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By René Daumal, Carol Cosman
During this novel/allegory the narrator/author units sail within the yacht very unlikely to look for Mount Analogue, the geographically situated, albeit hidden, top that reaches inexorably towards heaven. Daumal's symbolic mountain represents how to fact that "cannot no longer exist," and his vintage allegory of man's look for himself embraces the understanding that you possibly can comprehend and triumph over one's personal fact.
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In which he is of course profoundly right. Will is an emotion with or at an idea. 6 p lxviii Desire, as Aristotle employs it, is not a purely pathic or affective element. Feeling as such (theoretically) is completely passive,—mere enjoyment of the pleasant or mere suffering of the painful. The painful = a feeling repelled. The pleasant = a feeling welcomed. 7 p lxxiv, marked [On “Creative Reason”:] In the interpretation of Averroës, although the reason is immortal, individuality ceases with death; for differences in individuals are due to differences in their accumulated sensible images and phantasmata—in the content of their experience.
Are they “necessary”? 3 p 115 ||Alain writes about the nature of tyranny, then turns to the Dreyfus affair:|| Those who tyrannized over Dreyfus showed an impudent scorn for the judgment of the majority. B. Paradise of anarchy 4 p 128 ||Alain debates Right versus Left with respect to Pilate, and to Dreyfus,1 using the phrase,|| héros de l’intelligence. Alain thinks only the Left can breathe the air of truth because he has never conceived any but common pleasures. He has a vulgar heart. George Santayana’s Marginalia 1:7 [Opposite “héros de l’intelligence”:] You confuse disillusion with disloyalty.
The reason for this is that active sense-perception refers to particular things, while scientific knowledge refers to the universal. These universals, however, are, in a certain sense, in the mind itself. Therefore it is in one’s power to think when one wills, but to experience sense-perception is not thus in one’s power; for a sensible object must first be present. Yet this is more definite, richer, more permanent, more unmistakable than any existence. e. right in the sense of practical judgment, scientific knowledge and true opinion, and wrong in the sense of the opposite of these,—thought in this signification is not identical with sensation.
Mount Analogue by René Daumal, Carol Cosman