From the outside
The modern crisis perpetuates an emancipatory intent for critical consciousness. Digging into true meaning requires losing all theoretical presuppositions. Taking a trip to the city lights, essential being in time precedes any pronouncement.
“Philosophy will not be able to effect an immediate transformation of the present condition of the world. This is not only true of philosophy, but of all merely human thought and endeavor.” – Martin Heidegger
Formative conditions of their inception, philosophy and aesthetics impel us toward a space of unitary multiplicity. Intuitively negotiating the art gallery, accessible substance reconciles thought with matter and time. Unattainable objects of desire validate subjectivity constitution, offering a fraught consistency to the apparent chaos of becoming.
“I have a radical idea. The door swings both ways, we could reverse the particle flow through the gate.” – Dr. Egon Spengler
The documentation of subjective impressions provides insight into mental imagery and imagination. Perceptual and emotional engagement epistemologically situates objects, with aesthetic concerns being fundamentally cognitive. An incontestable logical progression from evidently true premises builds to an oblique crescendo. In this regard, aesthetics modifies exteriority awareness, either encouraging or undermining understanding development.
“Spirit is the ‘nature’ of individuals, their immediate substance, and its movement and necessity; it is as much the personal consciousness in their existence as it is their pure consciousness, their life, their actuality.” – Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
At the level of discrete experiences, extended observation while in a holding pattern makes good use of time. Can sensible representation distinctions be derived from conceptualization? Perhaps no abstract analysis of the objective will reveal the predicate. Reason presents irresolvable problems to the understanding that searches for unity interrelationships.
“Human reason, in one sphere of its cognition, is called upon to consider questions, which it cannot decline, as they are presented by its own nature, but which it cannot answer, as they transcend every faculty of the mind.” – Immanuel Kant
Scheduled adventure in aesthetic socialization, an opening event in the art-district attracts a crowd. As a classification of specific space/time loci for arranged doings, expectations define behavioral modality. Arguments proceed from causes and/or arguments proceed from effects, the antithesis between necessary truth and contingent truth.
“Life has no meaning a priori… It is up to you to give it a meaning, and value is nothing but the meaning that you choose.” – Jean-Paul Sartre
In Kant’s parlance, understanding is the mental power capable of actively producing knowledge by way of concepts. In a consistent direction, perception comes first and the understanding comes later. Like a stone rolling through time, causes precede effects. Are we just experiencing random fluctuations or does entropy tend to grow? There are irreversible processes, as the future is always different from the past, until reaching equilibrium.
“All what is existing already existed. We are together for a while pondering in agile world.” – Santosh Kalwar
Wandering down a number of divergent paths, we search for the optimal course of action. At least this is the desire if wisdom is a primary virtue. Such a disposition seeks performance with the maximum degree of competence operative under any given circumstance. This modality is cognitively problematic if the universe expresses no purpose, but rather is purely regulated by indifferent physical laws. Aesthetic pleasure provides a way out of this nihilistic dilemma.
“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
In a fragmentary march across the city, a participating observer briefly decodes random messages found on corrugated walls. Moving relentlessly on, new information informs future connotation encounters. Some philosophers have suggested modularity is rampant, as we carve up an exterior environment into diverse conceptual schemes.
“Signs in the streets are stranger than known, some just shapeless forms.” – Gene Clark
Flux of becoming
Exteriority is an immense mosaic of local matters of fact, one thing presented after another. The given objectivity is necessarily interpreted, however, based on presuppositions and mental structures. Change either in any way and actuality shifts, slides, and morphs transcendentally. Taking control of cognitive free will, such modifications can be intentionally directed, opening up hitherto untapped realms of fantastical experience. The uncommon is always lurking in the conventional.
“In dealing with highly abstract matters, it is much easier to grasp the symbols than it is to grasp what they stand for.” – Bertrand Russell
Husserl’s philosophical ideas position intuition functioning below awareness. He believed pure intuitions occur in autonomous thinking. His phenomenology is a descriptive, non-reductive investigation of whatever appears in the consciousness, in the manner of its appearing. Evidence is experience, and genuine knowledge is intuitive, rather than what is established by inference and deduction. Recognized inferences and deductions would manifest in aware consciousness. Because intuitions function below awareness, their mental process associations are not readily apparent. Yet intuition can engage universals, abstract objects, propositions, and a multiplicity of evident forms of perception.
“First you hope you come up with something. Then you hope that it leads to something else. Then that that something else doesn’t bore you. Then that you’re not just entertaining yourself.” – Jim Shepard