mental faculty


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A more evolved mental faculty than rigidly perspectival rationality, visionlogic reflects an ability to perceive multiple layers of similar but not identical patterns and to grasp complex, nonlinear networks of interconnections, and it entails integrated functioning of body, intellect, and emotion.
As one internalizes the civilizing demands of one's parents and the community that speaks through them, one acquires an entirely new mental faculty, a part of one's inner self given one not by nature but by society.