Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 XT

[Consider the discipline of experimental psychology.

Every psychological experiment where the subject chooses something exhibits this two-level interscope.

The experiment investigates the situational nested form:

I, seat of choice3b( my choice2b( potential of something1b))

However, the experimentalists inject a perspective into the adjacent and lower level, as content.

The name ‘thought experiment3a’ seems appropriate. Does it not?]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 XP

Summary of text [comment] pages 86 and 87

[Let me return to the interscope of the thought experiment of ‘I choose something’.

I, seat of choice3b, elevates and embodies the actuality of my choice2b, which, in turn, emerges from and situates the potentials inherent in something1b.

The possibilities inherent in me1a underlie something2a, which is then situated as a potential.

What is the normal context for something2a?

A thought experiment3a.]


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?]