Philosophy, or a Vision into the Essence of Things Otherwise known as the Forms Pt 2
The essence of Subjectivity is the unique isolation of the Individual.
The essence of the Psychological is that rational beings internalize experience through either intuition when the intellect has been developed sufficiently or a lower form of rationality using language as the medium . Consciousness itself can be seen as a set of all thoughts and emotions ever internalized, some constructive others destructive.
The essence of character is the summation of the Psychological, and can be considered the actualizable aspect of consciousness. Principles, values, ideas, emotions all contribute to a single essence which constitutes the Individual. This essence is constantly changing, and never static. A person is what he thinks and does. A man who thinks of profits will become a businessman . Character is complex and contradictory, and we must agree with Aristotle who wrote that character traits exist along a spectrum of opposites (cf. Real Existence). It is for this reason, as the Jewish sages wrote, that there rarely exists the absolutely wicked or the absolutely righteous, but rather the averagely just or averagely wicked. Man is kind as he is cruel. Man is loving as he is hating.
The essence of the Intersubjective is the relationship between thinking and feeling beings. It is not exclusively applicable to humans, but rather all animals. The Intersubjective can be mediated by the Objective, and from this results either clarity or confusion. There are no universal signs to express emotions, and so the use of symbols can cause confusion.
The intuitions of cat can differ due to material circumstances but that does not change the universal intuition of a cat. A deaf man can never understand the sounds a cat makes, but that does not mean the intuition of a cat is different, rather he is limited in his capabilities to see the proper Intuition of the cat. Just as we are limited in our 3-dimensional sensory capacities to intuit the forms, it may be the case that the cat has many more inaccessible aspects to it. But nonetheless, the Intuition to the extent it is developed and whole will cognize the cat. Since most people share these universal senses, there is a universal intuition of the cat.
The democratization and centralization of the modern era, whose prime achievements in language include the compilation of vast dictionaries, help to mitigate this, but only slightly. Our priors before reading a dictionary are so thoroughly embedded within our concepts, that a dictionary is like a moving jigsaw puzzle.
More complex words like democracy, republic, healthcare, economy, etc are never fully shared due to the arbitrariness of arranging simple words/concepts into more complex concepts
Solipsism derives its power from miscommunication and variation in conceptual language. Only through the pure Intuition of other humans, even animals, can the essence, or in this case, the Soul, be recognized. Radical doubt to the point of self-oblivion is a kind of Psychological sickness. Moderate doubt, however, towards the appearance, or the symbology of the world, is necessary to intuit the truthful existence of things.