Plotinus

 

#0 Introduction

Our longing implies the higher realm.  Everything has a form. We seek the other realm.  Effect seeking cause.  Image towards prototype.  First, separate from here and the multiplicity.  By doing this we do alchemy. THe mind is sensible among the insensible.  It should realize itself as a higher.  As in a syllogism, we use things to realize thier forms.  Some act as though we were intellects.  Some as though we weren’t .

 

Q can one apprehend the one better by knowledge, or tyranscending intellect?  Answer of Plot.  The intellect.  The intellect can imagine beyond intellect, to a place of pure desire.  Ecstatic means beyond oneself.  He seeks to send the inellect beyond itself.  We, as having a lower and higher realm, are a microcosm of the universe.  Both go from the multiplicity to the one. The mind “returns” from outside to inside.  From the changing/mortal to the unchanging/ immortal.  Confusion to clarity.  You must note similarity of you

r intellect and the intellectual nature of virtues.  Vision floods the eyes with light, but it is not the light that is seeing.  In our knowledge we know that all isn’t perfect which implies that there is a perfection to which to aspire.  It implies the stable and perfect.  minds ability to transcend time and space dragged back.  Man is  naturally desirous.  What is desired is best obtained via intellect.  It is interesting that the idealist line in philosophy starts with one imagined, Socrates, goes tot he imaginer, plato, and finally to plot (who thought he was just extending the implications of the imaginer).  Materialism (aristotle) happens in rebellion to the imaginer (not the other way around.

 

#1  Beauty

 

Appreciation of beauty is recognition by the soul of something like itself.  This can tell us what the soul is like.  Repulsion is towards things unlike the soul.  Beyond senses is a better beauty.  The beauty of approaching ideas.  the “luster” of right living and learning, the face of justice with t

he eye of the soul.  These things must be lived.  Like the blind don’t see, many haven’t seen this luster.  Ugly souls are unjust, teeming with lusts, inner discord, craven fears, petty envies and constantly trying to suck matter into themselves.  It has bartered it’s idea for something foriegn to it.  If someone is covered in mud their native comliness disappears.  Clean yourself .  Clean the body away. Temperence, prudence and every virtue are purifications  Look first at a great person.  Then turn inside to look for admiral qualities in yourself.  As a sculptor, cut away excess, smooth roughness’ never stop working on this statue, tthis stainless shrine.  If you seek to contemplate the godlike divine and beautiful, becomegodlike and beautiful.  Technically, beauty is in the place of ideas and the good lies beyond it as its source and principle.

 

#2  The intelligence

Ideas and being.  Some live in selnse only.  Good and evil for them only are this.  Good is what feels good and bad is what feels bad.  They m

ay rise up to care about honour, from pleasure, but that’s all.  Some , ultimately, go higher to virtue, knowledge , noble deeds and law.  Few go all the way to contemplate the beautiful soul.  Are all souls beautiful?  No!  They are to the the extent that they are vestibules for the good “the intelligence”.  The intelligence causes the soul as form begets matter.  The intelligence is a cause without action as it only thinks of itself.  We evoolve in imitation of the intelligence.  The intelligence is not the law giver, it is the law.  In beings of no matter, to be and to think are the same.

 

Things that come and go have only borrowed being.  Not they, but the law on whom they draw are real.  We seek sustance from the intelligence.  It just is.  We don’t have knowledge of sense of objects.  Only opinions of objects. We have knowledge of the laws behind them.  It is not correct to say forms are thoughts.  There are forms first.  That is where the intelligence comes to know.  Form is idea.  That is what the int

elligence comprehends.  Being is the content of intelligences thought.  As fire to fire, they are one.  The intelligence is what Plato in Timeus calls the ideal animal.  All is held by the cosmic recipient in division.  While all is really one.  As a science is broken into parts.  But is the study of one . there are many ways to examine one thing”  the universe is glittering with ideas, many and few.  And as we percieve (with (or less without) science) all is intellective.  all dualities are in essence and being and are contained in one Ultimately all tasks from general to carpenter happen in the realm of (physical intellective laws and manifest form.  The ideas of reasoning man and artistic man and good cook must be there as u niversals also.  Are the intelligible things only models (ie things here)?  Our ideas, risen from the body can exist in the intelligible world.  Perfect forms of the idea of ideas.  So whatever asis attained to here is there and of course the sensible and more.  Putrification and filth

 come from the yet undiscussed soul, not the intelligence.  Products that  come from chance are not the ideas.

