Gateway to The Pathology of Reason: Mechanisms of Mind


I became aware of something abstract and tangible; my mind.

By mind I mean the personally and collectively held psychological interface. The abstraction of your ideology and identity is the experience of the phenomenal self. If you have thoughts you are rendering your ideology into the projection of your identity. 

Objectivity, to the mind, is not simply the objects that the mind can identify, but the underlying concepts that establish continuity. The mind wants to retain continuity with whatever it has imbued with a projection of identity. This is what sustaining life to the mind is.

The ability to Reason, however, doesn't necessarily route out a false premise of logic if it appears without contradiction to the continuity make-up of identity. As a psychological construct we often leverage our profile of identity against the ability to discern otherwise.

This formulation of self and identity is a contradiction. Not of the minds efficiency, but as a value marker and mechanism of mind-identification. As a construct, this continuity only exists in the mind within time as the past. This rendering is fine in certain circumstances but it is also a hindrance to present moment self-awareness.

I wrote The Pathology of Reason out of a series of these basic insights. These Mechanisms of Mind predict how the identity of self will leverage any conditioned value construct. These are the very constructs that give the identity and its sense of value a return on investment.

The mind has an inherent inability to know itself in the Now. It can only know itself within a construct of time. Without contrast from the Now no-thing readily exists as tangible to the mind. The discerning mind needs contrast (time/space) in order to conceptualize anything.

As long as a belief maintains its overall semblance of continuity we will consider something to be reasonable, even if its mixed with or derived from our own conjecture, assumption and bias.

It's as if we rely more on conjecture and past in order to maintain continuity with what we perceive as truth and identity than the actual unabridged version appearing seamlessly within the Now. 

The Pathology of Reason was written thru this key-hole of awareness.


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