- NSFRI: Friday Night Talks
- On YouTube
- 2014.10.10 The One, Being, Intelligence, & the Idea of The Good (Intro to Plato’s Timaeus)
- 2014.09.25 Philosophical Midwifery
- 2014.09.19 Philosophical Midwifery 3
- 2014.09.12 Philosophical Midwifery 2
- 2014.09.05 Philosophical Midwifery 1
- 2014.08.29 Parmenides’ Dialectic
- 2014.08.22 The Sophist
- 2014.08.15 The Sophist
- 2014.08.08 The Three Pillars of Zen (Pre-talk)
- 2014.08.08 The Canadian Housewife
- 2014.08.08 Intro to the Canadian Housewife
- 2014.06.27 First Alcibiades
- 2014.06.13 First Alcibiades
- 2014.06.06 Phaedo
- 2014.05.23 Phaedo
- On YouTube
- NSSAT: Saturday Morning Informal Talks
- On YouTube
- 2015.08.15 dreams julie david meditating on dreams and practice 2015.07.08 dialectics for hypotheses vs ideas and what do we do with what we know?
- 2015.07.11 Lisp and Mind
- 2015.07.04 The Soul Problems, and Suffering
- 2015.06.06 (it says 2016 but is 2015)
- 2015.01.10 Jeff’s dream (PDF)
- 2015.01.10 (audio only)
- 2014.11.08 (audio only)Here’s the tape. The conversation was largely about whether
empiricism is defensible. More interesting to me was the
conversation at about the hour mark that turned around the idea
that Platonic thought and those like it speak a different language
based in experience of the brilliant light of being. -Barbara
- 2014.09.20 Jeff’s Dream ExplorationJeff’s dream exploration. What is the mystery (of the dream)? Pathalogos. Problem of Ignorance.
“Not possible to not communicate a pathalogos. The parent does not know it is a pathalogos.”
“All observational statements, appear to be non-controversial, however, in the choice of the object you are going to describe empirically, you are already appointing a certain value of this over that… Pathalogos is a parental ‘truth’… The highest vision you have that you really believe you don’t know that you believe it… We are here to solve the problem of ignorance.”
- 2014.09.13 Eldar and the SymposiumSymposium, Eldar’s exploration, “Go for broke!”, Meaningful goals, Ideal goal.
- 2014.09.06Pathalogos, counterattack. Parmenides. Bhagavad Gita.
“Pathalogos once seen become meaningful.”
“Parmendes poem: opinions of mortals that lack true belief, well-rounded truth, how to judge a mere seeming.”
- 2014.08.30Socrates, Parmenides, dialectic, Truth, truth of Ideas, Philosophical Midwifery, providence.
“Legitimacy and existence of Ideas. How do you know when a question has been answered?” “What was that!? What would answer it?”
- 2014.08.23Dialectic, Providence, logos, Dream Master, Intellect, Intelligence, Mind, pathalogos, amnesia, memory, reincarnation.
“Man is really divine, he has just fallen into forgetfulness.” “Presupposes that creation is divine.”
- 2014.08.16Conclusions, Proclus, analogy, providence, dialectic, likeness, Justice.
“If you can really see on all the levels what it would be like without providence, that would then cause you to see the necessity for the existence of providence.”
- 2014.06.14Tea Party, Literalists, drones, injustice, feminism.
- 2015.05.24Proclus, Theology of Plato, Alcibiades, Tibetan yoga, Buddhism, ousia, Thucydides.
“Proclus as a spiritual map – spot how far you have gone, progression, sufficient description that might help identify what one is encountering, dynamic aspect, energy that emerges, the idea of rest and motion.” “Buddhism in contrast to Proclus lacks analogy and hence metaphysics” “Analogy as activating ‘seeing’. With a series of analogy you can present them hierarchically.”
