Graceful movements submit to an internal rhythm accompanied by accumulated multiple instances of cultural music.
“The perception of ease in motion passes over into the pleasure of mastering the flow of time and of holding the future in the present.” – Henri Bergson
Along a line
Conditions of existence
Phenomena play across the surface of consciousness, always connected with the perception of external variations. Within such experience, aesthetic feelings offer a progressive staging of unique elements, detected in a fundamental emotion of undulating magnitude.
“Our thought, in its purely logical form, is incapable of presenting the true nature of life, the full meaning of the evolutionary movement. Created by life, in definite circumstances, to act on definite things, how can it embrace life, of which it is only an emanation or an aspect?” – Henri Bergson
On a rainy day, an abstract frame of mind offers escape from enclosure to a wide-open space with an illuminated history.
“I go and come with a strange liberty in nature.” – Henry David Thoreau
When increasing a rational commitment to the truth, the legitimacy of synthetic judgments depends on more than just their conceptual meaning. In its particular and contingent manifestations, the way that humans make sense of nature is dependent on inherent capacity.
“In metaphysics we want to expand our a priori cognition.” – Immanuel Kant
Two opposing metaphysical theories of the Laws of Nature distinguish our view of reality. The Regularity Theory positions the Laws of Nature as statements of the uniformities or regularities in reality. In this sense, they are only descriptions of existence. Conversely, the Necessitarian Theory claims that the Laws of Nature are principles that govern natural phenomena. In this capacity, the natural world obeys the Laws of Nature. Kant appears to hold that a law of nature is not a contingent regularity, but is distinguished by a kind of necessity. We cannot have empirical knowledge of such laws because we can only have knowledge of necessity where we can have a priori knowledge.
“For concerning things in themselves and the determinations that they have as such, one cannot have insight into why because something, A, is posited, something else, B, must necessarily also be posited.” – Immanuel Kant
Creative original energy acting in the world is located in nature, correlating approximately with the idea of evolution. By their abstraction from matter, objects are made intelligible to the intellect. Nevertheless, there are certain things that do not depend upon matter, either for their existence or in their definition.
“To the inspired speaker alone [Nature is] the holy, ever creative, original energy of the world which generates and busily evolves all things out of itself.” – Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Von Schelling
Kant conjectures that an aesthetic judgment is reflective because it does not subsume its object under any determinate concept. In a reflective judgment, we seek to establish unknown universals for given particulars; whereas in determinative judgment, we just subsume given particulars under already known universals. This distinction is similar to the deductive and inductive approaches in logical reasoning. Deductive reasoning moves from the more general to the more specific. Inductive reasoning functions in the other direction, moving from specific observations to broader generalizations and theories.
“All these mirrors carnival distortions of selves we never were.” – Basith
In the alley
In metaphysics, theology, spirituality, and other philosophical contexts, the Absolute is a term for ‘being’ itself, or perhaps the being that transcends and comprehends all other beings. From an outside observational perspective, everything and nothing are the same.
“The assumption of an absolute determinism is the essential foundation of every scientific enquiry.” – Max Planck
Achieving a coherent understanding of motion continues to be essential in understanding the nature of space and time. Most physicists believe that because motion requires a sequential displacement in space means that space and time are components of the same fabric. Nevertheless, distinctly different entities often maintain interrelational behavior.
“Trouble ahead, trouble behind, and you know that notion just crossed my mind.” – Robert Hunter
Certain stimulation modalities accentuate mental activity. The function of imagination in the process of fabricating knowledge is central to all experience. Containing an a priori manifold in pure awareness, time is the formal condition that connects all mental representations.
“Now clearly there must be something that is third, something that must be homogeneous with the category, on the one hand, and with the appearance, on the other hand, and that thus makes possible the application of the category to the appearance.” – Immanuel Kant