Monday, July 31, 2017
It seems as if any motive or sacred goal that philosophers can't control threatens them
Are there any completely abstract forces within human nature with no motives at all? Is there a "pure"motiveless ebb and flow ? I don't think there is.
Music may seem like an abstract flow but it contains the emotions or the state of mind of the composer who has many human motives and emotions while living in the world. Even "power" has a motive to attain what it desires.
If the "will-to-life" has no motive or goal then the virtues and values that derive from the will-to-life have no motive or goal and all values are relativistic. This is what the postmodernists and their fathers, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche (who are my favorite thinkers) more or less said.
Religious tradition does give life a goal but the goal is "spiritual" with no material substance, and their God exists beyond or above the material world. Why the depreciation or even hatred of things material?
The will-to-life, which I term the Spirit-Will-to-Godhood, is entirely material and exists perhaps in every cell of the body as the essential activator of "life." This activation within life not only has a motive but has a sacred motive to activate life to evolve in the material world to supermaterial Godhood, which is the ultimate success in survival and reproduction, and is the real Godhood.
It seems as if any motive or sacred goal that philosophers can't control threatens them.