To know that life is nothing, man is nothing, god is nothing - yet to
walk with dignity, that is bravery.... many must have it" - Hemingway
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far
one can go..... T S Eliot
This site is an attempt to consolidate, analyze and integrate existing
human knowledge and potential, and to explore the limits of the validity
of this knowledge and its potential for a given human being under the
concept I have labeled as Personal Validity. As a part and process
of this consolidation, several quotes have been included in each
article, and the original source has been credited.
First conceived : July 1987
Site Created : April 1999, Last Update : April 2005
NEW SECTIONS : ART and IMAGINATION and LANGUAGE
and THE MYTHOLOGY OF OUR TIME
NEW : Supplimentary Articles :
Preface to the 2005 Update
A Collapse of Moral
Notes on the usage of terms : Subject and Object
From Reason to Abstraction and Back
Postscript : 2005
NEW : Native American Quotes
NEW : Extensive C. G. Jung Embedding
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going
beyond them into the impossible. ................Arthur C. Clarke
A Snapshot :
Sometime in the last ten years the best brains of the Occident
discovered to their amazement that we live in an Environment.
This discovery has been forced on us by the realization that we
are approaching the limits of something".....Gary Snyder
WARNING ! ::::>> Two important assumptions have
been made here: 1.) All beings are unique, distinct and different.
2.) The purpose of one's existence is to discover, develop, explore,
express, define and/or expand this uniqueness of one's being to
its potential limits. ::::::>>>>
There is a road in the hearts of all of us, hidden and seldom
traveled, which leads to an unknown, secret place."
........Chief Luther Standing Bear
a Being's given potential can manifest and reach out to its
...........unbound by social and cultural constraints.
No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
PART 1 : Introduction, Overview & Purpose of this work.
PAGE 02 : [ 02purpose.htm ] 1.1 The Purpose of this work
PAGE 03 : [ 03domains.htm ] 1.5 The two domains of Validity
PART 2 : Assumptions, Beliefs & Concepts : The Ontology
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2.1 Terms, Definitions, Assumptions, Beliefs and Concepts:
The Known and the Unknown
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2.2 Assumptions made in this work
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2.3 The Duality in Nature or the Nature of Duality
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2.4 Perception - Sensory and Non-Sensory
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2.4 The Physical and the Non-Physical Self
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2.5 Knowledge and Power
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2.6 Potential, Limits, Will, Goals and Processes
PART 3 : Personal Validity
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3.1 What is Personal Validity? The Central Concept
PAGE 12 : [ 12unique.htm ]
3.2 Uniqueness of Self
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3.3 HEART or MIND : The two Paths of Knowledge
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3.4 Rationality and Intuition
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3.5 Basics of the Self
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3.6 Art of Self Exploration
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3.7 Conscious, sub-conscious and Supra
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3.8 The Art of Self Analysis and Self Synthesis
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3.9 Evaluate your Personal Validity
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3.10 Enhance your Personal Validity
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3.11 Having to Choose
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3.12 Time and Space
PART 4 : Metaphysics : Paradigms of Reality
4.1 Metaphysics : What it is and what it is for. 23metaphys.h
4.2 Social Structures and Constructs 24social.htm
4.3 Religions : The Rise and Fall of Monotheism 25religion.htm
4.4 Paradigms of Culture
NEW SECTION : ART and IMAGINATION
NEW SECTION : LANGUAGE : The Tools of Expression
Poetry Section : Inspiration and Anguish
Short Stories : A Tribute to William James Sidis
Book Rewrite : The Last of the Shamans
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You have been WARNED AGAIN !!!
Some Pondering as Starters :
( from the poem 'Excellence' )
Reach into the
depths of your abilities, bring out your essence,
Gather your resources, fuse them together into excellence.
Explore but don't exploit,
experiment, but not at others cost.
Experience everything in order to create, not to get lost.
Reach for the moon, reach for the
stars, but not after ruining this Earth.
Learn from others, but also make your own mark, your own worth.
Knowledge is Power only if it
helps others find their own way.
Power becomes Knowledge that corrects but not to stay.
You are totally responsible for
whatever happens to you.
Believe this, in all conditions, whether you are high or feeling blue.
Fear not to undertake anything,
then the world's in your pocket.
The Sky is the limit, but not in a rocket.......
If you can fill the unforgiving minute,
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
Andwhich is moreyou'll be a Man my son!
This web site is focused on epistemology, philosophy, metaphysics, religion and belief systems,
social and cultural paradigms, a study and analysis of real and fake knowledge, real and mechanical
choices, right and wrong courses of action, Will and Spirit ( and the resultant of the two: Intent),
knowing through the Heart and Mind, reason and intuition, the Self as an autonomous unique being
whose existence in space and time has a self-sought and self-defined meaning and purpose to be
discovered and developed by means and methods to be devised and improvised by one's own Self,
and one such initiative is presented here which is a language and intellect based set of tools
in which the key concept is Personal Validity.
The relevant quotes are from a wide variety of sources, mainly : Eliot, Kierkegaard, Jung, Clarke,
Lilly, Kubrik, Kipling, Thoreau, Achiebe, Voltaire, McCarthy, Sartre, Socrates, Confucius, Blake,
Byron, Strauss, Rousseau, Plato, Cage, Maye, Kant, Schopenhauer, Nietzeche, Hegel, Housman,
Forster, Rilke, Lewis, Ohmae, Child, Cooke, Faulkner, Rimbaud, Murdoch, Durant, Woolfe,
Fitzgerald, Huxley, Chesterton, Adorno, Popper, Johnson, Pirsig, Logau, Joad, Zappa, Paglia,
Lowell, Said, Bakinin, Beauvoir, Gauss, Garvey, Boudillon, Tapies, Wordsworth, Castaneda,
Vizinczey....and several others.
NEW : QUOTES FROM NATIVE AMERICAN SOURCES
The author of this work acknowledges with the deepest thanks and gratitude for using
these quotes to the authors of these quotes.
! It is being clarified here that in all the quotes, the
specific quote should be taken as complimentary to the main text of
this author, not as an agreement with the overall views, attitudes,
personality and philosophy of the quoted authors.
shall never cease from exploration
..T S Eliot
Proceed at your own risk :
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