Pillars of Belief
The Cosmological Question:
How did our physical universe first come into being, and what are the physical laws that govern its past, present, and future functioning?
Plato is the undisputed Philosopher of the Fifth Paradigm Liberal Worldview. Thus we must look to Plato for an articulation of the Cosmology of The Fifth Paradigm.
The most significant aspect of Plato’s Cosmology (which distinguishes his Cosmology from the Cosmology of The Fourth Paradigm Worldview articulated by Aristotle) and from each of the other Worldviews discussed to this point is Plato’s insistence that there exist two distinct and NON-“Contiguous” realms of REALITY.
While Adherents to The Third Paradigm Worldview projected out an intellectually potential Realm of Reality and then chose to conduct their human conduct as though THAT potential Reality were true (thereby existentially making THAT Reality TRUE) and while Adherents to The Fourth Paradigm Worldview projected out a mathematically probable realm of Reality which probably exists out beyond our present physical capacity to access this realm of Reality through our five presently acknowledged physical human senses but then choose to confine their human conduct strictly to the physical world which they “know” for certain – that is to the world which they are able to confirm scientifically. Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview hold an Epistemological Belief which sets them apart from Adherents to ALL of the Worldviews from the center of Professor Parsons’ Sociological Bar Graph to its extreme right which causes Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview to hold a fifth categorically distinct cosmology.
This unique Epistemological belief will be discussed in detail immediately below. However, for purposes of introducing the unique “Cosmology” of Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview, it will be necessary to simply introduce this Epistemological Belief here.
Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview hold the Epistemological Belief that we, as a human species, possess a SIXTH SENSE. This is a Sixth biological human sense – like “seeing”, “hearing”, “touch”, “taste” and “smell” – by means of which each human being is capable of directly experiencing the physical phenomenon which bonds together every irreducible “integer” of matter (i.e. every single inchoate quantum field) in the entire physical Universe to every other such inchoate quantum field. In other words, Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview hold the Cosmological Belief that there exists within the physical Universe a REAL phenomenon which is not material (that is, which has no “mass” and also is not any form of “energy”) which bonds together – INTO ONE SINGLE UNITARY MONAD – every single solitary individual “Inchoate Quantum Field” of “Matter in the entire physical Universe.
This NON – material phenomenon, Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview believe to be “CONSCIOUSNESS.”
In other words, Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview hold the Cosmological Belief that the physical Universe is made up of TWO essentially distinct phenomena. One is a finite number of Inchoate Quantum Fields (which manifest in the form of a singularity within the otherwise entirely undifferentiated FINITE “FIELD” OF CONSCIOUSNESS which constitutes the “Netter” of the physical Universe. These “Inchoate Quantum Fields” generate “Energy” and “Matter.”) The interplay of “Energy” and “Matter” make up one of TWO essentially distinct phenomena which make our Universe. The other is the entirely undifferentiated FIELD OF CONSCIOUSNESS which constitutes the “Netter” of the physical Universe.
Pursuant to the Cosmological Belief of Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview, one Realm of REALITY is the Material Realm of physical matter. This is the three-dimensional Physical World…which is made up of physical manifestations of “Matter”…which make up all of “material” reality.
The second Realm of Reality is the “Realm of Consciousness” – an entirely NON-material Realm…but a Realm which exists just as REAL as the Material “Realm” of Reality. To Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview however, this is NOT the merely intellectually – projected potential reality of the Third Paradigm Existential Worldview. NOR is this Cosmology of The Fifth Paradigm Worldview merely the Intellectually – Projected, Theoretically – Real Cosmology of The Fourth Paradigm “Scientific Logical Positivist” Worldview. This second, NON-material “Realm of Consciousness” is REAL. It EXISTS! It is, therefore, directly accessible.
This Realm, Plato argues, is just as “real” as is the material realm in which every person plays out his or her day-to-day life of eating, sleeping, working, reproducing and walking around. Indeed, Plato goes so far as to assert that this “Realm of the Forms” is, in a very real way, MORE REAL than the simply material world (comparing the material world to a mere “shadow play” cast upon the wall of a cave by the “REAL” actors and dancers…who exist in…indeed who find their very source of “being” in this other REALM OF THE FORMS.)
