Spatia ante Materia (Spatia Rem or Spatia et Materia)
Is consciousness chosen? No. Therefore, there is no free will.
Consciousness was pulled out from within, forced into by demand.
The objective of life is to satisfy demands. All matter is a response to space. As matter, we exist to fulfill these flowing demands of space.
I want to write a magnum opus on a theory of everything which explains phenomena such as mind, knowledge, and reason. The theory will take on a form resembling mathematics, whereby balance and equilibrium serve as the natural progression for all cause and effect.
What is important is not what is included, but what is excluded. Cause precedes effect, just as demand precedes supply, as space precedes matter, as form precedes substance.
Demand and Supply
Demand: (-),space, empty, negative, cause, pull, question, eternal, infinite, possibility, freedom
Supply: (+), matter, full, positive, effect, answer, temporal, finite, actuality, necessity
Equilibrium: (=), balance, harmony, synthesis, (life energy of being)
Why do we live in a dualistic world?
Phenomenon: L.L. phænomenon, from Gk. phainomenon “that which appears or is seen,” noun use of neut. prp. of phainesthai “to appear,” passive of phainein (see phantasm). Meaning “extraordinary occurrence” first recorded 1771. Plural is phenomena.
What is the origin of phenomena? Occurrence? Change?
Equilibrium, a balance of tensions, results from change.
Why is there space at all?
Life is a progression of changes toward equilibrium.
Entropy is a progression toward an equilibrium state.
Is life the most efficient form of entropy?
Reality is a question; not an answer.
Knowledge is never so pure than in its moment of conception.
Change must not be rigid, otherwise is will not adapt. Knowledge is inherently rigid: determinate; composed and formed. Understanding is fluid: indeterminate; flexible and open. Knowledge sufficiently supplies for necessary demands.
Where S & + are matter and D & – are space:
MP: S->D/ S// D
MT: S->D/ ~D// ~S
Demand is a necessary condition for all supply: without demand, there is no supply; without space, there is no matter; without problems, there is no knowledge. Supply is a sufficient condition for demand; knowledge is a sufficient condition for problem. As a sufficient condition, demand may be satisfied by any posited supply; problems may be satisfied by any posited knowledge. Equilibrium is reached by a supply that accounts for and satisfies maximum proximate demands.
LEM: (+ v ~+), that is (+ v -)
LNC: ~(+ ∧ ~+), that is ~(+ ∧ -)
LI: (+=+), that is (+<=>+), reflexive relation/ tautology
“In an intentional state, something is presented to the mind. So any intentional state is a presentation. What is presented is called an intentional object; for a state of mind to have an intentional object is for it to be directed on that object, So, insofar as a state of mind is directed, it has an intentional object. The intentional object of a thought is given in the answer to the question ‘what is your thought about?/what is your thought directed on?’ For a state of mind to have aspectual shape is for it to present its object in a certain way. And so, insofar as the state of mind has aspectual shape, then it has intentional content. The intentional content of a thought is given in an answer to the questions ‘what are you thinking?/what is in your mind?’ Since, according to intentionalism, all mental states have directedness and aspectual shape, then all mental states have an intentional object and intentional content.”
-Crane, Stephen: Elements of Mind (2001)
I would like to explore the origin of presentation. The presentations that give rise to mind result from causal demands. All matter maintains a spatial relation between other matter. Equilibrium progress manifests relations as tension from unresolved demands. Bodies present themselves in relation to other bodies; everything else. Matter is not inclusive, but exclusive. This relational tension manifests a pull, a demanding force, a gravitation. All bodies, exclusive and distinct, are in misrelation until an equilibrium reaches universal homogeneity.
Consciousness was pulled out from within, forced into existence- into a condition, a being, a change, a continuous enactment- by demand.