Sunday, February 06, 2011

The Origins of Knowledge

Hume, Locke, Descartes
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The worn-out old arguments
between empiricists like Hume and Locke
rationalists like Descartes
and the synthesis of both by Kant
as to the source of knowledge
have confused the issue
and led mankind astray

Modern brain studies reveal an entirely new philosophical construct

Knowledge evolves via a synthesis of right brain intuitions
and left brain analytical observations and applications

Right Brain Intuition
Night time brings fear of the dark
and plays tricks with the senses
dreams stimulate the creative imagination

Left Brain Analysis
Daylight survival imperatives are handled via sense input
with sight playing the dominant role

Synthetic knowledge (creative thinking)
as apposed to instinctive knowledge (genetic imprints)
evolved via an analytical application of intuitive inspirations

the purpose?
self realization
in relation to the universe without

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