This ancient Greek idea insisted upon by Plato in his Republic indeed foreshadows the discovery, some 2,300 years later, by Max Planck, Louis de Broglie, Werner Heisenberg and Neils Borr of the non-material “Inchoate Quantum Field” out of which all “material” objects “manifest.”
The Teleological Question:
Is there a specific direction in which our physical universe is unfolding, and if there is, what is the role of our human species, if any, in this unfolding?
Since Adherents to the Fifth Paradigm Worldview believe that this other NON – Material Realm actually exists AND since Adherents to this Fifth Paradigm Worldview believe that we human beings Epistemologically possess an explicit biological faculty by means of which we can directly acquire real knowledge from this other realm, Adherents to this Fifth Paradigm Worldview hold the “Teleological” Belief that all human conduct CAN, through the exercise of GOOD CONSCIOUS HUMAN JUDGMENT, be BROUGHT INTO CONSCIOUS ALIGNMENT WITH THE IMPLICATE ORDER WHICH ACTUALLY RESIDES IN THIS OTHER REALM AS AN IDEALLY STRUCTURED PHYSICAL REALITY.
This ideally structured Reality abides in this physically-real “Realm of The Ideal Forms” to which adequately well-informed individual human beings can acquire access through adequate training – and can, then, govern their conduct in accordance with the knowledge of the IDEAL “FORM” garnered from The Realm of The Forms – and can govern others in accordance with this special knowledge to draw our human culture, more and more, into complete alignment with the structure of the “Ideal Forms” which abide in The Realm of The Forms.
This elite-governed activity, then, constitutes the teleological dynamic by means of which our human world will, step-by-step, be drawn into alignment with The Ideal… while these TWO distinct Worlds shall forever remain separate and distinct.
The Ontological Question:
How did sentient consciousness come into being (especially human consciousness)?
Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview hold the Ontological Belief that, while human Consciousness is the product of a purely physical interaction between “Mass” and “Energy”… human consciousness has the real ability (NOT just potential and NOT just theoretical) to become EXACTLY LIKE the IDEAL CONSCIOUSNESS which abides within the other Realm of The Ideal Forms which must, however, remain forever separate and distinct from the Material Realm.
Thus, while Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview hold the Ontological Belief that human Consciousness IS one and the same WITH the Consciousness which exists as the cosmological Bonding Phenomenon (or “Netter”) of the entire physical Universe (therefore there being no “essential” difference between the “Consciousness” of The Cosmos and human “Consciousness”, since there is only ONE radically “Monistic” Reality), Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview hold an essentially dualistic Ontology believing that, while human beings can imitate the Ideal Consciousness of The Cosmos, human beings can NOT share directly IN the Consciousness of The Cosmos.
The Epistemological Question:
What are the means by which we as human beings are capable of discerning the “facts” that constitute the answer to ultimate cosmic questions such as these?
As indicated above, it is the unique Epistemological Belief of Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview which distinguishes Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview categorically from the Adherents to ALL of the “Worldviews” from the center of Professor Parsons’ Sociological Bar Graph to the extreme right of this Bar Graph. For NONE of the Adherents from the center to the extreme right of Professor Parsons’ Sociological Bar Graph believe that we, as human beings, possess any means by which we can obtain “access” to Absolute Reality itself.
Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview hold the Epistemological Belief that human beings have access to genuine NON – material Realm of Reality which actually Exists to which we, as human beings, can gain access to definitively REAL data which enables us to make ABSOLUTE decisions about Reality (as compared to merely relative “good” decisions [Second Paradigm decisions], potentially “good” decisions (Third Paradigm decisions] or theoretically “good” decisions [Fourth Paradigm decisions]). This is the truly distinguishing characteristic of The Fifth Paradigm “Epistemology.” It is also the characteristic of The Fifth Paradigm Worldview which causes Adherents to ALL of the “other” Worldviews to the right of this Worldview to view Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview as “Fuzzy-Headed”, “un-grounded” (in physical Reality) and at the same time “self-righteous.”
Mode of Ethical Reasoning
Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview exercise all of the purely “Scientific” criteria of Adherents to The Fourth Paradigm Worldview in gathering their data, but, since they hold the Epistemological Belief that we, as human beings, have direct experiential access to the very real “Realm of The Ideal Forms,” Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview supplement their data derived from their exercise of “Scientific Logical Positivism” with an exercise of “Intuition,” causing them to modify their otherwise purely “Majoritarian Utilitarian” Mode of Ethical Reasoning with an “Intuitive” supplement. This “Intuitive supplement” causes Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview to select options which, while these choices do generate the greatest good for the greatest number, these choices also at the same time generate at least something for the least well off. This Fifth Paradigm “Liberal” Mode of Ethical Reasoning is discussed, in detail, by Professor John Rawls in his famous work entitled A Theory of Justice published, in 1972, by Harvard University Press.
