A Critical,Quantum Gn¤stic Review


David Hume's

Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

A Pre~Review


Doug Renselle

Pamphilus To Hermippus

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A Pre~Review



(Select Verbatim David Hume. Preparatory quotations from Hume's A Treatise of Human Nature.)

Doug has searched and searched for evidence of Hume's
preperceptions of a New Philosophy called "Quantonics."

Here it is...

(Relevant to Pirsig, Quantum Gn¤stic Jesuitism, and Quantonics Thinking Modes.)
 AToHN1, p. 222 "But setting aside some metaphysicians of this kind, I may venture to affirm of the rest of mankind, that they are nothing but a bundle or collection of different perceptions, which succeed each other with an inconceivable rapidity, and are in a perpetual flux and movement. Our eyes cannot turn in their sockets without varying our perceptions. Our thought is still more variable than our sight; and all our other senses and faculties contribute to this change; nor is there any single power of the soul, which remains unalterably the same, perhaps for one moment. The mind is a kind or theatre, where several perceptions successively make their appearance; pass, re-pass, glide away, and mingle in an infinite variety of postures and situations. There is properly no simplicity in it at one time, nor identity in different; whatever natural propension we may have to imagine that simplicity and identity. The comparison of the theatre must not mislead us. They are the successive perceptions only, that constitute the mind; nor have we the most distant notion of the place, where these scenes are represented, or of the materials, of which it is composed."

Those of you who are serious students of Quantonics will recognize this full paragraph quotation of David Hume writing pre 1739, and describing what we now refer "Quantonics."

Read his words and wonder if he refers:

  • Absolute quantum flux,
  • Ensembles of Planck rate packets of flux,
  • QTMs as quantum~self~referent~recapitulation,
  • Mind as a Quantum Stage,
  • Perception and thought as quantum~flux duration,
  • Quantum Stage as non mechanical (though most are fooled, dialectically, that mind is mechanical),
  • Material flux location, isolation, separability, and reduction as quantum~duration thus unstoppable, and immeasurable by dialectic's analyticity.

Hume refers dialectical metaphysicians who view self as objectively "...clear and intelligible..."

Doug - 24Nov2006.

Readers should be keenly aware that Henri Louis Bergson had read this text carefully and vigorously...though it is only now (c. 2006) that Doug has qua to grasp that essential. Bergson was born 120 years (1859-1941) after Hume wrote these words. Doug.

See: absolute, duration, ensemble, identity, measure, percept, quantum~stage, QTM, REIMAR, simplicity, think, time, understand, etc.

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1 - A Treatise of Human Nature, David Hume, 1739.

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