631monadicJung distinguishes two types of thinking. One is outwardly directed objective thinking, reason, which has its seat in language. The other is inward subjective thinking which psychs called "association of ideas", where one idea directs you to another idea by its own thought logic.
632monadicOutwardly directed thought or speech has its purpose in communication, and originally about natural objective elements. Our first words imitated the sounds of thunder, bears, streaming water.
633monadicHence neech and schoppy were not satisfied just basking in their own thoughts, they were terribly unhappy without being understood by their contemporaries, because the tools they were using to build their systems are fundamentally entangled in communication and recognition.
634monadicThis reminds me of Hamanns critique of Kant. He goes further than Jung and insists Kantian ideal intuitions of space/time are not the most basic elements of our understanding, but language. He says we acquired time from the rythm of our chanting and space from our oldest drawings