Professor Rawls attributes the adoption of this specific “Mode of Ethical Reasoning” by Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm “Liberal” Worldview to the influence upon otherwise rigid Adherents to The Fourth Paradigm Worldview of the “Mode of Ethical Reasoning” adhered to by Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm “Intuitionist” Worldview. In fact, the adoption of the Fifth Paradigm Mode of Ethical Reasoning which attributes merely a supplemental importance to the data obtained via the human “Intuitive” faculty is the product of an entirely distinct Cosmology, Teleology, Ontology and Epistemology on the part of Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview. They attribute a merely supplemental role to this data NOT as a Utilitartian judgment, but, instead, because Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview, as distinct from The Sixth Paradigm experience the human “Faculty of Intuition,” as merely supplemental to their otherwise strictly Intellectual Faculty.
This is because their ONTOLOGICAL Belief informs The Fifth Paradigm Worldview that we, as human beings, are capable ONLY of imitating the “Ideal Consciousness of The Cosmos”, NOT of Being AT ONE WITH the Consciousness of The Cosmos. For this reason, Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm are willing to place ONLY a supplemental degree of reliance upon the data obtained via this imitation of “Ideal” Consciousness.
One will recall that Plato, the ultimate “Philosopher” of The Fifth Paradigm, places the “Ideal” human observer in the position, in his “Allegory of The Cave” (in his Republic), in between the Fire and the REAL “Players”, thereby being uniquely capable of recognizing that the shadows cast by the fire upon the wall of the cave are only shadows. But even this “Ideal” observer is NOT “THE” REAL Player. Therefore, pursuant to the Ontology of The Fifth Paradigm, even the “Ideal” human observer is ONLY capable of imitating the conduct of the REAL Player. So, such an “Ideal” participant in Reality is ONLY an imitator and NOT entitled to have the ABSOLUTE confidence in his judgments which a REAL “PLAYER” would have. He is only somewhere in between a “Shadow” and a REAL “Player.” So, he should act in moderation on the basis of his perception of “The Ideal.” Thus, for the Adherent to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview, the “Intuitional” experience functions solely as a supplement to his otherwise entirely reason-based “scientific” judgments … NOT because an Adherent to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview is nothing more than a more practical Utilitarian (as Professor Parsons’ asserts) but because he holds a profound Ontological Belief that his Faculty of Reason holds him forever separate and apart from the fully-engulfing Intuitive Experience which would allow (or compel) him to give to this “Intuitive Experience” the truly “Central” role in his or her decision-making process.
The defining and distinguishing belief of the “Liberal” Fifth Paradigm Worldview is the fact that The Liberal Worldview is the first of the “Worldviews” (moving from the “Right” to the “Left” along Professor Talcott Parson’s Sociological Bar Graph) which actually acknowledges the bona fides of the “Intuitive” human experience. However, Adherents to the merely “Liberal” Worldview grant to this “Intuitive” Experience nothing more than a merely ancillary – or supplemental – role in the ethical decision-making process of our human family.
This belief in the bona fides of the “Intuitive” human experience as a legitimate category of experience is the distinctive feature of the Epistemological Belief system of adherents to the “Liberal” Worldview which distinguishes the Epistemological Belief from the Epistemological Beliefs of the Adherents to all of the Worldviews which exist from the Center to the Right extreme end of Professor Parsons’ Sociological Bar Graph. This Epistemological Belief is a function of the determination on the part of all Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview that there does exist a bona fide “Intuitive” human experience which gives an individual human being genuine access to an objective dimension of “Reality”, so as to legitimatize the inclusion of the data ascertained by means of this “Intuitive” Experience as one to be taken into account when making all of one’s personal and public ethical decisions.
The locus of the Fifth Paradigm “Left Middle-Marginalist” “Liberal” Worldview, along the linear Worldview “Spectrum”, is then, the “dividing line” between “materialists” and “spiritual” human beings.
