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Scaligero on free thought

Tuesday, 1 June 2021 at 22:04

Scaligero on Dr John Dunn. I’m still getting to grips with what Massimo Scaligero defined as free thought. Consideration of this passage from The Logos and the New Mysteries will, perhaps, contribute to some level of understanding.

…free thought has its potential moment in the coincidence of the original connectivity with the object’s calculable or logical structure, which is not its reality. Thought loses this moment. It thus loses the possibility of an essential reality, since it believes that the relation pertains to the object or to the phenomenon, and not to its own power of synthesis. Thought fails to see within itself the relation that is immediate to it. It transfers this relation outside of itself. It undoubtedly exists within the object, but it is one with its principle, which we can encounter only within the inner life of thought. (p.39)

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