 

#3 THE DESCENT OF SOUL

As the intelligence has many intelligences, so the soul has many souls.  To just play pong  or work towards beating everyone?

The soul is contaminated by being made individual and particular in a body.  Platos cave is an analogy for the body in which the soul is trapped.  The soul incorporated in body exists because it is a possible thought.  As the laws are ethereal, they create the oppositepossibility.  As two objects cannot occupy the same space, in intelligence, there can be many thoughts about any object, therefore, the complications get higher as we go higher ( as inanimate to animate, small animal to larger gains more possiblity and freedom.  The ultimate of form would contain not only phuyysicallaw here, but all possibilities (including the possible permutations of the laws of nature).  As per the big bang, , the ultimate would be all possible angles in a small place,

bursting with potentials and possibities, being still and yet burning to explode.  (ironically , this unfolding is nearly predetermined).  But it must as enlisted in the list of all possiblities would include paradox.  And no choice)  One can pursue goals and see them as jujitsu on paradox.  Push the government in a bad direction for balance).  But as with the syllogism or the dialectic, is there a synthesis?  THe proud one made humble and the humble proud, which is better?  The poor are rich and the rich are poor.   The ultimate in western  choice leads to not be able to choose anything.  What of entropy and fractals and recursive plans in the unierse.  When we descend down into individuality, our activity lacks concentration.   The soul lses wings as it is tied to particulars.  This willing descent helps the perfection and completion of the whole.  THe details of potentialities are seen in acts realized by the infinite in finite bodies.  If the intelligible didn’t take bodily form, it couldn’t see the intel

lible objectively.  So we sit on the edge of intelligibility.  We wouldn’t understand hunger without a body, we can feel it and envision above it. 

#6 THE GOOD OR THE ONE

All exist to be a part of one greater.  A plank in a house, a soldier in an army a toe on a human.  Yet each is one and dissolves upon division.  But health requires all work in conjunction and balance.  Intelligence isn’t ideas.  Knowledge consists in the manifistation of rational forms that exist in the soul and come to the soul via intelligence.It is by the one that all beings are beings. There is also an inner unity in that the laws of nature are the same in us.  This makes us a whole as in we who make up the universe.  Much like a hologram.  So to the greatest star above and the moral universe within.  Itis therefore a perfect universe (to those who ask how I can’t be enthused about political  causes, ask how they could not be excited about the laws of nature flowing through them).  Perhaps Kant got his “ask what if every body did it”

moral formula via watching the flow of the law of nature out forever.  Can space recede as fast as light? Must it?  Health of body is in whether or not it is running as one, of the soul by communing with one.  he soul makes man by contemplating man.  It bestows ____ on other things by noticing shape etc.,  and it can lift them up into the oe by realizing they are in one.    But he wants to see if being and unity are one. 

 

The multiplicity (being) differs from the one, even though it is the one by participation.  Because of the Tao concept that you can’t have one without the other thingslose their existence as they lose their connection with the unity.  Therefore, the one is a real thing and not just a superimosed counting scheme.

 

We are different from the one because we can be dividedIntelligence cannot have preceded the one in time.  Because intelligence contemplates what is higher than itself.  The intelligence should try to contemplate the onewithout reference to senseobjects (for not intelligence, but

 sense sees such things).

