"Concepts, in fact, are outside each other, like
objects in space; and they have the same stability as such objects, on which
they have been modeled.
Taken together, they constitute an "intelligible world" that resembles the world of
solids in its essential characters, but whose elements are lighter, more
diaphanous, easier for the
intellect to deal with than the
image of concrete things: they are not, indeed, the perception itself of things, but
the representation of the act by which the
intellect is fixed on them.
They are, therefore, not
images, but symbols. Our
logic is the
complete set of rules that must be followed in using
symbols." - Henri Bergson
a concept is defined as :
formed in the mind; a thought or notion
Concept and perception are
entwined like vines enwrapping each
The process of conceptualization is an activity of
An abstract or general idea inferred, implied, surmised
or derived through induction or deduction from specific instances or general
Conceptualization is a
cognitive process using all the modes
of thought to comprehend the
attempting to transform something
The quality of a concept has to
do with the
knowledge and understanding of what is conceived,
entailing configurations of
relationships, meanings, all flavored, highlighted, enhanced with
metaphoric imagery and
There are two basic kinds of
concepts = theoretical and empirical.
A theoretical concept is an
abstraction, a speculative
notion, a mental model we mentally build in order to grasp something
means to draw or derive from.
theoretical concept comes about when we abstract a
comprehensive configuration of thought
from that which is incomprehensible.
A theoretical concept usually takes a
metaphoric form referring back to
"something" not available to the 21 senses, having
no concrete tangible existence in
and of itself.
Theoretical concepts we are familiar with, such as "God," "democracy ," "death," "communism," "patriotism," have been
to suit a tacit social cultural agreement.
By accepting these concepts
as having an existence we come to believe them to have a tangible existence when they do not.
be patriotic, but you cannot see,
touch, or taste patriotism.
It is the same with all theoretical concepts.
Empirical concepts relate to tangible activities of the
sensory domain: cooking,
craftsmanship, poetry and terrorist
We see the color of the
tomato, touch for the firmness of an avocado,
smell the ripeness in a peach, hear the dull
thunk on a ripe melon and taste it all when
involved in cooking.
Terrorist supression calls for the physical
action of "boots on the ground" and involves eyes and ears, "If you see
something say something."
concepts can work in tandem with empirical
concept of patriotism stirs
emotional implants deep in the subconscious playing back images and symbols of
tangible activities: sporting events, parades, 4th of July fireworks, hot dogs,
apple pie, sunstroke after too many beers and melted ice cream running down
small childrens arms.
All nations inculcate a sense of
patriotism in their citizens.
"As a final effort, the singer rendered some verses which described a
vision of Britain being annihilated by America, and Ireland bursting her bonds.
A carefully prepared crisis was reached in the last line of the last verse,
where the singer threw out her arms and cried, "The Star-Spangled Banner
A great cheer swelled from the throats of the assemblage. There was
a heavy rumble of booted feet thumping the floor. Eyes gleamed with sudden
fire, and calloused hands waved frantically in the air." - Stephen
Anyone sincerely committed to
self-knowledge in all its
complexity will never be manipulated by
the deceitful patriotic propaganda
and religious rhetoric those in power so skillfully
put to use.
Theoretical concepts have the potential to
subconscious understanding of reality without
left brain psychopaths can
conceptualize technological tools of
destruction and by the misuse of empirical theoretical concepts firmly
establish what appear to be logical reasons to put them to use.
the purposeful misuse of empirical theoretical concepts
left brain psychopaths with
delusions of grandeur use the magical incantation of rhetoric to
program the gullible human subconscous into believing that
axiomatic conceptsAxiomatic concepts are implicit in every perception being the
foundation of all other concepts.
Axiomatic concepts include: existence,
perceive a thing is to
perceive that it exists.
To perceive a
thing is to perceive that
it is something.
To perceive a thing is to
perceive that one is
Axiomatic concepts cannot be
defined in terms of other concepts because they are logically prior to all other concepts as they are
No proof can be offered for axiomatic concepts, nor is
any needed: it is self-contradictory
to deny them, for they must be accepted and used in every such denial as they
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new religious ideology to which its author adheres. The author feels that the
falsification of reality outside personal experience has created a populace
unable to discern propaganda from reality and that this has been done
purposefully by an international corporate cartel through their agents who wish
to foist a corrupt version of reality on the human race. Religious intolerance
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founding of the religion aptly named The Truth of the Way of Life - a rational
religion based on reason which requires no leap of faith, accepts no tithes,
has no supreme leader, no church buildings and in which each and every
individual is encouraged to develop a personal relation with the Creator and
Sustainer through the pursuit of the knowledge of reality in the hope of curing
the spiritual corruption that has enveloped the human spirit. The tenets of The
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already occurring due to the international corporate cartels desire to control
the human race. The international corporate cartel already controls the world
economic system, corporate media worldwide, the global industrial military
entertainment complex of America and is responsible for the collapse of morals,
the elevation of self-centered behavior and the destruction of global
ecosystems. Civilization is based on cooperation. Cooperation does not occur at
the point of a gun.
American social mores and values have declined
precipitously over the last century as the corrupt international cartel has
garnered more and more power. This power rests in the ability to deceive the
populace in general through corporate media by pressing emotional buttons which
have been preprogrammed into the population through prior mass media
psychological operations. The results have been the destruction of the family
and the destruction of social structures that do not adhere to the corrupt
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coercion the direction of thought of the bulk of the population has been
directed toward solutions proposed by the corrupt international elite that
further consolidates their power and which further their purposes.
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