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Is Ning Ipad Enabled?
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Hello to the guardians ( I guess that's you Balder),I'm not sure where to put this, but since there ain't nowhere else...I'm wanting to post on IPM from my Ipad because 1.Perversely, I actually like…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dial Mar 20, 2012.

What is Integral?

 My other question is in regards to the the term 'Integral'. Is integral an approach that subsumes 'spirit' as we understand it. Or can we place 'integral' as just one of a number of approaches to…Continue

Started Aug 8, 2011

What is post-metaphysical?
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 I'm not sure about the term 'post-metaphysical' - does it mean trying to find a ground for 'spirit' without appeal to unknowable special qualities. Or does it mean finding a place holder for that…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dial Oct 22, 2011.

Hello from Dial
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Hello to all,I'm a sometime lurker. I've joined in the past and been welcomed nicely by Balder, but made no posts. I'm now posting a little in a thread about machines becoming conscious - an interest…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dial Aug 8, 2011.

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Dial replied to Edwyrd theurj Burj's discussion Object-oriented ontology
"Thanks Balder, and the best to you (and theurj) for the New Year also. My passing impression of Bryant (I actually took another course) was that he has some pedagogical chops. I suspect his years of teaching at a community college has honed his…"
Jan 6, 2015
Dial replied to Edwyrd theurj Burj's discussion Object-oriented ontology
"Any reason why you're not writing your own book theurj? "
Jan 6, 2015
Dial replied to Edwyrd theurj Burj's discussion Object-oriented ontology
"Cheers Ambo. If you're interested in  LB, or indeed any of these courses they're worth a look. I'd suggest an audit for $20. If you like what you see they can be upgraded to full participation for $160 with a course credit…"
Jan 6, 2015
Dial replied to Edwyrd theurj Burj's discussion Object-oriented ontology
"Nietzsche, too. In Life as Literature, Alexander Nehamas argues that N's plurality of styles is precisely designed to alert the reader that the knowledge being expressed has an origin. Ground(s) then become apparent as figure(s) and the reader…"
Jan 6, 2015
Dial replied to Edwyrd theurj Burj's discussion Object-oriented ontology
"And Isabelle Stengers in the comments. A reader of David Abrams what's more."
Feb 27, 2014
Dial replied to Balder's discussion The Hermetic Deleuze
"Nice!"
Nov 3, 2013
Dial replied to Edwyrd theurj Burj's discussion Object-oriented ontology
"Great to see you reading Ramey's book Balder. His talk of philosophy as 'mathesis' is what I'd always imagined as the goal of an Integral Metaphysics. Participatory, embodied and traversing virtual and actual bodies. "
Jun 9, 2013
Dial replied to Balder's discussion Spheres
Aug 26, 2012
Dial replied to Balder's discussion Spheres
""The child's earliest "auto"eroticisms are eo ipso based on games of resonance, not mirrorings of the self.  Hence the mature subject status lies not in the supposed turn towards the object, but rather in the ability to…"
Jul 25, 2012
Dial left a comment for Balder
"Hey thanks Balder. That sounds great. I read a great deal on my ipad and being able to post directly with ease is something to look forward to. And, by the way, you gave a very nice articulation of both your own thought and OOO in response to…"
Jul 20, 2012
Dial replied to Edwyrd theurj Burj's discussion Object-oriented ontology
"theurj and Balder,  you are both absolutely right; you are doing the work, while I’m existing in the meager position of the critic. I need to find more time to deliver an actual case – ‘exemplify’ as you say - if I find…"
Jun 16, 2012
Dial replied to Edwyrd theurj Burj's discussion Object-oriented ontology
"Well, yes Nehamas does admit to a plurality of  possible approaches. That doesn’t exclude this or any other approach from assessment according to particular criteria. If you don’t mind some questions: if the approach currently being…"
Jun 14, 2012
Dial replied to Edwyrd theurj Burj's discussion Object-oriented ontology
"In looking for an answer to your question regarding the textual bodying found in Proust and Neitzsche I found this below. This tradition of writing about the ‘arts of living’ is where I imagined Integral thought should evolve to. It is,…"
Jun 13, 2012
Dial replied to Edwyrd theurj Burj's discussion Object-oriented ontology
" To more directly answer your last post, however, I'm not sure that I don't think rhetoric/style can deliver the world. I don't have time right now, but I will return with a couple of examples from Proust and Neitzsche where the…"
Jun 4, 2012
Dial replied to Edwyrd theurj Burj's discussion Object-oriented ontology
"Ah, the irony of me talking of the power of style. I'm going to claim this dribbling sentence as my own rhetorical feint against lucidity.  Yes, it occured to me that we were talking past each other to a degree. For my part, I’m not…"
Jun 4, 2012
Dial replied to Edwyrd theurj Burj's discussion Object-oriented ontology
"Rhetoric will never give you the taste of an orange? No, and I’m not suggesting it will. That said, the taste of an orange shares a structure, an objecthood, if you like, in common with all other objects. Both in having relations internally…"
Jun 4, 2012

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At 10:32am on July 19, 2012, Balder said…

Hi, Dial, I remember you'd earlier expressed an interest in being able to view this site from a mobile device or iPad.  I'm writing because I just got notice from Ning that a "new, improved" mobile interface goes live this week, so this (hopefully) should improve your viewing here.

At 1:46am on September 9, 2011, Lol said…

Hi Dial,

I liked the reference from Wikipedia that you emboldened in your post to Tom:

"Some schools, such as Dzogchen, hold that the two truths are ultimately resolved into nonduality as a lived experience and are non-different.....I just don't think [the  Dzogchen belief....above] can be had without living out and expressing its operation in the everyday."

Defined in that way I would have to hold my hand up as being a Dzogchen practitioner :-) (although I don't consider Dzogchen to be either a school or a belief). I have also had (still have) the great fortune to have benefitted from the instruction and guideance of Dzogchen masters/teachers over the last 30 or so years, principally Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, but also the Yungdrung Bon Dzogchen master Lopon Tenzin Namdak, as well as his  student Tenzin Wangyal.

How did you come by your 'avatar' Dial?

At 8:44am on July 1, 2010, Balder said…
Hi, Dial. Welcome to the Integral Postmetaphysical Spirituality website.
 
 
 
What paths lie ahead for religion and spirituality in the 21st Century? How might the insights of modernity and post-modernity impact and inform humanity's ancient wisdom traditions? How are we to enact, together, new spiritual visions – independently, or within our respective traditions – that can respond adequately to the challenges of our times?

This group is for anyone interested in exploring these questions and tracing out the horizons of an integral post-metaphysical spirituality.

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