The Reunification of Science and Philosophy

(same text as The New Look: Summary of Summaries)

Introduction

array wiki VeryLargeCurrent philosophy of science pursues a commentary concerning the historical development of the ideas and practices of scientific materialism. If, however, cosmos is not solely physical and, in plain sight, a metaphysical component is identified, then major reappraisal of materialism’s mind-set must ensue. What is this immaterial factor?

Information. Thus, in consequence, the reset button for a mind-set must be pressed. A simple, systematic reunification is essential. The vehicle of this important exercise is, appropriately enough in an age of information and computer logic, binary; and its primary aim is, in the words of Albert Einstein, seeking the simplest possible scheme of thought that will bind together the observed facts. In this venture, a physical scientist (where science means knowledge) and metaphysical scientist both seek, by controlled experiment, to find the principles of matter and mind, the outer and inner truths of life and cosmos. Their holy grails are of different quality but, at the same time, their seeker can be one and the same person. Is that person you?

Thrust

meditator -2A good vehicle for the whole adventure turns out to be a Theory of Opposites called Natural Dialectic. ‘Dialectic’ involves a to-fro interaction between two poles of either thought or things; ‘Natural’ means associated with no particular social, religious or cultural structure; and Natural Dialectic’s primary aim is, in the words of Albert Einstein, seeking the simplest possible scheme of thought that will bind together the observed facts. Such culture-neutral philosophy is here introduced and related to the equally culture-neutral sciences of psychology, physics, biology and sociology.

So are you interested in a fresh perspective? Do you want to travel? Then read ‘The Reunification of Science and Philosophy’, an abbreviation of the larger compendium this website airs. And, since information plays a major role in the holistic or dualistic explanation of our world, we can reasonably compare the structure of this guide to a central practice of IT – top-down programming. Programs always start with a purpose; from this heart a systems analyst sketches out associated constituents and arranges them in data models, flow charts and so on. A plan is rigorously developed through stages leading, like the codified steps of a computer algorithm, to its specified result. Thus, like a main routine with switches branching to extend its range, this book with footnotes acts as a kind of cosmic top-down program. How does it all work? Take a look and see.

Contents

Preface
Lecture 1:    Introduction
Lecture 2:    Information
Lecture 3:    Psychology
Lecture 4:    Physics
Lecture 5:    Biology
Lecture 6:    Community
Glossary
Connections
Index