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 YJ

Summary of text [comment] pages 87 and 88

[For the thought experiment where ‘I choose something’, the interscope does not have a heart.

The intersection has a heart and that heart is broken. My heart2 is the single actuality containing my choice2V and something that situates my potential2H.

The imposition of a psychological experiment generates contradictions within these two actualities.]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 XO

[Modernism fixates on the rules of non-contradiction.

And now, 50 years after Schoonenberg wrestled with a Zeitgeist full of false dichotomies, the modern way of thought is dying.

Long dismissed religious and philosophical ideas spring to life.

The concept of the nested form may seem new and bizarre.

But it is not new.

The premoderns wrote according to the nested form without explicitly knowing the structure of the nested form.

Soon enough, the category-based nested form will become routine.

Then, people will look back at the divided moderns and wonder:

How could they have been so stupid?]