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Author Mark Pharoah wrote on Feb. 27, 2017 @ 17:16 GMT
Essay Abstract

Hierarchical Construct Theory advances the thesis that the maintenance of stability through the acquisition of an equilibrium state is a fundamental characteristic of physical interaction. It proposes that Newton’s application of this principle to material bodies of mass is limited in scope and can be further applied to other classes of physical interaction and dynamic bodies. The consequence of exploring this thesis is that it indicates that interaction leads to the evolution of form through the reacquisition of equilibria, and subsequently to the emergence of transcendent dynamic physical constructs that possess contrasting types of environmentally interactive mechanisms. These mechanisms inevitably evolve in a way that ultimately qualifies the qualitative significance of environmental particulars and even to subjective individuated identities. Each construct class in the hierarchy has its own evolutionary paradigm and characteristic behaviours. It is a simple and unified model that explains the dynamic that generates the phenomenon of experience, which humans call consciousness.

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I have been working on this idea since 1986 and in that time have had the good fortune of discussing its concepts with distinguished academics including Peter Strawson, Daniel Dennett, Peter Carruthers and Ilya Prigogine. In the intervening years I have had a few careers including performing as a concert violinist throughout the world, teaching bridge and writing for the American Contract Bridge League. Despite my early interest in philosophy, it was not possible for me to pursue an academic career due to disability.

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Joe Fisher wrote on Mar. 4, 2017 @ 15:41 GMT
Ignorance is bliss.

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Author Mark Pharoah replied on Mar. 4, 2017 @ 18:39 GMT
Joe... "ignorance is bliss" is that right? We can analyse something at last:

You have left 4 posts on my essay thread. Have you actually read the essay? Prove it and make comment about it!

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Bishal Banjara wrote on Mar. 7, 2017 @ 04:16 GMT
Dear Mark Pharoah,

I am the realist so,I believe in real facts and observation...though I should n't argue on others' philosophy but my post directly have a consequence on yours, dealing in terms of equilibrium or say state of inertia.. please read once my essay, you will be more conscious about the reality.

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Edward Kneller wrote on Mar. 7, 2017 @ 20:32 GMT
Mark,

Thanks for the well written essay on the Hierarchical Construct Theory.

You present a logical argument that in some instances may parallel my essay, ‘The Cosmic Odyssey of Matter’. Specifically, the Hierarchical Construct Theory has broad similarities to the ‘Assembly of Precision Formations of Matter’ described in my essay. We also use similar terms: you use ‘replication’ to support your ‘stable structures’ argument, and I use ‘repeatability’ to support my ‘precise forms’ argument.

If you have a few minutes I would very much appreciate your review of my essay.

Regards, Ed Kneller

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