Tuesday, 22 September 2009
Can something transcend itself? Not, tautologically, while in the form of itself. The transcendence occurs by not being in the form of itself. So this transcendence cannot occur as a progression, a progression involving the movement from itself to not-itself. Transcendence cannot be something linear, a movement within time. Also if one is trying to transcend oneself, then this "oneself" is being accepted as real, the starting-point from which movement emanates, but if real how can it make any sense for reality to transcend reality?