Analysis of Rodin’s Thinker

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I have developed degrees of aesthetic appreciation and they being surface level of meaning, atheistic appreciation and interpretation.
On a Surface Level of meaning we find man with awkward posture, very stiff, very macho.

As an aesthetic artifact we appreciate the fine grandeur of the body resembling ancient Greek Gods, handsome, fierce, quite disturbing for the human eye.

Interpretation can be made culturally and philosophically. The Thinker is an art, defiant one, showing the brilliant triumph of reason, able to cope with any adversity, a superman (Zarathustra) described by Nietzsche, being driven recklessly to celebrate the age of reason and yet being passionate in a poetic way with beauty.

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Degrees of Appreciation of Art

Dali

Art is passion ignited in making aesthetic artifacts. How can we appreciate art? There are some approaches. Here are they: Surface level meaning, Aesthetic admiration and interpretation. I would like to use: Dali’s persistence of memory.

Surface Level of Meaning
Surface level meaning is simply a gaze at art. For example I observe the melting of clocks on embryos.

Aesthetic Appreciation

One becomes fascinated or repulsed by the meaning. For example: Dali is an inspiration of bringing out the eerie mystery of the unconscious in the open light.

Interpretation of Art
When interpreting art we can ask the following questions: Is it a new work of art? What is the mystery embedded in it? What are its strengths and weaknesses?
The Persistence of Memory when brought out was new oeuvre of art. It’s art that merged fantasy with reality and is a precursor for the surrealist movement in art. While analyzing the mystery of the artifact we can look at it from a psychoanalytic point of view. Melting of clocks on the embryo shows an oedipal conflict and also does the melting of clothes reveal the consciousness of inner time.

From Transcendental Idealism to Transcendental Realism

It was the famous philosopher Kant in his epoch making work the critique of pure reason who spoke of the sensate (world of the senses) as the Phenomena and the world of ideas or forms as the Noumena.

From the Kantian idea of Transcendental Idealism I have developed the idea of transcendental realism.

Kant’s theorization bifurcates a priori knowledge or deductive knowledge with a posteriori knowledge or inductive knowledge. Deductive knowledge is reasoning from a general premise to a particular one. For example: All Men are mortal. Socrates is a man. Therefore Socrates is mortal. Inductive knowledge is a posteriori and it is from the particular to the general. For example: Sugar dissolves in water is particular knowledge and from that understand that it is a general law.

I have merged both deductive (a priori) knowledge with inductive (a posteriori) knowledge. Ideas are permanent and we come to know through the senses for all cognition concepts. Kantian classification of intuition is rather vague. What Kant meant by intuition was a way of knowing. But a human being is a thinking, feeling and willing being. We have to be reminded that a being is thinking, feeling and willing anthrop. My argument is that ideas or forms are eternal and that’s a Platonic View. With that I endorse a Worldview Known as the Coigna which merges Kant’s transcendental idealism with my transcendental realism.

April 18th 2019

April 18, 2019
Morning roared to glory—a fiesta for the senses—grass lay like white pearls—mushrooms chirped— I thank God Jehovah for making my life beautiful.

I was able to complete the Autobiography My Story written by Kamala Das. I also finished another novel: The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass. I have lovely little library with a collection of Books, ranging from Fiction, Philosophy and poetry. Since the school is closed I have no work to do. I am able to idle around like a Sultan.

What is there to write? I wonder at the very statement! How does writing occur? Let’s look at writing from a Freudian point of view. A writer has to balance the ID with Ego and the Super Ego. The ID (the body’s desires) is sensual and erotic and the ego (culture and language assimilated) and the Superego (laws of the society) are to be in balance. In short the writer is an acrobat, tight-rope-walking on these three poles. At an earlier point of time my world view was different. I maintained the view: glorify the ID, deify the ego and subvert the super ego. If one goes according to that worldview there would be chaos and anarchy. Such an anarchic worldview was the one propounded by the existential Philosophers like Sartre and Camus. I have converted their existential nihilism into existential positivism. Let me explain it. An existential positivist has a purpose in being and therefore s/he is a purposist (purpose and ism). Life for Purposist lies in Valueablization (value and realization). Existential positivism is a new post-post modern philosophy with its involvement as constructive positivism. Life for the purposist is no longer the Sisyphus who rolls a boulder uphill only to find that the Gods have rolled it down. Life is no drudgery. Existential positivism belongs to the Philosophy of Value Epistemology. Another theme for Valublelization is Globalization. Globalization has so far taken place in the economic and cultural spheres. The ultimate form of Globalization should be the spread of peace, the abolition of weapons, absence of war and all nations being engaged dialogic compassion. Such a kind of globalization can be called Christablization (Christ and abilization). The Christian ethic of don’t beggar your neighbor but enrich him or her should become a reality. Post Post modernism from an ontological point of view lies in the realm of Value epistemology.

