Like most people you have a very narrow corridor of accessibility. A "friend" can invest a lifetime looking for that narrow passageway only to find that when he gets to the end of the corridor the door is locked with a sign that says "You're not welcome here".
Instead of spending any more time on this I am going back to reading "Being & Time".
I have nothing more to contribute to you.
Dasein (be-ing there)
Books, books, books, books, books. We all love books. :flowers:
---------- Post added 05-31-2010 at 10:31 PM ----------
Back to the subject though, in case anyone still cares....
I suggest that we can look at two aspects of Being, and reduce them to lowest terms. On the one hand we have discrete conceptual being, and the most general being of all is Being. Being is one of those supreme abstractions that include any logical object. Any name, proper or general, is the name of a being. Justice is a being. Tim's hangnail is a being. Flux is a being. And that's an important one. We can think & talk of continuities, flux, etc., but our thoughts of these continuities are themselves discrete. I've suggested before that true actual infinity is a paradox, a round square. We can't think it. It points either nowhere, to the mystical (Cantor?), or to the non-rational.(Blake. ) The most general being is Being, and Being is just the most indeterminate being we can think of.
The other aspect of Being would be sensation and emotion. In this case, one should cross out the word Being after writing it, to remind oneself that words are only pointers in this case. Of course the shape and color of words is sensation, but their meaning belongs to the above irreducible aspect of experience and not to the other one, i.e. sensation and emotion.
We live the unity of concept and sensation/emotion, with is also the collision of the discrete and the continuous. Pi is a great symbol for this, because pi is an example of us trying to apply our discrete quantified concept to pure continuous spatial intuition.
Our mathematics unsurprising shows clearly the clash of the continuous and the discrete.
Space is continuous. Time is made of concept. Time is digital or quantified. Of course time is experienced as a continuity. But we cannot truly think or speak of this way.
Just my opinions. Thanks