However, Adherents to the “Liberal” Worldview refuse to allow the “data” accessed by means of this “Intuitive” Experience of a human being to play a dominant … role in their decision-making process. Such data is allowed to play merely an ancillary or supplemental role as compared to the role which is allowed to be played by the “data” obtained through the “materialist” process of “Scientific Logical-Positivism” (the “Mode of Ethical Reasoning” of The Fourth Paradigm Scientific Rationalists.)
Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview hold a Cosmological Belief which is similar to the the Third Paradigm Worldview Cosmology. Like adherents to The Third Paradigm Worldview, adherents to Then Fifth Paradigm Worldview hold the “Cosmological” belief that, while our physical universe is made up of real physical “matter”, this matter takes on its FORM of specific physical manifestation as a result of the three-way inter-action among “Energy”, “Mass” and “MIND.”
However, while adherents to The Third Paradigm Worldview attribute to the human MIND only the ability of the “Intellect”, adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview attribute a specific metaphysical capacity to the human MIND. It is NOT a metaphysical capacity which is able to directly effect matter (which is a distinctive belief of adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview). However, adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview believe that we, as human beings, have direct metaphysical access to a unique dimension of “Reality” which is an intimate part of their Cosmological Belief.
Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview, like adherents to The First, Second, and Third Paradigm Worldviews, recognize that all matter which comes into physical manifestation at The Beginning of Time is dis-integrating into their smaller constituent, ultimately NON-divisible units of matter.
Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview believe, further, that each and every such ultimately-irreducible integer of matter in our physical universe is, at the same time, repelling itself out and away from every other such ultimately-irreducible integer of matter in our physical universe.
Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview hold the Cosmological Belief that there exists, in a NON-contiguous dimension (the NON-material substance of which vibrates at a frequency which is an “octave” higher in its rate of physical vibration than actual material “wave functions” of physical energy and material “particles” vibrate within our physical world of four “dimensions”) and that it is up and out of this “Quantum Realm” that our physical universe “manifests.”
Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview hold the further Cosmological Belief that what it is that determines the form our physical universe will “manifest” on this physical plane up and out of this “Quantum Realm” is the function of two inter-acting phenomena. The first is the “Ideal Form” in which all of the aspects of the Universe exist within this NON-contiguous DIMENSION. And the second is the degree to which a given creative human mind can “access”, or conceive of, the sum total of the specific items which exists within this dimension as close as possible to their “Ideal” form and then “create” this specific “ideal” item here, in our physical world of four dimensions with his or her physical actions having been guided by his or her “vision” of this item in its “Ideal” form in the “Quantum Realm” (or “The Realm of The Forms”) of this Fifth Dimension of Reality.
While this Belief is, at base, an Epistemological belief (pertaining to how one, as a human being, comes “to know” certain aspects of Reality), there is a specific Cosmological dimension to this Belief as well, because adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview hold the Cosmological Belief that our physical universe is drawn up into physical manifestation, out of this Fifth Dimension “Quantum Realm”, as the beginning of a new cycle of the physical universe in a form which directly manifests THE IDEAL UNIVERSE WHICH EXISTS IN THE FIFTH DIMENSION to the exact degree to which that “IDEAL” was “grasped”, believed in, AND MANIFESTED THROUGH THE MECHANICAL ACTIVITIES of the total mass of human beings who lived in the four-dimensional physical world during the previous “cycle” of the physical universe. Thus, adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview believe that the “new” Universe (which “begins” with each new “cycle”) gets to “begin” where the “old” Universe “left off.” This is a very distinctive and idealistic Cosmology.
Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview, like adherents to The Third Paradigm Worldview, adhere to an Ontological Belief that Human Consciousness is an absolute eternally-existing PARTNER (with “Energy” and “Mass”) in the eternal inter-action between the “Positive” and the “Negative” forces in the physical universe and between “Mass” and “Energy.” However, adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview do not attribute any metaphysical or psychic power to our human Mind to be able to directly effect physical matter. Rather, adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview believe that our individual and collective human actions taken as a result of decisions made through an act of our human Mind guided by our metaphysical perception of “Ideal” forms which actually exist in the Fifth Dimension, taken in their aggregate, can effect the “material” universe – but only through our strictly “normal” physical activities.
