Pleased to make your acquaintance. Good to find this place.
First, I'd like to see if anyone knows what happened to FrostCloud. Are any of you my friends or combatants from there? Come on give it up! I don't bite hard, just enough to get your attention, but never ever enough to draw blood.
FrostCloud seems to have disappeared. I've made some good friends there and surely would like to have access for retrieving my comments. Please respond if you know anything of FrostCloud's status.
I enjoy comparing philosophies of all sorts, finding pleasure in discovering unified thoughts from unrelated sources and regions. This forum impresses me with its separation of religious categories, rather than lumping them altogether as one big forum, though I'm wondering how to discuss and compare them in this format.
My personal philosophy is somewhat similar to that proposed by Bhartrihari Bhartrihari[The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
, and I see a great deal of connection of it to Information Theory, Communication Theory, Genetics, Robotics, Cybernetics, A.I., Computer Science, and any world religion adhering to principles of the Word.
I see no advantage in favoring Western vs Eastern Philosophy, preferring instead to thinking of them as different methods for reaching many of the same positions. From these two monolith's, I form my own Central Philosophy.
I love hearing about your own personal philosophy. I will question it patiently and encourage us both to examine the methodology used to arrive at it. I promise to do my best in understanding the essence of your thoughts rather than get caught up in a circular battle of semantics. Yet, I will encourage adherence to formal definitions of words to promote effective communication, hopefully assisting everyone to refine their presentations.
Understanding one another is paramount. We've all come here to share the precious thought of our minds. Your thoughts are a gift to me, deserving of respect, and careful examination. I expect no less from you.