Re: Emotional Association with Structure/Patterns/Sounds


Subject: Re: Emotional Association with Structure/Patterns/Sounds
From: Navid Navab (navid.nav@gmail.com)
Date: Thu Sep 29 2005 - 18:15:16 EDT


>
> Well, I think Heidegger was simply wrong.

 I don't know. not sure about "simply wrong" thought. [nothing's black and
white. except for Zebras of course]

> So I think there are answers to catch, and I think it is better to have
> the answer than to always be asking the question.

 There are defiantly answers to catch but (I think) not Final Answers. I
mean one could ask a question, find a satisfying answer and move on to the
next question OR he/she could ask a question, search and look at all the
possible answers from above and enjoy the view ---> this is a matter of
personal taste. so I'm not trying to prove anything. One either chooses to
take enjoyment in uncertainties or certainties. say...both are cool ;)

On 9/29/05, Michael Gogins <gogins@pipeline.com> wrote:
>
> Well, I think Heidegger was simply wrong.
>
> I think the essence of man is something more along the lines of glorifying
> God, or love, or direct insight into Sunyata, or something like that.
>
> I think Heidegger (and his sort-of heirs the postmodernists and
> postructuralists) wanted a kind of transcendence (the questioning, the
> revealing) without anything actually existing outside of the world, outside
> of nature. A kind of transcendence without transcendence. I don't think that
> works.
>
> So I think there are answers to catch, and I think it is better to have
> the answer than to always be asking the question.
>
> I'm not a member of any religion, and I'm a Darwinian and have a deep
> appreciation of science and of the metaphysics underlying science, but I
> think that the success of science has poleaxed us, we are running blind. Not
> that I have any intention of retreating into fundamentlism. In my view
> fundamentalism of the kind at work today, whether in Hindutva, or Israel, or
> Jihadists, or conservative Christians in the USA, is a form of idolatry
> itself. Two idolatries then: science treated as if it has all the answers,
> and some pickled revelation treated as if it has all the answers.
>
> Regards,
> Mike
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Navid Navab <navid.nav@gmail.com>
> Sent: Sep 29, 2005 4:09 PM
> To: cec-conference@concordia.ca
> Subject: Re: Emotional Association with Structure/Patterns/Sounds
>
> kinda off-topic but all these searches for answers/the answer reminded me
> of Heidegger's saying: the essence of man has the form of a question.

since our time-line is a strait line heading into nowhere (or somewhere?),
> there are no answers to catch. (this applies mostly to fundamental
> questions
> usually starting with why)
> in other words: "the question of what one is, is part of what one is."
> However, I'd like to know why I like music and sound so much. There might
> be an answer for this one somewhere. Keep searching...
> -Navid
> --
> ART IS NOT



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