“Francis Bacon est très paradoxe. Il veut fonder une nouvelle philosophie pour fonder une nouvelle philosophie. Alors, ce n’est pas seulement sa philosophie qui est trop nouvelle, mais le but de sa philosophie est l’établissement de la « nouvelle philosophie », et donc, c’est une méta-philosophie. Il veut écrire sur l’avenir – un avenir qui est seulement possible comme ça si on lui comprend. Dans son temps, on trouve les empiristes accidentelles qui trouvent les découvertes sans méthodes et qui n’utilisent pas de classifications ou systèmes aussi que les philosophes scolaires, les théoriciens qui restaient théorique. Bacon veut connecter la théorie avec la pratique.”
The Sefer Yetzira – a Jewish mystical book – takes a linguistic ontology as ground where everything comes into existence through language. However, there is the difference between actual existence and potential existence and one might ask whether beings which are not real are still potentially real as they can be expressed and grasped through language. As the Sefer Yetzira does not explicitely talk about fictional beings, this paper tries to take implications through the Islamic philosopher Avicenna, who – like the Sefer Yetzira – focusses on the intellect as source of every potential existence.
Eine kurze Zusammenfassung von Tocquevilles Vorstellungen über die Allmacht der Mehrheit, deren Mäßigung und sein Bild über den Individualismus.
The ten soul-powers are the vital energies in Judaism which have a lot in common with Buddhism, Daoism and African beliefs. Indeed, there is a certain universality in religion which can be reflected very clearly in Judaism through the sefirot as every action is not independent, but in a relation to everything that happens inside and around.
In this article, we go further to the root of the soul powers and show that they do not act only in their spheres, but that they are rather interactive. This interaction can be depicted in the tree of life.
In this paper, I analyze the first six immanent soul-powers, three of them are of intellectual nature and three of them are of emotional nature. To avoid drifitng into esoterical approaches in which nothing can be proved, I use analogies from Daoism to show their universal validity. In addition, we will see that chochma and bina equal Aristotle’s idea of matter and form and refer to the tohu-wa-bohu as very first matter and form.
Background + Hebrew Text + Vocabulary + Tanslation + Annotations. 27 pages.
გამოქვეყნებულია 2016 წლის 10 მარტს ტიმო შმითცის მიერ
თარგმნა მარიამ მანგოშვილმა 2018 წლის 23 მაისს
The Biblical term tohu-wa-bohu is very abstract and complicated and difficult to translate. Within its history, it has undergone a tansformation in meaning – from a merely Physikoi’s standpoint to an Aristotelian, especially formed by Bar Hiyya in the Middle Ages. This paper tries to grasp the original meaning and complexity by solely focussing on its earliest appearance in Gen 1:2 and the context of creation in chapter 1 in general without ignoring the re-interpretation as a means of deeper understanding what can be seen inside.
Formerly known as Rationalism Versus Spiritualism and Atheism Versus Polytheism in Buddhism, ISBN: 9783737564557
Is there any God in Buddhism? Is Buddhism an atheist religion? Which meditation practices are common? … The author of this book had a dispute with himself, concerning all these deep-rooted philosophical questions, and therefore he started to write spontaneously, without knowing where his journey will lead him. Topics such as meditation or the rationality of the Buddhist etiquette are discussed, as well as the key points of several sutras such as the Diamond Sutra, Heart Sutra and Lankavatara Sutra are introduced in a very few words, and commonalities and differences between Buddhism and two other religions (Hinduism and Bön) are compared. The book is very useful for those who already have a basic knowledge about Buddhism and want to find an inspiration for themselves, especially if they are not sure yet, which kind of Buddhism suits them best.
Publishing House: Buddha TS Publishing
Publishing Date: 23 May 2018