From the religious perspective, synchronicity shares similar characteristics of an “intervention of grace.” Jung also believed that in a person’s life, synchronicity served a role similar to that of dreams, with the purpose of shifting a person’s egocentric conscious thinking to greater wholeness.
they posit that gradual changes in the salience of the world around an individual (apophany), the anxiety that the world holds (trema), and the tendency to reflexively focus on one’s own experience (hyper-reflexivity) combine to give rise to a situation where thoughts are given their own external agency and perceptual quality. In such a context, both hearing voices and having inserted thoughts are part of the same overall disruption to the self (ipseity) that occurs in psychosis
To avoid this charge, an egoist needs to avoid interpreting psychological egoism as saying that, whatever the action one intends to do, it is always self-serving by definition. Perhaps a better strategy for a psychological egoist is to emphasize one does an action X always in order to further one’s self-interest. We act only for the sake of promoting our own best interest.
While psychological egoism claims that the ultimate goal of one’s action is one’s own self-interest, ethical egoism claims that one should pursue one’s own best interest.
…social conventions agreed upon as moral requirements are derived from a bargaining process over mutually advantageous conventions. Given that social conventions are derived from bargaining, people with the upper hand have little incentive to produce a fair convention for the weak. After all, there is little to gain from cooperating with the weak and little to fear of their retaliation.
…that people in the original position make the bargain under a “veil of ignorance,” that is, people have no idea of their natural talents and their social position.
…Moral requirements based on agreement thus still lack sufficient force to ensure that everyone in fact does comply.
Like everyone, Guston read Sartre, and he thought of painting as a struggle to discover something real, undistorted by dumb desire or imitation.
…“The great thing about painting and drawing, as opposed to thinking about it, is the resistance of matter.”
…“I am a moralist and cannot accept what has not been paid for, or a form that has not been lived through. Human consciousness moves, but it is not a leap; it is one inch.”
What redeemed him, for later generations, was self-awareness.
“What would it be like to be evil? To plan and plot. Then I started conceiving an imaginary city being overtaken by the Klan. I was like a movie director. I couldn’t wait.”
However, if everyone is creating their own moral rules, then wouldn’t people disagree on what is right and wrong? Kant doesn’t believe so. He believes that the categorical imperative is the only rational moral rule, and he also believes that we can derive a complete, consistent set of moral duties from the categorical imperative. Thus, every person who is fully following their rationality will agree on what is right and wrong.
—————————————————————— The museum reveals the artwork’s potential precisely by negating it.
—————————————————————- “Then this is not the definition of justice: to tell the truth and return what one has received.” “Nay, but it is, Socrates,” said Polemarchus
Yet this I still believe, that justice benefits friends and harms enemies.”
“….I say the just is to do what is for the advantage of the stronger.”
For there is no defect or error at all that dwells in any art. Nor does it befit an art to seek the advantage of anything else than that of its object.
“Then no art considers or enjoins129 the advantage of the stronger but every art that of the weaker [342d] which is ruled by it.”