I came across a verse in the Gospel of John: “you can live off his generosity—he will pour a gift, a gift and a gift”. Lord Jehovah Jesus, my finances are running low. Grab a grain full of granary and replenish my purse and my bank account.

Evening passed by with the clouds forming a grey impressionistic canvas. Thunder grumbled and I am waiting for rain to occur.

I was thinking about the Holy Communion. Christ called his disciples and took some bread and broke it and said to them: ‘this is my body so eat it’. He took some wine and said to them: ‘this is my blood and drink it.’ I am wondering if the Holy Communion should be done by the clergy. Should it! My answer is no. Every day I take some bread and water and offer it as libation to Christ the savior.

It was cloudy for a long time. It has started raining now. How beautiful are the wet showers. Rain is pouring gently on the earth. Are they the tears of the sky? Is the sky weeping in joy? If you are tuned to nature you get rid of worries and sorrows of this world. Nature is God’s Gift. The robes of nature are more beautiful than Solomon’s robes.

According to Semitic religions like Judaism and Islam it is customary for males to get circumcised. One Muslim friend of mine told me to get circumcised. I did it for his satisfaction. Am I better off or worse? I don’t know. It was the Apostle Paul who said that the gentiles need not be circumcised.

Elections are round the corner. There are three major parties contesting elections. They are left, the Congress and the far right. The far right want to make India into religious country. The left party is a party with fallen ideals and who won’t get a majority. Which party should a secular person vote for? We should vote for a party promoting liberal, secular ideals.

April 16th 2019

April 16, 2019

Morning was peaceful—the sky danced with an opera of colors—tinsel flew romantically in the sky—everything has the presence of God and indeed I am feeling richly blessed.

I am still reading the Gospel of Luke and I came across this strange parable. A man had three helpers to look after his finances. To the First one he gave 10000 Bucks and to second he gave 5000 Bucks and to the third he gave 1000 Bucks. Then he went off on long voyage. Coming back he asked them what he did with the money. The first one replied that he invested the money and doubled it 20000 Bucks. The second replied that he doubled it to 10000. The third replied that he hid it under the earth. What is the meaning of this parable? The parable contains a spiritual and economic meaning. Spiritually it exhorts be active to the calling of God’s voice and also have the responsibility to spread God’s Word and proselytize people to Christianity. Then materialistic meaning is we should be good stewards of money.

Figures of Speech

A poem flowered in the sky. Bards perched on the tree singing.  The soul is a bouquet of emotion. May the granary of money fill my purse. Faith as a mustard can make it happen. The poetry on the bed is erotic. The sky poured in Streams of Consciousness. Manna is a miracle from Heaven. Sky thundered angrily. Passion is bodies making love. Literature is the painting of words. Love is a precious gift of God. Communism is a failed God. The abyss of emotion is angst. Time is a silent runner. Use language to clothe words in art. Life is the poetry of processing meaning. Palestine is a hot volcano. Life is a song of lyrical beauty. Politics is the drama of the chaotic. The pen frees your feeling and the pen becomes a traumatic cleanser. May the seed of the purse be filled with the fruit of money. Yes God died but resurrected on the third day. Literature is the ornament of poetry. What he is wearing is a peacock’s feather.  The cares of this world should not worry you. Christ came for the sick sinner and not the physician. Wear the clothes of righteousness. Wear the shoes of luck. Wear a hat of positive thinking. Music you are poetry of the bed.  Love is the most beautiful emotion and shines like a star, bequeathed by God. I have been freed from the chains of sin. Nirvana—you are potboiler of fiction. When he gets angry—he roars like thunder. Liberty is the gift of God. Dreams are a soul of reality. Luck—you blossomed flower—yield to my wishes. Send worry to the pits of hell. Hell is the fang of poison. Words are useful when they manifest into a reality. God said: I will give the nations as present and the continents as a gift. Attitude is a mantra for success. If poetry is the wife of literature, the husband of literature is prose. The first generation of Christians were Jews: the second generation were gentiles: the third generation: are messianic Jews. Adultery you are a fruit of poison. Solidarity is a pillar of strength for a democracy. Your dreams have been made to make you successful. Sin is an enemy a foe of God. The earth is mortal the heavens immortal. We have to be a Moses and Abraham obeying and being led by God’s Word. After winter comes Sunny days. Fear not says Jehovah Jesus: ‘I am with you’. Grass clothed the earth like Solomon’s garments. Money is needed for an affluent economic ritual. Beauty I have found you in the heart of God. Reason is the mind and passion the soul. Wings of luck soar to the clouds.

 

Idiomatic Neologisms

Daffodilization
Daffodilization means an experience of Ecstasy, Angst and Catharsis. When I was on the bed doing poetry, I underwent a Daffodilization.

 
Armageddonize
Armageddonize means to undergo a traumatic experience. Look here don’t Armageddonize me. When doctors wrote my son off, I experienced an Armageddonization.

 
Gorgonize means to brutally assassinate a person. Mahatma Gandhi was gorgonized by Nathuram Godse.

