Thursday, May 15, 2008

Superultramodern Epistemology [Theory of Knowledge] ( SE )

Author: Kedar Joshi (1979- )

1. The Principle of Universal Doubt : A fundamental principle of investigation Anything may be possible (or nothing is to be believed with absolute certainty or nothing is to be seen as a proof ), for what is believed to be true with 100 % certainty at present may be false. It may be the believer's inability to see otherwise or grasp the truth.

2. I, as a subject, am at the centre of investigation : I should not accept something because someone else (of whatever kind and abilities) believes in it. I've to be satisfied with the idea. However, I would accept something for practical convenience (e.g. As I believe in quantum phenomena though I've never experienced them in person.)

3. I feel therefore I am : The most certain belief in my own existence because I feel something at the moment. It's supposed to be 99.99...% certain (and not 100% because of the principle of universal doubt). It's supposed to be more certain than the law of syllogism (if p implies q and q implies r then p implies r). Probability is supposed to be a byproduct of (human) ignorance.

4. The FR (Flawed Reason) Theory : Limitations to Reason and knowledge.

5. Superultramodern Intuitionism (SI) :

a. Out of the NSTP theory, super/higher knowledge of the universe might be attainable only through intuition / meditation, etc. Also Most of the essential knowledge is obtained through intuition.

b. Superhuman Knowledge and Powers through Meditation : E.g. Changing the (empirical) laws of nature, and in general, modulating consciousness. Knowing god's mind, and higher truths with higher certainty, whether other beings are conscious, etc.

6. Superultramodern Philosophical Methodology (SPM) : So far philosophers have argued too much regarding the nature of mind, self, space, time, and, in general, reality. Now they should understand that the truth on these matters might be known not through too much thinking and debate, but through more or less self - evident propositions, straightforward reasoning, and possibilities. Either, if they are smart enough, they would appreciate it or dismiss it, and thus fail to see the light forever.

Kedar Joshi BSc MA MRI Cambridge, UK.

About the author: Founder and President of Superultramodern Scientific Institution (SSI)


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