Notes

A short sketch of what I hope to work through this week/weekend:

Looking again at memory -- the problem of complex memory -- this with the assumption that it is possible to re-experience a past experience, though it will be in the light of a new context.

Also, that it is possible to come to a new idea -- to recognize something momentous [Cassirer and even Whiteheadean novelty?] -- momentous and as-yet-unknown. In understanding this novel experience the analysis becomes a creation of sorts -- for the attempt to understand something new is an artistic attempt -- the effort of telling a story, a possible way of how it is and how it came-to-be

How does Plato fit in -- is it explicit, latent, am I just finding it because of mental proximity? Also these amorphous problems with knowledge and memory -- what is certain, what is not.

Is there a way to see this as understanding more than the systematic attempt? -- This encompasses more? the over-arching intuition of recognition (NO facile explanations of what this might be like) -- this important, essential problem of recognition whereby time collapses on itself and the same thing is both itself and not-itself and still something else. [Kierkegaard, paradox].

Something about pale shades -- and Valery again -- the necessary effort and failure of the artistic attempt (is the failure necessary in actuality, or must it be merely assumed in the project's beginning?)

And on Durrell -- so much -- to talk about the project of life as the artistic project -- Clea's hand -- some sense of other-ness to the sense of artistic success (is this authentic? contrived?). The requisite 'Sing, Muse.'

Socrates in his cell -- composing verses.

Love & art -- what are the bonds he forges between these?

Pursewarden, Darley, Clea, Arnauti -- the artist must overcome himself -- must engage in fabrication -- must lie, tell jokes, invent truths, render what is inconsistent and real into what is consistent and art (are these right?)

Literature resides in the letters -- where there is no project

Art and religion/mysticism

Darley + Proust + Leibniz -- The seeds of future events are carried within ourselves. They are implicit in us and unfold according to the laws of their own nature.