 

The feeling is like the lover who has come to rest with his love.  Knowledge makes aware of it.  But the final grok isn’t in words.  The one is self sufficient, it doesn’t even need itself.  The one isn’t intellictive or it’d be dualiist.  The one includes us though many spend their lives blind to this.  Our soul  is one in a circle trying to get to the center  The one emenates all, but doesn’t diminishto.  And all it eminates persists also.  Without the one, we wouldn’t exist.  It doesn’t bestow gifts one moment and sidappear the next.  As we turn towards it we go higher and are delivered from evil.  Life without the one mimicks life.  With it we spew virtues.  Don’t devote your love to shadows.  Love of the higher enlightens. Souls don’t stay there because they aren’t detatched from what’s here below.  Don’t seek to see the light as an object have union.

THE 3 PRIMAL HYPOSTASIS

In desiring to be independent we fall.  In going away from the origin, we become perverse.  Like childr

en raised without parents.  Our souls go cheap when we give our honor and our admiration to everthing except ourselves.  To pursue something is to hold yourself worthless than what you pursue.  Universal life comes from soul.  One creates intellect which creates soul.

Your soul is the same as THE SOUL.  We seek love in others souls, but should love ourselves soul.  THe dieties are also of this soul.

Intelligence hasn’t given the soul perfection.  The soul is related to the intelligence as matter is to idea.  Ifthis world hasobjects of beauty, then how much more the intelligence.  The soul is successive , the intelligence is thout (not towards a search)Being , by being an object of thought givesintelligence its being.  But intelligence an d being havecommon cause.  They search for one via movement and rest.  And difference gives them identity which is called as quantity  (but more accurately quality). From this divide of intelligence and being (via difference and identity ) all else proceeds.  When plurality b

ecomesdeterminant it becomes a number.  THesoul and masses too are number too  THe number that comes from intelligence and the one is form interesting, that in face, all duality does eminate from a one (recombined quarks and photons (which are energy packets)).  Also, there is no objective reality I can look at material spiritually not divide it, put borders on the discussed area parameters AND choos the magnification.  To solve “why duality” let us pray “alone to the alone”.  All that moves has a goal except the one.  All moves towardsa goal.  As things are perfect, then are productive of something. Umbrellas to shad, firs to heat, time to change.  THe product is always inferior to the producer.  THe very most perfect (the one) produces that which is only lightly inferior to it (the intelligence).  The intelligence needs the one, but not visa versa  The soul is word and deed of the intelligence.  As begetter and begotten, eachis as the image of the other.  Intelligence is in awe of the one.  It recognized th

e ones

 ability to nullify thought via complimentand paradox.  The intelligence is so fertile, it must create beings.  his tripartite form is in ____, cronus and zeus.  We, beings, create word to move around the intelligence (and reasoning we create).  This also parallels Platos’ 3 kinds of knowledge.  For plato the intellectual is the demiurge.  Empedocles said love is the unifies and hate is the separation.  Justice and intelligence must belong to the intelligence as souls prove they exist by comparing to them, but are aware of them only rarely.  Most folks get hung up onperception and miss the other 2 livels. We should try to block distractions to concentrate on the real music. 

THE POST PRIMALS

THe one is everything and not everything.  It is not everything because it is the source of everything. It is everythingas a seed is a treee.  It contains all to be.  As a shoot grows a tree. Is the DNA descreet or scaffolded for directing owerIf a soul returns it returns with the power of its prior.  And its powe

r was in its prior, back to the intelligence. The soul then is where and no where. It is in Ian Stewarts vision.

 

VIRTUE

Plotinus speaks of beauty, but not of virtues.  What is the relation bectween ethics and virtue?  Stoics said virtuemakes one like god.  Aristotle said virtue makes one like oneself. Plotinus says by civic virtue one becomes  truly oneself.  By becoming truly oneself, one is closer to the divine and by excercize of higher virtues, one becomes divine.  

Since evils are here by necessary law and one wishes to flee evil, one must flee here.  Plato saidto “do this by becoming”just, holy, divine, prudent”.  But does not likeness in virtue imply someone having the highest virtue?  The soul cannot have the same virtues as we seek, as nothing is a danger to it, (is soul separate from THE SOUL, or is it universal?)  except that itaspires to the intelligible. There are higher civic virtues, which our civic virtues seek to imitate.  Like we don’t haveto be fire to get heat.  In as we get heat we are

like fire”.  Virtues and non-virtues are “recipricol” because theyspring from the same source.  Civic virtues all order our lives for the better (they limit and moderate our desires and all our passions).  It is a liming of the soul (to a form above).  But, whatever is not wholly submitted to measure is matter.

