The School of Athens (1509-11) Raphael. Location: Stanza della Segnatura (Signature Room), Vatican. CC0 Public Domain
Nov. 20, 2020 (Inderscience) -- Science, philosophy, and religion all attempt to distill the essence of reality, the essence of being -- albeit from very different points of departure.
Writing in the International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy, Austrian scientist Franz Moser presents a foresight paper that looks at humanity's path from ignorance to knowledge and how ego structures have evolved into truth.
Moser points out how our history is littered with war, misery, and suffering, yet none of our philosophical meanderings of whatever kinds have reconciled us. None has yet pulled us out of the paradigm that leads to that state of being to give us a new holistic paradigm.
"The present world view, the Newtonian paradigm, confronts us with a divided world of contradictions, antagonism, and egotism," writes Moser. This arises from the basic human delusion of dualism wherein we imagine mind and matter to be separate rather than our minds, our consciousness, emerging from the electrochemistry of our brains.
"Ego illusions prevail and dominate man's behaviour towards his fellow man and towards himself," Moser writes.