From: Chris Lofting (email@example.com)
Date: Sat 17 Jun 2006 - 13:00:29 GMT
To make an essential point NOT covered in that link I gave, the distinction
is necessary between the singular nature and the particular-general nature.
The latter covers our primate being, our species being, and so our generic
heritage. THAT position is what fight/flight dichotomy is all about.
The singular nature reflects our individual nature as conscious individuals
rather than as individual members of the species. THAT nature acts as a
'random' element in our being where the uniqueness serves as a 'random' element in that it acts to give 'unique' perspectives that can in some what contribute to the species - as such our individual nature is like that of, say, a sense of 'salt' or 'sour' is to the nature of taste in that we contribute through our distancing from others as 'specialist' elements of the species.
This distancing dynamic reflects our competitive nature as individuals where
it varies according to the interaction of species-nature with
consciousness-nature. (and so the play with the competitive/cooperative
dynamic that is isomorphic to anger/love, anger/fear etc)
SO - the particular/general dynamic focuses on our nature as
species-members, where we all know 'anger' or 'fear'. THEN comes the
singular where that knowing is more context-sensitive, more 'small world
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