Unifying Epistemology and Ontology
by Lee Duane FitzSimmons
The two fields of ontology and epistemology can be viewed as a unified field of philosophical speculation. To separate the concepts of being and knowledge is counterproductive to the imaginative whims of those seeking to expand their base of enlightenment. Knowledge is being. Being is knowledge. Separating the two is a grand tragedy that only hinders the creative process and stymies the playful choreography of the dances performed by the nine muses.
One of the main reasons why these two fields are separated is because sharp lines of distinction are often applied to metaphysical topics. Anyone with any amount of wild creative energy will instantly object to these types of distinctions as soon as they are revealed for what they are. They are fetters that bind the intellect and douse the flames of imagination's fire. Such idiotic attempts at explaining reality are indicative of individuals who have little or no creative spirit and can only watch the grand vision of the arts from a distance and comment on what little they can observe with their limited vision from afar. They are like scientists using telescopes to observe the massive amounts of energy that emanate from the heavens. Truly creative individuals fly into the heavens and become stars.
Some individuals may argue that these terms help to clarify and aid in the observation process. It is these uses of these distinctions that make the magical reality of creative energy lose its youthful sparkle and effervescent gleam. True beauty and real phenomena do not require such restrictive titles that only seek to isolate and define. True beauty and real phenomena live in the whimsical fashion of the playful jester who is continually juggling conceptions and altering them, so they are more to her/his liking.
To be is to know. To know is to be.
They are the same....
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Copyright 2013 by Lee Fitzsimmons