May 20, 1998 12:40PM
Actuality exists; but it cannot be known directly. Actuality can be known only probably and through a process of iterative and recursive induction and deduction from what is given in reality and captured in discourse.
May 30, 1998 6:00PM
The only reason most people believe anything is to secure the approbation and material support of other people with power. One believes, not because it is good for everyone, but because it is good for ME. This illustrates that belief is a moral act to which the categorical imperative must apply. If one cannot say "everyone sould believe this," the belief is immoral.
June 16, 1998 11:38PM
Reality is forced on the subject consciousness. The moral imperative in this fact is that undue use of human power in obtaining this result is harmful to human organic development. Evolving reality is essential to human development, so every human should be formally held to equal use of power. It is admitted that some individual development must be completed before an individual can assume their full share of power. However, this assumption should not be unduly delayed or withheld.
July 2, 1998 11:24PM
There are two absolute truths. They are posed in terms of errors: Error #1 is hypostatization, making absolute a reality that isn't. Error #2 is solipsism, denying that any reality is absolute.
September 22, 1999 5:58PM
ho-lis-tic, adjective: relating to or concerned with wholes or with complete systems rather than with the analysis of, treatment of, or dissection into parts. (Merriam -Webster)
November 19, 2001 6:00PM
Humans are the most important force in the universe as we know it. Without going into the precise metaphysical rationalization for the claim of importance, human potential is virtually unlimited due to two aspects of the human condition: the possibility of alignment of human interests and the ability, collectively, to survive any known circumstances. Humans are still experimenting with means to obtain such alignment, the greatest obstacle to which has been a weakness for differentiation at the expense of integration. Eliminating this weakness requires finding a means of combining the strengths of both differentiation and integration in a functional balance. Historically, democracy has emerged as the leading means to sustainable alignment of human interests.
Please e-mail your impressions to: firstname.lastname@example.org