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Jay Ligda. All rights
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Humans in the Universe
Instictual, Individual, and Social Paradigms
Using Capra's definition of the word "paradigm", I'd like to suggest that if
an individual is viewed as a society of the microorganisms, cells, and tissues
that make up its structure, then the thoughts, perceptions, and values that
form the individual's particular vision of reality through which they organize
theirself can also be considered a paradigm specific to that individual
alone. If a species as a whole is viewed as a society then the thoughts,
perceptions, and values that form the vision of reality specific to that
species could be considered a paradigm even if those thoughts, perceptions,
and values are instinctively determined. In summary, we have an instinctual
model of reality (paradigm), an individual paradigm, and a social
paradigm. This is similar to Freud's id, ego, and superego.
(This work is a all or part of an original work first
published/written for John. F. Kennedy University: Final Integrative Project.,
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