A novel view about (what we call) reality.
our epistemological foundations
Model Dependent Ontology is a sophisticated philosophical framework that revaluates our conventional understanding of (what we understand as) "reality". It seeks to reshape our epistemological foundation, challenging the conventional wisdom and belief systems that claim to accurately depict what we (believe) we know.
This framework posits that every belief system, or "model," is a constructed set of rules, underpinned by narratives designed to make sense of known facts. According to Model Dependent Ontology, the belief in the isomorphic relationship between our models and (what we call) "reality" is a fundamental misconception. It argues that individuals often commit to a particular model, convinced of its alignment with reality itself. This conviction persists until a new model emerges, rendering the previous one obsolete and revealing its lack of inherent connection to an objective reality.
The concept is the brainchild of Manuel Delaflor, who brings his background in philosophy and the sciences to bear on this innovative approach. He underscores the difficulty of understanding this concept, not due to its inherent complexity but because of the necessity to discard preconceived notions and the conceptual baggage that often hinders our perception of reality.
Model Dependent Ontology invites a critical reassessment of our understanding, asserting the importance of recognizing the constructed nature of our belief systems and the impermanence of our models of understanding.
Philosophy has been an important part of my life since I was a little kid. I always wondered about "the big questions" and spent countless years looking for answers in books and schools. I have training as a scientist, when I was studying the electro physiological correlates of the conscious experience. I was a member of a Cognitive Science Group and went to some Spiritual Retreats to practice intense meditation.
At one point I realised several things and decided that the best course of action would be to write what I have learn about what we call "us", and what we call "the world". The result is not something easily understood, not because its inherent complexity, but because you need to get rid of all the conceptual baggage, we are all carrying without even noticing it.
The journey has been fascinating, and I hope to being able to share my enthusiasm with my readers.