On hope, and to and fro on the blogg

I tried the reblogg button from Phil’s post t but somehow tripped it.

Here’s my comment :

I cannot place my hope solely on reason, and our “supremacism” there. I have hope in humanity, only in as much as we in our identity may transcend, not just our knowing, but even our feeling, sense of being, and deeper instinctive, intuitive and mystic, indeed our spiritual depths and heights and its sense of being, in being projected parts and being in relation with a whole being, our spirituality, with our whole self, being more than the sum of his/her parts, and with the whole body, in and of reality.

Nothing is denied of our reality. Our wildest dreams but a fragment of his/her imagination. Our deepest sense of being set against not, and others all, opposites, parallels and countenances.

Phil’s grasp for the foundation of reason’s supremacy in, beyond its language and context, a deeper intuition, mysticism and emotion, and the primacy of matter, but as basis of the conscious, has breathed a freshness of humanity through his clear and succinct tour of philosophy for me and I think for his readers.

Here’s the link to his post : http://philipstanfield.com/2015/02/01/reply-to-austin-2/comment-page-1/#comment-5377

and two paragraphs from it. And I add his reply to my unsuccessful reblogg, that has come up on my notification for that reblogged post that doesn’t seem to be there!

“Through the weight of philosophy “We are animals and our brains function holistically. Thoughts – linguistically structured and those from ‘below’ language seamlessly generate emotions which in turn feed back into thoughts. There is no such thing as a thought without an emotion or vice versa.”

“The mystical philosophy that Marx acknowledged he built his own philosophy on, his own method of knowing the world, not only has at its core another way of reasoning – intuition, mysticism’s appreciation of the importance of the emotions to thought and of the complexity in the relations between emotions and thought found expression in the very dialectics Marx positioned at the heart of materialism.”

Hi Tach, thank you very much for your response to my reply to Austin. I do place great store in ‘reason’ but not the ‘reason’ of the dominant patriarchal paradigm – solely linguistic and conceptual (the Man of Reason).
On the one hand Marx correctly argued for dialectical materialism and thereby dialectical reason but on the other he did not recognise (because brain science was only in its infancy) how profoundly dialectical and wholistic our reasoning (i.e. our brains functioning as a unity) is.
As I stated in my post, linguistic reasoning may only be the conscious tip and endpoint (even post-endpoint) of a ‘subterranean’ process – the ‘free will’ debate.
My very best wishes to you for all areas of your creativity. Phil

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