Friday, February 26, 2010
FEBRUARY 27 2010 - "THE MEGA INSTINCT - A THEORY FOR HUMANITY" BY RICHARD W. SYMONDS
WORKING PAPER 1 - "THE 25 HYPOTHESES"
.1 MEGA THEORY states Moral Values exist objectively and independently of the human mind (Moral Realism) - and our subjective actions, thoughts, ideas and beliefs discover (rather than create) those moral Values - Plato's Recollection Theory.
Thus, our actions, thoughts, ideas and beliefs can be objectively right or wrong - independently good or bad - whether we subjectively believe they are, or not.
.2 Mega Theory states Values are objectively real - such as Truth, Beauty and Goodness - and we are subjectively conscious of these Values through our Mega Instinct - a kind of 'seventh sense'.
What is 'real' serves as an objective 'other' - independent of ourselves - against which we can test and measure our subjective actions, thoughts, ideas and beliefs.
It is, therefore, always possible that our actions, thoughts, ideas and beliefs could be wrong, mistaken, and in error...
Tarski's Correspondence Theory of Truth, Popper's Scientific Method and Joad's Immanence-Transcendence (IT) Theory, are closely associated with this 'Mega' Theory of Moral Consciousness - along with Chomsky's Theory of Language Acquisition.
.3 Mega Theory states we are motivated by seven ultimate Values (Mega Motivations), of which we can conceive of nothing greater :
.4 Mega Theory states we are motivated by that which we most value.
If we discover what we value, we will discover what motivates us. 'The Anselm Acid Test' is used to discover what we most value; and thus we can discover what motivates us.