Noumenon, Nous, nth


Kant was right on when he stated that the thing-in-itself (ding ansich), the noumenon, is unknowable to reason. It is so because it is seemless, without beginning and end. It is reality itself, which is timeless and has no scissions, divisions or qualities. Thus, a “thing” which encompasses/is ‘everything’. ‘N’ also can stand for the Aristotelian (and Platonic) ‘Nous’, which is pure act, without any potency (dunamis) remaining. The ‘unmoved mover’.

Pure Intelligence, pure Consciousness, awaringness itself – pure ‘act’, instantaneous, Now.

‘Creation’ is Now.

About amartingarcia

General surgeon (retired). Studied Western philosophy at U of Toronto. Afterwards interest turned to advaita vedanta and non-duality for past 20 yrs, plus a long interlude in Sufism coinciding with that period. Now contributing in ’Advaita Vision’ with regular posts and discussions.
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