Sunday, July 10, 2016

An High-Altitude Comment and a Low Blow 

ROOM, 2014

Man is the measure of all things says that apprehension is higher than comprehension. Comprehension belongs, too, to the order of the things that exist. The absolute spirit is supposed to say: I undergo what brings comprehension to the place of apprehension. Thus comprehension is to become golden through undergoing experiences. In Husserl too, the measure of what undergoes much is the chief matter. But how can one say it reaches its absolute? One can only watch the obvious in a questioning attitude of attentive circumspection. The obvious, when we undergo the experiences of being, becomes the comprehending of the world. The world that comprehends its own ground is the Element. Heidegger says, if we leave it at that, we never can get to the bottom of it all. Thus one must take a leap, a chance, and fix the direction of the inquiry in advance.  In thinking each other world as what this (one’s own) world is, in the manner of time, there is a suggestion that the Element itself is doing something, as it were.  

Of course, Husserl too knows that the Element does something, but he limits himself to recording the movement. Anyone who does not understand these matters, but who instead sees a political reflection at work, really can not see this work as the deed that it is, but loses himself in their own dreams and criticism. Jung’s critique can be taken seriously, and this is an excellent way to gather a sense of what the discussion is about. Because although Jung has no philosophic prowess, his solid certitude as an observer of what happens in life is great. His objections can not be taken seriously enough if they are considered alongside those of Strauss and his philisophic excellence. 

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