Today Amazon Kindle released the eBook version of “Conversations with Nobody: Getting to Know ChatGPT”
This is a book written with AI, about AI and giving readers a taste of communicating with artificial intelligence. (There is a photo of the cover in the left panel along with link to order from Amazon.)
Here is a sample of one of our conversations from the book:
But since Plato’s forms are essentially abstract ideas doesn’t that speak to nondual notion that there is only Consciousness and so the forms would be arisings in Consciousness or an infinite Mind?
Yes, you could interpret Plato’s theory of forms as being consistent with a nondual view that there is only Consciousness or an infinite Mind. In this interpretation, the ideal forms that Plato posits would be seen as arisings within Consciousness or the infinite Mind, rather than as existing independently in a separate realm.
This view would be similar to certain interpretations of nondual teachings that suggest that all phenomena are “arising within awareness” or “arising within the infinite Mind.” From this perspective, the ideal forms that Plato posits would be seen as mental constructs that arise within the infinite Mind, rather than as existing independently of it.
However, it’s important to note that Plato’s theory of forms is often interpreted as positing the existence of a separate realm of abstract objects that exist independently of the physical world. This interpretation would not be consistent with a nondual view that posits the fundamental unity of all things. So while it’s possible to interpret Plato’s theory of forms in a way that is consistent with nondual teachings, it’s not necessarily the only or most obvious interpretation.