Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 YX

[What did I find?

Two actualities were evident: the event of the choice2 and the actuality of something2.

Two actualities implied two nested forms: I choose something and a thought experiment where something forms in my mind. The former goes with the event. The latter goes with the actuality of something.

Thus, the idea of ‘I choose something’ became the thought experiment where ‘I choose something’.]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 YB

Summary of text [comment] pages 87 and 88

[So what are survey questions actually measuring?

Something2a is the actuality that gains the subject’s attention. Yet, even this actuality is one element in a dyad.

The other element is the researcher and the conditions.

These are very difficult to assess. Consequently, the thought experiment3a treats these as constants.]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 NO

Summary of text [comment] page 83

[What happens to the tobacco smoker?

The mirror of the world (including the progressive regulatory zeitgeist)3a no longer allows value1b to coincide with desire1a.

The following diagram shows the interscope restricted to sensible construction (a two-level interscope.

The next diagram shows the intersection, occurring under the influence of the thinkpro-object of citizen health.]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 MV

Summary of text [comment] page 83

Schoonenberg wrote that we exercise freedom in serving either God or Satan.

[The claim, “I am not responsible.”, touches base with the modern definition of the word “freedom” as lack of obligations, especially impositions by family, tribe and religious cultural institutions.

The irony is that this assertion, rather than achieving a lack of obligations, merely transfers one’s obligations to institutions that declare themselves to be responsible.

How clever the Progressives can be.]