Re: Dreaming On

From: Rex Allen <>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 23:37:40 -0400

On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 8:00 PM, David Nyman<> wrote:
> It seems as though we can comprehend 'mind' only in terms of some
> self-instantiating, self-interpreting context, in which meaning
> depends always on the self-relating logic of differentiation and
> interaction. Hence the 'perspective' of mind is always intrinsic,
> and 'meaning' doesn't survive abstraction to any extremity of
> 'external' observation. We can comprehend the 'externalised' flux -
> i.e. what is abstractable out-of-context - as somehow correlative of
> mind with mind, and mind with matter. But whatever meaning is finally
> recoverable will again be 'as received' - i.e. as re-interpreted in
> its context of arrival.

This, for instance, seems to be a somewhat Kantian thought. I think.
Based on my single week of reading about Kant's views.

On the other hand, maybe when all you have is a hammer, everything
looks like a nail...

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