12398Re: Pragmatic Presupposition
- Dec 27, 2003--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "texasbg2000"
>There is no presupposition. Power brings control over the
> There has been lots of good stuff on this topic but I had an opinion
> I wanted to make clear. So here it is.
> "The search for power is the search for comfort".
> The statement presupposes comfort is the motivator for the search for
> power. It offers no reasons or factual data.
immediate environment. Control over the environment allows
for greater degrees of comfort.
> Pragmatic presupposition does not assign truth or falsity to anNonsense. Life moves toward the greatest comfort. Mutations
> assertion. If it is false something about it will be inappopriate.
> What I don't like about this idea is that it is purely mechanical in
> its description of motivation. The progress of evolution in an
> heirarchial sense is not allowed for.
> That is, a direction for evolution is not included in this
that arise which are effective adaptations to the current environment--
that is, allowing for the greatest comfort--are passed on, thereby
allowing a greater comfort for future generations.
The drive toward greater comfort *is* the source of evolution.
> I believe there is misconception and contradiction in our cultureAs long as there are individuals believing they are such and
> that will be eradicated by evolution.
acting as such, there will be misconception and contradiction.
> Since I do not know what direction to take to achieve evolution outI maintain the whole reason you are on a mission to
> of misconception then I can not do anything with comfort as the
> motive hoping to achieve said evolution.
evolve (or stay out of the way of your evolution) is
because you imagine a greater comfort (though
meaning, etc.) at the end of your process.
> That is, comfort can be said to be the motivator only after the factThat idea is comfortable for you.
> and not before.
> I like the idea of spirit pulling the willing and leaving behind the
> The Gunas in this context:Staying the same is comfortable.
> tamas-pleasure (comfort)
> rajas-powerHaving control is comfortable.
> sattva-meaningKnowing what's up is comfortable.
> Leave behind comfort and through power (control of the vrittis)The drive toward comfort is inescapable, except in the
> meaning will vanquish suffering.
> Bobby G.
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