Expanded metaphilosophical categorizations

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Building upon Complete Reality Hypothesis (CRH), which is based on the Model, I have expanded the visual categorization method to cover more philosophies using four informal types, which describe Positions with adjectival derivatives showing Directions. Note that a Direction of the same root as a Position is inherent in the Position (e.g., idealists are inherently idealistic).

  • Realism (and realistic) is taking reality as a primary, undifferentiated whole, which can be analyzed but from which there cannot be separation. This is the opposite of materialism because it doesn’t limit absolute metaphysics (metametaphysics).

  • Mysticism (and mystical) is emotionally believing in the mystery of absolute everything, not completely known yet, and wanting to know it someday. This is opposite to idealism and contradictory to materialism because it is directed toward absolute metaphysics (metametaphysics).

  • Materialism (and materialistic) is taking matter as primary and reducing everything to matter alone, thus thinking that by knowing something, everything can be known. This is also known as the contextualization of matter, the process of defining a material object as the context, making the object metaphysical and directing it toward a truly metaphysical context.

  • Idealism (and idealistic) is taking an idea or an ideal as primary and thinking of it as being beyond brain and encompassing everything as if it were already known. This is also known as the contextualization of idea, the process of defining an ideational object as the context, thus making it into a metaphysical ideal.

These types involve more fundamental subtypes. There are three subtypes called descriptors or metaphilosophical categories (metacategories): Position, Direction, and Scope.

  • Position is a starting location at any level from 1 to 17.
  • Direction is the method used and its resulting end.
  • Scope is the area numbering the amount of levels covered.

The four types compose three groups of two broad categories based on their Directions, whose ends are based on metametaphysical categories.

  • Ascending, also known as integrating – toward Existence
  • Descending:
    • disintegrating – explicitly toward Nonexistence
    • misintegrating – implicitly toward Nonexistence

All philosophies can be described as

  • sleeping, which can reflect all other philosophies and is the only philosophy that apparently has two major Positions,
  • fundamental one-Positional (Platonic, Aristotelian, Kantian – the archetypes known from the previous version of the Diagram),
  • non-fundamental one-Positional (e.g., Hitlerian, Marxist, Nietzschean),
  • two-Positional (Descartian, neosocialist, Christian, transmaterialist) with hypothetical balancing pairs:
    • idealD and mat8
    • neosoc and idealH
    • idealC and int7+
    • transmat and mat9

The following Diagram and the list contain philosophies of the most famous people, including religious leaders and scientists, whose names are additionally differentiated by their years of birth in parentheses. This is a work in progress; your criticisms and suggestions are welcomed.

Complete Reality Hypothesis expanded and in color

Sleeping (uncategorizable)

Galileo Galilei (1564), Herman Melville (1819), Philip K. Dick (1928), Andrei Tarkovsky (1932), Zack Snyder (1966), Denis Villeneuve (1967)
idealism/realism; Position – sleeping

Misintegrating

Ayn Rand (1905), Leonard Peikoff (1933)
realistic/materialistic idealism; Position – Randian

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770), Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775), Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803), Henry David Thoreau (1817), Vladimir Solovyov (1853), Jean Jaurès (1859), Sabina Spielrein (1885)
realistic/mystical idealism; Position – Hegelian

