Perhaps this shows the evolution of the cosmos. Philosophers seem to be the only ones to grasp beyond the first level. At least, I worry about most other people---if they don't express it in writing, they might not grasp it, goes the theory. Or they might consider it unthinkable.
1. Relevant question: Do I exist?
2. Relevant answer: Yes, I’m physical, and
perhaps as a result of this, spiritual too.
3. What is reality: The universe and its interpretation.
4. What is an advanced theory? Mathematics, or
[insert end of the world here (but save Nathan and his friends)]
1. Relevant question: What would reality mean?
2. Relevant answer: Appearance or authenticity.
3. What is reality: The sum of all senses, illusions,
truths, and problems.
4. What is an advanced theory? Whatever qualifies
advancement under the current condition
1. Relevant question: What generates senses, illusions,
truths, and problems?
2. Relevant answer: Evocation, intelligence, history,
3. What is reality: Entities with qualities, systems, and
4. What is an advanced theory?: Whatever serves an
1. Relevant question: What is functionality and truth?
2. Relevant answer: Truth is the origin. Functionality is
3. What is reality: Metaphysics.
4. What is an advanced theory? A construction.
See also my books on metaphysics:
* Metaphysical Semantics http://www.amazon.com/Metaphysical-Semantics-Nathan-Coppedge/dp/1500520748/ somewhat psychological approach focusing on human perception and higher truth.
* Grand-Unified Theories of Meaning http://www.amazon.com/Grand-Unified-Theories-Meaning-N-Dimensional-Polyverses/dp/1515329151/ e.g. with a goal of predicting n-dimensions of typology with descriptive importance.
* The Dimensional Philosopher's Toolkit http://www.amazon.com/Dimensional-Philosophers-Toolkit-Essential-Encyclopedia/dp/1494992930/ focuses on systematics.