 
Biblification
Biblification is taking the literal meaning of z text and applying it to life. Biblification does not take the context into consideration. I have biblified the 23rd Psalm.

 
Golgothafication (Place of Skulls)
Golgothafication refers to Glorification of the Intellect. Nietzsche’s texts pride in man and are a Golgothafication.

 

Crown of Thorns means being troubled. Sometimes Pessimism crops into me and I become a Crown of Thorns.

Messiah means starting anew. I have made my life a Messiah by being close to Christ.

 

Medusaization
Medusaization means having a bad dream. Some nights a Medusaization occurs to me.

 

Rock with Music
Rock with Music means to have gala time. I would to rock with music. Rock with Music makes the mind happy.

 

Pleasantization
Pleasantization is the appreciation of literary texts. When I read into postmodernism I experience a Pleasantization.

 

Emotionalnize
Emotionalize is verb meaning thinking, feeling and willing with emotions. Emotionalizing your feelings is a good thing.

 

Rabidization
Rabidization means to loud mouth and spread ill-will all the time. A civilized human being will not indulge in Rabidization.

 

Jesus of Nazareth
Jesus of Nazareth means to shout happily in joy. Lord give me occasions to become Jesus of Nazareth.

 

Lewis Carrolization
Lewis Carrolization means to turn a hopeless situation of life into one of merit. You have to carrolize your dreams and aspirations.

 

Armor of God
Armor of God means being in a comfort zone of life. All people of the world aspire for being the Armor of God.

 

Shield of Righteousness
Shield of Righteousness means to live a life with purity. A Christian should be a shield of righteousness.

 

Tear a Tear
Tear a Tear means recovering from a bad emotional situation. Sometimes in my life I encounter: Tear a Tear.

 

Deck of Cards
Deck Cards means having an advantageous situation in one’s hands. It is good to have a deck of cards with you.

 

Coffin and Corpse
Coffin and Corpse means being dead to emotion and passion. Sometimes I am a coffin and corpse.

 

Plateau and Plain
Plateau and Plain are the highs and lows experienced by the person. Sometimes I experience plains and plateaus in my life.

 

Webcency
Websency (web and decency) means being decent on the web. All Netizens should inculcate a websensy.

 

Merry Old Carrol
Merry Old Carrol means being boozed. My pa is a merry old carrol.

 

On The Rocks
On the Rocks means being highly libidinal. He is always on the Rocks.

 

Hallelujah
Hallelujah is an exclamation meaning peace prosperity and well being. Lord Hallelujah my life for me.

 

Devil is a nailed Coffin
Devil a nailed coffin means having victory and advantage over your enemy. I have nailed the Devil in the Coffin.

 

Mustard Seed of Faith
Mustard Seed of faith as an idiom means getting one’s wishes fulfilled. Yes, Jehovah, I have faith as mustard seed.

 
Holy Ghost
Holy Ghost is an utterance of devotion. Yes, Holy Ghost sanctify me.

 
Vacuumization
Vacuumization means purging the mind of negative thoughts. Our minds should be one of Vacuumization.

 
Seed and Fruit
Seed and fruit are idioms for desire and realization. We should embrace seed and fruit with a positive frame of mind.

 
Poetic Music
Poetic music means a life of bliss and joy. May your life be one of poetic music.

 
Meditate the Psalm
Meditate the psalm means to think over a matter deeply. I am meditating the psalm.

 
Being Colored
Being Colored means, to talk Indian English eloquently. Sashi Taroor is being colored.

 
Soul Deep
Soul deep means being passionate. He is soul deep with his lover.
Water to the Brim
Water to the Brim means getting release from a problematic situation. The court’s verdict of acquittal was one of water to the brim.
Peacock’s Feathers
Peacock’s Feathers meaning being fashionably dressed for an occasion. For the marriage I wore a peacock’s feathers.
Jazz and Blues
Jazz and Blues means being passionate and happy. Life has to be a Jazz and Blues.
Abyss
Abyss means having a shallow mind. Don’t make your mind into an abyss.
Penny in the Purse
Penny in the purse means being affluent. I hope to have a penny in my purse.

 
Christianization.

Christianization means to celebrate one’s life in Christ. I am happy that I am Christianizeing my life in Christ.

 
Cucumber City
Cucumber city means an event not likely to happen. Lord Jehovah Jesus don’t make my winning a windfall into a Cucumber city.

 
Pen of many fonts
A Pen of many fonts means having multiple personalities. A pen of many fonts is a psychological illness.

 
A Memorable Post Card
A Memorable post card is loving letter written to a lover. I have written many memorable postcards.

 
Chip
Chip means an idea brewing in the head. An author has to have many chips.

 
Being Plato
Being Plato means to be Philosophical in one’s thinking. It’s difficult to be a Plato. ST Paul was a Christian Plato.

 
Circumcision
Circumcision means harboring negative thoughts in one’s mind. It is not good to have a circumcision in one’s mind.