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  from primal personification to individuational appreciation
gary e. davis
August 18, 2023
 
 
Personification begins subjectively in good primal bonding (so began “whose mind am i reading?”). But already in infancy, post-subjective interest—self-enhancive interest—is active (fascination becoming curiosity). Primal learnability’s openness (letting be, being) is phenomenographic: being amid everything (but no sense of amidness as such)—Worlding: phenomenogenic being, but without any sense of there being separateness.
“Ironically, the most active imagination isn’t [deliberately] forming a phenomenon, rather letting phenomenality form itself, which of course is [here] a personification of [there being] a phenomenon. The [phenomenogenic] experience is as if the phenomenon enacts itself, if one lets it.” {modifying here a point in my Self, self, and interpersonal life discussion] .
Phenomenology is about the dyadity there: recursively being of being: a present of presencing as resonant presence (phenomenogenic phenomenography). The basis of phenomenal analysis by specialists (phenomenology) begins really with neonatal life. I’ll return to this theme soon, as a short discussion of  “psych-analysis.”

Individuation emerges from healthy infancy because the appeal of being is innate to natality (fascination, which becomes curiosity).

But gaining a healthy balance between implicitly appreciating the integrity of others and the integrity of oneself is a lot of work: The willful toddler ventures the separation/individuation process memorably, but loving patience and parenting as teaching instills a sense of belonging which is the basis for individuating capability for caring, which is a basis of empathy, which is the basis of ethical life. That’s a very broad assertion, but a continuum of interest, belonging, caring, empathy, and ethical life is integral to being well.

Rudiments of s/p-differentiated life—self in relation to (irt) another—are already at stake before competent acquisition of linguistic means of interaction. The “language” of being (self-enhancive mentability, individuational intelligence) isn’t basically linguistic. Individuation becomes so, inasmuch as life is interpersonal (and self-articulative), but even there, all of one’s sensibility is in play. Minds are beyond readability as feeling, belonging, and engaging discern and employ [re]presentations which become others’ “texts.”

 
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