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by Pye
Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:23 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: What's the purpose of discussing enlightenment/reality?
Replies: 228
Views: 17792

Re: What's the purpose of discussing enlightenment/reality?

Diebert writes: But if "Woman" has been defined, as they do, as a valuing of things which are opposing reason , then her rejection is just the simple outcome of valuing reason. but this is just the problem , isn't it? All hail to dialectical movement (antithetics), but placing emotion and reason in...
by Pye
Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:53 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: We are not always thinking
Replies: 79
Views: 7189

Re: We are not always thinking

Dennis writes (re: GOD): Conventional designation only in any shape or form or colouring. But that's just it - "conventional" is the problem. Denotes static meaning. Goodness, how could any of us have read any Heidegger if we did not let him define his terms as he went along, and we did not accept ...
by Pye
Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: We are not always thinking
Replies: 79
Views: 7189

Re: We are not always thinking

movingalways writes: Is it not when our tuning fork of naked receptivity is hit with just the right hammer and weight of word and feeling that we are given, in that moment, our most perfect resonance of Self knowing? hah! :) Your italicized phrase is precisely what I came back to make sure I had su...
by Pye
Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:34 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: We are not always thinking
Replies: 79
Views: 7189

Re: We are not always thinking

Thinking and feeling are the verbs, the movement of ourselves, of existence, and thoughts or feelings are not 'things' in this sense (much less, entirely separable), but points along this moving scale, the music of the spheres. Cleaving unto the thoughts and feelings themselves renders us with the f...
by Pye
Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:54 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: We are not always thinking
Replies: 79
Views: 7189

Re: We are not always thinking

Pye wrote: There is a qualitative difference between feeling emotion and being emotional, just as there is a palpable gap between the rational and rationalization. Now there's a moment to elaborate . . . . Take a less-fanged word morph like commercial ------> to commercialize. In the first, we have...
by Pye
Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:48 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: We are not always thinking
Replies: 79
Views: 7189

Re: We are not always thinking

(Diebert, I have heard-tell of ["Xaver," is it?] the wind/storms whipping northern europe at present. Good luck with this, too. A friend of mine remarked that the U.S is now 'exporting' its violent weather into the jet stream that presently pummels you. It's storm-central here in the states . . .) I...
by Pye
Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:31 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: We are not always thinking
Replies: 79
Views: 7189

Re: We are not always thinking

ok well let's maybe not derail this thread overmuch with this tired old mas/fem thing. I've got a question for anyone. Being as we are the authors and employers of these slippery word-things, I wonder if there is a difference to be seen between logic and reasoning . In my own authorship, I see it th...
by Pye
Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: We are not always thinking
Replies: 79
Views: 7189

Re: We are not always thinking

By the bye, I also like the PreSocratics. It's interesting to note that theirs was something of a poetic holism - a rather aesthetic approach to the experience and workings of universe/existence.
by Pye
Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:29 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: We are not always thinking
Replies: 79
Views: 7189

Re: We are not always thinking

Diebert writes: But Pye, men desire so many things, low and high, earthy and heavenly. This would be true of most all humans, yes? Women are not what men desire . . . Are you meaning to distinguish this italicized desire as a non-earthly i.e. 'spiritual' thing for men, hence, unfulfillable by embod...
by Pye
Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:37 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Videocy/Literacy
Replies: 304
Views: 17136

Re: Videocy/Literacy

Cahoot writes: Eschewing emotionalism and exaggeration, the good doctor de-conflates medical cost and medical care, and notes the role of personal responsibility in health and life. The role of personal responsibility in health and life is not an ideology belonging to conservative capitalists alone...
by Pye
Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:10 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: We are not always thinking
Replies: 79
Views: 7189

Re: We are not always thinking

. . . and yet, man will look-to the object of his fleshly reality and terrorizing desires - woman - and blame her for being 'out of control.' For man's 'logic' then, the object itself must be irrational, unreasonable if it exerts this sort of animal influence upon him - a logic even less-than lovely...
by Pye
Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:56 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: We are not always thinking
Replies: 79
Views: 7189

Re: We are not always thinking

Diebert writes: Your ideas about a "Greek" model of rational man is flawed. I'm thinking that the model itself is flawed. I'll grant you this, that man is perhaps in greater terror of his animal self and thus in greater need of cooling it off in the still-waters of logic. The "civilization" of hims...
by Pye
Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:39 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: We are not always thinking
Replies: 79
Views: 7189

