We just don’t understand yet what we are talking about
In spending the past few days meditating upon this painting, I think I have also made some progress with my friend’s koan. Consider this. On the one hand http://contentbusters.net/uncategorized/the-episode-featuring-greyhounds-bred-for-racing-wasnt-much/, we have the law of non contradiction: as phrased by Aristotle, “one cannot say of something that it is and that it is not in the same respect and at the same time.” And on the other hand, we have the claim for a great truth that it has an opposite that is also true. My new hypothesis about this problem is that the contending truths, the seeming contradiction, are evidence that the system in which we are trying to fit the truths is too small. We are collapsing distinct categories until the two opposed truths seem to speak about the same aspect of the same thing. But they do not. We just don’t understand yet what we are talking about.
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