The Introduction to the Wholeness of the World is The Inside-Out Encyclopedia.
It is a dialog explaining where this web site comes from, what ontological philosophy is, and how absolute truth is possible despite the skepticism and relativism about knowledge that currently prevails
The Whole Diagram is a map of the whole argument presented in the text pages and, by the way, a map of everything that reason can know. Each box in the diagram represents a specific argument, and the lines connecting the boxes indicate the logical relations among the arguments. Moving your mouse over a box will call up an appropriate label so that you can follow the whole argument from the diagrams alone. Clicking on a box will call up a more detailed diagram of that part of the whole argument (also with labels). And clicking on a box in the subdiagram will call up the relevant text.
The Linear Text is the whole argument spelled out in the standard way like a book.
chapter corresponds to a box in the Whole Diagram, and each section corresponds
to a box in the sub-diagrams. Special blue boxes indicate discussions of the
approach of traditional, epistemological philosophy.
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There is also a copy of several discussions about issues in ontological philosophy that occurred in response to this website.
Clicking this link leads to a map of all the web pages in the tWoW.net site. From that site map, you can navigate to the pages on the site, though the intended way to navigate to specific sections are the diagrams and the navigation frame on each page.
Copyright 1999 by Phillip H. Scribner
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Phillip H. Scribner received his Ph. D. in philosophy from Johns Hopkins University in 1966, and for over a quarter century, he has earned his living as a philosophy professor at a university in Washington, D. C.
The arguments contained in this web site
evolved during that period. The earliest theories were about the nature of
society and reason with primitive attempts to solve the problem of mind. The
project was expanded by extensive studies in neurophysiology, physics and
biology, and these efforts culminated in the explanation of evolutionary change
by reproductive causation and the map of the overall course of evolution.
The goal, all along, was the whole argument contained on this web site, though
it took various partial forms during the process. The
main reason these arguments have not been published previously is that not
all the parts required for the whole argument had been worked out until recently.
The whole argument was assembled as the tWoW.net web site, using the medium
of web pages, during 1998-99, and this argument is too long and detailed to
be published as a single volume.