Back to the ancients to find the future of science

April 2011

Genetic Code and Gender

The traditional science and mathematics all rely on a priori knowledge. We call these sciences left side sciences. What interests us is the science on the other side of the epistemological brain – right side science. In this section we move from the One Many opposition to gender opposition. This is treated very simplistically here. [...]

Parmenides, Ontology and the Stoics

There are two takes on reality, two kinds of knowledge, two kinds of science. In this work the traditional sciences, traditional knowledge we call left side. This kind of knowledge relies on a priori knowledge. Right side knowledge is unconditioned by any a priori and must be developed using pure reason alone. The two kinds [...]

Epicureans, Stoics and the Code

In this Post: Even featuring the Tea Party! The history of philosophy is constantly punctuated with battles between two practically orthogonal ways of thinking. A case of this philosophical dichotomy that was particularly well thought and well fought was that between the Epicureans and the Stoics. This ancient joust of ideas is quite pertinent today. [...]

Semiotic Structure of the Four World Religions

The previous post outlined the overall structure of the world religions with the diagram shown above (Figure 3)  This structure can be studied in more detail. The Theological Square of Squares The theological semiotic square provides a way of understanding the four world religions and how they relate to each other. Every religion has its [...]

Science is a Belief System

I’m talking about left and right hemispheres. Sometimes it’s not sure whether I’m talking about the biological brain, the mind, or the epistemological divide between the empirical sciences and the “other” way of thinking. I’ve given up making the distinction. I’d rather be hung for a tiger than a sheep.  Well, the whole Cosmos is [...]

Kant’s Semiotic Square

An easy way to construct a semiotic square is with two dichotomies. The hard part is choosing the pertinent fundamental dichotomies. We adapt the convention that the first and primary dichotomy provides the left side, right side dichotomy of the square. The secondary dichotomy provides what we will call the front side, back side of [...]