Abraham (c. 1800 BC), Moses (1393 BC), Homer (n.d.), Pythagoras (570 BC), Parmenides (502 BC), Socrates (c. 470 BC), Plato (428 BC), Virgil (70 BC), Paul the Apostle (c. 4 BC), Saint Peter (c. 1), Thomas the Apostle (n.d.), Ptolemy (90), Alcinous (n.d.), Plotinus (204), Augustine of Hippo (354), Muhammad, Joachim of Fiore (1135), Pope Innocent III (1161), Dante Alighieri (1265), William of Ockham (1285), Nicolaus Copernicus (1473), Thomas More (1478), Martin Luther (1483), Ignatius of Loyola (1491), Ivan the Terrible (1530), Miguel de Cervantes (1547), William Shakespeare (1564), Johannes Kepler (1571), Nicolas Malebranche (1638), George Berkeley (1685), George Washington (1732), Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749), Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762), Charles Fourier (1772), Victor Hugo (1802), Nikolai Gogol (1809), Charles Dickens (1812), Søren Kierkegaard (1813), Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821), Leo Tolstoy (1828), Thomas Edison (1847), Max Planck (1858), Edmund Husserl (1859), Nicholas II of Russia (1868), Nadezhda Krupskaya (1869), Mahatma Gandhi (1869), Thomas Mann (1875), Joseph Stalin (1878), Albert Einstein (1879), Ludwig von Mises (1881), Ivan Ilyin (1883), György Lukács (1885), Edward Leedskalnin (1887), John Ford (1894), Frank Capra (1897), Erich Maria Remarque (1898), C. S. Lewis (1898), Alfred Hitchcock (1899), Werner Heisenberg (1901), George Orwell (1903), Viktor Frankl (1905), Arthur M. Young (1905), Daniil Andreyev (1906), Robert A. Heinlein (1907), Willard Van Orman Quine (1908), Ronald Reagan (1911), Nora Gal (1912), Alan Turing (1912), Walter J. Ong (1912), Nelson Mandela (1918), Ray Bradbury (1920), Andrei Sakharov (1921), Eldar Ryazanov (1927), Stanley Kubrick (1928), Martin Luther King Jr. (1929), Alberto Rivera (1935), Stanislav Govorukhin (1936), Richard Bach (1936), Pope Francis (1936), Andrei Konchalovsky (1937), Francis Ford Coppola (1939), Abbas Kiarostami (1940), Julia Voznesenskaya (1940), Stephen Hawking (1942), Paul McCartney (1942), Rupert Sheldrake (1942), Judith McNaught (1944), George Lucas (1944), Vladimir Zhirinovsky (1946), Donald Trump (1946), Steven Spielberg (1946), Paulo Coelho (1947), Robert Jordan (1948), Gregory David Roberts (1952), Vladimir Putin (1952), Lawrence Krauss (1954), J. Michael Straczynski (1954), James Cameron (1954), Boris Nemtsov (1959), Susan Boyle (1961), Peter Jackson (1961), Mikhail Khodorkovsky (1963), Robin Sharma (1965), The Wachowskis (1965, 1967), Fyodor Bondarchuk (1967), Morten Tyldum (1967), Todd Howard (1971), Asghar Farhadi (1972), Barry Jenkins (1979), Mac Walters (n.d.), Melanie Cowpland (n.d.), David Harriman (n.d.), Gennadiy Shipov (n.d.), John D. Schaeffer (n.d.)
realistic idealism; Position – Platonic

Misintegrating/disintegrating

Peter Ramus (1515), René Descartes (1596), Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646), Émilie du Châtelet (1706), Ernst Mach (1838), Richard Avenarius (1843), Alexander Bogdanov (1873), Paul Dirac (1902), Harry Binswanger (1944), Deepak Chopra (1947), Brandon West (n.d.), Shane Abbess (n.d.)
realistic idealism/materialism; Position – Descartian

Disintegrating

Leucippus (c. 480 BC), Democritus (c. 460 BC), Immanuel Kant (1724), Eduard Bernstein (1850), Bertrand Russell (1872), Niels Bohr (1885), Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889), Rudolf Carnap (1891), Richard Feynman (1918), John Rawls (1921), Leszek Kołakowski (1927), Noam Chomsky (1928), Daniel Dennett (1942), Ray Kurzweil (1948), Thomas Metzinger (1958), Steven Novella (1964), Michael Burry (1971), Gulsat Aygen (n.d.)
idealistic materialism; Position – brain, level 7 (Kantian)

