Ok: man is pure potential. And your elaboration of this idea does nothing to tell me what 'man' is compared to anything else I might propose. The sky is pure potential also. So is peanut butter. What differentiates 'man' from any other thing with pure postential?
Categorization, an act of Discrimination/Judgment, separates & divides all that is.your priveledged position.
Whether you believe it or not, you
have a definition of Man/Him in your own mind. My job here is to use an ice cream scoop, open your cranium, and scoop that definition out of you, if you will not freely hand it over to Me. I want your definition. I truly want
your definition. I offer you my own. And I expect an exchange here, even if it is in your own favor. What else is Philosophy than this?My tenetive definition, since you have not the tact and will not exaplin yours to coax mine out from me, is : man: 1) an individual human being that is not woman. 2) the whole of humankind, 3) that element of the universe which is a living creature and ... (add linneus taxonomic scheme) ... and not otherwise categorized differently, 4) a word in the english lanaguage, 5) a term of discourse used to indicate any of the above definitions.
hows that for 'on-the-fly' definition. Now what is yours? (and you can use mine to distinguish yours if you wish)
if a noumen is something that exists independantly of knowledge, then it does not exist in reality in position. It either exists as 'all reality' or 'no reality'. How can we know of something we cannot know of?
when we posit a specific numen, then we are dealing strickly with the individual and its knowledge.
The individual is
the position. Because the individual has a location in space and time that may not reflect other types (categories) of objects.yes, we have agreed on this.
This is the Reason-Why
man is that "Magnificent Beast" of the OP. Because Man...He is Transcendental within time and space.one could argue that such is a definition of God. If you are conflating the ideas then you have not presented a sufficient defence of that idea, and it is what we are trying to get from you.
Being-concerning knowledge ? ok, I can see that. but the probelm is that you contradict yourself by positing such a thing that is beyond knowledge. What is knowledge?
Knowledge is comprehension, and realization, of ones own Dream-State.ok.
Knowledge is the Reason-Why
behind any Dream-State, whether your own or of any other living thing.ok I am following this..
One could ask: Why do people dream?
in the same way: Why does life-itself dream?