January 1, 2013
WHICH IS TO SAY, IT'S PLATO'S CAT:
The Universe We Know In (Rev. James V. Schall, S.J., 1/01/13, Imaginative Conservative)
Socrates was fond of repeating the advice of the Oracle: "Know thyself." He probably said, "Know thyself," rather than, "Know the world," because it is more difficult to know oneself than to know the world. Self-introspection yields not ourselves, but something approaching infinity beyond ourselves. The first thing we know about ourselves is that we have a faculty whereby we know. Yet, we did not give this strange knowing power to ourselves. We wonder perhaps why we have it.Plato, in fact, thought that the universe was not complete unless within it something existed that could understand it.
There is no Universe until someone collapses the wave functions.Posted by Orrin Judd at January 1, 2013 11:53 AM