155: meditation notes - ZenGlop and the Miletian Archae
February 11, 2021
I've been criticized for using the term ZenGlop - -that this silly word trivializes the substance and structure of my work. Fair enough, perhaps it does. But .... Reading about pre-socratic philosophers and their focus on the question of why something exists. And if it exists, what did it come from . (The Miletians, Thale Anaximander and Anaximenes) . The fragments that we have from 6th century Miletus suggests a lively discussion about whether there is a determinate single substance ( one of the elements) that serves as the source of all being. or whether there's some indeterminate substance filling that same purpose. It's a question that has driven most of philosophy for close enough to 3000 years. Somewhere in there is ZenGlop.
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