"Two things fill the mind
with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the oftener and
more steadily we reflect on them the starry heavens above and the moral law
transcendental unity of apperceptionThe mind consists of activities which include the 'transcendental
unity of apperception'.
Transcendental' means two
-the activity in question
is not empirically observable; we cannot
perceive the mind at work
through our senses.
-the activity is a
necessary condition of orderly experience;if it were not occurring, we would
not be able to experience the world which
we in fact do.
term 'apperception' is in this illustration; I do not only observe
the object, the cart, but I connect it with the
road, the scenery around the cart and,
going further, with its point of origin and destination. In
fact I connect the cart, or could do so, with
the totality of my experience. The cart is, in other words, a feature of a
whole world in which I live through
time. The ability to integrate my experience of the cart with the totality of
my experiences, to create a world of reality, is not accomplished through
perceptions it is accomplished by the mind
timeWe have no
sensory experience of time.
But we take it
for granted that we experience time in the same sense that we experience colors and sounds.
Careful examination of our
experience convinces us, however, that we do not experience time.
of our multiple senses gives us any
impression of the pervasive but
elusive passage of time.
What, then, is the
source of our knowledge of time, as well as
of the other formal elements that give our experience its organized
structure is the result of the
creative activity of the mind.
When the mind
receives the input of the senses -
smells, colors, sounds,
tastes, textures and
equilibrium - it simultaneously
does its work of organizing these raw data
into coherent structures or
objects in a single unified
The mind organizes our sense data which it constructs an
orderly whole world.
This activity is one of synthesis. The mind takes the various items
brought to it by the senses and
unifies, or synthesizes, these
to produce the 'unity' of
objects we experience as our reality of an
orderly whole world.
freedomFreedom is independence of the
compulsory will of another, and in so far as it tends to exist with the freedom
of all according to a universal law, it
is the one sole original inborn
right belonging to every man
in virtue of his humanity.
without context is empty,
without concept is
senses provide us only the colors, sounds,
smells of objective reality.
Our senses do not reveal
true knowledge of the formal structure
Understanding the formal structure of reality requires
civil justiceMan has the
duty to strengthen the feeling of compassion, since this feeling promotes
morality in relation to other human beings.
The greatest problem for the
human species, the solution of which nature compels him to
seek, is that of attaining a civil
society which can administer justice
The enjoyment of
judgement of reason, and perverts its
The function of the
true state is to impose the minimum
restrictions and safeguard the maximum liberties of the people, and it never
regards the individual as a
Immanuel Kant, German
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new religious ideology to which its author adheres. The author feels that the
falsification of reality outside personal experience has created a populace
unable to discern propaganda from reality and that this has been done
purposefully by an international corporate cartel through their agents who wish
to foist a corrupt version of reality on the human race. Religious intolerance
occurs when any group refuses to tolerate religious practices, religious
beliefs or persons due to their religious ideology. This web site marks the
founding of a system of philosophy named The Truth of the Way of Life - a
rational religion based on reason which requires no leap of faith, accepts no
tithes, has no supreme leader, no church buildings and in which each and every
individual is encouraged to develop a personal relation with the Creator and
Sustainer through the pursuit of the knowledge of reality in the hope of curing
the spiritual corruption that has enveloped the human spirit. The tenets of The
Truth of the Way of Life are spelled out in detail on this web site by the
author. Violent acts against individuals due to their religious beliefs in
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This web site in no way condones
violence. To the contrary the intent here is to reduce the violence that is
already occurring due to the international corporate cartels desire to control
the human race. The international corporate cartel already controls the world
economic system, corporate media worldwide, the global industrial military
entertainment complex and is responsible for the collapse of morals, the
elevation of self-centered behavior and the destruction of global ecosystems.
Civilization is based on cooperation. Cooperation does not occur at the point
of a gun.
American social mores and values have declined precipitously
over the last century as the corrupt international cartel has garnered more and
more power. This power rests in the ability to deceive the populace in general
through corporate media by pressing emotional buttons which have been
preprogrammed into the population through prior corporate media psychological
operations. The results have been the destruction of the family and the
destruction of social structures that do not adhere to the corrupt
international elites vision of a perfect
world. Through distraction and coercion the direction of thought of the
bulk of the population has been directed toward solutions proposed by the
corrupt international elite that further consolidates their power and which
further their purposes.
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