Re: We are not always thinking

I am loving this thread . . . . Diebert writes: Really, Ardy, logic a "lovely thing"? It's the only thing standing between being some complete and dangerous idiot, less than animal, and a human being. Indeed the deeply rooted hangover of western-mind from the Greek model of rational man - a great du...
by Pye
Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:35 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Videocy/Literacy
Replies: 304
Views: 17136

Re: Videocy/Literacy

Pye wrote: Perhaps intelligence itself will have to take on a new form in response to its confinement to the megamachine. movingalways replies: but what I hear in your statement above is an abiding faith and trust in form itself . I’m thinking my statement above is more one of the conditional (slip...
by Pye
Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Videocy/Literacy
Replies: 304
Views: 17136

Re: Videocy/Literacy

Diebert writes: It's about reevaluation of all values, which means discovering what it means to value and where meaning comes from. I wasn't specifically forming my response around the Neitzsche quote. Still, though, "re-evaluation" of all values posits itself as a valuable thing for the future, in...
by Pye
Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:07 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Videocy/Literacy
Replies: 304
Views: 17136

Re: Videocy/Literacy

Diebert writes: It's unclear why you would equate the moral judging over good and evil, over "ought", with the act of valuing altogether. I find it unclear how they are, at bottom, "different." What is a moral imperative but a value very highly held? What is a moral "system" but a whole set of valu...
by Pye
Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:34 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Videocy/Literacy
Replies: 304
Views: 17136

Re: Videocy/Literacy

Diebert writes: But it's conditioned raising nevertheless. As is everything, which rather than negates, supports its appearance in the world. Yes, it's values always, and I am unable to wrap my head around any sentient creatures who could escape valuing entirely, thus even to desire to escape such ...
by Pye
Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:46 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Videocy/Literacy
Replies: 304
Views: 17136

Re: Videocy/Literacy

Diebert writes: Ah yes, Marx the big time moralist, how could one miss it. :) well, Diebert, how could one miss that every utterance of an "ought" is moral in nature, and every single one of us who has spoken of what we "ought" to talk about here or how we "ought" to pursue enlightenment or what we...
by Pye
Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:12 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Videocy/Literacy
Replies: 304
Views: 17136

Re: Videocy/Literacy

Cahoot offers: Thomas Sowell – Human Livestock Oh, right – the “competition argument”: a perennial favourite of the capitalist cheerleaders. Do you know what industry occupies the largest portion of GDP (gross domestic product) in the U.S? It’s illness. The largest ratio of the gross domestic produ...
by Pye
Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:59 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Videocy/Literacy
Replies: 304
Views: 17136

Re: Videocy/Literacy

Dennis asks: Co-operative model huh Pye? Mine is a comment of future possibility, rather than the misfired marxist helmet of history pulled down over the ears. One need look no further than their own lives to measure any effects of socialist praxis on their immediate species well being. I'm positin...
by Pye
Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Videocy/Literacy
Replies: 304
Views: 17136

Re: Videocy/Literacy

Firstly, it's good to see that wisdom's permission is expansive and of good cheer. Secondly, Dennis asks: Armature? Is that word of the week? only inasmuch as it prompts this: Dennis: I haven't got a problem with winning formulas. it's what we do. Mind generates environmental possibilities. yes, so ...
by Pye
Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:15 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Videocy/Literacy
Replies: 304
Views: 17136

Re: Videocy/Literacy

Dennis writes: Emptiness isn't nothing It is everything The function of mind is labelling. If it ain't labelled it ain't thereabouts the objects appearing named/predicated, familiarised, stacked in memory box for a world worlding. the world is imputed. this too necessarily labeled and meaning-made....
by Pye
Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Videocy/Literacy
Replies: 304
Views: 17136

Re: Videocy/Literacy

That too, necessarily, a little house of words. Defended frequently with a repeating rifle. :)

You can't be talking about nothing, either. Heaps of meaning in the labeling of the labelers. We can never be talking about nothing. It's always something. There's only somethings.
by Pye
Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:55 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Videocy/Literacy
Replies: 304
Views: 17136

Re: Videocy/Literacy

Leyla writes: For all your so-called research, you don't know anything about what the man meant; only the "interpretations" of others. You even go so far as to ignore the clarifications in favour of your "appeal to authority" research that actually doesn't address them. Pardon if I take this a litt...
by Pye
Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:26 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Videocy/Literacy
Replies: 304
Views: 17136

Re: Videocy/Literacy

Leyla queries: Gone back over our discussion and I think my last post addresses your earlier reply to me. What do you think? yes, notching. Diebert writes: The underlying error goes in my view back to Marxism itself: abstracting categories gone mad. The Hegelian love of the formulaic and the ideal ...