The Way of Being

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Anil Mitra © May 2018—August 2018

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NOTATION AND CONVENTION

Mainly for the template

Text

Abbreviations

PREFACE

Dedication

About this work

Aim

The work

The future

Database *

Broadening horizons—sharing, ideas, and action *

Reading the text *

Issues of understanding

Suggestions to assist the understanding

PROLOGUE *

Context in human endeavor

The human endeavor

Limits to knowledge and realization

Facts or inner limits

Logic or outer limits

Argument or Logic

The universe as Logic

Realism of universe as Logic

A perfect metaphysics

Realization of the ultimate

Origins of the work

My endeavor

Inspiration in ideas and nature

Realization must complement ideas

From materialism to Being

A robust notion of meaning

Uses of meaning

Metaphysics and meaning

Meaning and logic

Logic as maximal metaphysics

Meaning and empowerment of philosophic system

These thoughts arose in my search

Cartesian doubt

Canonical dilemmas

The dilemmas as ultimate empowerment

Final empowerment—demonstration

Historical sources of the ideas

Sources and their significance

Sources of sources

Canonical dilemmas

Introduction

The dilemmas

PART I. THE UNIVERSE—A WORLD VIEW

Being and experience

Being

Experience

Significance of these concepts

Meaning

Concept and significant meaning

General and referential concept meaning

Referential concept meaning *

The focus on referential meaning

Concept meaning

Linguistic meaning

Concept and linguistic system or structure

Experience as the place of concept meaning

Significance of these concepts

A continuum of abstraction

Introduction

The continuum

Significant meaning

What is significant meaning?

Experience as the place of significant meaning

The place of meaning

The universe

Whole, part, and null part

The concept of the universe

The void

Beings

Significance of these concepts

Metaphysics

Metaphysics and its possibility

Metaphysics has begun with ‘Being’

Other conceptions of metaphysics

Existence of the void

Possibility—general and logical

Patterns, laws, and Laws

The fundamental principle of metaphysics

Some consequences—building the worldview

Doubt

Alternate proof and heuristics

The fundamental principle as an existential hypothesis

Principles of sufficient reason

A new fundamental question of metaphysics

Perfect knowledge via abstraction

A relational notion of Being

Perfect dual metaphysics and epistemology

Elements of Being *

Reason

On certainty *

Cosmology

Introduction

Methods and realms of cosmology

Methods: summary

Identity, spacetime, and cause

General cosmology

Formation and form

Artificial cosmologies

Abstract and concrete sciences

Physical cosmology

Life

Psychology and agency

Realization and its dynamics

AI and realization

Civilization and society

Kinds of Being and possibility

PART II. THE WAY

Our world

Aim of Being

Variables of the Way

Means

Reason

Ways

Blocks, resources and growth

Catalysts

Instrumental means

Environment

The individual

Place

Sangha—community in The Way

Teachers and exemplars

The open world

Path

Everyday template

Universal template

EPILOGUE—INTO THE WORLD *

APPENDIX *

General resources

In this document

Documents for the way

Literature and literature search

The Internet

Stories *

GLOSSARY AND INDEX *

Glossary

Index

 

The Way of Being
Outline

NOTATION AND CONVENTION

Mainly for the template

Text

Abbreviations

PREFACE

Dedication

About this work

Aim

The work

The future

Database *

Broadening horizons—sharing, ideas, and action *

Reading the text *

Issues of understanding

Suggestions to assist the understanding

PROLOGUE *

Context in human endeavor

The human endeavor

Limits to knowledge and realization

Facts or inner limits

Logic or outer limits

Argument or Logic

The universe as Logic

Realism of universe as Logic

A perfect metaphysics

Realization of the ultimate

Origins of the work

My endeavor

Inspiration in ideas and nature

Realization must complement ideas

From materialism to Being

A robust notion of meaning

Uses of meaning

Metaphysics and meaning

Meaning and logic

Logic as maximal metaphysics

Meaning and empowerment of philosophic system

These thoughts arose in my search

Cartesian doubt

Canonical dilemmas

The dilemmas as ultimate empowerment

Final empowerment—demonstration

Historical sources of the ideas

Sources and their significance

Sources of sources

Canonical dilemmas

Introduction

The dilemmas

PART I. THE UNIVERSE—A WORLD VIEW

Being and experience

Being

Experience

Significance of these concepts

Meaning

Concept and significant meaning

General and referential concept meaning

Referential concept meaning *

The focus on referential meaning

Concept meaning

Linguistic meaning

Concept and linguistic system or structure

Experience as the place of concept meaning

Significance of these concepts

A continuum of abstraction

Introduction

The continuum

Significant meaning

What is significant meaning?

Experience as the place of significant meaning

The place of meaning

The universe

Whole, part, and null part

The concept of the universe

The void

Beings

Significance of these concepts

Metaphysics

Metaphysics and its possibility

Metaphysics has begun with ‘Being’

Other conceptions of metaphysics

Existence of the void

Possibility—general and logical

Patterns, laws, and Laws

The fundamental principle of metaphysics

Some consequences—building the worldview

Doubt

Alternate proof and heuristics

The fundamental principle as an existential hypothesis

Principles of sufficient reason

A new fundamental question of metaphysics

Perfect knowledge via abstraction

A relational notion of Being

Perfect dual metaphysics and epistemology

Elements of Being *

Reason

On certainty *

Cosmology

Introduction

Methods and realms of cosmology

Methods: summary

Identity, spacetime, and cause

General cosmology

Formation and form

Artificial cosmologies

Abstract and concrete sciences

Physical cosmology

Life

Psychology and agency

Realization and its dynamics

AI and realization

Civilization and society

Kinds of Being and possibility

PART II. THE WAY

Our world

Aim of Being

Variables of the Way

Means

Reason

Ways

Blocks, resources and growth

Catalysts

Instrumental means

Environment

The individual

Place

Sangha—community in The Way

Teachers and exemplars

The open world

Path

Everyday template

Universal template

EPILOGUE—INTO THE WORLD *

APPENDIX *

General resources

In this document

Documents for the way

Literature and literature search

The Internet

Stories *

GLOSSARY AND INDEX *

Glossary

Index