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  1. Jan 2024
    1. prehension

      for - definition - prehension - Whitehead

      definition - prehension - defined by Alfred North Whitehead - the feeling that each node of an idea network have for one another

      • Think of it as short for comprehension
      • Comprehension usually implies more of a conscious sort of rational reflective understanding
      • When Whitehead shortens that to prehension

        • he's trying to get at something that is not yet conscious

        • certainly not self-reflective

        • but more of an aesthetic feeling of being permeated by the presence of the other beings
        • in an environment without yet reflecting on the fact

      pre-linguistic - see epoche as well, seems related - like the word-less intuition before a precise word is formed to capture the new permutation of salient defining experiences

      • So apprehension or feeling is a kind of unconscious apprehension
      • So our conscious forms of apprehension or comprehension
        • are a further elaboration upon a much more basic form of apprehension / feeling
        • that Whitehead argued pervades the universe at every scale
  2. Nov 2023
    1. here must be a self now I'm not talking about a minimal kind of self a pre-reflective kind of self I'm talking about a socio-cognitive construct like philosophers like Dennard 00:03:30 and others have suggested a construct which is of a cognitive type it may also be of a social kind as suggested by social scientists like for example Wolfgang Prince Ian hacking and 00:03:42 even some neuroscientists like Michael Graziano have proposed scientific approaches to the notion of self
      • for: synonym - pre-linguistic self - pre-reflective self - minimal self
  3. Jul 2022
    1. though personwareis intrinsic to being a complete person it can be continuously modified, evolve or otherwise developed([5 ]: p. 201). More importantly, it can, to a significant extent, at least theoretically, be dynamicallygoverned and authored by the human individual. Hence, the human takeover.

      !- definition : human takeover * The ability for an individual to dynamically govern and author one's own personware. * The takeover gives us agency, rather than victimhood * the takeover can be triggered through realization of the difference between the thought sans image state and the conditioning into the symbolosphere

      !- question : spiritual enlightenment and personware * An interesting question is: "How does enlightenment impact the personware? " * Obviously, enlightenment cannot be an act of removing the personware. Language once learned cannot simply be meditated away. * Does the act of enlightenment then make the personware dramatically known to the individual as if it were indeed like a suit that we are wearing and not our fundamental nature? * Does enlightenment allow us to get more in contact with the prelinguistic and prepersonal

    2. However, since this pre-linguistic, pre-iconicthinking sans image, as discussed above, has no definite contour nor contents yet, it does not come withconsolidated mental forms representing such prospective desires in a manner that could be examined,processed and acted upon.

      !- in other words : thought sans image * pre-linguistic, pre-iconic - Gyuri Lajos would call "tacit awareness"

      !- reference : Gyuri Lajos * tacit awareness