compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion
In Leonardo's illustrations of his brain studies, his three dimensional cross
section of a human skull indicates how all the sensory nerves 'pour into' a
single point at the geometric centre which he referred to as the sensus
communis, which is the latin, from which 'common sense' in English
has derived. The roots of this idea, originally lie in Aristotle's own idea
of a sensus communis, an inner sense common to the different senses.
Aristotle believed the sensus communis to be situated in the heart and
that it was responsible for self-awareness, imagery and dreaming.
Leonardo was the first to describe it otherwise ...
BUT it has been recently proposed that both Aristotle and Leonardo da Vinci
were correct in their assumptions as to where the components of our
species sensus communis, reside within our mind, spirit and body.
The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles defines
commonsense, common-sense, common sense as follows ...
1. An internal sense formerly regarded as uniting the impressions of
the five senses in a common consciousness.
2. Ordinary or normal understanding, as possessed by all except the
insane and the mentally handicapped.
3. The collective sense or judgement of humankind or of a community.
4. The faculty by which certain beliefs are generally accepted without
philosophical enquiry or influence from religious teaching etc.
NEVER FORGETTING that this gem was attributed Mark Twain...
there's not enough of [IT] about to [BE] common
As the QuickiWiki definition states ... All these meanings of "common sense",
including the everyday one, are inter-connected in a complex history and
have evolved during important political and philosophical debates in modern
western civilisation, notably concerning science, politics and economics.
The interplay between the meanings has come to be particularly notable in
English, as opposed to other western European languages, and the English
term has become international.
Never forgetting of course that ... ALL SCIENCE AND ALL SCIENTISTS have
ultimately been proved to be wrong - MONEY ISN'T WEALTH - and that
the entirety of our POLITICS remain locked into an OLD ORDER MINDSET,
never forgetting however, from the the perspective of SENSUS COMMUNIS
that I have myself often been accused of pursuing and on occasion having...
an entrenched HOT-AIR BALLOON MINDSET
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