....I'm thinking now of the zen approach to facing reality as it is primorially given by means of an absolutely passive (i.e., prereflective awareness) posture (meditation).....
Quote:That is simply untrue. The real issue here is that he .. and you .. have not discussed anything at all.
In all fairness, doesn't this statement reveal more about your capacity to collect information from a text than the writers intent in writing it? I do not mean to offend by saying this. It's a fair question in my opinion.
The way I see it, after establishing the value of the concept random, we (JL and myself) are now considering how concepts relate to eachother and how we as observers are more entangled in the interplay of "natural forces" than scientific method tends to assume. If you are still thinking within the boundaries of science I can see how it appears we are discussing nothing.
The observation may be superfuous in relation to our science, but it is my opinion that if we see all this as an extension of self exploration that situation changes.
Ha Ha, very funny, High Seas.
Outis, I wish I knew that when I was coming with a handle. Thanks.
I'm "no such person". ...
με κτείνει δόλῳ οὐδὲ βίηφιν.’
...in a frenzy of rage and pain, shouting as he did so to the other Cyclopes who lived on the bleak headlands near him; so they gathered from all quarters round his cave when they heard him crying, and asked what was the matter with him.
"‘What ails you, Polyphemus,’ said they, ‘that you make such a noise, breaking the stillness of the night, and preventing us from being able to sleep? Surely no man is carrying off your sheep? Surely no man is trying to kill you either by fraud or by force?
"But Polyphemus shouted to them from inside the cave, ‘Noman is killing me by fraud! Noman is killing me by force!’
The time at which I write this post is random. I hadn't planned it, but now I am writing it on an impulse I had no way to predict.