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The common element in all "mystical" experience

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This is the new frontier of the 21st century

Progress is inevitable reality as progressive values take more and more hold Progress widens tolerance helpfulness and democracy Progress underlines non-idolatry
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Our society is hobbled by the existence of progressive minds throughout  imprisoned by economic racial and class constraints The solution is a system by which  progressively-motivated persons from all walks of life can come together in communities that mirror the progressive values  tolerance democracy and helpfulness
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This is the new frontier of the 21st century 
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The two great scraps of paper note-takers were Peirce and Nietzsche

It will take this century for the change to begin taking root Science will trace its synapses to the brain but idealist realists in philosophy will know it is our escape from the grip of too many things to name suffice to say that they include terms like binary and nominalist +
The two great scraps of paper note-takers were Peirce and Nietzsche whose persons merged though they knew not one another Both presaged a move beyond the narrowness of religion Both transmuted metaphysical into life realized within the immanent frame Peirce pushed forward more explicitly but Nietzsche understood at a deep level what now makes for a revaluation of values that became his final conundrum
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Keats preceded these note takers and as poets will presaged a saving binary that gave birth to a saving triad Beauty and Truth were One to John And knowing this was the foundation of pragmaticism Peirce's ever-unfinished philosophy Now to essay a triad Reality contains truth and beauty among other things E…

On what basis can we name values as ontological? There is only one valid basis.

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On what basis can we name values as ontological There is only one valid basis
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REALITY
Within the scope of chronology  of continuity these are the values that have risen to the top All of them are part of what constitutes a menu of virtue within reality authenticated by our experience as human beings
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ETHICS
It is through reality's encounter with fallibility and continuity that we arrive at the ethical the mandate to make these values actionable And it is through willing these values that we experience in measurable results the fruit of their value
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AESTHETICS
We are known by our willing of tolerance helpfulness and democracy and by our underlying acceptance of the base value non-idolatry This parsing of ontology professes the pragmaticist truth within what we can infer as the root of Jesus's significanceBy our fruits we are known
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By our exercise of will to limn the presence of these ontological values and strain them through the exigencies of our existence until they …