"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
"Some concepts are
implicit in every perception, and are the base of all other concepts. These are
the axiomatic concepts: existence,
identity, consciousness. To
perceive a thing is to
perceive that it
perceive a thing is to
perceive that it is
something. To perceive a
thing is to perceive that
one is conscious. Axiomatic concepts cannot be
defined in terms of other concepts because they are logically prior to all other concepts. No proof can be
offered for these, nor is any needed: it is
self-contradictory to deny them, for
they must be accepted and used in every such denial as they are
self-evident." - Michael Miller
a concept is defined as
something formed in the mind; a thought or
An abstract or general
idea inferred or derived from specific
instances or occurrences.
metaphor and concept are entwined like
vines enwrapping each other.
The process of conceptualization is an activity of mental grasping, of
Conceptualization is a cognitive process using
thought to comprehend the
attempting to tame the incomprehensible into
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 symbol.
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
To abstract means to draw or
A theoretical concept comes
about when we abstract a comprehensive
configuration of thought from that which is
A theoretical concept usually takes a
metaphoric form referring back to
"something" not available to the seven senses, having
no concrete tangible existence in and of itself.
concepts we are familiar with, such as "God," "democracy ," "death," "communism," "patriotism," have been
to suit a tacit cultural social agreement.
By accepting these concepts as
having an existence we come to
believe them to be something they are not.
You can be patriotic, but
you cannot see, touch, or taste patriotism.
It is the same with
all theoretical concepts.
relate to tangible activities of the sensory domain,
which you've seen or performed yourself: cooking, sewing,
smell and taste
when involved with cooking.
Soldiering calls for physical action,
involving seeing and touching, as does schooling, and sewing.
Theoretical concepts can work in tandem with empirical concepts.
theoretical concept of
patriotism causes people in America
to think of the "American Way of Life," which creates
images and emotions of all
kinds of tangible activities: sports, entertainment,
work, eating habits, parades, etcetera, which
give Americans a sense of united fellowship they believe is uniquely theirs - which it isn't.
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."
Instantly a great cheer swelled from the throats of the assemblage of the
masses. 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 Crane, from Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
In Germany when
Adolph Hitler ruled, millions of
Germans were just as patriotic as
the majority of Americans are now, thinking Adolph Hitler would lead their
nation to greatness.
Their concept of
patriotism was also based on the
above tangible activities of the "German Way of Life," activities very similar to our own
social habits, hobbies, pursuits of pleasure, and
confirmation of fellowship.
What went wrong in Germany?
Anyone sincerely committed to
self-knowledge in all its
complexity will never be
manipulated by the deceitful
propaganda and religious rhetoric those in power so skillfully put to use.
Theoretical concepts have the potential to deeply
influence the mind, usually without our being
aware of it, thus having effects which are
all too often detrimental to humanity.
Just as subnuclear particles, which we
can't see, touch,
smell or taste,
can be manipulated and
controlled by scientists using mathematical equations and
expertise, to the extent that they can
create something as terrible as an
theoretical concepts like
patriotism and God, also not available to sensory perception, can be
manipulated by presidents,
commanders, public relations
experts, to convince people to use such
weapons as the
H-bomb against other people.
In other words, through the misuse of
empirical concepts the mind can technologically create tools of destruction, and by the misuse of
theoretical concepts establish reasons to put them to
As mass media verifies daily, this
destructive potential of the mind's
conceptual ability is activated continually on a global scale.
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This website defines a
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
occurs when any group refuses to tolerate religious practices, religious
beliefs or persons due to their religious ideology. This web site marks the
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
Truth of the Way of Life are spelled out in detail on this web site by the
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that is already occurring due to the international corporate cartels desire to
control the human race. The international corporate cartel already controls the
world central banking system, mass 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 mass 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 international elites vision of a perfect world. Through distraction and
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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