Thus the Neoplatonists resolutely reaffirmed the PYTHAGOREAN conviction that MATHEMATICS had a decisive heuristic value as regards man's search for the patterns of the physical world. In the early fourth century Iamblichus credited the Pythagoreans with making mathematics a principle for all that can be observed in the cosmos. Defining mathematics as the "PROGNOSTIC SCIENCE of NATURE". Iamblichus stated that he search for causes, or the causal approach to nature consisted "in positing mathematical things as causes" from which the objects in the perceptible world arise. His was the Pythagorean belief that only what was possible in mathematics was possible in the structure of nature, and nothing could exist that implied a mathematical impossibility. He formulated a program that had a ring strongly reminiscent of some aspirations of twentieth-century physics,
I believe we can attach mathematically everything in nature and in the world of change.
HISTORY shows that the truly great and epoch-making philosophers, thinkers, and revolutionaries of the world first acquainted themselves with the finest culture and ideology of their time before going on to transcend it and establish their own original system of PHILOSOPHY.
The major problems of religion and philosophy are attempting to understand the relation of the individual being and the universe and trying to devise ways for the individual self to relate VOLITIONALLY to the universe.
Isherwood has always maintained that he is very happy with his sexual preference. Although Auden once baited him by calling him a 'repressed HETEROSEXUAL, Isherwood offers his own definition of what it means to be a HOMOSEXUAL: 'It seems to me that the real clue to your SEX ORIENTATION lies in your romantic feelings rather than your sexual feelings. If you are really a gay, you are able to fall in love with a man, not just enjoy having sex with him.
The world is but a single DEWDROP
set trembling on a stem; and yet . . .
and yet . . .
If you, UNKNOWING, are able to CREATE masterpieces in colour, then UNKNOWLEDGE is your way. But if you are unable to create masterpieces in colour our of your unknowledge, then you ought to look for KNOWLEDGE.