By Hilary Lawson
Lawson offers a entire examine the background of western notion, the evolution of technological know-how and its makes an attempt to supply us with a ''theory of everything'' and an review of the relativist a number of truths.
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In summary form therefore the materialist paradox is that there can be no means of identifying any one physical state as being a view of the universe as a whole, whether true or false. 24 Another way of expressing the materialist form of self-referential paradox is in the problem of the observer. The Great Project in its general form requires a theory that allows for no observer, since the observer must be part of the system that is being observed for otherwise the project will fail to be a complete account of the world.
Moreover, it will be argued that not only is closure the basis of experience and language, it is the means by which we engage with others, the means by which we intervene in the world, the means by which we are able to make things happen. 2 1 AN OUTLINE FRAMEWORK Openness and closure It is through closure that openness is divided into things. The words ‘the world’ suggest a place that awaits discovery, a place that can be charted and described, that can be catalogued and in part known. The world, however, for reasons that have already been made clear, is not a thing nor is it differentiated awaiting discovery.
Even though ‘openness’ does not refer to a thing the term can nevertheless be provided with content. In the context of the individual, openness can be conceived as the other of experience. Not as a collection of things 3 T H E S T RU C T U R E O F C L O S U R E that are the external cause of inner experience but as the space within which experience takes place. In addition, openness can also be conceived as the other of language. Once again, not as that to which language apparently refers, but as the space within which the activity of language takes place.
A Story of Everything by Hilary Lawson