12402Re: Pragmatic Presupposition
- Dec 27, 2003--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "jodyrrr"
> --- In email@example.com, "texasbg2000"opinion
> <Bigbobgraham@a...> wrote:
> > Hi:
> > There has been lots of good stuff on this topic but I had an
> > I wanted to make clear. So here it is.for
> > "The search for power is the search for comfort".
> > The statement presupposes comfort is the motivator for the search
> > power. It offers no reasons or factual data.inappopriate.
> There is no presupposition. Power brings control over the
> immediate environment. Control over the environment allows
> for greater degrees of comfort.
> > Pragmatic presupposition does not assign truth or falsity to an
> > assertion. If it is false something about it will be
> > What I don't like about this idea is that it is purely mechanical
> > its description of motivation. The progress of evolution in anenvironment--
> > heirarchial sense is not allowed for.
> > That is, a direction for evolution is not included in this
> > description.
> Nonsense. Life moves toward the greatest comfort. Mutations
> that arise which are effective adaptations to the current
> that is, allowing for the greatest comfort--are passed on, therebyout
> 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 culture
> > that will be eradicated by evolution.
> As long as there are individuals believing they are such and
> acting as such, there will be misconception and contradiction.
> > Since I do not know what direction to take to achieve evolution
> > of misconception then I can not do anything with comfort as thefact
> > motive hoping to achieve said evolution.
> I maintain the whole reason you are on a mission to
> 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
> > and not before.the
> > I like the idea of spirit pulling the willing and leaving behind
> > unwilling.Jody, this entire post has nothing but your own presumption of being
> That idea is comfortable for you.
> > The Gunas in this context:
> > tamas-pleasure (comfort)
> Staying the same is comfortable.
> > rajas-power
> Having control is comfortable.
> > sattva-meaning
> Knowing what's up is comfortable.
> > Leave behind comfort and through power (control of the vrittis)
> > meaning will vanquish suffering.
> > Love,
> > Bobby G.
> The drive toward comfort is inescapable, except in the
> imagination. ;)
right and therefore anyone who has another opinion must not
understand what you are saying.
I am good with that. It is just you. I just wanted to make my own
points about the issue.
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