Re: MD food for thought

Date: Sun Sep 08 2002 - 20:31:15 BST

In a message dated 9/8/02 7:06:08 PM GMT Daylight Time, writes:

> And yet...
> Squonk, you say, "Everything is conscious in my view...a
> >mathematician does what a cricket bat does only more
> >Dynamically: Respond to IT.
> >Quality is IT.
> >Everything is Quality.
> >Everything is conscious."
> According to you, Everything has aesthetic value (which is how you define
> quality elsewhere), and one is supposed to expand "rationality towards its
> aesthetic source" in order to find the unifying social guide.
> If EVERYTHING has aesthetic value, how can one use aestheticism as a guide
> for
> anything? Without a process of differentiation, how can pure aestheticism
> act
> as any kind of source of unification?
> Certainly, you can say "pick the route with more quality." But when
> individual views of the primary attributes and qualities of Quality differ
> so hotly, what aesthetic sense is to select which is supreme?
> Without pure s/o rationality, there is no method for divining proper action
> or resolution to conflict within a society.
> High minded as your rhetoric sounds, you are merely repeating the useless
> advice of a thousand medicine men and a million hippies: "Why don't we all
> just get along?"

Hi Isaac,
Well, why don't we all just get along?
We could say, 'Why should we get along?'
And i would say, because getting along is more aesthetically valuable.

One cannot define beauty and no wonder: beauty defines us.
Mr. Mathematician enjoys the same sense of beauty as the artist or the
sportsperson; they all have an intuitive feeling or understanding, which does
not HAVE to be defined, that the source of their Art is not of their
possession. These folks are possessed, and deivine madness or being touched
by the great One is a well documented and transcultural experience.

Fear and distrust destroy the beauty of social harmony and proportion.
If we wish to model a beautiful society then we are going to have to begin
teaching our kids how to find beauty and teach them a little less about how
to behave as removed spectators from the real world of values?

All the best,

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