EMOTIONING & LANGUAGING: THE CONSTRUCTION OF TWO WORLDVIEWS

How emotioning, biological dispositions (moods, states, emotions and other kinds of physical sensations) influences our perceptual behavioral patterns in thinking and human and non-human relations. Understanding the biology of cognition - what happens in language, thinking and human relations, the construction of worlds, realities, experiences.

Developed from Maturana's Ontological Diagram of the observer and the two explanatory paths of objectivity, a transcendental worldview that exists independently of what the observer does, and objectivity in parenthesis, how the world is constituted in language by what the observer does. These explanatory paths change and flow according to cyclical patterns in our emotioning.

The terms objectivity and objectivity in parenthesis refers to how the observer brings forth a world of objects. Objects in objectivity arise independently from what the observer does and in objectivity in parenthesis, objects exist and arise as a result of what the observer does. This pertains to language, how we construct a world of objects, both abstract and physical.

To view the Ontological Diagram please go to the Articles and Papers Section. Under the papers of Maturana, scroll until you see 'Reality', click and proceed to Page 5 where you will find the image half to three quarters of the way down. This paper is also an excellent source of the work of Maturana that is more easier, I feel, to understand than other papers.

These two explanatory paths, objectivity and objectivity in parenthesis, reflect the kinds of worlds, realities, experiences that we bring forth and live in language either in thinking and/or human relations that change and flow according to our emotioning. These explanatory paths have been extended into how we construct wordlviews. For example, the path of objectivity without parenthesis, objectivity, is a world that we construct from denial where we experience separation, linear and dualistic thinking. This wordlview is at the core of our many social and environmental problems - denial of each other, other living systems and the denial and destruction of the environment.

Objectivity in parenthesis on the other hand is constructed from trust where we constitute another kind of world, a world that is humanistic and recognises our mutual interdependence socially and environmentally. We become aware of the bigger picture, of our systemic interconnectedness and mutual interdependency with the web of life, of our mutual co-existence with the essential natural circular processes that constitute the web as a vast interconnected network that is circularly closed upon itself.

Understanding how we construct these two worldviews is essential as it provides the basis for how a shift in paradigms takes place and what kind of society we can bring forth or co-construct that is sustainable with the web of life.