PART 6: Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, the Transcendence of the human brain and what’s left of “the urge to love”

Section 3: What’s left to say about “the urge to love”

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Plato’s Allegory of the Cave represents the metaphor that there is something unambiguous about human experience. That is, there is something outside yourself that you can go to in order to understand “reality”. In some ways we can think of this journey as the rethinking of the metaphor which represents the notion that concepts and ideas, rather than something the brain understands, looks up to, or makes up, is actually responsible for the experience of love, as well as its very construct.
So then how is The Allegory of the Cave sound in terms of the conceptual framework I laid out here?
Well, the Cave may represent the sum total of the individual’s experience. The flickering on the walls may be thought of as the stuff the brain makes sense of. These may be the inputs to the brain from the outside world but are creations of the brain as well. The unconsciousness and the I function may be thought of as the source of the archetypes, ideas and concepts produced in the cave. The ambiguity comes into play because both the flickering seem indistinct and imperfect from the philosopher/I function desperately trying to makes sense of the creations of its cave.

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The downside is that because the flickering is indistinct, a confused gloomy picture may be painted by the philosopher/I function. But the upshot of all this is that your brain has the unique ability to transcend itself through its own exploration!
Concepts that the brain makes up in this journey, such as love, exist. I hope that this project just gave the origin of their existence:



Also, the way the material matter is organized inside your brain gives rise to the “urge to love” which may be traced to a unique brain state. However, the “aboutness” of the phenomenon still remains. This is what gives rise to unpredictability and transcendence of our being.
The way we conceptualize, say “the urge to love’ is …beautiful? Sad? Uplifting? All these are human constructs of the brain. So what’s left to say about the “nature” of the “urge to love”?
Believe in love, the genome is there to support it, experience it and let your brain use it as a subject of exploration … I am convinced that you will conjure up something unique and maybe worthwhile.

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