Is Speculating About God Pointless?

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God cannot be described in words, comprehended by mind, and captured by imagination – this is a conviction shared by a lot of adherents of many religions; nevertless, talking about God in philosophical terms is not entirely pointless, i.a., because it enables to “see” which subtle descriptions and elaborate mental constructs God exceeds infinitely. This way mind gets its share.

 

 

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Oneiric Personalism and “the Metaphysical Triangle”

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Oneiric personalism could be regarded as an attempt to find the most reasonable statement on “the metaphysical triangle” – on the field defined by three points (theses): the world is my dream (which is awkward – as uttered by a human being), my world is my dream (which is obvious – as just a metaphor of my inner life), and the world is a divine dream (which is hard to understand – who or what is dreaming?).

Metaphysical Theses in the Form of Semantical Progressions

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Metaphysical theses could take the form of infinite semantical progressions (similarily to arithmetric or geometric progressions) instead of single sentences [1]. It is enough to give first two members of a progression to show the tendency (as in mathematics). The second thesis is a further explanation of the previous one. The whole progression is just one thesis, and it cannot be formulated entirely, so it’s a middle way between brave metaphysical statements and silence.

Example:

<1> God is the absolute object.

<2> God is something the world is related to, yet God is not related to anything.

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[1] I use the word semantical, not semantic, because semantic progression has the established meaning. The idea of semantical progression has been inspired by the order of theses in Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus.

Oneiric Personalism – the Outcome

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The thesis: life is a dream, so gravely misses the point that it is neither true nor false.

Why then did I insist for so long on using it? Why did I find it useful? I will explain it with a quote from Wittgenstein’s opus magnum: “my propositions serve as elucidations in the following way: anyone who understands me eventually recognizes them as nonsensical, when he has used them – as steps – to climb up beyond them. (He must, so to speak, throw away the ladder after he had climbed up it.)” Source: Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (Pears/McGuinness version).

Dreams are not like walking life, nevertheless, they and walking life are the samehowever, what it means cannot be put in words.