- On YouTube
- NSPRM: Parmenides Study Group
- About the Parmenides Study Group
- Latest Balboa Translation (PDF)
- 5/16/2016 to present: Recordings at the Internet Archive
- 7/21/2015 to 5/15/2016: Recordings on our Google Drive (password req’d)
- 9/9/2014 to 8/19/2015: Recordings on YouTube
- 2015.08.19 4th hyp 158a to 158d nature
- 2015.08.18 4th hyp 158a to 158d
- 2015.08.16 4th hyp 157b to 158c
- 2015.08.12 156e to 157a the sudden and no process
- 2015.08.04 156b to 156e, intro to the gap and derveni papyrus disc
- 2015.07.29 142d to 143c
- 2015.07.28 155e 142b 145c self and other
- 2015.07.24 metalambano
- 2015.07.22 155e 156c 3rd hyp Greek Mythology and Metaphysics
- 2015.07.17 dialectic
- 2015.07.15 autos, the Dialectic
- 2015.07.14 The argument after the Master Argument Pierre on Know Thyself
- 2015.07.12 133? Ousia
- 2015.07.10 Thyself, yourself, in Plato, the one sentence
- 2015.07.08 2nd Hyp 143
- 2015.07.07 2nd Hyp Ousia, ontos, the one
- 2015.07.01 2nd auton
- 2015.06.30 2nd Hypothesis puzzle of auton in number
- 2015.06.23 ** (WOW!)
- 2015.05.17 assignment
- 2015.05.03 (audio)
- 2015.05.01 (audio)
- 2015.04.29 (audio)
- 2015.04.28 (audio)
- 2015.04.26 (audio)
- 2015.04.26 4th Hyp and Pierre’s Paradigm
- 2015.03.27 (audio)
- 2015.02.24 (audio)
- 2015.02.22 (audio)
- 2015.02.20 (audio)
- 2015.02.18 (audio)
- 2015.02.17 (audio)
- 2015.02.15 (audio)
- 2015.02.13 (audio)
- 2015.02.11 (audio)
- 2015.02.10 (audio)
- 2015.02.09 (audio)
- 2015.02.06 (audio)
- 2015.02.04 (audio)
- 2015.02.03 (audio)
- 2015.02.02 (audio)
- 2015.01.30 (audio)
- 2015.01.28 (audio)
- 2014.12.30 (audio)
- 2014.12.28 (audio)
- 2014.12.26 (audio)
- 2014.12.18 (audio)
- 2014.12.17 (audio)
- 2014.12.16 (audio)
- 2014.12.15 (audio)
- 2014.12.09 (audio)
- 2014.12.05 (audio)
- 2014.12.02 (audio) – Studying 129 through 130E.
- 2014.11.18 (audio)
- 2014.11.14 (audio)
- 2014.11.09 (audio)We’re using the handout on the fourth/eighth hypothesis for the
last two talks, but the talks are largely on how the hypotheses
relate to one another analogically and how they apply to history
and the post modern movement particularly Derrida. -Barbara
- 2014.11.09 3rd hypothesis.docx (doc)
- 2014.11.09 4th hypothesis.docx (doc)
- 2014.11.07 8th hypothesis (audio)
- 2014.11.06 7th hypothesis (audio)
- 2014.11.02 (audio)
- 2014.10.28 (audio)
- 2014.10.26 (audio)
- 2014.10.07Understanding, Knowledge, 3rd hypothesis, 4th hypothesis, participation.
3rd hypothesis (155D) – knowledge, opinion and perception. Part and whole.
- 2014.10.05 3rd hyp (audio)Being and Ousia, Parmenides, 2nd and 3rd hypothesis, Time, The Instant, One and Many, Life and Death.
What does Proclus gain by introducing Ousia?
He then can account for generation and destruction. Receiving ousia is generation and losing ousia is destruction.
- 2014.09.19 (audio)
- 2014.09.18 (audio)
- Abbreviations in file names
- NSDRM = Dreams and Midwifery (most from Friday nights before the talks)
- NSFRI = Friday night talks
- NSINF = Unscheduled or irregular informal talks
- NSPRM = Parmenides morning discussions
- NSSAT = Saturday morning informal discussions
- NSSEM = Seminars
- NSSPE = Special Events
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