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Proposing a New Approach to Mind, Consciousness and Reason

Keywords: Rosicrucian Order , AMORC , reason , consciousness , mind , linguistic , philosophy , Hume Pascal , wager , chinese , room , Buddhism , logical , positivism

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This paper hypothesizes a new approach to reason,consciousness and Mind: It starts by taking a deconstructionist approach to root assumptions in Western philosophy and explores linguistic philosophy's limited recognition of the 'Perceiver' and consciousness. Having established this point, it proposes an alternative way forward based on Hume's Empiricism and Pascal's Wager combined with the paradox of the Chinese Room. This results in a philosophical approach compatible with both Eastern intuitional philosophies and Western rationalism, however, results derived under this hypothesis with respect to the philosophy of Mind and consciousness are challenging.

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