Thursday, December 16, 2010

Heidegger and Embodiement

Alright, quick break from politics-

I came to the odd conclusion recently that ideas are entities which we embody. Take for example memories, which I argue are ideas- We think of a given memory (perhaps triggered by a smell say), and we feel an emotion as a reaction to that memory. Say I think of my deceased hamster and remember how sad I was when he died- well, I then feel sadness.

This is an example of how we embody idea's. They become us. They make themselves known to us. They are akin to biological organisms because of the Universal structure of Reason.

In a sense, this can be seen as an Aristotelian twist on Plato's theory of the world of Forms.

But these are just the basic premises- what becomes interesting is when we apply this notion to heideggers 'Region'. That is to say, Idea's occupy actual physical regions. This is clearly dubious, but let's take the example of general ideas. War, Love, etc. They can certainly exist as regions. Of course, I have previously stated that war and love are the same thing, but let's set that aside quietly for now. War or murder has a definite 'Region' (That is to say general physical location)- the bullet of a gun. But this is merely pragmatically to say that the notion of Ideas having physical regions has some arguments in its defense.

Take the Parable of Shroedingers Cat. He sets up an experiment where the cat will either live or die. This basic idea and the conclusions one could draw from it are an entity in a constant interaction-paradigm engagement with the regional/physical components of reality.

This is my basic idea, please comment.

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