Pragmatic Cosmos • 1

Re: Michael HarrisNot About Fibonacci

I have often reflected on the interminglings of the main three normative sciences.  In one of my earliest meditations I saw Beauty, Goodness, and Truth as the intersecting circles of a Venn diagram, with the summum bonum the central cell.  As far as our ability to approach our object from our origin without, perfect knowledge of the Good would require us to know all the consequences of our contemplated actions while perfect knowledge of the True would require us to know all the axiom sets that never beget a contradiction.  As far as I could tell, and as far as I could see deciding with the empirical tests and theorem provers I could morally and mathematically envision devising, these two tasks exceed the talents of mortal humans and all their technological extensions.

But when it comes to Beauty, our form of being appears to have an inborn sense to guide us on our quest to the highest good.  That way through beauty to our ultimate goal I called the human-hearted path.

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