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The axial revolution, manifested in Judea, led to the development of a religion that presents time as a form of cosmic history. As a narrative with an open feature. In which you participate alongside God in the realization of that ideal.
This progress is charged actualized through faith in this linear version of time. This idea was groundbreaking: it looked at the time as an infinite progression, rather than the circular time of the shaman traditions (Hindus are another example).
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Myths are not widely believed false stories about the ancient past. They are symbolic stories about perennial patterns that are always with us. Myths describe deep truths presented in a narative that allows sharing them.
Today we look at the early Jewish faith as a "belief in silly things". But that misses the mark, as it focuses on the supernatural part of the narrative.
Faith was a sense of progression, at an individual level but more importantly at a macro level. Faith allowed a person t...
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Socrates is considered the creator of classical Greek philosophy. He is famous for engaging in debates with the 2 types of wise people of the day:
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Socrates is a mythical figure that sparked a revolution in thought.
John Vervaeke teaches cognitive sciences University of Toronto. Similar to his Canadian colleague, Jordan Peterson, he became popular through his Youtube channel, where he explores deep philosophical ideas.
In 50 hour-long episodes, Vervaeke analyses the crisis of meaning (which he describ...
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A very long series of lectures about meaning from a Canadian cognitive academic. I plan to watch them all and will share my insights as I go.
Implicit learning refers to the process of acquiring knowledge about the structure of the environment without conscious awareness. Like how we learn to ride the bike. Explicit learning is a conscious operation where the individual makes & tests hypotheses in a search fo...
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The second part of this amazing course. It discusses the transition from Paleolithic to the Bronze Age. At the end of which we get the Axial Revolution when get the likes of Buddha and Plato. Abstract thought. Second order thinking.
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