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The pinprick

December 16, 2010

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The axial point, the thing the image emerges through, like the pinprick in a box camera. Or like a gate in a fence or a door in a wall. This is the only way to pass through, it seems. This gate or door and nothing else. That perfectly realised cloud and sun rinsing through the […]

The pane of metaphysics

December 16, 2010

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What is metaphysics?  You have to try and grasp it, like a cut of lead pipe, wherein the sense of the word stands in the practical aspect of daily life, in which (let me spell it out for you) the meaning of that thing which is metaphysical refers to the consequences of an activity.  The consequence of an activity?  […]

The equals in me

December 16, 2010

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It is remarkably simple. Suppose a desire. In my mental outlook I understand it to be indispensable. Let’s suppose, getting a first in Ancient Greek philosophy. Getting this is something that I identify with, in my ideas about life. It works as an either / or proposition. I get it I live; I don’t I […]

The fissured personality

December 13, 2010

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To speak of how life teaches us metaphysics … that sounds banal of course, but what I mean is that formative experiences, or again inherent weaknesses of character create the ground through which experience is shaped, in which the concept of an identity or ‘life’ becomes inevitable. (A “crack” in a person could be ascribed to an […]

Obvious example

December 13, 2010

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When I play a game – and lose at it – my experience represents something to the effect of the sense that I “lose at life”. This is the experience. But I forget about it, the pain of losing dissipates. This is the metaphysical experience.  However, that is as a kind of absolute, for then if I think of this […]

Thing = Life

December 13, 2010

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The problem is the seeming identity of thing and life. Because something – is – life (such as money) logic dictates what follows. Because friendship – is – life logic dictates what follows … and so forth. The tree instead of bending, breaks.

Metaphysics

December 12, 2010

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Talking about something as real as a feeling renders it metaphysical. It needs great flexibility not to become a victim of this. For example, betrayal … deception … to regard such experiences as real absolutely – merely real and nothing else – can set you on a path that in what is encountered, in what […]