Attribution of Priority

ken collins kckpaulc at aol.comABCXYZ
Thu Oct 14 22:33:46 EST 1999


i realized, at 1:46am, Monday, 13Sep99, while reading _For Love of the Game_,
by Michael Shaara, p119, that the 'point' that i've made such a great fuss
about over the years... folks 'see' things in individually-unique ways... was,
apparently, discussed by Immanuel Kant is his, _Critique of Pure Reason_.

quoting from Shaara, whose protagonist is speaking of what he learned from
reading Kant:

"He says that when people see the same thing happen, they see it with different
eyes, and remember different things - although they all saw the same thing."

That's all i know of Kant, but i see that he's probably addressing a similar,
if not the same, 'point' that i address in AoK, and I should've acknowledged
Kant's Priority the day i read it. i've been on- and offline multiple times
this Fall, and i don't recall, just now, if i'd an INet account on that day

i expect i arrived at the 'point' via a different route than Kant... in my
work, it's founded in activation-dependence, and the meta-'point' is that,
because it is founded in activation-dependence, all it's behavioral correlates
(i.e. the knee-jerk that slaughters innocents, "just because they're
'different'") are modifiable via experience... via 'learning'... which is
underpinned in neural activation, and which enables convergence upon
activation-dependence that can allow folks to 'see' things in
mutually-inclusive ways... and =that= is how the automated slaughter can be
transcended.

which is the main thrust of everything i've done in both NDT and Tapered
Harmony.

ken (K. P. Collins)



More information about the Neur-sci mailing list