What on Earth is Non-Objective Reality?
Non-Objective Reality (NOR) is a multi-faceted critique of human abstractive thinking.
Conventional models of reality are considered philosophically flawed.
The key driver of human knowledge and social evolution is presented as the fairly instinctive and primitive pursuit of pragmatic worldly goals, rather than the purely rational processes culturally imagined to underpin human actions. Consequently, objectivity as we know it is seen as an approach to knowledge that has always valued quantity and immediate effectiveness above quality and the pursuit of a broader truth and wisdom.
Thus have we progressively become a distracted species rather lost amidst technology, dubious belief systems, self-seeking pursuits, and puerile pastimes – all whilst our potential for a fuller understanding of the human condition is increasingly urgent in the face of multiple planetary crises of our own making.
Being the only species to have evolved our peculiar cognitive skills, those skills are considered only an embryonic form of what they would ideally become if they are to avoid homo sapiens proving too clever for his own good. However, maturing those skills is seen primarily as a process of personal realization – not as an organic evolution requiring biological change across future generations.
To this end, NOR circumscribes all our habitual thoughts, ideas and cherished knowledge by asking if a fixation on our ultimately flawed model of objectivity is really the best the human mind can achieve. The proven utilitarian value of being objective is not denied; the notion behind NOR is that we can nonetheless transcend certain distortions and limitations inherent to abstract thought, and thereby correctly see objectivity as in fact not the final word in understanding the human condition.
As regards the nuts and bolts of the NOR critique, abstract thought is seen as providing only a very crude and illusory model of reality that has nonetheless mesmerized the human race by enabling technological development unseen anywhere else in nature. As an evolutionary new departure, this is considered every bit as dangerous as it is powerful.
NOR also constitutes a reasoned rethink of the widespread but subliminal assumption that mankind can solve troublesome challenges by the same modes of thought as created them. From within a perspective that sees such challenges as direct results of explosive human evolution, NOR reasons that expediency alone demands a correction to our established ideas – should we humans choose to optimize our chances of survival.
Since the challenges we face are inextricable to our conceptions of reality, addressing them requires only the intellectual courage and humility to probe their true nature and origins within ourselves and our ideas. In short, we are a problem in need of becoming its solution.
Additionally, NOR resolves life’s most troublesome intellectual questions, including those that have dogged philosophy since its dawn. And while there is no set self-help aspect to NOR, it provides a radical critique of the many self-destructive aspects that haunt conventional human ideas.
In summary, NOR is the seemingly revolutionary idea that, however powerful any human ideas might appear, all ideas are nothing more than ideas, and only to our detriment do we forget this in the manner our increasingly distracted species has so far done.
Reality is so much more than any number of ideas framed by abstract thought – no matter how objective any such ideas might seem.