Plato doesn’t situate the divine in civic virtues (higher or lower)., but in virtue purifications.  [pg113]{In what sense do we say then that the virtues are purifications and that especially by purification we achieve likeness?  In this sense:  The soul is evil to the extent that it is “mingles” with body,  In sympathy with it and judges in accord with it. And the soul is good and virtuous if thisaccord no longer has place and if it acts alone (such as thinking and being prudent), if it is no longer in sympathy with the body (this is temperance), if quit of the body it no longer feels fear (this is courage), if reason and intelligence control with ease (this is rectitude).  The soul thus disposed, th

inks dispassionately. This disposition can be called likeness to the divinity because the divinity is pure and its act is as well.  The being that imitatesit possesses prudence then}.  The intelligence is LAD (chompsky) Pinker’s spacial orientation of language.  THe word reflects the inner workings of soul.  Virtue pertains to the soul and not the intelligence.  After the conversion, the soul recieves an imprint of the intelligiblwe much as the eye does of the visible.  This intelligence is findable.  That proves it is in us, before the soul, waiting to be discovered, as scientific knowledge is.  What do we become like. This is the same question as how much can we separate the body from the soul. Food and drinkonly taken for maintenance of body.  If you can’t be good, you can at least be ashamed at being bad.  The lower part of the soul respects reason.  Hereas the Buddhists meditate on nothingness, Platonistsmeditate on virtues.  The pleasures of the senses are as medication. Imagine what the imagination mus

t have meant before TV, radio what most paintings must have meant.  But effort not to avoiding evil, but by becoming devine.  Justice is each fulfilling his function.  But in highest justice it is a type of gaze, a unity towards self.  Pg 116 {In The Intelligence knowledge, or wisdom, is thought’ temperance is its relation with itself, justice is the achieving of the activity that is proper to it.  The analog of courage is the Intelligence’s identity with itself and the persistency of its pure state. In The Soul wisdom and prudence are the vision of the Intelligence. But they are there the virtues of The Soul. The soul is not its own virtues as is the Intelligence. The same holds true for the entire series of virtues.}

 

At first you serve the lower virtues with an eye towards the higher.  Then become disabused of civic virtue and live as a god (not a good man).

DIALECTIC -

Tradtition and science are enemies!  Philosophers should study math to get a belief in the disembodied.  After that comes the training in

dialectic.  Training in Dialectic is the art of reasoning that enables us to say what each thing is, in what it differes from other things, in what it resembles them, in what category it is and where it stands therin.  It also treats what is good and what is not, what is subordinate to the good and what is subordinate to its opposite, of the nature of the eternal and of that which is not, with sure knowledge about everything and not mere opinion.  It puts an end to error in sense knowledge by establishing itself in the intelligible realm. It concentrates its whole attention there, and after having left deception behind it allows the soul, as Plato says, to feed in the meadows of truth.  It uses his method of division in order to distinguish ideas, to define each object, to separate the supreme kinds of being.  It alternates between synthesis and analysis until it has gone through the entire domain of the intelligible and has arrived at the principle.  Stoppping there for it is only there that it can stop, no

longer busying itself with a multitude of objects since it has arrived at unity, it contemplates. It finds ways of reasoning and tells which exist by necessity and avoid artifice.

