3.2.2, An Incomplete Set of Elements of Action

What does action presuppose? It presupposes all that change presupposes…and more! What categorical elements are always present? Isn’t it interesting, and it is Kant who made this most understandable to me, that arithmetic and geometry involve action. In arithmetic I have the element of unit. It is so bare, so minimal. What must be added? […]

3.2.1 On Presuppositional Status and Incompleteness

What I take to be that which is always a part of action, always to be understood in action, always present whenever action is present, is that which is presupposed by the very idea, that which cannot be avoided when thinking about action itself. To start with action is to start at a place and […]

3.1.3, On the love of the empirical

We live in a time in which we might say in some ways the spirit of the empirical rules. And I would want to be first in line to offer my gratitude for everything human observation and the use of the senses has brought us. But, and there is almost always a but, except with […]

3.1.1, On the good news of the apriori of action

This minor and daily string of words is embarking on a course for a time. Today a beginning. A beginning? From where? And this is a part of the good news–that there is a beginning. That there is a place from whence and to which. How bold it feels to express the notion of foundation, […]

On Action and Speculation

Actions is always speculation. Action is always directed at the future which is unknown. Thus, the actor speculates. There is no escape. Implications? Accept risk and your response to it (anxiety). Avoid avoiding risk and your desired outcome (aovidance of anxiety). Avoid chemicals that suppress anxiety. They are suppressing that which is a part of […]

A series. POST 1.1: Aristotle, becoming, and soul-art

(Coming every couple days are additional posts answering questions related. A time-line found at the bottom of this post. More soon…Today? An invitation to adventure… Forego the words of the chemical pushers and the flashy screen images as much as you can. Listen to the ancients (pre-pharmacy and pre-internet). There is perennial insight. It is […]