The Sole Principle towards The Art of True Sentience

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The first and only principle, the Principle of Elimination of Assumptions, is the basic principle to the art of true sentience which further allows the true nature of investigations of the things within the compounds of any spatial reality that runs with time. Now, this is a hard one to stick to, because, ‘we’re born in a society’. This principle is hard to establish, because of the years of devotion or conformation into the constructs of society. But when harnessed, it is the first and the only basic step towards the art of true investigation into the nature of everything. Think of it this way, think of existing independent of this present society, think of a soul born independent of the present constructs of society and culture.

Sure, you can identify differences in gender, color; differences between different planta or anima; but would one be able to assume things like sexuality (heterosexuality; homosexuality; bisexuality; asexuality; etc). The answer is not complex, as when it comes to reproduction one can conceive the notion of a true ‘sexuality’; but again, investigating the nature of ‘love’ and ‘sexuality’ as compared to ‘reproduction’; it is the very conceiving of the notion of a true ‘sexuality’ in relation to reproduction that halts the phenomenology of the true nature of love or sexuality. Hence, following the same chain of thought, one can realize the free will that comes with the conflict of these two elements.

Now, think of color. The name of the color or the description exists purely because of the constructs of the present society. Black can be white, white can be orange, orange can be blue- it’s all about how you perceive or identify or label color and it’s constituents. And again, with this chain of thought, black can be dark or bad or light or good; depends on your perception and your free will when it comes to conforming to certain ideas or constructs. Here, think of black or white or orange as nothing other than a distinction, attach no other meaning to it because rationally, it doesn’t exist.

This can be applied to any present societal concepts like nationality, race, religion, etc.

The first and foremost principle i.e., The Principle of Elimination of Assumptions, hence, requires you to see the sentient as sentience i.e., as seeing another human as just another existing being. Regardless of all the proposed notions of this reality or the reality that is the result of a history of a construct.

A pure interaction with another sentience, hence, becomes pure when one is able to eliminate the current perceptions given to us by society.

As soon as a person assumes a thing, be it anything, the truest and purest doors of perception are closed. If one wants to transcend with another sentience in terms of interaction, without the elimination of assumptions, the pure interaction itself would cease to exist, and hence transcendence in terms of emotions would again just be a result of a construct, and therefore, false by nature.

Ideas are evolutionary, life is a process and within this process, change is constant. And for this change to be possible in the freest and the purest manner, one has to get rid of the assumptions of the society – a principle one can acknowledge, but hardly ever tries to truly accept, only because of mere ignorance.

Hence, just like to understand the ‘higher knowledge’ of a certain subject, one needs to fully grasp the basics of that subject, to fully experience sentience within any realm of possible realities, one has to eliminate the primary notions of the deemed society first. 

That’s the only first step towards the free conscious or even unconscious self.

-ss/28.03.2020

 

6 thoughts on “The Sole Principle towards The Art of True Sentience”

  1. Unless I have misunderstood, I would say that you paint too broad of a brush. I assume that you are real, and I assume that your post deserves my attention and my respect, that is, until proven otherwise.

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  2. Echoing Ephrem, I think (with the greatest respect to you) that you’ve made a fundamental error in your reasoning—one which is itself an assumption.

    The making of assumptions is not, fundamentally, attributable to ‘society’. All animals make ‘assumptions’. As material organisms within a material environment, we need to make assumptions about the environment in order to get our fundamental material needs for sustenance, shelter, safety and reproduction met. You might say that these ‘assumptions’ are ‘instincts’, patterned responses to the environmental stimuli which are bred into us.

    Yet even at the advanced cognitive level of human life (in or outside of society), a total elimination of assumptions would not be practical. On the one hand, like all creatures, we still have the matter of our individual survival to contend with, and certain efficient assumptions about the nature of material reality are necessary to prolong our individual survival. But on the other, without certain well-founded assumptions to orient our action towards reality, it would be difficult for us to comprehend and assimilate new knowledge into the cognitive map of memory and experience which serves to orient action.

    By that definition, I would say that ‘sentience’ is the ability to make good assumptions—assumptions which are, more or less, in accord with the true complexity of reality in that they allow an organism to interact with the world in a way that furthers its life.

    I think (to place a qualification upon your argument) that it would be better to say that, rather than eliminating assumptions altogether, we should eliminate the tendency to hold too rigidly to assumptions within ourselves. Some assumptions are useful, some assumptions are useful for a given period of time, and some assumptions are just plain wrong and ought, as you say, to be eliminated as soon as they are identified. Determining what assumptions about reality serve us in terms of orienting effective action towards it, and how useful these assumptions are over time, is the difficult calculus we all must make within ourselves.

    Thank you for your interesting and provocative post!

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    1. Constructive Criticism- much appreciated! I think what would be fundamental to the nature of a human being would be intuition, but intuition ought to be differentiated with ‘assumptions’- the semantics is at play here. From what I think, ‘assumptions’ tend to arise when an individual is born into a ‘society’ and learn these or inhibit these onto their behavioral patterns. Intuition is what comes at play when we think about our environment- Assumptions are a direct byproduct of the construct of society within the reality that the individual is presented with. Hence, these assumptions wouldn’t be instincts or intuition- they would be exactly what they are- assumptions.

      True, total elimination of assumptions (a construct of the ‘society’) would be impossible for an individual in the 21st C. to harness– yet there are ways that an individual could avoid falling onto the traps. We, of course, need certain established ‘boundaries’ to live well and safe within a ‘society’- but that shouldn’t let us from refraining from the ‘ill’ assumptions about other sentients- based on color, race, nationality, religious beliefs, etc– if the aim of a certain individual is to find true transcendence in terms of love and affection- then an individual needs to eliminate the essential.

      There cannot be good or bad assumptions- the goal is to not have them about another sentient in the first place. And you got the point in your words- “we should eliminate the tendency to hold too rigidly to assumptions within ourselves”.

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  3. Does this idea of “Principle of Elimination of Assumptions” differ from Occam’s razor?
    This is a good principle, but I would rather express it like this:
    “Assume less. Never take your assumptions as truth; treat them as possible truths with varying degrees of probability on being accurate”.
    Eliminating assumptions altogether seems a bit too idealistic to me. True sentience, true nature, true investigation, true love and sexuality… You are very smart and I think you are on the right track, but the way of thinking here seems a bit black/white. Life works in such mysterious ways and my experience has been that whenever I think I have found the one true principle, the true path, something profound, life usually ends up kicking me in the ass and before I even realize I’m back at where I started… I had to learn it the hard way.
    I hope I don’t come off as too cynical. These subjects are interesting to me and I wouldn’t be writing a reply if your writing didn’t inspire my thinking somehow! These are just some of the thoughts I felt would be important to point out.

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  4. In some sense yes, William of Ockham’s theory concentrates more on heuristic and scientific methods. Here I have proposed as a way of ‘interaction’ with other human beings in the world.

    You are indeed correct, all assumptions cannot be annulled- there’s always going to be a presence of intuition that will behold an individual from interacting with another human in any given situation (suspicion; danger; etc.).

    But I think in general one must get rid of the ‘societal assumptions’.

    Your explanation is indeed correct.
    Thank you, I really appreciate it! (i.e., your comments and thoughts)

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