A brood comb

….philosophical and other notes….

Existence of Abstraction (as result)

Posted by Tanas Gjorgoski on April 2, 2006

As result of certain abstraction, be it focus or attention, we get to a certain and concrete given, which is not given in general, but is the specific given (on which we can do further abstractions).

The concrete, as given, and not as abstract, exists as actual.
It can be further determined as abstract.

For example, if you focus on the color of the ball, the resulting quale is what is concrete and actual, and which exists. It can be further determined as red for example, but it doesn’t have its existence as abstraction; but that which is given, and which is existant can be further determined as abstraction.

Note 1:If we combine this with what was said about where the concrete meets the abstract, we get to the funny result that one abstraction which is same with the given,”nothing”, can be said that comes closest to concrete existence then any other abstraction.

Note 2:This connection between given and existence, ammounts in its simplest form to the giveness of fact that “experience of something exists as experience of that something”. How that something is further determined (real thing, or illusion, or ostensible object, or maya, etc..), is separate question.

Note 3:Existence of abstractions as acts (abstractions as result is concrete) will need to be analyzed in some other post. Do they exist? If true, in what way do they exists, as Platonic forms, as transcendental categories, as cognitive powers, or something else?

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One Response to “Existence of Abstraction (as result)”

  1. brainmonk said

    its true reality is just a perception….perception of the mind..already we are biased like for example when we see a whitish mango we still think its yellow..
    perception of the eye…maybe your eyesite is weak…or the nerve from eye to your brain is not functioning properly…
    in this world where everything depends on perception it is imperative that you have your own perception…
    try this simple test:
    observe your finger a few cms away….close one eye….that finger moves a litte….close the other eye..that finger moves a little to the other side…..open both your eyes and the finger comes back to the middle….so in reality the perception of the position of the finger is a compromise between the perception of your two eyes individually…..in reality everything is a compromise…..so don’t compromise and have your own perception.

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