Monthly Archives: May 2012

Structuralism Extracts Meaning From Phenomena

Conflicting Opinions Metaphorically speaking, it has been said that the structuralists have built incredible mansions for people to live in and, indeed, the mansions have been built and the lights are on, but, we might want to ask the question: … Continue reading

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Kant’s Categories—The Consequences

Structuralism And Kant’s Philosophy Continued The claim that one will’s, via Kant’s categories, knowledge of the universe is more than an arbitrary assessment by Fichte on Kant’s presupposed ego. The science of Einstein, Bohr, Schrodinger and Heisenberg has demonstrated the … Continue reading

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Structuralism And Immanuel Kant’s Philosophy

“Whatever we call reality, it is revealed to us only through the active construction in which we participate.” (Ilya Prigogine, Order Out Of Chaos) Structuralism emerges from the elementaristic side of the holism/elementarism debate as an extension of the neo-Kantian … Continue reading

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Reciprocal Movement Of Context Dependent Forms—Raw Material Of Civilization

Preface And Preliminary Remarks–Structuralism Paper Concluded April 1994 When I started this paper I searched for a theme broad enough to enable me to discuss structuralism within the context of my own philosophy. After considerable reading on structuralism I discovered … Continue reading

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Synchronic Evolution—Bridge Connecting Science And Aesthetic Values

Preface And Preliminary Remarks–Structuralism Paper continued April 1994 The lack of consensus concerning the nature, scope, and significance of scientific knowledge suggests to me that we are at a turning point of major historical proportions. This turning point has not … Continue reading

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The World Is Alive As An Organism And At The Same Time Governed By Law

Preface And Preliminary Remarks–Structuralism Paper continued Five Scientifically Identifiable Worldviews April 1994 The logical positivists, from the Vienna circle of Carnap, Frank, Reichenbach, And others, believed that science is not about discovering the true nature of reality; rather, for this … Continue reading

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Our Children’s Children Will Inherit An Exponential Rise In Pain And Suffering

Preface And Preliminary Remarks–Structuralism Paper April 1994 Blight weighs heavy upon the land. Exactly when this blight started and what will follow in its wake is uncertain. We do know, however, that this blight has physical, psychological and spiritual dimensions. … Continue reading

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