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"Philosophy" And The Building Blocks Of Mou's Universe

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Mou's metaphysics is actually a good deal simpler than one would think from reading his books. Among subjects, Mou distinguishes two kinds of mental faculty, called "sensible intuition" and "intellectual intuition", and he divides subjects accordingly into non-sages and sages. Those of us who are not sages only have ready access to sensible intuition, which is simply the ordinary capacity for sense perception. Where sages differ from the rest of us, Mou teaches, is that they have full access to intellectual intuition, a God-like supra-sensory faculty. Sages do not dwell sequestered from us in a separate and privileged universe. They live here in the very same universe with the rest of us, amid the racetracks and speakeasies and war zones and flophouses.

Keywords: metaphysics; Mou; sages



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