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Epistemology is the school of philosophy containing the theories about the structure of knowledge and reason. As an understated, misrepresented and much misunderstood field, epistemology is actually at the heart of every philosophy and science because it explains how you might come to know anything with any certainty.
Essentially every bit of knowledge or belief is an idea or a concept about “reality.” The materialist interpretation of Rene Descartes led to the “standard scientific method,” the greatest stumbling block of post-modern science like quantum and string theory. Materialist science alludes us to believe that everything is separated (not unified) and that reality is something that exists “out there” completely independent of the observer and yet we find that reality is covertly dependent on personal cognition, “observation,” experience and sensory perception for it to “exist.”
You accept knowledge that you cannot personally verify outside of the conception or paradigm and use of language that was specifically created to identify and prove the very knowledge in question.
French philosopher Rene Descartes (1596-1650) can be credited with offering the most significant modern contributions to epistemology, primarily founded by him as a generalist philosophy of all “modern” scientific thought. In the entirety of his works, only a few simple key tenets stand out distinctly, though thousands of words and multiple essays were composed to offer explanations and clarification to the era he was writing for.
As described in the original essay by Joshua Free:
In “Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting the Reason and Seeking Truth in the Sciences” (1637) Descartes describes an intensive process by which the operator must attempt to clean their slate of knowledge of all that can be doubted, which proves to be essentially everything determined through sensory perception and physical experiences. These things can then be added back into a personal paradigm after vigorous scrutiny and in the logical order of certainty. First and foremost is self-knowledge, proved by the self-aware consciousness of an individual; then God, the perfect encompassing generative force in the Universe; and finally mathematics and geometry, the means in which one might measure and quantify existence in the Universe. Mathematics, however, will necessarily loop the seeker back to contemplation on the interpretive use of symbols and language. Descartes even illustrates that as a model of observable (empirical) materialist science, even if we are certain of what our senses tell us about a causal “how,” no absolute knowledge of the “why” can be determined the same way.
Perhaps the least cited, but most concise, discourse from Descartes is “Principles of Philosophy” (1644). The work composes over one hundred propositions, each with an explanation, as well as significant axioms and other clarifications of his unique paradigm. Though the title might suggest some all-encompassing resolution or textbook, this slim volume actually reduces philosophy into two main aspects: the nature of human knowledge (epistemology) and the nature of material existence and reality (metaphysics). The concept is put forth that the senses deceive and all that we can determine of the material world is accessed by material senses and then processed cognitively. Anything beyond the material, or “metaphysical,” which includes our cognitive faculties and the mind-body connection, cannot be determined with the material senses and therefore lies outside of the domains of “empirical” science. Hence, a development in the “meta-sciences” that will take into account the “spiritual” and other alternate levels of existence.
Fragmentation is one of the most fundamental keys to understanding Reality Systems of Life, the Universe and Existence. It is the fractioning or fracture of a holistic interconnected state or condition (wholeness) favoring observation of perceived connectivity between “parts.”
Contrary to apparent ‘fragmentation‘ and ‘dualism‘ of existential energy and form, the holistic systems approach of ‘monism’ denotes a ‘unified’ or Universal Oneness underlying Reality. Where at first All-is-One, the expression or separation of Oneness into parts is the archetypal “Fall” of ‘humanity‘ and condensation of matter-energy in existence. The ‘manifested’ or ‘existential’ Universe is an expression of LIGHT – of which the first-form is singular and unfiltered.
[RELATED BLOG POST: The Kabbalah as Cosmic Map of Fragmentation of Spiritual Energy and Return to Source by Joshua Free at wizardryschool.wordpress.com]
…the existential solidification of concentrated energy compacted into dense matter.
The expansion, expression or fragmented condensation of the true All-as-One Reality & Existence is fractal in nature – an encoded baseline sequence pattern where:
THE WHOLE is found in THE PARTS
& THE PARTS contain THE WHOLE!
“Fragmented Knowledge is based on a focus on ‘parts’ in exclusion to the ‘whole’ (holistic view). This focus restricts the ability to see (or be aware) of pertrubation: the ‘unseen’ forces and factors that make things what they ‘are’ a set range of ‘human awareness’ or visibility condition. All paradigms immediately restrict the ‘knowledge potentiality’ (including the awareness and comprehension) based on a preset/fixed range/parameter out of a total (infinite?) pool of possibilities/potential.”
–excerpting (S3) ‘Trans-Human Generations‘, materials also found within the Systemology-101 anthology: ‘Awakening‘ by Joshua Free.
In fractal geometry, the properties of self-similarity are studied in relation to the randomness of systems, such as the dispersion of galaxies, the path cut by a river, the patterns of smoke, clouds and other natural phenomenon.
FRACTAL FRAGMENTATION is a part of natural, ‘Universal Law’, the reflection of the basic ‘Cosmic Code’ of existence perceptibly realized through mathematical or symbolic expression, as explained in ‘Arcanum‘ by Joshua Free:
“Fractals are like ‘snapshots’ or ‘subsets’ of a whole that can be scaled ‘above’ and ‘below’ a given level of observation. These varying levels and degrees of size are implicated in inter-dimensional conceptions and All-as-One wholeness.”
PROGRAM = fragmentation
PATTERN = fractalization
PROCESS = condensation
FRAGMENTATION is also a ‘paradigm-shift’, where the observation emphasis changes between holistic ‘wide-angle’ and ‘refined’ or “set” narrow-minded ‘tunnel-vision’. Fragmentation is a primary facet of reality system design and engineering.
• Fragmentation of Existence
• Fragmentation of Self
• Fragmentation of Experience
Although fragmentation restricts SELF from experiencing the ‘wholeness factor’ (All-as-One) and from maintaining a conscious-awareness of the holistic totality of ALL as part of waking reality – this program of fragmentation put forth when the All-as-One divided itself to set ‘existence’ in motion provides the potentiality for our own experiential spiritual path…