The Future of Love (Milbank)
Eventually, one would think that we would come to the conclusion that when we find an end we have found definition.
Analogous to this finding, we could understand that children do not see ends. And this is how parenting functions. A good parent does not allow their child to do whatever they want all the time, run out into the middle the street without looking, Play in the trash or drink gutter water.
The parent guides the child because the parent sees ends. The child doesn’t know this, but at least most of the time follows the instruction of the parents, even if reluctantly at times.
If we are down in it we perpetually enact conflict by our own sense of transcendental ideas, as we are always something more then whatever we are involved with.
But the keen eye may begin to see that we are not involved with anything more, and The guidelines that are come by through this kind of end are not noticed and are not understandable by those who are down and it thinking they are essentially more than their circumstance.
There is no ethical infraction or criminality in this relationship, even as those who are down in it and yet beyond it may call foul.
In this, we could call ‘intelligence’ a manner of viewing, or even merely a ‘view’. A view toward or upon freedom that cannot see anything outside of its own infinity. It is thus a mode, and not as much a categorical imperative which inscribes true omnipresence.