The Mind Body Complex

A Briefing on the Nature of Reality

Proposes that the mind consciousness system can be simplified into 4 branches or perspectives of law: social constructivism, neo-realism, positivism and naturalism. Information systems design. The philosophy of praxis.

There normally has to be grounds or a basis on which to assert validity and contradictions should also be considered. The question becomes whether or not it's possible to know the world beyond our personal estimations. Let's consider the fact that disagreeing amicably and being more objective in our approach equally rest on the tenets of civil society. Needless to say, these themes are addressed in a straight forward briefing. By presenting the 4 common frameworks that help us to arrive at truth, this page helps to narrow the gap between perception and experience.

1. Social constructivism
Suggests that truth is direct and is obtained through individual experience. Learning is a result of a social process known as continuous acquisition. As a result, we should continue to learn about the world's immutable state through a ratified means like art, research, education and or activism. Examples include:

a) Terrence McKenna and the Shamanic (Tungus, Siberian, Peruvian people) or psychedelic dimension ie. ethnobotany.
b) Michel Foucault (English/Greek philosophy) and disciplinary society, such as, the panopticon ie psyche wards and prisons.
c) Angela Davis of the Black Panther Party on African American resistance in the United States ie "The New Left."
d) Sri Yukteswar (Hindu monk) on the holy science of yoga and self-realization.

2. Neo realism
Suggests that reality is external; therefore it can be modeled. This is particularly true after an anthropogenic event such as war. Authenticity exists, regardless of whether or not we have the ability to observe it. A non-partisan approach. Examples include:

a) Post Berlin Wall shows us how individuals had to become acquainted with points of view, conflict resolution, survival of the fittest, state elections, as well as, other logistics of a democracy.
b) The impact of the Cold War on American life shows us how themes of nuclear apocalypse took pop culture by storm, as Soviet domination became an imminent threat. These events played out in literary publications such as "Alas, Babylon" and "The Manchurian Candidate," as well as, in an assortment of James Bond movies.

3. Positivism
Suggests that science is the only way that you can get at the truth or nature of how a society operates. This method relies heavily on mechanical or sensory data exclusively. If you cannot see it, hear it, smell it, taste it, feel it or touch it; then it doesn't exist. ie empiricism, tautology or superfluxity. Examples include:

a) Statistics.
b) Other quantitative research such as experiments.

4. Naturalism
Suggests that what you see is what you get. The "WYSIWYG" acronym means that there is nothing more to the eye. There is nothing esoteric or supernatural that underwrites our perception. Since the senses are precise, we can take our portrayal of the world at face value ie. naive realism and or direct realism. Examples include:

a) There is no metaphysical realm beyond the physical one.
b) Since there are no spiritual phenomena, then there is no soul or existence of God.