contemplative reason expressed in discourse in the light of faith, as is […]

A quote from Frederik Stjernfelt, Natural Propositions: The Actuality of Peirce’s Doctrine of Dicisigns p. 107 “If no universals refer to real structure, then all universals are but labels invented by the human mind. If propositions do not exist in reality they, as well, must be creations of the human mind. … The implication is […]

A quote from Frederik Stjernfelt, Natural Propositions: The Actuality of Peirce’s Doctrine of Dicisigns p. 4 “Dicisigns, like other signs, are conceived of as independent of the particular mental, psychological or other apparatus supporting them. Thus, Peirce’s position shares a fundamental anti-psychologism with Frege and Husserl. But unlike them, his is an anti-psychologism without the […]

http://www.closertotruth.com/series/many-worlds-quantum-theory#video-2139 Universes in a multiverse 6:23. Each one of these things that represent reality represent different histories of atoms and they are affecting each other. How many universes/histories are there? 6:54. For example, if we are talking of a number of different histories that happens in let say a cubic meter of air then we […]

From Helge Kragh, Entropic Creation: Religious Contexts of Thermodynamics and Cosmology, 2008 p. 187-188 “In 1891 he [Peirce] described his hypothesis as follows: ‘The state of things in the infinite past is chaos … the nothingness of which consists in the total absence of regularity. The state of things in the infinite future is death, […]

Searching in Internet information about Ilyenkov and his A Cosmology of the Spirit in English, I found a message on Marxism-Thaxis list: http://greenhouse.economics.utah.edu/pipermail/marxism-thaxis/1996-May/000655.html Below is the copy of the abstract of Ilyenkov’s work from the link above. Evald Ilyenkov “A Cosmology of the Spirit: An Attempt to Establish in General the Objective Role of Thinking […]