 

I previously said I thought absolute values culturally relative.  Perhaps they vary in intensity in aultures, but are at higher levels equal.  Didn’t the barbarians even have honor , cunning and loyalty?  At a minimum having some value system is universal.  Custorm varies inversely with law.  Does value?  Loyalty to Kin is less needed due to the legal system which creates a contract (not blood bound) to all equally.  Does Value vary inveresly  with law?  Is law replacing values a repeating sign of collapse.  Is this because they violate a law of nature or higher virtue?  All this thought for predicting fate?  Change or challenge fate, or to learn what the best life should be.  If absolutists’ the answer is thinking.  if relative to culture, look to the cultural models.  But where does a culture get its values?  via the rational div

ination of absolutes.  Ultimate values in the intelligence transcend words (which are of the soul).  Their method is the dialectic’ synthesis, combination, division.  Intelligence intuitively knows identity and difference, affirmation and denial.  It gives us the immaterial way to judge ones decisions.  Without dialectic lower virtues can exist, but not with high spirit and meta virtue awareness.

 

THE SOUL-

If you think our soul is part of the greater soul.  It is wrong.  Because your analogy is with the physical.  But because milk and paper are white doesn’t make them part of white.  They are white .  2 is but isn’t really a part of 10.  Biology is a part of science but not a piece of science.  If we were said to be mini replicas of the soul, we would be indebendent.  Not so?  The eye and ear don’t have separate soul types.  They feed differently because they’re different organs.  But they inform the soul.  The soul is a unity of everywhere, but with different functions.  The soul is universal and rational.

 The soul comes as an explanatory/ expression of intelligence and like this rational laws of nature is undying and undifferentiated.  How has the soul made the world, and why, .  While individual souls govern each part of the world?  Great strength takes the sting out of action”  The soul’s position is superior if in the cosmos.  But some soul goes forth and stands in different relation to the intelligence.  He syas plato says, the heavens also, must, have a soul.  THe intelligence is the law of nature, the soul its movement’ the demiurge.  We originate in the center of the univers, but entropy and gravity drag us .  We recieve impressions from the world, but it doesn’t change the nature of our souls.  The gravity and entropy are internal.  Souls are sympathetic to eachother because they all come from the same soul.  Our mind goes from matter (temporary; seen as solid) to soul (movement) to laws in stillness (intelligible seed prebigbang).  much as the Sistine.  What does this say of the reverse order of the

Sistine?  All goes to the fall; the, the start of gravity and entropy, the  big bang.

 

We say body comes into a soul, but this is a convenience.  For never has there been a body without one.The cosmos is ensouled. The soul is after nature.  This imitates it.It creates bodies. The shape the cosmos too is a result of soul comint into it.  Everything soul gives to body is an image of its life.  Thus When people make idols soul is attracted into them.  There is life in rocks to the extent that they can hold it. All with soul contemplates the intelligence.  Thecosmos has all it needs and is limited only by form. ----calty it goes towards and away from the form of form (one)via intelligence insoul.  Soul mutates into appropriate forms.  They don’t do so deliberately, it is as water going downhill.  Longing and gravity are the same. intelligence.  Evil things happen to good people.  But this is all subsumed under the one and doesn’t go against order in the cosmos.Punishment is an upholding of justice to restore bala

nce and life all.  The heavens are that which is noblest in the realm of the senses.They’ve just this side of the intelligible.  Thus things must go through heaven to get here.  As a captain, unthinking, goes into the hull of his sinking ship to rescue, so does the soul descend.  As reasoning is needed only when the craftperson has a problem, so do we use reason to get back to the intuitive intelligence.  In the intelligible realm one doesn’t use language as you know shat you’re going to say before you speak.  Did plotinus get some of this from revelation?  Did Plato?  The body doesn’t contain a soul. The soul contains a body.  And it has soul in everypart.  Do we move from place to place, or take place with us.  The whole body implies state called whole.  Where is whole?  Soul produces the form in the matter.  So soul is different from form, and not in the body.  I say souls are differentiated.  But in the big picture , they are part of the one. As we get movement from the lesser mobile objects, the brain i

