Re: [OPE] mirror theory (for Howarde)

From: Howard Engelskirchen <>
Date: Tue Jan 06 2009 - 16:06:36 EST

Hi Dogen,

Thanks very much for this. However, it doesn't
establish mirror theory; it establishes that we
appropriate the things of the world in thought
and that the arrow goes from the world to the
brain. Mirror theory says more than that. It
says what the brain receives is a mirror image of
the world. That's a very different
proposition. We don't need mirrors; we need only
an information processing system to guide
practice. I hope before long to be able to
return to this conversation, which we have certainly not completed.



At 12:35 PM 1/6/2009, you wrote:
>Marx: "My dialectic method is not only different
>from the Hegelian, but is its direct opposite.
>To Hegel, the life-process of the human brain,
>i.e., the process of thinking, which, under the
>name of “the Idea,” he even transforms into
>an independent subject, is the demiurgos of the
>real world, and the real world is only the
>external, phenomenal form of “the Idea.”
>With me, on the contrary, the ideal is nothing
>else than the material world reflected by the
>human mind [in the original manuscript he says
>"Menschenkopf": "human head"], and translated
>into forms of thought." (The forth paragraph
>from the bottom of the "Afterword to the Second German Edition")
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