Back to the ancients to find the future of science

December 2011

Why are there Two Hemispheres?

Here, we are talking about the two epistemological hemispheres of left side and right side science, left side knowledge and right side knowledge  There are two kinds of take on reality. There are two kinds of knowledge. We leave implicit that this may also shed a lot of light into the biological arena concerning the [...]

Is there an alternative to Abstraction?

A few years back I was listening to an interview on the radio with a female intellectual from the Middle East. She was asked the question "What do you find is the most seductive thing about Western culture?" Her response was direct and succinct. "Abstraction," she replied, without any hesitation. Her reply stuck with me [...]

The Alternative to Abstract Thinking : the Generic

Continuing from the previous post Is There an Alternative to Abstraction? Having taken in Hegel’s little gem of wisdom we are now able to answer the question, “What does a radio shock jock and a theoretical physicist have in common?” The answer, of course is - abstraction. However, this doesn’t answer the question as to [...]

Kant, Buddhism and Sankara

In attempting to answer the Kantian question, we explore some aspects of Eastern thought. In the Critique of Pure Reason, Emanuel Kant entered into this doleful epistemological hellhole posing the famous question: “What can we hope to achieve with reason, when all the material and assistance of experience is taken away?” It is the central [...]

Zinoviev and a light interlude

One of the aims of this project was to avoid at all costs falling into the morass of Kant’s “fine spun arguments”.  Above all, our discourse must avoid abstraction, a virus that Kant seemed to have picked up from his intellectual journey into the land of English philosophers. What we have learnt from writing the [...]