(Have to post this, pre-Martin weekend. Andrew is delirious with anticipation of meeting Hurlyburly. Rosh, I told you I would put it up, and sorry you cannot reach me on Yahoo Chat; still broken.)
To continue speaking on the parallels between the dyad and philosophy: To begin: Cartesian philosophy: Hyperbolic doubt ( or as Berkeley would term it, systematic doubt) is the deliberate doubting of the empirical realm. In Meditations on First Philosophy Descartes decides he will be in dialogue with himself. His consciousness is all: cogito ergo sum. God is presupposed to be deus deceptor. Things may be wholly different from what they seem. The Daemon may be ensnaring us as well, so that the empirical realm is a dumb-show. Schopenhauer called life " a moving picture book" based on a groundless and all encompassing will ( this would be the IMax based on the Superdaemon, if one draws Peakian parallels , as do I). This is the most counter-intuitive of all of Tony's premises, somehow due to the quantum explanations. Paradoxically, Nietzsche's eternal recurrence and Schopenhaur's "book" were less so. ( At least in my own experience).
Heidegger's Dasein: We are thrown into "Being-there". Is is only accident that Descartes dreamt of a wind whirling him around, and he "cried out for Archimedes"? I think not; he knew he was being "ventured", as Heidegger terms it. There are striking parallels between Holderlin, I think, and the idea of the "venture" being Daemonic "He is venturing" as in Heidegger's Das Man (The One, "this man who I am" very much the Eidolon. *Must work this in for Anthony)---( one might say Kierkegaard's either/or is this "venture". Jaspers wrote to my thinking the best work on Kierkegaard, and his fellow existentialist, Nietzsche. "Existentialism is a humanism" said Satre. Not so to K and N! They are pure daemon, not eidolonic, as humanism is. Have to run now, more philosophical musings later. . ..