The Stoned Philosopher Speaks of Critical Realism Defining Interrelationship Between Agency and Society in Modern Ontology of Natural Necessity as Non-Reductive Naturalism

Christopher Jacob
2 min readNov 20, 2022

The ontological properties and tenets of natural necessity underpin critical realism. This specific ontological system cannot derive empiricism, therefore, the theory may be deduced, transcendentally, from the notion of intelligibility toward the proclivity it maintains toward intentional activity. It is also possible to argue that critical realism is a resultant intentionality that establishes itself as non-reductive naturalism.

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The ontology of natural necessity and non-reductive naturalism share the same axiom, which makes it possible that they share conscious activity. Conscious activity can restructure and split its defined methodology, which affects transcendental objectivity. It may be a causally irreducible component of subjective experience. According to non-reductive naturalists, activity appears to have emerged from physicochemical and biogenic events. Philosophers disagree about how and under what conditions a modern, higher stratum of consciousness should be classified.

Naturalists’ opposing beliefs about the spatiality of consciousness and the categorical imperative between consciousness and organic life diminish the connection, or semiotics, between sociality and intentionality. Philosophers claim that sociality and intentional activity are ontologically separate but tangentially related in strata. Others maintain that social beings are informed and preceded by material practices.

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However, the temporality of stratification of this does not complement each other; therefore, both perspectives contravene the critical realism axiom that objects exist as naturalism. It can be postulated that sociality and intentional activity must inhabit a single known stratum and that organicism in aware existence is intrinsically linked to the stratum’s causal and taxonomic identities. Additionally, further study should emphasize the highest natural strata so that humanity will evolve toward sociality and consciousness.

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Christopher Jacob

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