Europauniversität Flensburg Prof.Dr.habil. Wolfgang F. Schmid
 Europauniversität Flensburg           Prof.Dr.habil. Wolfgang F. Schmid

Crossing boundaries

Seeing changes into looking



Intuition and inner voice carry out this change. This change is very difficult for many people to understand. The reason for this lies in the indispensable need for a high level of abstraction.


While ordinary abstraction is primarily concerned with defining, 'intuitive' abstraction requires pure seeing. Looking a priori is an example of this way of abstracting. A priori, there are different ways of ordering. If you want to sift through these possibilities, you have to concentrate entirely on ordering.


High concentration on ordering reveals inner perception as the seeing of a priori conditions. In this way, the possibilities of ordering reveal themselves as natural movements, in this case as possibilities of orienting oneself through changes in the external and/or internal directions of vision. 

In this way, the narrowness or breadth of the environment influences the narrowness or breadth of thought. 


Although the questions that arise depend primarily on upbringing and education, they are organized primarily by natural conditions a priori. Thus the upward and downward directions of vision initiate the ideas of superordination or abstraction and subordination or concretization. 


The movements forwards and backwards initiate anticipation and reflection or criticism. 



Dreamed out

If a priori represents a metaphysical congruence with the physical, then nature does not need a creator god in order to come into being.

Only the play of chance with the smallest particles creates the world. The natural network thus created contains memorable combinations, but these dissolve again as soon as their carriers die. If such carriers are bound to living beings, they also dissolve together with them to form new combinations.
If a physical existence can continue to exist after death, then there must be a metaphysical template that guarantees the repetition of the same thing after death. However, such a template of pure information is not possible in view of the all-encompassing alternation of creation and decay, i.e. in view of continuous change.
Eternal change and transformation oppose such metaphysical visions... No repetition of the same thing arises from that which passes away! Eternal life is a contradiction in terms.