METAPHYSICS OF DAVID BIRNBAUM
PHILOSOPHY OF DAVID BIRNBAUM
On the second hand, we want to become ONE
with the Divine.
On the third hand, we already are INTEGRAL
to the Divine.
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All three dynamics would seem to be operating
Three cardinal tenets of Advanced Metaphysics are
in perpetual tension*.
Seque’-ing from one modality to another
energizes the very core of our being – and presses
the forward wave of the cosmos, ever-forward still…
* * *
Ascents in human consciousness are a key goal.
Ascents in human goodness and givingness, probably are, as well
HUMANITY’s evolvement was to be the route to the
realization to these primal cosmic thrusts. Through
HUMANS, Q4P potentially has its OPTIMAL route
* the Religious add yet a fourth – SUBLIMATING oneself to the divine
Through HUMANS, Q4F potentially (and the gamut of EMOTION) plays out MAXIMALLY
It is not that HUMANS happen to have evolved
INTELLECTUALLY and in CONSIOUSNESS; Rather
that potential/future evolvement is one of their key
raisons d’etre5, 6
NOTES by KHALIL
5 Raisons d’etre (A): Philosophers from Aristotle to Descartes have asserted the centrality of human intellect. By designating intellectual development as the essence of humanity, the path, – if not the destination – was made clear. This concept augmented human potential markedly by making humankind aware that its loftiest pursuit is the quest for elevated consciousness, yet the ultimate benefit of this journey had remained undefined until now.
6 Raisons d’etre (B): In Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle concludes that it is the “role” of the human to cultivate that faculty which is uniquely human, namely the intellect. He does not, however, explain how or why this would be beneficial either for the individual or more generally. Others (including Maimonides) have reached the same conclusion about the centrality of the intellect but have struggled (or not attempted) to elucidate its personal or global benefits. The author’s conclusions are apparently the first to do so in the context of universal metaphysical principles. Others have neglected to put the refinement of human intellect into a framework, arguing that it is an ends unto itself. Here the author finally puts this lauded act into a structured metaphor.