THE DICHOTOMIST: Lecture 5 (Meta- Anthropo-morpho-Callity)

Meta- Anthropo-morpho-Callity

Bolts appear to be made up of a solid inorganic mass. Let us delve into a few common but afore unmentioned attributes of the bolt. Some may refer to a screw as a bolt. Master mechanics would not accept this terminology but the layman may. Screws, strictly speaking, have a point on the end; bolts do not.

If a man offered a woman a “screw” – – – she may “bolt” (flee), or, she may “bolt” (latch) the door. A “bolt” (rod) now plays a part in this possibly occasion of chance or purpose (or promise). I am sure (that in the case of locking the door) she knew that the offer did not come as a “bolt out of the blue.” She may experience a metaphysical bolt of thunder at the terminal end of her experience. This may “bolt” (clinch) her emotional feelings for the man but he may “pull out” (bolt) the relationship prematurely. If he completes the relationship it will probably be “riveted” (as in ‘fastened with a bolt like object).

So where does this leave us? It informs us that bolts may have human-like (anthropomorphic) qualities. Also these qualities may have meanings yet unexplainable by man (metaphysical). We notice that the bolt has achieved the properties of gender. Language and political correctness may have had an  additive or subtractive influence on the level(s) of metaphysicality, anthropomorphologicality, and gender implicality.

None of these previous discussions have opened up the subject of phenomenology. Only when one has addressed the phenomena of the bolt can he draw any logical conclusions. A great philosopher opened up his discussion of phenomena with the subject of “phantom sensations.” The protagonist in this discussion was a French soldier who had lost an arm in battle. Yet – – – with the arm missing – – – he could still experience sensation (of various types; tingling, pain, pressure) in the arm that no longer existed.

What does this indicate? If the mind feels and believes, even momentarily, that something exists when in fact it does not exist then does this world have any place for existentialism? The mind thinks that the body exists but if it is possible for part of the body not to exist (and the mind is in error) then possibly the whole body (including the mind) does not exist.

Or is there another explanation? Possibly these phantom sensations are like the attributes of the burly bearded man previously discussed. We knew nothing of him but our minds could have jumped to any of several conclusions; most of them quite preposterous.

But that is how we learn. We see something, we assume other tangential things about it based on previous knowledge and test our hypothesis either directly or indirectly (immediately or in similar post circumstances). However, we have wandered far in this field of phenomenology. Suffice it to say that the phantom sensations may simply be suppressed memory.


About Waldo "Wally" Tomosky

I am proud of my work life (not the jobs, just the work).  Bait monger  Lawn mower  Paper boy  Windshield cleaner in a drive-in theater (if you don't know what a drive-in theater is there is no sense in you reading any farther)  Snack shack janitor in a drive in theater (ditto for drive-in theater)  Milling machine clean-up boy in a tool and die shop  Plastic injection press operator  Centurion in the US Army  Factory hand  Apprentice boy  Tool and die maker  Software user manual writer  Computer programmer  Ex-patriate par excellence  Engineering manager  Software test manager  Retiree  University administrator  System analyst  Retiree (2nd try)  Licensed amateur paleontologist  Retiree (3rd try)  Shovel bum (archaeology)  Retiree (4th try)  Delivery driver  Retiree (5th try)  Graduate student (skipped AA and BA due to the level of difficulty)  Retiree (finally got the drift of it) I have been writing for fourteen years and have fifteen books on Amazon/Kindle. Some horror, some twisted, some experimental, some essay and a few historical. I think that now I will really, really, really retire and just write. Lets see if I can do retirement correctly this time!
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