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This is Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay Click HERE on this line to find essays via Your-Key-Words. {Most frequent wordstarts of each essay will be put here.} ========================================================== %RECOGNIZE NAME DESCRIBE FUZZY PARADIGM BOUNDARIES+960819 %UNIFY LOVE PRESENCE GOD PRINCIPLE IDEALS VALUES+960819 %EXCLUSIVE SHARP DICHOTOMOUS QUESTION ANSWER EVIL 960819 Each paradigm has its range of propriety, relevance, competency as regards situations, contexts, elements, relationships, territory, etc. The boundaries between often overlapping paradigms are fuzzy boundaries which we need to recognize, name, describe and talk about---for us to learn the proper range of propriety for each of the many paradigms pointed to by inter-related words below: ASTROLOGY ARITHMETIC GEOMETRY ASTRONOMY PHILOSOPHY PLATO ARISTOTLE MEDIEVAL ECONOMICS PHYSICS MILITARISM POLITICS ALCHEMY MEDICINE CHEMISTRY BIOLOGY OLD-TESTAMENT NEW-TESTAMENT KORAN SIDARTHA BUDDHA ZEN SHINTOISM TAO CONFUCIUS INTIMACY SEXUALITY SPIRITUALITY PSYCHOLOGY SOCIOLOGY BUSINESS MANAGEMENT Paradigms have evolved throughout history in interactive ways as proponents of various paradigms have sought to perfect their respective paradigms and claims of dominance over the territory enclosed by the boundaries of their declared paradigms. Territorial people have often come into conflict regarding overlapping and fuzzy boundaries which territorial people often see as sharp. Territorial people are not only likely to seek dominance over their claimed territorial turfs; they are likely to try to extend the range of their territorial claims. Thus proponents of various paradigms are prone to try to extend their claims of relevance and propriety as regards the efficacy of their paradigm. As their claims come to overlap there are bound to be conflicts at the fuzzy boundaries. The territorial combatants get bound up in conflicts which originate in, are guided by and motivated by conflicting ideas, ideals, values and principles. In seeking to fulfill their commitments to conflicting ideas, ideals, values and principles the combatants see each other as being "evil" because of their failures to live up to what seem to be the "obvious" requirements of their own respective conflicting paradigms. Vague calls for all to be faithful to "family values", "God", "moral principles" and/or "ethical principles" are not helpful---for the combatants have not articulated in open and honest ways their respective paradigms so as to make clear the LIMITED ranges over which they are pertinent. Each paradigm has a LIMITED range of propriety and even within each LIMITED range each paradigm has LIMITED competency. Conflicts are bound to arise when fuzzy crossing boundaries are not clearly described in mutually satisfactory ways. Combatants get bound up in territorial disputes---regarding who is most competent to deal with particular situations, contexts, issues, etc. and who is incompetent to deal with particular situations, contexts, issues, etc. Conflicts between paradigms and their incarnations can be resolved only in the presence of open and honest dialogue about integrative desires, pleasures, ideas, ideals and principles. Dichotomies are not transcended through battles but through open and honest dialogue. Conflicts are not terminated by one side winning, but by both sides seeking to develop an eternal dialogue about their respective paradigms, beliefs, experiences, pleasures, desires, fears, apprehensions, hopes, fears, etc. Conflicts between the incarnations of conflicting paradigms can be resolved only by people dedicated to promoting personal and communal integrity by working cooperatively at the boundaries of various paradigms' ranges of propriety. Through such cooperation discoveries can be made of the natures of the fuzzy boundaries of the ranges of propriety of each paradigm. Often more than one paradigm will be appropriate within a given context, situation, or conflict over particular issues. Exclusive territorial tendencies need to be dealt with in charitable ways in the instances of properly overlapping ranges of propriety of "conflicting" paradigms. There may be no universe valid paradigm. The conflict may be rooted in territorial tendencies on the part of the incarnations of paradigms---rather than in any essential aspects of the "conflicting" paradigms. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================