Real and ideal
Aesthetic idealism and beauty is at the centre of Schelling’s philosophical inquiry. His interrogation functions as an organic view of nature that depends on creative intuition. As such, the conditions of possibility are interrelated by means of unity.
“The forms of art must be the forms of things as they are within the absolute or in themselves.” – Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling
Time in consciousness
Passing by scenery offered systematically and in detail, such appearances are sometimes distinctively significant. The primordial element is light in its most illuminating exposition, unequivocally presented in its temporal movement.
“Every appearance is, as representation in the mind, under the form of inner sense, which is time. Every representation is so constituted that the mind goes through it in time; that is, the mind expounds the appearance; thus every appearance is expoundable.” – Immanuel Kant
Natural volition is necessarily framed by accumulated contingencies. Dormant brown fields await the warmth of spring to vault into action. A materialistic and fatalistic view must be offset by an idealistic view of vivacious province.
“We felt it now to be in our power to make indefinite progress in this new inventory of the world.” – William T. Harris
Convey the experience
An evening on the shore brings forth the quality of changeableness.
“A single day is enough to make us a little larger or, another time, a little smaller.” – Paul Klee
Out of nowhere
Intense weather variation breaks the monotony of the ordinary. Within a relational field or a given conceptual system, deviation detection is the process by which one entity is distinguished from another by a set of ambient properties.
“Hope is the grace of endurance in the stormy days.” – Lailah Gifty Akita
The grassland prairie here meets the forest on a bright autumn afternoon. These landscape patches are spatial ranges at a given scale, distinguished compositionally, structurally, and operationally from adjacent extents.
“Boundaries are important components of spatially heterogeneous areas. Boundaries are the zones of contact that arise whenever these areas are partitioned into patches.” – Mary L. Cadenasso
Absorbing the landscape, a road trip can feel like a presentation staged by apparitions from the past.
“From the very beginning, existentialism defined itself as a philosophy of ambiguity.” – Simone de Beauvoir
Point in time
Days of summer
Humanity is a component element of a constantly changing nature. All things individually experienced, including other humans encountered and prevailing social paradigms, are natural proceedings. The arbitrary destruction generated by a flood, or the vibrant colors of a sunset, each have their corollary in human behavior.
“Man lives in a world of surmise, of mystery, of uncertainties.” – John Dewey
Shade on the light
Across the landscape
Points of interest are drawn by gentle topography. Experiencing Lopez Island as a backseat passenger, I get a feeling that I have been here before.
“And in all my travels, as the facts unravel, I’ve found this to be true.” – Steely Dan
A transcendent celestial event confronts the absolute. Maple Leaf Lake Conservation Area in Lafayette County Missouri at 38.9958° N latitude, 93.7929° W
longitude on 21August2017 at 1:10pm Central Daylight Time.
“Whenever a total eclipse of the sun was visible in an accessible region, parties were sent out to observe it.” – Simon Newcomb