The “Epistemology” and “Theory of Human Psychology” which are generated by The Fifth Paradigm Worldview are strictly “Sensory” and “Metaphysical” – but are “metaphysical” only with regard to our perception, NOT with regard to our ability to directly effect physical matter. That is, adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview hold the “Epistemological” Belief that we, as human beings, have “direct metaphysical perceptual “access to” a greater “Truth” than that which we might otherwise obtain merely from a compilation the total composite of raw materialist data which we can directly experience through our own personal FIVE physical senses – because adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview believe that, as human beings, we have the ability, through the exercise of our HUMAN FACULTY OF INTUITION, to directly metaphysically discern, out beyond the confines of our the personal experience of our five physical senses, real “data” pertaining to the “IDEAL WORLD” which actually exists in a Fifth Dimension of Reality.
Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview hold the Psychological Belief that the functioning of our human “Mind” is more than a mere material activity. It is a metaphysical activity as well, since our “Mind” possesses a “faculty” of “INTUITION” as well as “INTELLECT.” They believe that we, as human beings, are, therefore, capable, through the exercise of our “faculty” of “INTUITION”, to make metaphysical judgments guiding our moment-to-moment conduct and that our metaphysically-“guided” conduct can constructively alter the otherwise strictly pre-determined dialectical or chaotic “pattern” in which our physical universe would otherwise occur at each juncture of human decision (though these constructive alterations can be undertaken only by traditional mechanical means by our actions on the strictly physical plane). However, this additional “meta-physical” capacity of discernment provided us with an “Intuitional Psychology ”, a much more satisfactory psychological state of mind than our being simply
(A) a mere “flotsam” of “random” consciousness in an entirely chaotic physical universe (pursuant to The First Paradigm Worldview),
(B) a mere slave to an entirely physically pre-determined, eternally-repeating, dialectical existence (as is the belief of adherents to The Second Paradigm Worldview)
(C) a mere “Intellect” which has no “greater” access to aspects of Reality which exist “out beyond” the reach of the direct physical experience of our mere five physical senses than that that which we can “calculate” through our “Intellect” by intellectually discerning “patterns” within the physical data obtained through the direct experience of our five physical senses and then “projecting” these “patterns”(intellectually) “out beyond” the immediate physical reach of our five senses (even our “reach” amplified by technology).
Instead, adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview adhere to a “Theory of Human Psychology” pursuant to which we are
(D) “Intuitional” Beings, possessing a metaphysical faculty of “Intuition” by means of which we, as individual human beings, can directly access an additional dimension of “REALITY” itself which contains the “data of an “Ideal” Reality which we can then metaphysically decide to “construct”, here within our four-dimensional world of space and time.
However, unlike adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview who believe that this additional faculty of “Intuition” should play a central role in our human “Mode of Ethical Reasoning”, adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview believe that the direct experience which we, as human beings, experience by means of this additional faculty of “Intuition’ should be relegated to a merely “supplemental” role in contributing to our “epistemology.” This is the key belief of adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview which distinguishes them from the adherents to ALL “Worldviews” to their “Right” (all of whom believe that there is NO “epistemological” means which we have at our physical disposal, as human beings, by means of which we can acquire direct “access to” Absolute Reality.) This “Belief” on the part of adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview to the effect that this human faculty of Intuition should play only a supplemental role in one’s determination of facts distinguishes the Fifth Paradigm Worldview from all “Worldviews” to their “Left,” all of whom believe that we have direct experiential access to Absolute Reality. And that the “Absolute Reality” to which we have direct experiential access as human beings (either through an exercise of our Intuition as adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview or through an exercise of our Spiritual Facility as adherents to The Seventh Paradigm Worldview) should be given absolute CENTRALITY in the process of our making determinations of FACT and in our “Mode of Ethical Reasoning.”
Because of these combined “Cosmological”, “Teleological”, “Ontological”, “Epistemological” and “Psychological” beliefs on the part of adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview, adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview adhere to a “Philosophy” which is “Idealistic.”
