LIMITS GOVERN SPEED AND BEHAVIOUR
An educated people can be easily governed.
- Frederick the Great (1712-1786)
THE IMAGINATION NATION IS EDUCATION
LIMITS GOVERN SPEED AND BEHAVIOUR
Inspired by Frederick the Great (1712-1786)'s quote, "An educated people can be easily governed.". The titled responsion is not so much a call to arms but a realization that order and a civilized society is easier to achieve with an educated populations.
I end with a pluralistic point, and begin again with a diverse perspective. This doesn't mean that the opinions from which I will attempt to articulate are symtimatic of a downward spiral into subjectivism. Besides, I have thought to myself on more than one occasion that if I wanted to get an objective measure of an article's worth, one of the metrics that we could use to objectively frame a framework is to count the number of isms in the text. With subjectivism already counting as numero uno I am here to tell you that the common usage and pejoritive that we associate with pluralism is anything but. Sure, taken in the context of a typecast post modern ninkumpoop then of course you are correct. In philosophy we call this ad hominum and it's an easy thing to do when you generalize about the characteristics of a population.
Are you saying that ad hominoms are useless?
Well that's the generally accepted principle behind a fallacy, however, I would like to illustrate a point and it lies on stage and the fictions that we create. Our literature is littered with fictional representations of archetypal representations of virtue, goodness, mythology, evil and many more characters. Good actors, bad actors and all the stage hands that aid in the performance that we call life are participants in this performance of a lifetime.
Now think about that for a minute or two.
Can you see why and how the functionality of an ad hominom might actually be useful to objectively frame who not to be or who to be like? Jesus and Robin Hood comes to mind. Robin Hood actually existed, you might say, and in that case I have to agree with you. Keep on thinking. I dare you!
AND IMAGINATION IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN KNOWLEDGE
Inspired by Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)'s quote, "Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination." The titled responsion is "And Imagination is More Important than Knowledge". What follows is subject to revision, do you have any suggestions?
IMAGINATION RULES THE WORLD
Inspired by Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749-1827)'s quote, "The last thing we imagined of you, General, is a lesson in geometry!". The titled responsion is a reference to ruler of our worlds, however Platonic that may manifest. Imagination is what I am talking about. Ya feel me?
HOLINESS AND THE IMPLICIT ORDER
Inspired by John Keats (1795-1821)'s quote, "I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart's affections and the truth of the Imagination". The titled responsion is a little too pias for my taste, but that doesn't mean that I can't understand it...
Let's approach this explanation from another direction. Besides, the double negative, mixed with metaphor leaves most people including myself flat-footed. There I go again, with the truism and euphemistic acrobatics. What I am trying to say and what I have been doing as of late is to understand the psychology of religious thought from a consilient perspective. Have you given it a shot? Try it out and let me know how it goes.
A PRIORI AXIOMS
Inspired by Carl Sagan (1934-1996)'s quote, "Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere." The titled responsion is "a priori axioms". What follows is subject to revision, do you have any suggestions?
So, what am I trying to get across? Axiomatic and a priori meaning; fundamental to an imagined state of being, individually and collectively, the imagination is necessary and arguably sufficient to give us direction. What do you think about that?