Tuesday, September 20, 2022

18th Series of the 3 Images of Philosophers

 Discusses 3 orientations of philosophy or thought, the heights, the depth and the surface. These are represented by Platonism, Nietzsche & the Pre--Socratics, and the Cynics and Stoics. Symbolized by Platonic wings, Empedocles' sandal, and the philosophical staff blow. Connection with Zen. Empdeocles connection with magic and with Nietzsche. Vigorous attack on Platonism; the philosophical disease of Idealism which gets compared to manic depression.

Deleuze references Diogenes Laƫrtius book, The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers for accounts of Pre-Socratic Philosophers, Cynics and Stoics. The ebook is here. https://www.gutenberg.org/files/57342/57342-h/57342-h.htm Thelemic associations not mentioned in the video: Philosophy of the heights corresponds with Nuit. Philosophy of the depths corresponds with Hadit. Philosophy of the surface corresponds with Ra Hoor Kuit (Horus)

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

17th Series of the Static Logical Genesis

The Logical Genesis continues the construction of a structure that can produce sense. It's grounded upon the first two stages of the Ontological Genesis. Language appears primary to this genesis. Language is contingent upon sense. The logical genesis = the complex structure of language. Also called the condition or forms of possibility of the structure. It is the rational or intellectual aspect.

The "problem" is the reality of the genetic element. The problem is not propositional but only exists within propositions. The surface gets formed and organized by the depth in bodies. Left out of the video: Sense is that which is formed and deployed at the surface. Sense is that which happens to bodies and that which insists in propositions. Sense is doubly generative, it engenders language and things. As long as we remain within the circle of the proposition - revolving between denotation, manifestation & signification - we can only infer sense. We have to break through and go beyond the rational to directly experience and work with (produce?) sense. More on Avicenna's idea that God = not.