Sunday, May 15, 2016

Analytic Possibilism

The View held roughly by Elias Canetti, Novalis, Lichtenberg, Alexius Meinong, Quentin Meillassoux, and Nathan Coppedge.

Thoughts can have the properties of nature as a way of tasting nature.

There is no need for objective properties of nature, since properties are the senses. Truth can exist independent of the senses, and be expressed objectively in language via synthesis. Epicureans have a kind of knowledge which is practical, and evaluative.

Values define the content of truth. Nature, however, is more than sensory knowledge. It is Truth in a high sense.

Absolute knowledge is a hard bargain, but perhaps possible. Even so, we might accept that it is not automatically understood even in its true form.

It is possible to be absolute with language even without comprehension, and the truth of language is generally less real than the truths of nature, but also more valid for thoughts. Nonetheless, the truths of comprehension are supervened upon by the capacity to synthesize.

The mind is not external, although the eyes are.

Language is an approximation composed of labels that can be empirically tested.

It is the empirical test that constitutes proof, although at the same time it may be allegorized in language.

Language does not express the limitation of thought.

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