The case for metacategorical transcendence

One interesting and important finding that I derived from my categorical research is that we need to differentiate not just people but their mental structures from their own categorical specifications of these structures. The Diagram shows that there are a priori structures into which we are all born, and yet you can see that each individual within these structures is unique and differentiated from others. This comes from the fact that each individual creates their own categories (ideas) that they develop on their own and due to influences or inspirations from others. However, we need to notice that these internal distinctions of categories are not, in fact, categorical and therefore not a priori as Kant argued. I am writing this in order to show that the distinction of structure versus category (a form of content) is more important because it is a priori in regard to distinctions of categories within each individual’s philosophical worldview. Continue reading

Transcendence: the call for new integrators!

Every idea can be made into an idealism, but can every idea be extended and function as a true idealism? Throughout history, philosophers have been inventing various idealisms to define their supposedly unique stances: transcendental, absolute, critical, material, and others. However, if we start branching philosophy into mere idealisms, we can get easily lost. I’ve proposed a different way to categorize philosophies that differentiates taking an idea as primary (position) or secondary (direction), and, following this, I’ve already categorized more than 100 individuals! Continue reading

Transmaterialism: Can’t materialists be more creative?

I have criticized Kant enough already and now on to idealists. Sit comfortably and listen to this story. Plato built the first foundation. He constructed a tropical garden on his idealist island. Aristotle quickly built the second foundation on top of Plato’s. He cultivated the garden and protected the original foundation from violent weather by building stone walls around it (read: plugged and concreted the holes in Plato’s idealism). Then we have about two millennia of peaceful sleep on this island, isolated and unconscious in absolute monarchical regimes that kept it going, eschewing progress and keeping up routine maintenance. Continue reading