Refuting the mystical, metaphysical concept of the existence of individual, discrete selves (while bearing in a non existent mind, that there is no universally accepted theory as to what the word "existence" means)
Friday, August 22, 2008
Indian tribal painting of marriage dance
"... our civilisation is breaking down not because of a lack of independent reasoning, but of this re-linking step that forms a synthesised larger reasoning, perceiving and acting unit - a meta person." - From a letter to New Scientist by Wade Schuette, USA
The word "re-ligion" means "re-linking" the individual to the whole. Instead, organised religion has become a divisive force.
Examples of meta-persons are: marriages in which neither partner dominates, and cultures. Schuette suggests that scientific rationality/reason must take this wider sense of personhood into account. What seems irrational for the individual may be rational for the meta-person. He also points out that the concept of meta-personhood is likely to be misconstrued as leftist ideology.