Gautama Buddha (567 BC), Heraclitus (535 BC), Epicurus (341 BC), Judas Iscariot (n.d.), Henry VIII of England (1491), François de La Rochefoucauld (1613), Ninon de l’Enclos (1620), Voltaire (1694), David Hume (1711), Marquis de Sade (1740), Arthur Schopenhauer (1788), Alexander Pushkin (1799), Ludwig Feuerbach (1804), Max Stirner (1806), Edgar Allan Poe (1809), Mikhail Bakunin (1814), Thomas Henry Huxley (1825), Ernst Haeckel (1834), Paul Lafargue (1842), Friedrich Nietzsche (1844), Georges Sorel (1847), Oscar Wilde (1854), Sigmund Freud (1856), Wassily Kandinsky (1866), Leonid Andreyev (1871), Alfred Jarry (1873), Aleister Crowley (1875), Anatoly Lunacharsky (1875), Leon Trotsky (1879), Alexander Blok (1880), Pablo Picasso (1881), James Joyce (1882), Franz Kafka (1883), Mikhail Bulgakov (1891), Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893), Mao Zedong (1893), Aldous Huxley (1894), Georgy Ivanov (1894), Sergei Yesenin (1895), F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896), Herbert Marcuse (1898), René Magritte (1898), Vladimir Nabokov (1899), Kazimierz Dąbrowski (1902), Salvador Dali (1904), Arthur Koestler (1905), Robert E. Howard (1906), Samuel Beckett (1906), L. Ron Hubbard (1911), Jackson Pollock (1912), Julio Cortázar (1914), William S. Burroughs (1914), Alan Watts (1915), Roland Barthes (1915), Boris Vian (1920), Charles Bukowski (1920), Paul Feyerabend (1924), Gilles Deleuze (1925), Arkady and Boris Strugatsky (1925, 1933), Michel Foucault (1926), Alejandro Jodorowsky (1929), Anton LaVey (1930), Jacques Derrida (1930), 14th Dalai Lama (1935), Woody Allen (1935), Jared Diamond (1937), Vladimir Vysotsky (1938), Aleksei German (1938), Michael Moorcock (1939), Richard Dawkins (1941), Michael Haneke (1942), Peter Greenaway (1942), Martin Scorsese (1942), David Cronenberg (1943), Terrence Malick (1943), Julian Barnes (1946), David Lynch (1946), Stephen King (1947), Teller (1948), Andrzej Sapkowski (1948), George R. R. Martin (1948), Ken Wilber (1949), Pedro Almodóvar (1949), Jim Jarmusch (1953), Alan Moore (1953), Emir Kusturica (1954), Penn Jillette (1955), Daniel Kolak (1955), Judith Butler (1956), Lars von Trier (1956), Frank Miller (1957), Jaco Van Dormael (1957), Aleksei Balabanov (1959), Alison Bechdel (1960), Neil Gaiman (1960), Vincent Gallo (1961), Richard A. Knaak (1961), Tom Ford (1961), Chuck Palahniuk (1962), Tom Cruise (1962), Victor Pelevin (1962), Vadim Zeland (1962), Federico Moccia (1963), Nick Perumov (1963), Donna Tartt (1963), Gaspar Noé (1963), Rob Zombie (1965), Stephen Gaghan (1965), J. K. Rowling (1965), Stefan Molyneux (1966), Laurent Tirard (1967), Kurt Cobain (1967), Antony Garrett Lisi (1968), Robert Rodriguez (1968), Alex Garland (1970), Paolo Sorrentino (1970), Paul Thomas Anderson (1970), Kevin Smith (1970), James Gunn (1970), Ben Wheatley (1972), Joaquin Phoenix (1974), Maren Ade (1976), Daniel Espinosa (1977), Ol’ga Gromyko (1978), Dmitry Glukhovsky (1979), Peter Joseph (1979), Bobby Henderson (1980), Ryan Gosling (1980), Justin Benson (1983), Aaron Scott Moorhead (1987), Asya and Chloe Saavedra (1992, 1994), Jessica Schab and Diego Fontanive (n.d., n.d.), Collin Gifford Brooke (n.d.), Jessica Reyman (n.d.), Louise Barrett (n.d.), Alexandra Bennett (n.d.), Sarah J. Arroyo (n.d.)
idealistic materialism; Position – body, level 8 (Nietzschean, vulgar)

