Yes, sports fans, NJ was a virtual train wreck, and I lay most of the blame on Bill. Just the other day, Bill was giving lip service to the HGI, holy ghost intiative. Well, it seems that Bill forgot to give either George or Joe a heads up. This is a failure of due dilligence on his part, and, perhaps, the fault of unfounded expectations on my part. But, you see, I get paid to have unfounded expectations. A lot of folks don't fully grasp that yet. I have calls into Bill and the Princess.
Yes, I do have a problem of riches. A couple of weeks ago, there was only one Ron, now we have, potentially, two more, namely Bill and David. The bigger problem is rising expectations. Give me an inch, and I cheerfully take a mile, or two. If I don't get my full country mile+, well, you're gonna hear about it. Ron figured that out, early on, bless his little heart.
My previous virtual train wreck was with the Princess, almost a year ago, which incident has yet to be addressed. Now we have the opportunity to do so. What fun.
But I did pick up on one imprtant item, making the trip, on balance, more than worthwhile. Aristotle spoke of the World Soul, according to George. I have not yet found the quote, but I have rediscovered, through wiki, the animus-mundi and its many cognates. Once again, I prove how easy it is to blind-side oneself.
Yes, there are many cultural variants of the world-soul. But what is particularly amusing is the Gaian version, and how hard the deep ecologists must struggle to avoid the albatross of teleology. Ouch!
But, then, sports fans, after the animus mundi comes unus mundus, which is the singular cosmic monad, from which all sapience derives, and in which it partakes.
Also, let me state what I have to often implied, namely, that impersonal intelligence is an oxymoron. And that is a mouthful.
Once you get explicitly onto the world-soul, innumerable doors and possibilities of more doors are opened. Of course, the logical gognate of monotheism is monopsychism, but I had never run across it until three minutes ago, I kid you not.
Of course, I have spoken frequently of the panpsychic catastrophe, but that points in a shallower direction, does it not?
I am now informed that, more than anything else, monopsychism is the very foundation of the entire mystical tradition. How could I have missed that, pray tell?
Wrt to monopsychism, Averroes appears to be the pivotal historical figure, with his reinterpretation of Aristotle, in which he introduced the notion of a dual soul. Aquinas took Averroes behind the woodshed.
But, yes, look at Aristotle again..... there is an animal soul, and an intellectual soul, the latter of which is eternal. But, no, that leaves open the question of monopsychism, and the personhood of that Psyche. It may be that the notion of the recirculating Monad, was I the first?, is the only way to reconcile these various tensions.
Have had convos with David, Bill and the Princess......
My party, next July..... will it be a retirement party or a throw in the towel party? IOW, do I get a gold watch or a wet towel?
Here is what I did not understand.......
Panentheism = Monopsychism.
This realization, sports fans, is no small deal wrt knowing which historical buttons to push, and how to push them.
You see, Monopsychism =>> BPWH, TBMK. No?
Date: August 31, 2014, 2:55:53 PM EDT
Subject: Re: Does a brain imply a personal 'god'?
Yes, I think that was my same question, but you got the wrong word...... it's not the brain, it's the mind!
As Paul just reminded me, Aristotle posited two souls..... the animal soul and the RATIONAL soul.
So, the Cartesian homunculus..... is that the animal or the rational soul?
IOW, is there a soul in Searle's Chinese Room?
Plantinga has shown, beyond reasonable doubt, that reason must transcend nature. Jack may not have figured this out. IOW, was Pythagoras a pantheist or a panentheist?
Jack seems to have forgotten that Spinoza and Einstein were Panentheists = Monopsychists.
On Aug 31, 2014, at 12:57 PM, David wrote:
That just occurred as I was walking to Trieste.
Hey, folks, this URL comes straight from David G. Breakout the popcorn....... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GwzAgkE_ReQ