In its “Lower” Manifestation, the Fifth Paradigm Worldview generates the “Mode of Ethical Reasoning” of Plato, this being the IDEALISTIC Mode of Ethical Reasoning. Pursuant to this Mode of Ethical Reasoning, one merely supplements one’s “Intellectual” projection of the “patterns” discerned within the physical data obtained by means of one’s five physical senses by the additional means of a purely “Intuitional” experience by means of which one intuitionally accesses THE REALM OF THE FORMS, which is an actual “dimension” of Reality – though it is not physically contiguous to the four-dimensional physical Reality in which we dwell. In this “REALM” resides TRUE “Reality”, in its IDEAL and PERFECT form. Utilizing this “Ideal Form” as one’s “model”, one then undertakes to replicate here, within our four-dimensional material world, that “Ideal” form.
In its “Higher” Manifestation, The Fifth Paradigm Worldview generates the “Philosophy” of “Theosophy” of Alice Bailey, Anne Bessant and Helen Blavatsky. The “Mode of Spiritual Expression” of adherents to The Fifth Paradigm is, in its “Lower” Manifestation, Hindu. In its “Higher” Manifestation, it is Fakir.
In its “Social Form”, The Fifth Paradigm Worldview “manifests” itself, in its “Lower” Manifestation, in the form of PLATO’S REUBLIC, in the Greek City State of ATHENS or in Alexander The Great’s 331 B.C. City of Alexandria in Egypt. In its “Higher” Manifestation, The Fifth Paradigm Worldview manifests itself in the “Social Form” of The Hindu “Raj.”
 When two of these otherwise “inchoate” (i.e. un-“manifest”) Quantum Fields “manifest” themselves (or “differentiate” themselves) within the otherwise entirely UN-“manifest” AND UN-“differentiated” FINITE “FIELD” OF “CONSCIOUSNESS” in the “form” of a “SINGULARITY” (i.e. a mere “voltage differential”), there suddenly “occurs” flowing “between” these two suddenly “existent” points a single “wave function” of “Energy.” This single “wave function” of “Energy” is the first “unit” of “Matter” in the Universe. This is an “Electron Volt Unit.”
 Pursuant this Belief, Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worldview engage in a “Mode of Spiritual Expression” which holds the belief that, while the Physical Cosmos (being itself a confluence of “Mass” and “Energy”) does possess “Consciousness” of ITself (in the same way that we, as human beings – being a confluence of “Mass” and “Energy” – possess “Consciousness”), the Consciousnes of The Cosmos remains “separate” from our Consciousness…while, at the same time, constituting an “IDEAL” Consciousness which we, as human beings, can bring our Consciousness into “alignment with” by IMATATING this “IDEAL” Consciousness…like all Ideal” forms within the Realm of The Forms.
 Functioning as true “Utilitarians”, Professor Rawls argues, in his A Theory of Justice, that some Adherents to the strictly “practical” Fourth Paradigm “Scientific Logical Positivist” Worldview “take into full account” the potential bone fides of the Sixth Paradigm “Intuitionists” assertions that they, as human beings, are capable of “directly experiencing” an other dimension of Reality which generate bona fide data and, therefore, according to Professor Rawls, some Adherents to The Fourth Paradigm Worldview simply add in the data obtained by the Adherents to The Sixth Paradigm Worldview to the data obtained from their strictly “Scientific Logical Positivist” sources as Fourth Paradigm Adherents generating a “Hybrid” (as distinct from a genuinely generic) Fifth, “Liberal” Worldview. However, according to Professor Rawls, Adherents to The Fifth Paradigm Worlsview do NOT attribute “central” importance to this Sixth Paradigm “intuitive” data. They treat this Sixth Paradigm data as simply “supplemental” to the data they have garnered via their Scientific Logical Positivist “Epistemology.”
 One will recall that Plato, the ultimate “Philosopher” of The Fifth Paradigm, places the “Ideal” human observer in the position, in his “Allegory of The Cave” (in his Republic), ONLY in “between” the Fire and the REAL “Players”, thereby being uniquely capable of recognizing that the “Shadows” cast by the Fire upon the wall of the cave are only shadows. But even this “Ideal” observer is NOT “THE” REAL Player. Therefore, pursuant to the“Ontology” of The Fifth Paradigm, even the “Ideal” human observer is ONLY capable of “imitating” the conduct of the REAL Player. So, such an “Ideal” particpant in Reality is ONLY an “imatator” (an “Actor”) and is NOT entitled to have the ABSOLUTE confidence in his judgments which a REAL “PLAYER” would have. He is only somewhere “in between” a “Shadow” and a REAL “Player.” So, he should act “in moderation” on the basis of his perception of “The Ideal.”