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MUH-Incompleteness Argument for the Existence of an Absolute

[This is an idea for an argument for the existence of the absolute that I have mapped out.]

Axioms:

(1) The original Mathematical Universe Hypothesis is valid.

(2) Godel's Incompleteness Theorems are true.

Definitions:

(1) Incomprehensible: Impossible to completely understand.

(2) Transcendence: One construct or entity contains all possible worlds.

(3) Absolute: A structure that is transcendent.

(4) Real Reality: The mathematical universe.

Argument:

If the Incompleteness Theorems and MUH are both valid in real reality, then in order for the formal mathematical structure to be complete it must contain an infinite number of axioms.

If men can only comprehend limited quantities, then a formal system of infinite axioms is necessarily partially incomprehensible.

If real reality has an infinite amount of axioms, then all possibilities for other worlds are contained within potential operations using those axioms, and universal transcendence exists.

For both the Incompleteness theorem an…

The Philosophy of Human Flourishing [pt. 3]: The Role of the Nation and Economy

[This continues from part two, where the morality of human flourishing is proposed.  This continuation applies the morality to both the government and economic institution.]

In modern democracies, the government, corporation and individual are differentiated by moral standard and economic power.  I do not differentiate between the economic actions of a national governing body, economic institution, small business, or individual economic actor — the choices of each can have effects on the whole of society.  While the individual, corporation and government all tend to have differing amounts of power, the good nation is able to unite all aspects of its productivity towards improving its own collective lot and bettering its economic and social standards for all good citizens.  This necessitates that the same moral standards not only to be present for the individual, but also the collective and corporate (government included).  If we recognize a body of governance as an economic institutio…

The Philosophy of Human Flourishing [pt. 2]: The Morality and Aesthetics of Human Flourishing

Since the form is a construct of our mind that allows us to associate our ends (value-preferences) with physical means (capital) for the intent of manifesting the ends in reality.  This leads us to a definition of rationality; the man that aligns his ends with the capital that provides him the greatest materialization of his end is rational.  The insane man does not discriminate between the proper capital to manifest his ends: thus the insane man is irrational.  For example, an insane man at a campfire may attempt to use a fire as a ‘seat’, instead of the stump near the fire as a seat (both can be ‘seats’ if a man uses it to ‘sit’, but the stump can be declared to be a ‘better seat’).  Nature rewards and selects for rationality; the man who prepared for winter would outlive and reproduce more than the hedonistic man.  Nature rewards rationality because those who are rational create and gain more resources and thus have more resources to manifest ends.  The end of natural selection is…