We ascend from particular perceptions to universal apprehensions by forming empirical concepts that compare immediate environmental quintessence with memory.
“The conceptions of pure reason are not obtained by reflection, but by inference or conclusion.” – Immanuel Kant
Local meaning effect
In practical knowledge, there is an essential distinction: moral activity as human actions done and creative activity as works made. Morality pertains to doing, making use of human free will, on which depends man’s action of being virtuous or evil. On the other hand, art pertains to making that depends on whether the artwork is excellent or awful.
“Art is intellectual by essence, as the odor of the rose pertains to the rose, or spark to fire. Art, or the proper virtue of working reason, is–in the realm of making–an intrinsic perfection of the intellect.” – Jacques Maritain
The power of inclement weather amplifies on the ocean shore, charging the thick air with sublime tension. Operating within an ominous domain is remunerative in and of itself.
“Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.” – Edward Osborne Wilson
Articles of organization
Extended and accurate
An avenue of phenomenological investigation with respect to mental content and processing considers distinctions between internalism and externalism. Externalists characteristically maintain that differences in thought can be extra-phenomenally divergent. This is because sensational elements independent of phenomena form the basis of any phenomenal experience, implying a significant intuitional relationship between intentionality and exterior experience.
“From Brentano, Husserl drew the principle that all consciousness, by its very nature, is a consciousness ‘of’, in other words, is intentional.” – Christopher Macann
Shore to shore
Perceptual associations merge with deeper meanings, as the ferryboat offers an interesting presence to explore during an open water transit. The conveyance purpose was just a bonus attribute of a transitional aesthetic experience.
“To strive after absolute appearance demands greater capacity for abstraction, more freedom of heart, more vigor of will than man needs if he confines himself to reality.” – Friedrich Schiller
Framed by cliffs
Sometimes fantasy meets reality. Beautiful beyond description, another amazing location on Lopez Island is indelibly imprinted into my memory circuits.
“Like a sea, the countryside from which I had climbed up lay spread before me, youthful, filled with living joy; spring’s heavenly, unending play of colors greeted my heart; and, even as the Sun in the heavens found itself again in the thousand changes of light that the Earth sent back to him, so my spirit recognized itself in the fullness of life that was all about it, that beset it from every side.” – Friedrich Hölderlin
The main channel of life’s consideration is progress, defined as the ability to grow and adapt as a function of dynamic experience. All mental modalities contribute to this progression. Perception occurs as the subject transforms information to assign meaning by means of emotions, memories, and conceptual application.
“What is true of perception is also true in the order of the intellect and that in a general way all our experience, all our knowledge, has the same fundamental structures.” – Maurice Merleau-Ponty
Point of union
In boundless speculative enthusiasm, aesthetics allows for the free play of imagination to formulate new concepts unmitigated by old concepts. In this light, creativity is a hypothetical and tentative experiment inspired by a profound sense of the reality of existence.
“We do not need to look beyond the critical explanation of the possibility of knowledge to find ample reason for assuming a subjective appropriateness on the part of nature in its particular laws.” – Immanuel Kant
Aspects of existence in a material realm remain awe-inspiring. Infinitely complicated are the corollaries implied, as there are an estimated 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 planets in our observable universe.
“We have not of ourselves become what we are and our interests are not limited to the brief span of our lives.” – Paul Carus
Chaotic by nature, thought acquires order when it acquires form. Only by reaching a durational end are you positioned to more fully understand the beginning. Thus, the actual impact of a venue is not realized until well beyond the experience. Setting up the frame of attention is part of the challenge.
“The highest purpose is to have no purpose at all.” – John Cage