Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 TG

Summary of text [comment] pages 83 and 84

[My speculation, of course, stands outside of Descartes’ Age of Ideas.

Both something independent of what I think1V and myself as a container of thoughts1V belong to the realm of possibility.

That means that they are upwellings in a monadic sea.

These upwellings are like two ends of a string that tie together into a knot.]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 TD

[Can Descartes’ formula be framed as an intersection with the same structure as the thought experiment where ‘I choose something’?

The fact that I think serves as a thought experiment3H.

What I think2H emerges from and situates my potential as a container of thoughts1H.

I am3V is the seat of what I think, which, in the case of Descartes, is doubt3V.

My determination of myself, as the seat of ‘what I think’2V, both emerges from and situates a possibility that is independent of myself as a container of thoughts1V.]