Mapping the Continuum with Words
This chart of the MSR Continuum highlights symmetric nature of the spectrum. New in this edition is the category of “Theoretical Subject”. This is a piece to the puzzle that has had me curious for several years. The theoretical subject is also know as the view from nowhere – an unacknowledged voyeuristic perspective which is central to science, but which had never perfectly clicked into the continuum before. Now it’s easier for me to understand how thinking relates to objectification of the self, and how math and science amplify and refine that perspective.
I’m also liking the label of “Unnatural” to balance the opposite “Supernatural” category. The uncanny quality of artificial substitutes and robotic behavior fits in well as the extreme end of Nous or mind. The oversignification of psyche is overly proprietary and solipsistic.