A Dynamic Feedback Mechanism

Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.

- Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)

Function over forme - A planksip® Original

Ephemeral and without forme

Ok, this is where I am at investigating Veritas (Truth). In defining materialism according to Horkheimer (social theory perspective) we have to start with human suffering. Materialism, according to Horkheimer, rests on a fundamental acceptance of suffering and desire the innate human drive towards happiness. At this point, I am concerned about two things...

1. Tabula rasa dogma of the day (Horkheimer's day)

2. Pleasure pain principal and it's Freudian allusions.

Do we really need to have a conversation about the innate, non-blank slate reality of cognitive science today? Because if you acknowledge that a social blank slate is a fallacy then we can improve on Horkheimer's perspectives and update it with 21-century scientific and empirical knowledge.

Secondly, and maybe a little more open to philosophical discussion, I am skeptical about a societal interpretation (Social Science) with striking similarities to the Freudian ID. Now I realize that the complexity of this understanding is anything but simple to grasp. These are my entry points. Your thoughts for a critical approach? After all, if the goal is to find Veritas, she can often allude our brightest minds and sometimes only (briefly) visible through dialectic.

Support Your Friendly Neighbourhood Atelier Today!