Here at KMTheory.com published by Don Mezei is a Unified Theory of Knowledge which uses, and which Don claims was originally inspired by Pirsig‘s Lila and MoQ. As well as introductory quotes from E O Wilson and Erwin Schroedinger there is this apt one from Ernest Becker
“I have had the growing realization over the past few years that the problem of [humanity’s] knowledge is not to demolish opposing views, but to include them in a larger theoretical structure.”
Right from my “let’s synthesise” school of thought. Clearly a good fit with Psybertron’s aims and approach to the matter. There is a difference between an arbitrary view that says all views are relative and have equal value and one that says that two views that don’t agree are necessarily mutually exclusive. Apparent opposites are often just two aspects of the same thing – a kind of complementarity.
The “theory” paper is brief and succinct with some creative graphical models of the whole of ontology / epistemology. Worth some consideration.
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This is a very old insight. This bbrings noothing new. The missing thing is — the Heart is missing, this is dry information with no juice. so what do you think is missing……..
Agreed, and being old doesn’t make it wrong. What I said was novel here was the attempt to capture it in some creative diagrams in the paper.
What is missing from widespread use is a common framework in which to construct that theoretical structure. In my case I would put up Pirsig’s MoQ or some variant – which I tend to see as a kind of “evolutionary psychology”.
Expand on what you mean by missing the “heart” ?