Saturday, August 3, 2013


Is it possible
for an utterance--
                           whether question,
                                                            statement, response
                                                                                           or whatever--
to occur outside of
                                   some context or situation?


  1. No. Utterances are (to the best of our present knowledge) only made by finite living beings. It is not possible for a finite living beings to be beyond context or situation. And even if the unconditioned actually "exists", "it" would have no need for utterance outside of a context or situation. Of course, I have no idea if any of the above is true or right, but it's fun to talk to you.

  2. I agree, John, with your response( and that it's fun to talk). My question was prompted by a friend's assertion that there are infinite possible responses to any question. I think I irked her a bit by bringing up context/situation.
    I threw the question out there to see if anyone might change my mind.

  3. Is context itself an occurrence, or a recurrence?

    I think of [a] sound a asound. Each without a prompt or postlude.

    Consciousness makes the dots or lines appear to touch.

  4. "Consciousness makes the dots or lines appear to touch." I think that's right, Sheila.

    I wonder all the time, though, about the sliding frames one is inside of--and often leaving--that are outside one's ken.

    We're not just inside what we know. You know?

    We're inside and outside of stuff all of the time. And that's kind of a determining thing. At least I think so.