Religion, , ,

Personalism vs. Monotheism vs. Impersonalism

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Personalism is Not Monotheism Many people at present see similarities between Abrahamic monotheism and Vedic personalism and contrast these two philosophies to impersonalism and voidism. Personalism is similar to monotheism in some superficial ways but different from it in essential ways. Likewise, personalism is different from impersonalism in one way—accepting […]

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A Personalist Foundation for Social Sciences

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The Unity of All Scientific Subjects I used the last article to weave many seemingly disjointed ideas—modalities, inseparability, qualities, how the illusion of motion is created without a motion by revelation and hiding of modes, how this leads to alternative ideas of space and time, an alternative conception of laws […]

Law, ,

What is a Person?

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Introduction and Overview In modern societies, a person is defined as something that has rights. Forests, rivers, mountains, oceans, birds, animals, fishes, and insects are not considered persons in modern scoeities and hence not given rights. Conversely, corporations are given rights, therefore, they are treated as persons. Moreover, the rights […]

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Voidism and Oneness in the Philosophy of Sri Chaitanya

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In Indian philosophy, the voidism of Buddhist philosophy is seen as the opposition to the materialism of demigod worship and rituals. Then, classical impersonalism or Advaita is seen as the opposition to voidism in Buddhist philosophy. Finally, classical personalism or Vaishnavism is seen as the opposition to the impersonalism of […]