Introductory Notes Towards a Phenomenology: The Meta-Rational
being of things consists not of our notions of them, nor our ideations of them;
nor do things consist of the Kantian thing-in-itself or as independent entities;
rather things consist of the balancing link between the thing-in-itself and our
ideations of the thing-in-itself. The balance between these two points of
consciousness cannot be perceived alone; what is needed to comprehend it is a
sense of the meta-rational. The meta-rational is not, like the irrational,
posited against the rational; rather, it is the step beyond mere rationality,
the point at which foreign elements become important to consciousness.
-There is space between time, space between space, and
space between causes.
-This space between is, in one sense, an intuition.
-Space Between, in this sense, is an intuition of Being.
-Space Between cannot be named except as such; naming
entails a certain confinement.
-Space Between can possess us between thoughts.
-Space Between may be seen as an extension of the
principle “Negative Capability” beyond aesthetics.
-Space Between, in fact, may be seen as what
consciousness is between thoughts.
-Space Between in the selfness of what is beyond us.
-Space Between, as transcendent will, is solid being
congealed in a momentary sensation.
-The mind must divide originally because the body itself
is a plurality.
-The mind’s structure finds its mirror in the body’s
plurality; but the mind’s wholeness is not self-apparent.
-The body is plural, yet it moves together; the mind is
plural and moves plurally; that is, it is capable of moving in many directions
-The mind moving the body is conscious thought; the body
moving the mind is unconscious impulse (thought).