s a conduit for movement and relative vision.  When you crush part of he brain , you crush part of the movements that can be made. Thought descends down towardsthe inanimate. We solve the problem of self awareness by noting that if one could outrun light, you could look back and see yourself.  Hence a speed that is faster than the sum of its parts.  Back to his thoughts:  There are parts of the soul where the body is and parts where the body is not.  The ony owers in the body are those that are necessary to it. And these powers, (decomposition, etc) arent’ only in the body. The eye is a part of the body that uses sight.  THe brain the part of the body that uses language.  Page 150!  He puts thought and sense awareness in the brain.  Appetite and impulse are subordinate /obedient to imagination and reason. Hew could the soul use the body to recollect what the body is incapable of knowing (he asks).  Like a tape recorder (say I)  All things that come through the body end in the soul.  Some thoughts skip the bod

y.  The body is passive.  As a craftsman (soul) uses his tool (body).  When the soul enters body it has faculties upon which it already depends.  Since the soul remembers when it is alone, the body is a hinderance to memory (on balance).

 

The soul and THe SOUL have different areas of memory. The soul particuar remembers all the detail of that life.  Whil The Soul of the cosmos remembers what?  The eye presents sensation, the soul desires.  Sensation percieves injustice and anger is stirred.  We then remember the sensation of the injustice.  Is memory then with the senses?  Momory of sens objects and intlligibles are subsumed under imagination.  THe subject that recieves thought also recieves sensation.  So it appears that memory of intelligibles and sense are one.  But unity is an illusion.  The lower soul memory is accompanied by emotion. To the extent good, a soul forgets these lower sensation /events and goes towards dispassionate unity of intelligibles.  As when you thing of intelligibles, you forget low

er stuff.  When you die and ascend, not much from here (that is particular) remains.

 

CONTEMPLATION-

All act is comtemplatitive , from plants growing to us joking.  All beings strive after contemplation.  Children and adults juesting ans serious seem to have no other purpose, but contemplation.  Only matter moves, but itspattern of guidance is contemplative.  Nature is a rational principle that produces the Reason that accordssomething of itself to the substratum while itself remaining unmoved.  Reason that manifests itself in shapes is the lowest of its kind, because it isn;t productive of another rational kind.  Because it produces while itself remaining unmoved, active is itself contemplation.  Some contemplation is whatwe expect. The nature as contemplation too.  But it isn’t discursive.  Why not?  Because one plans only when one lacks .  Nature lacks nothing for it to be is to be productive   What nature producesis one result of its silent contemplation.  Action is a shadow of contemplation and reason we

ak men engage in.  They can’t give themselves to contemplation due to a weak soul.  What they cannot achieve in contemplation, they strie to in actions.  The proof is that retarded people do crafts and want to see the broduct of their work. 

The mind births thoughts.  As withman as with the big bang.  Contemplation preceedes action.  The soul needs no visual or external object for contemplation.  Contemplation is the end of action.  When one achieves one wants merely to think about it.  Action always has some goal in mind.  Thought leads to action leads to thought.  We are thought , in thought of nature, contemplating thought.  THe outside worldthought isn’t different from the inside.  LEarning is bringing outside in and assimilating it.  So all derives from contemplationand is contemplation.  All contemplation produces forms.  Poor results (forms) result from poor thinking.  Supreme realities devote themselves to contemplation these produce us, we aspire to above by contemplating forms.  Ourideas generate o

ther ideas.  The intelligence is a multiplicity because its in all things. multice plicity comes after unity.  therefore the one preceded it.  Keep asking “how can the table be thought?  It is obeying rational laws.  The table is a lower level of thought.  It is also a projection  of a table thought someone had.  The one i intelligence without motion.  It is what makes all things possible.  Without it nothing would exist.  Or tghe one is the predestined forms which the universe sprang (the predestination that started it all).  The one is negatively defined.  Yet it is.  The intelligence is a seeing of the one.  Seeing implies multiplicity via duality.  It is potential actualized in that it is visible.  As our seeing requires sense the intelligences seeing requ

Qires the good.  Good will is how the intelligencescan seee the one.  Upon attainging the good, intelligence becomes like it because it is perfected by it.  See the trace of the one in the intelligence and you can see the good.  Intelligence desires to be the good.  That’s whythe intelligence is beautiful.  The sense world is its shadow/reflection.

