Friday, October 16, 2009

The Shadows of Totalization, Part XLIII

I am going to examine Fido the Yak’s recent post, Asymmetries of the Question.

The purpose of this is to better delineate what I am trying to do--regarding motion—in order to subject what I am trying to do--regarding thought-motion-- to criticism.

“Taking a cue from Morris, who posits a deep connection between asymmetrical postures, openness and extroversion (Sense, pp. 164 ff.), let's provisionally categorize questions as either being symmetrical or asymmetrical.”-Fido, from above.

A connection is made between something provisionally called "asymmetrical postures", and openness, extroversion, and questions. Immediately, we're led into very deep waters, but what I get out of it on a first pass is this:

There are six tropes philosophers use to indicate thought-motion. These are,

1. Openness.
2. Possibility.
3. Question.
4. Extroversion (a very strange and startlingly inaccurate concept both philosophically and psychologically—but nevertheless important.)
5. Experiment.
6. Problem.

Are there other tropes? If so, please remind me.

What we need to ask: do these six necessarily indicate motion? If they do not, in which cases do they not?


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