The cognitivism and physicalism in Daoism and Buddhism

My research interest can be divided into two categories, and will be explained further below: The cognitivism in Daoism and Buddhism’s epistemology The physicalism in Daoism and Buddhism’s metaphysics/cosmology Please note that my understanding on philosophy is weak, and I may use the terms incorrectly. I’m more confident when talking about physics and cognitive psychology. The cognitivism in Daoism and […]

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When does one have decision-making capacity?

Excerpt taken from Decision-Making Capacity (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) Although new topics continue to be introduced, it is clear that outside philosophy much is assumed as settled that would not look settled to a philosophical eye. where “appropriate” here just means an implementation that strikes just the right balance between protecting the truly vulnerable, on the one hand, and promoting […]

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When would desire become autonomy?

This is an excerpt in the article Autonomy: Normative | Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy Personal Autonomy Without question, the majority of contemporary work on autonomy has centered on analyses of the nature and normativity of personal autonomy. Personal autonomy (also referred to as ‘individual autonomy’) refers to a psychological property, the possession of which enables agents to reflect critically on […]

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Is manipulation always wrong?

This is an excerpt from The Ethics of Manipulation (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). Highly recommended for anyone interested in this topic. 3. Answering the Evaluation Question A complete answer to the evaluation question should tell us about the sort of wrongfulness that manipulation possesses: Is it absolutely immoral, pro tanto immoral, prima facie immoral, etc.? It should also tell us […]

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This entry is part 14 of 14 in the series A theory of perspective

Philosophy Appignanesi, R., C. Garratt, Z. Sardar, and P. Curry, Postmodernism for Beginners, Beginners Series (Totem Books, 1995) Fillingham, L.A., and M. Süsser, Foucault for Beginners, Riters and Readers Documentary Comic Books (Writers and Readers Pub., 1993) Jullien, F., The Propensity of Things: Toward a History of Efficacy in China, trans. by Lê Đức Quang (Danang Publisher, 2004) Laozi, Daodejing […]

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Appendix 2: Other thoughts

This entry is part 13 of 14 in the series A theory of perspective

1 There are three mathematical branches that are used in this theory: projective geometry, dynamical systems, and maybe harmonics analysis. As far as I know, the only theory in physics that links all of them is… Einstein’s relativity theory. I’m speechless 😶 But I think the mathematical model is totally different and should not be that overkill. As I found […]

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Appendix 1: The analogies

This entry is part 12 of 14 in the series A theory of perspective

The first analogy is the pendulum, which is commonly used in Zen or Taoism. The extremes it swings back and forth represent the duality/dichotomy/polarization of the phenomena (me – you, good – bad, right – wrong), and the balance point is somewhere in the middle. The visual effect of the pendulum comes from its velocity. The pendulum goes fastest at […]

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This entry is part 11 of 14 in the series A theory of perspective

This theory came up before I read about all of these models, therefore it’s really naïve. All I want is to see how far an analogy can go. I have no idea what a “look” mean, and I can’t explain where emotions come from. I’m not sure if this theory is falsifiable or not, and I don’t know how to […]

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