"Pair of dimes" ..I missed that the first time around! LOL!
I am so glad to hear Alex Jones and Max Keiser discuss paradigms. They are really on the cutting edge. They see a collective Consciousness emerging. Hey, I didn't know they were Hegelians! I'll be darn!
So I am trying to finish up paradigms per se with a last section on Paradigmatic Circularity and the Cartesian Circle. That linked article to Descartes is a very good summary and I will follow it to a point. We discussed logical circularity while dealing with (PIP) (post 371), but I steered away from methodological circularity because of the many other related issues that come with circularity. For our epistemological interests, Theology is not the point in Descartes' argument for the existence of G-d, and for establishing certain knowledge. Cogito ergo sum is not enough to build an architecture of knowledge. There is real universal epistemological doubt based on Reason itself. Titles help develop a topic's content: Paradigmatic Circularity and The Spheres of Existence would also do as a summarizing title. So to give a very familiar example of a circular argument to think about...Here is one:
1. I see blue.
:: Therefore, blue.