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  a conceptual point
gary e. davis
June 3, 2024
Conceiving is integral to advancing one’s life (obviously, to many persons): creating purposes, cohering related senses, gaining fundamental understanding for the sake of holistic confidence,…

Technicalities of understanding emerge, analysis is useful, and there are results that may be constellated (belonging together), and thereby are given an imman-
ently abstractive name (its concept) which has practical value (maybe) for later orientation of action.

But dwelling with conceptual analysis is “academic,” maybe a kind of art, where philosophy shows itself as sibling of philology, or child of philology.

conceptuality: being conceptual, i.e., being the result of conceptualization (being conceptual), of conceptualizing, of conceiving; or bringing oneself (or someone) to point fruitfully via a conceptual point.

Commonly, a conception serves a specific project; conceiving expresses one’s project-ivity, which is practical. One’s thinking is pragmatic. Immanent to activity (by implication), immanent to its enactiveness, are action-oriental values (feel-
ing), [inter]personal relations (interrelationality: interality), sense of there being relevant reality (cognitivity), and avowal of purpose (conativity), since all action can be usefully parsed relative to affectivity, relationality, cognitivity, and conation.

A complex of actions as the conception of a project-ivity (conceptuality of a project) is part of one’s life, importantly (at best), where ultimately the psychal-
ness of life implicates one’s implicit conception of wholly purposeful life. At best,
a purpose is congruent with one’s life-orienting Purpose (AProject-ivity) or farsighted telic cohering of interests. To my mind, lifecycleness is, at best, in ecogenic flow, in a “spirit” if being in Time.

One’s implicit conception of life may, at best, be an art of policy-oriented (value conceptual) gardening of aspiration, the lifecycle engagement of oneSself:
what one is discernibly doing with one’s life altogether.

At best, that includes aspiring for high capability relative to appeals of high individuation: going for one’s “personal best,” they say (protean flourishing?).

So, conceptuality might best be understood relative to actualizing high-scale values: Value. PurposeP constellates fundamental values, at best serving aspir-
ation for holistic efficacy of one’s life, of oneSself in Time. Better fundamental conceptuality/understanding can lead into better life.

Of course, a person may not (probably doesn’t) have interest in the conceptuality of their life, but persons who do thereby have a better sense of long-term Purpose and holistic cohering, I venture.

Interest in fundamental conceiving is centripetal irw the manifoldness of one’s purposive life. It may allow better senses of scale and Value to show. Prospects
for fulfillment are enriched—in my experience, at least.

Comprehensive confidence about situational relevance is better than what situ-
ational improvisation likely intuits. Comprehensive stances provide better impar-
tiality (“distance”), better horizon (“altitude”), better Value (“elevation”), and better fulfillment (“heart”)—which, by the way, is isomorphic with Heidegger’s holistic tropography of fourfolding.

Focal cohering efficacy of conceptuality works (shows) as the fruitful interplay
of its constellants, which can be “seen” (understood) to imply the relatively back-
ground interality of its modal constellating. The generative conception is the constellating principle, the principle of constellation, where the oriental principle is project-ive, and the appeal of the project is the integral promise of its appellant cohering. Generally, horizonally, most valuably, and fulfillingly, an heuristically fourfold purpose of conceptual well-formedness is appellant cohering’s telic efficacy.

As living, highly holistic conceptual cohering’s integrative complexity may aim
for intergenerational durability, e.g., serving progressive humanities or one’s special science.

An ideally flourishing life may prospect wholly flourishing humanity.

Accordingly, validity may be best understood as a kind of manifold cohering, relative to one’s capability for comprehension (a developmental dimension com-
plemented by ability to make oneself understood): truth beyond factuality and good beyond practicality, which altogether may show a kind of beauty beyond aesthetics: being a conceptuality of comprehensively (—> truth) appropriate (—> good) cohering (—> beauty).

I will argue (already intimated in earlier years) that comprehensive compre-
hension is fundamentally philological. Conceptual analysis of being person-al is ultimately philological. Conceptuality is tropical of its genesis, modal (type-al) relative to project-ive interest.

Conveying comprehensive understanding usefully is integral to evincing better capability in education, which was the original aim of philosophy, which remains for me education for conceptual facility (but no longer a scientisitc promise of lasting conceptual grounding).

This discussion complements “lifeworld conceptuality,” June 2020, there from ¶ 4 onward—though I want to revise some points, and elaborate all themes.



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