The Revelatory Image

“Sensible equals “wish” to be such as The Equal itself, but cannot be equal in the same way” – Richard Patterson, Image and Reality “Forms may resemble their more imperfect cognate images below them on the metaphysical hierarchy, but this resemblance cannot be determinative; the causality is supposed to go the other way round” – … More The Revelatory Image

A Nascent Sympathy

“Would you be willing to say, said I, that the division in respect of reality and truth or the opposite is expressed by the proportion?” – Plato “[Mathematical number] is itself the law which it seeks to establish, the end and aim of research” – Spengler View as a pdf here Husserl’s transcendental idealism arguably … More A Nascent Sympathy

Diagrammatic Scholium

General Remarks “There is no difference between something’s being meaningless and meaning-saturated, or should we say: the distinction itself is meaningless?” – 2013 ““What is being?” Infamously the subject of the question figures in its framing. I was drawn as a young man to paint these two occurrences with a different brush […], though remaining … More Diagrammatic Scholium

Prototype and Archetype

“The road up and the road down are the same thing.” – Heraclitus Do opposites attract (objects)? More exactly, do opposites each wager their malign influence over the object in an attempt to lure it into their sphere of extremity? Or is an opposite merely a fictitious antipodes derived from pushing ‘degree’ to its limit? … More Prototype and Archetype

Remarks on Contrast

“There is no quality in this world that is not what it is merely by contrast. Nothing exists in itself.” – Herman Melville Which is the primordial organising principle, the more or the most? Traits are either sublated or summative.1 This paraphrases (perhaps imperfectly) the question of the one and the many. Where myriad iridescent … More Remarks on Contrast

A Community of Monads

I do not tend to vote for my preferred leader, few do. Instead I vote to calibrate the preferences of other voters, based on perceived bias. This is all to say, we vote strategically. Where the self-other relation hits its limit in ordinary empathetic life, lapsing into a mute and non denumerable ‘they’, the individual … More A Community of Monads