Morphic Fields and the Edifice of Thought

In this post Scott Preston places the Edifice of Thought into relationship within the currents shaping our time in the Chrysalis.

The Chrysalis

Recently, Antonio Dias employed a phrase that I quite like: “the Edifice of Thought”. The painstakingly constructed modern edifice of thought now rests upon some pretty wobbly foundations — the metaphysical assumptions of the Newtonian-Cartesian paradigm that have now become very dubious and uncertain. Chief among these dubious assumptions is metaphysical dualism, or what is called “the mind-body problem”, which has become a major impediment to our resolving many of the crises of Late Modernity.


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  1. Also, what your phrase “Edifice of Thought” brings to mind is something from Blake’s Marriage of Heaven and Hell. I found it quite suggestive — “a flat-sided steep” frowning over the present world. Sounds just about like an “edifice of thought”. (His Devil also seems to be referring here to morphic fields).

    When I came home, on the abyss of the five senses, where a flat-sided steep frowns over the present world, I saw a mighty Devil, folded in black clouds, hovering on the sides of the rock: with corroding fires he wrote the following sentence now perceived by the minds of men, and read by them on earth:—
    How do you know but ev’ry Bird that cuts the airy way,
    Is an immense World of Delight, clos’d by your senses five?

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