Saturday, September 03, 2005
Conflict of Consequences
To say that the human will is whole is not to say that it cannot have more than one object as specified by its perception, and that the pursuit of one object will not conflict with the pursuit of another. Many times of course I have recognized that if I get this, I do not get that. My wanting them both, however, is not an internal conflict. The conflict lies in the external consequences. There is no struggle between reason and passion, as countless people have believed. Passion and reason, will and perception, are not at odds with each other.