 

 

PERSONAL COMMENTARY

Thought would disappear without contradiction.  Thoughts exist to come to an understanding and thereby negate their being needed in a quest to get the understanding.  To get from physical is to a thought or a moral imperitive (an ought) / or a state of awareness,is the key.  What does the physical law imply or cause?  If i say the universal laws “just exist” (ie’ the physical laws and existence of the universe don’t require any explaination)    Can I not accept that my min

d “just exists”.  Isn’t disappearing existing too? 

There are 3 paths to realization (that being the cosmic goal) : love (eros), ontology (spirit) and knowledge.  THe illiad is absolute values.  THe odyssey is relative values.  Bad ideas anthony had:  There is no right and wrong, just higher and lower levels of energy.  The golden mean comes from the bossible blending of absolute and relative belief systems.  Irony!  If you have a pefect universe, you cannot have right and wrong by which t o judge it.  MY inconsistency:  I believe inan absolute, but that requires an objectivity most athiests don’t find.  If scientific objectivism doesn’t get us right and worng.  If I relate it to beauty and the implied virtues, then isnt it hedonism (which is lesser).  He escaped that by saying that the desire to get better is a natural attribute of man.  Maybe so.  My question prior is how do you get from perfect natural laws with form to absolutes of right and wrong?  Do ideas precede form?  If ideas are an afterthought, p

robably aren’t a necessary way.  The letters that blow from the Ein sof vessels represent archetypes of thoughts.  Does ideas lead to nature?  If so we have a stronger absolute.  THe necessity of judging to have right and wrong implies that wrong is part of perfection. It gives us the basis for a dialectic that leads to perfection , therefore, wrong is perfect.  Now that I see that, should I be less  covetous of absolutes?  Less perfection driven?  No .  the evil is there for ideas.  Should I accept the evil?  Yes , if paradox is at the root of the universe.  And it seems it is!!  But this undermines all my morals.  All my standards.  But I do think good better than bad, and virtue better than vice.  Oh ABSOLUTELY!  Perhaps I have no choice but to believe that perhaps it can be tied to valuations of societies as biological organisms.  As people become aware of right and wrong they get unhappy with themselves.  Not a problem if you don’t value happiness, but then to what purpose Rome?  Rome was honor bound and

 collapsed into debauchery.  But it had earthly power.  Perhaps when it got all it wished for it found it was poorly thought out  The means didn’t justify the ends.  Total love is  eviable now, but might be boring. Might we then seek solace in drama over love?  Perhaps, again, in extreme all is a drag , therefore, perhaps conservvation of energy, trade off and heisenberg are the nature of reality life leads to.  Paradox.  Life feeds off of death.  Once you get what you want you don’t want it.   Then the ideal would be to not seek ideals. Reading is the right thing to do, but I don’t want to do what is right.  Perhaps right doesn’t get replaced with want, but should.  Perhaps should is more important than want. Paradoxically, the absolute leads to a non absolute which does sound absolute”should”.  Perhaps you “should” enjoy eating because it is right.  It is “only “ a perception,k but a perfect manifestation of should.  Don’t you thenjust get back to materialism?  Darwinian programming as an ideal.  Is the mun

0dane glorius?  Are the unthinking perfect?  Is this not the perfect flow?  Where is the flaw in this?

a) to be human is...

b) is a different situation, the person who is conscious will know what to do.  Perhaps this doesn’t require the laborious study you persue.  Remember the Bridge over the river kwai.  THe commander kept his ethics. 

c) Lives joys are more enjoyable if you see them as objective

d) life is a comedy to those who think and a tragedy to those who don’t

No right cannot be superceded by should.

 

From matter which is energy, we get brain ,

 the emergent property of which is thought, or a wuality of consciousness in movement (anth says the word is a verb))  This word is the thought that leads to thoug˙ts.  The emergent property of thoughts are thoughts about things (thoughtsbeing objectified to a thing is incuded).  The thoughts about things takes us to forms.  This ultimate/emergent property realied matter as objective needing subjectivemind to be definite. As a brain is objective needing a subjective to exist.  A paradox in consciousness.

 

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