Limitations to Western Philosophy?

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Limitations to Western Philosophy?

Postby patrick » Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:23 pm

I unfortunately don't have much to say myself, other than that I've been interested in the concept of 道 (Dao) lately, but I thought I'd leave this question here in case it strikes a chord with someone.

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Re: Limitations to Western Philosophy?

Postby RickD » Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:30 pm

patrick wrote:I unfortunately don't have much to say myself, other than that I've been interested in the concept of 道 (Dao) lately, but I thought I'd leave this question here in case it strikes a chord with someone.

I'm more of a 大公报(Kung Pao) person, tbh.


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Re: Limitations to Western Philosophy?

Postby patrick » Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:34 pm

I've been interested in Kung Pao for a while too. Definitely worth trying imo

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Re: Limitations to Western Philosophy?

Postby IceMobster » Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:09 am

What what what and what?

What does 大公报(Kung Pao) - one of the oldest newspaper (or a dish,lol?) (according to wiki) - have to do with 道 (Dao) - basically an eastern word for "Logos"??? (according to wiki)
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Re: Limitations to Western Philosophy?

Postby B. W. » Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:10 am

Ah soo - Kung Pao -

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Re: Limitations to Western Philosophy?

Postby IceMobster » Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:23 pm

patrick wrote:I unfortunately don't have much to say myself, other than that I've been interested in the concept of 道 (Dao) lately, but I thought I'd leave this question here in case it strikes a chord with someone.

So, to get back on topic. What made you more interested in the concept?
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Re: Limitations to Western Philosophy?

Postby patrick » Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:34 pm

Well, Dao is often described as an essence behind words, a non-conceptual nature that, once understood, isn't conceptual in nature. I feel this is often lost in the garden of words we build to explain things.

This idea has been revealing the importance of sitting with words and phrases that I already think I know but have no internal sense for. One such being "the kingdom of God" which I came across today: https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/le ... G932&t=KJV , the key idea being "not to be confused with an actual kingdom but rather the right or authority to rule over a kingdom"

Before I may have thought maybe a better translation was in order, but that's still working at the level of names and labels.


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