Thursday, May 12, 2016
The consequences of mistaken notions of freedom and determinism
Human nature contains free will within the determinism of biology and social traditions---which is more freedom than other animals possess.
Atheists and modern liberals usually reject determinism thinking that we are almost totally free, and so they base their intellectual foundations on the least powerful (though very important) element in human nature.
Theological materialism defines a God or Godhood which even atheists and liberals (and scientists) can believe in, a real Godhood reached through material evolution, with a philosophy based in naturalism.
Theological materialism takes care to compromise, conservatively, with the determinism of both biology and social traditions by including, not rejecting, the the old inward symbolic view of God, now understood as reached through outward material evolution.
The seeming different philosophies of Marxism and neoconservatism are the same in growing out of a mistaken notion of how much human freedom we have, and the necessary balance with the determinism of biology and social traditions.
Ethnopluralism becomes the right balance of biology, social traditions and freedom, that is, regions and states for distinct ethnic cultures, protected by federalism, which could be conservatively accommodated by the constitutional principle of the separation of power and states.