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On IRA, Kant, Bohm and the I Ching

With IRA, we introduce an expansion of Kant’s transcendental metaphysics to include not just time, space and causality (the categories more specifically) but also as a landscape of what we might call, using Aristotelian terminology (and Manousakis…
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Pythagoras and Fu Xi: Brothers from another Mother

Some of the concluding portions of Homo Mysticus that tie together deep metaphysical concepts from Pythagorean philosophy (as embedded in the tetractys) and the I Ching (Yi Jing), the Classic of Changes, from deep Chinese antiquity. As…
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The Seven Spheres

God. Good and evil. The struggle is real. All the ancient religions are the same in this regard, the Vedic tradition (and Persian, Zarathustra) has suras, beings of light, and asuras, beings of darkness. This struggle is what drove Nietzsche mad.…
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Logos from Mythos: The Heart of Eurasian Philosophy

At some level, a religious tradition can be thought of as distinguished by, or even defined by, its creation story – i.e. its cosmological narrative - and the Hindu/Vedic tradition is no different in this regard although it has many nuances…
Laozi (Lao-tzu)
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The Lǎozǐ and Zhuangzi: Daoism and the Way of Virtue

As the Confucian school was referred to as Rújiā, the Daoist school was referred to as Daojiā, each called out as one of the six main philosophical schools during the Warring States Period to the Early/Former Han.  While a Daoist “canon”…
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Early Chinese Philosophy: The Humanism of Confucius

The classical period of ancient Chinese philosophy runs from about the 6th century BCE till the 2nd century BCE and is marked by the proliferation and flowering of many varying philosophical schools, an era in Chinese history referred to (by…
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The Metaphysics of the I Ching: The Alignment of Heaven, Man and Earth

While the translational difficulties from Traditional Chinese into English are fairly well documented, even with the introduction of the Pinyin Romanization system of Chinese words in the middle of the twentieth century which is now predominantly…
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Ancient Chinese Theology: Shàngdì, Pángǔ, Tiān and the Dao

Before the evolution of the more esoteric and all-encompassing principle of Heaven (Tiān) which we find so prevalent in classical Chinese philosophical circles after the advent of the Zhou Dynasty, the primary divine entity that is worshipped…
Yin Yang Philosophical Diagram

As Easy as One, Two, Three

Numbers are an interesting thing really One could, elementarily (both figuratively and definitively) Break down the Western and Eastern ways of thinking Into as easy as 1, 2, 3 - A, B, C Pythagoras starts with the Monad, From which the great…