JEAN GEBSER THE EVER-PRESENT ORIGIN PDF

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An unrivaled phenomenology of consciousness, interpreted a la early historicity. Return to Book Page. Gebser saw that it is the very consciousness structure itself which has played out to its inherent end.

Jean Gebser — Wikipedia The mental structure appropriates events, objects and persons by the use of logic. No direct information on this structure is available; it is inferred from writings from later times. Any attempt to give a direction or goal to the unfolding of awareness is illusory in that it is based upon a limited, mentalistic, linear notion of time. I decided to first store up on historical overview, i.

Rather than allowing only one rational structure to be valid, all structures are recognized, presented, one through the other. Ohio University Press- Philosophy — pages. He calls upon us to realize that we are what we think. Trivia About The Ever-Present His theory seems to be that these structures unfold in a sequential but non-linear fashion i. Be the first to ask a question about The Ever-Present Origin.

Or, at the very least, the best book ever written about right now. It shows that scholarly precision and faithfulness to given data are fully compatible with a broad, imaginative, and spiritual outlook; and it exposes the utter sterility of the prevailing positivistic, mechanistic, and wrongfully scientistic methods.

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Meanwhile, the other structures lie largely latent and untapped. I felt emotions flowing through me, from top to bottom, making sense of things I could never before quite place. This is one of the 3 books you grab on your way out of your burning ever-presnt. New Titles Series Subjects Catalogs.

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Opening remarks

The archaic structure The archaic structure is the first structure of consciousness to emerge from the "ever-present origin": No direct information on this structure is available; it is inferred from writings from later times. It is zero-dimensional; consciousness is only "a dimly lit mist devoid of shadows". It is not individual, but "was totally identical with the whole": The magic structure In the magical structure events, objects and persons are magically related. Symbols and statues do not just represent those events, objects and persons, but are those same objects and persons. Gebser symbolizes this "one-dimensional" consciousness structure by the space-less, time-less "point". Unlike the archaic structure in which there is a "perfect identity of man and universe", [4] man is aware of nature as something within his community to which it must "listen" and out of which it must act in order to survive.

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EVER PRESENT ORIGIN JEAN GEBSER PDF

An unrivaled phenomenology of consciousness, interpreted a la early historicity. Return to Book Page. Gebser saw that it is the very consciousness structure itself which has played out to its inherent end. Jean Gebser — Wikipedia The mental structure appropriates events, objects and persons by the use of logic. No direct information on this structure is available; it is inferred from writings from later times. Any attempt to give a direction or goal to the unfolding of awareness is illusory in that it is based upon a limited, mentalistic, linear notion of time. I decided to first store up on historical overview, i.

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