Concepts are often confused with their target. A game of athletic skill in an exotic land helps delineate knowledge of how versus knowledge of about. The practical and the theoretical are fundamentally different, as it is possible successfully to participate without complete codified understanding.
“Why resort to a metaphysical hypothesis, however ingenious, about the nature of space, time, and motion, when immediate intuition shows us motion within duration, and duration outside space?” – Henri Bergson
Before life emerged, existence was nothing but the embodiment of Will. Under these early conditions, pure Will was comprised of the totality of everything – all that existed or might have potentially existed, within any hypothetical set of infinite or finite possible universes. The Will surrounds, penetrates, and binds the galaxy together, as everything is made out of energy.
“The concept of will has hitherto commonly been subordinated to that of force, but I do the very opposite, and desire that every force in nature should be thought of as will.” – Arthur Schopenhauer
Below a certain
Schopenhauer believed that Will is the reality to which all knowledge and reason are dependent. However, acquiescing to the Will’s demand for striving must result in delusion and suffering. Therefore, the goal of the good life is the extinction of Will. This is accessible temporarily through aesthetics, and enduringly through asceticism.
Nietzsche does not favor a lifestyle characterized by abstinence from worldly pleasures involving severe self-discipline and avoidance of all forms of indulgence. Rather we must embrace the sensual, spontaneous, and emotional aspects of human nature.
“The artist lets us see into the world through his eyes. That he has these eyes, that he knows the inner nature of things apart from all their relations, is the gift of genius, is inborn; but that he is able to lend us this gift, to let us see with his eyes, is acquired, and is the technical side of art.” – Arthur Schopenhauer
Lighthearted surface appearances manifest on the midway, placing a simmering gloss over the vicissitudes of life. Aesthetic satisfaction results from being a pure spectator.
“Who can enjoy life, if he sees into its depths!” – Friedrich Schiller
Oppose by reasoning
Some things are designed purely for their potential visual impact. This effort requires understanding the sufficient reason of attractiveness that causes an interest or desire in perception.
“Everything that is possible demands to exist.” – Gottfried Leibniz
In the common meaning disposition, creative intuition frequently is defined in terms equal to inspiration. In this light, an intuition/inspiration is something that provides incentive or that gives an idea about what to do or what to create. Perhaps a more useful distinction is that intuition is a non-rational understanding generated from within, while inspiration motivates from external assistance. In any such potential postulate, imagination is required.
“Idealism and realism both regard the different orders of sensation as discontinuous, and so miss the true nature of perception.” – Henri Bergson
Motion variations in sequence appear on the midway while attending the State Fair. Tapping into possibilities, reasoned justification supports intuition as an essential occurrence. Yet through imaginative interpretation of correlative contingencies, certain events are intelligible in non-temporal terms.
“Natural knowledge begins with experience and remains within experience.” – Edmund Husserl
Intuition in phenomenology is closely associated with intentionality, where the intentional object is directly present, or mentally “filled” by perception, by emotion, or even by imagination. Evidence comes into play to signify the subjective realization of truth. This is not designed to reduce objective evidence to subjective opinion, but rather an attempt to describe the structure of intuition present as intelligible.
“Evidence is the successful presentation of an intelligible object, the successful presentation of something whose truth becomes manifest in the evidencing itself.” – Robert Sokolowski
In the durational stream of consciousness, stairwells are generally much more interesting than elevators. Seek them out and rewards will accumulate.
“The existence of a world is the correlate of certain experience-patterns marked out by certain essential formations.” – Edmund Husserl
Outside the box
Intuition is an epistemological method that relies on a subterranean cognition process, as well as the resulting judgment obtained from that conjecture process. As a means of knowing, intuition is a continuous mental churning alive in the durational range of experience, seeking an internal perspective of holistic knowledge. Consequently, causal connection couples to memory allowing a genuine solution.
“We will merely say that with regard to matters of experience–which alone concern us here–existence appears to imply two conditions taken together: presentation in consciousness; and the logical or causal connexion of that which is so presented with what precedes and with what follows.” – Henri Bergson