Karl Marx (1818), Friedrich Engels (1820), Nikolay Dobrolyubov (1836), Karl Kautsky (1854), Georgi Plekhanov (1856), Vladimir Vernadsky (1863), Vladimir Lenin (1870), Rosa Luxemburg (1871), Jacques Lacan (1901), B. F. Skinner (1904), Jean-Paul Sartre (1905), Teodor Oizerman (1914), Jacque Fresco (1916), Louis Althusser (1918), Alain Badiou (1937), George Lakoff (1941), Slavoj Žižek (1949), Anatoly Wasserman (1952), Philip Eubanks (n.d.)
idealistic materialism; Position – society, level 9 (Marxist)

Adolf Hitler (1889), Martin Heidegger (1889), Eustace Mullins (1923), Maxim Martsinkevich (1984), Aleksandr Hinevich (n.d.)
idealistic materialism; Position – race, level 10 (Hitlerian)

Disintegrating/integrating

Walt Whitman (1819), Mikhail Bakhtin (1895), Kenneth Burke (1897), Jeremy Rifkin (1945)
idealistic materialism/realism/mysticism; Position – neosocialism (neosoc)

Integrating/disintegrating

Ilya Startsev (1986)
idealistic realism/mysticism/materialism; Position – transmaterialism (transmat)

Integrating

Rollin McCraty (n.d.)
idealistic realism/mysticism; Position – Culture, level 9

Thomas Jefferson (1743), Charles Darwin (1809), Abraham Lincoln (1809), Mikhail Lermontov (1814), Ivan Turgenev (1818), Joseph Dietzgen (1828), Helena Blavatsky (1831), Hendrik Lorentz (1853), Nikola Tesla (1856), Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857), Miguel de Unamuno (1864), Robert Frost (1874), Carl Jung (1875), Hermann Hesse (1877), Nicolai Fechin (1881), Morihei Ueshiba (1883), Ernst Bloch (1885), J. R. R. Tolkien (1892), Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900), Carl Rogers (1902), Karl Popper (1902), Ivan Efremov (1908), Hannes Alfvén (1908), Stanisław Lem (1921), Nathaniel Branden (1930), Carl Sagan (1934), John Lennon (1940), Artyom Tarasov (1950), Chris Carter (1957), Wim Hof (1959), Karen “Mila” Danrich (1960), Alejandro González Iñárritu (1963), Niki Caro (1967), Sam Harris (1967), Thomas Vinterberg (1969), Mark Osborne (1970), Foster Gamble (n.d.)
idealistic realism/mysticism; Position – Relationship, level 8

Tonpa Shenrab Miwoche (c. 16,000 BC), Elijah (c. 900 BC), Anaximander (610 BC), Laozi (605 BC), Aristotle (384 BC), Cicero (106 BC), John the Baptist (c. 5 BC), John the Apostle (6 AD), Hildegard von Bingen (1098), Thomas Aquinas (1225), Francis Bacon (1561), John Locke (1632), Baruch Spinoza (1632), Isaac Newton (1643), Giambattista Vico (1668), Novalis (1772)
idealistic realism/mysticism; Position – Consciousness, level 7 (Aristotelian, classical)

Michael Kosok (1927), Robert Griffiths (1937), Leonard Susskind (1940), Edward Witten (1951), Karen Barad (1956), Nassim Haramein (1962), A. S. Presman (n.d.), Andrew A. Marino (n.d.)
materialistic/idealistic realism/mysticism; Position – Quantum, level 1

Misintegrating/integrating

Machiventa Melchizedek (1980 BC), Jesus Christ (7 BC), Drunvalo Melchizedek (1941)
realistic idealism/mysticism; Position – Christian

 

Statistics

Categorization
 

Misintegrating

Disintegrating

Integrating

Total

Major category, in individuals

116 (idealP) (31-40%[1])

140 (mat8) (35-50%)

37 (int8)

293

Minor categories, in individuals

24

46

26

96

Total individuals

140

186

63 (17-1%)

389

 

[1] The first is the actual percentage of total individuals; the second is the hypothetical percentage toward which actual percentage should be moving. The difference is the distribution gap between categorized known people and the overall population. Only three percentages that have hypotheticals based on informal (personal) categorizing experience are included: idealP, mat8, and integrators. The peculiarities in the distributional differences reflect my subjectivity in categorizations.

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