About the Moral Science
The new science began as the Formal Theory examining the plot of the Greek creation stories identifying the unconscious as an orderly conflict resolution mechanism. Validation of this formal premise, manifested in individual and cultural stories, unified psychology and religions into the Moral Science.
The Moral Science provides the scientific moral paradigm reconciling all stories, agnostic psychology and dogma-based moralities, as having the same measurable dimensions. The Moral Science introduced the scientific study of the creative process clarifying both psychological and religious phenomena with the same concepts. Stories are the object of scientific analysis, reflecting the typology of conflict resolutions manifested both at the individual and also at the cultural levels. The examination of stories reduces to a minimum the personal bias of the analyst.
The scientific analysis of the creative process began by observing a pattern repeating itself five times in the Greek Creation stories interpreted as a six-emotions chain-reaction corresponding to three pendulum oscillations, and directed to four alternative resolutions following the principles of the equilibrial scale. The unconscious’s function is to transform conflict energy as chaos to resolution as order experienced as the state of rest. The problem has been that resolution related order leads to a quaternity of alternative types of resolutions, which have led to differences between religions as value systems.
The process is graphically portrayed as a six-role states sine-curve. Its cross section is visualized as a system of concentric circles normative boundaries in which we distinguish the reciprocally placed parties as ellipses. The circles have dimensions clarifying the four alternative options to conflict resolution: the horizontal axis identifies power and reciprocal powerlessness positions; clockwise vectors illustrate cooperative and counterclockwise antagonistic attitudes. The combination of a power choice and an attitude leads to the four diagnostic categories of resolving conflicts characterizing personality and cultural typology.
Stories of people and cultures are therefore reduced to measurable graphic portrayals of types of conflict resolution. We can utilize this data to diagnose persons and religions through alternative methods of resolving conflict, following four wellness diagnostic categories.
The Moral Science revamps psychology
The unit moral process identifying the human unconscious revamps psychology’s key empirical concepts and leads to the merger of psychology and morality and effectively completes the mission of religions regarding them as partial and complementary discoveries of the universal process.
Moral Science’s key concepts:
- The unconscious is a natural science conflict resolution mechanism stemming from the emotional need to reduce the unpleasantness of psychic/social tensions through personal or alternatively normative adjustment.
- We recognize four diagnostic categories as the formally interrelated alternative types of conflict resolution. These are wellness relational personality types applied to all humans. They are recognised by philosophers, religions and poets but not by contemporary psychology.
- Conflict Analysis Battery, a self-assessment measures the personal parameters along with cultural approaches to conflict resolution by examining the creative process.
- Science integrates religions as normative institutions and completes their mission by recognizing them as partial and complementary discoveries of the alternative approaches to conflict resolution.
Collision of tectonic plates resolved by understanding the underlying systemic forces restoring the balance
Globalization has brought about cultures to collide with each other along their sacrosanct normative traditions. 9/11 was the climactic confrontation with terror: youth committed an atrocity in the name of Allah and began the self-immolating warfare that keeps on escalating. The turmoil and bloodshed will not stop until there is conflict resolution through a paradigm shift from religions as partial understandings of morality to their integration into the broader conceptual understanding of morality as an exact science.
Trump-like individuals have emerged protecting the systemic balance of religions by holding back the terrorist tide. This analytical perspective provides a resolution for the confrontation of our times: Trump versus Islam reflecting the struggle between religions as a conflict seeking its resolution through a paradigm shift, from religions and agnostic psychology to the Science of Conflict Resolution.
The Moral Science offers a resolution
Reconciling religions through the formal analysis of the creative process introduces clarity on the nature of morality as a science that is independent of religions; at the same time, Moral Science reconciles religions as partial and complementary discoveries of the psychic mechanism. The new science shifts the focus from religions causing wars to the concepts of morality as alternative ways of resolving conflict or managing power, and thus rethinking personal responses and cultural philosophies as structures in balance seeking resolution through further understanding. The Moral Science sees resolution beyond religions in understanding morality as a science. The new concepts revamp the tragic encounter as a process seeking transformation by changing religions to the psychology of power management by placing morality on the scientific foundation of studying the creative process.
Evolving conceptual clarity, through science-based moral consensus, is the only way to end religious wars. So in the place of the current muddle of moral paradigms science offers a clear understanding of what is morality as a science of conflict resolution. Morality originates in the unconscious determined by the need for conflict resolution as the foremost inner driving force. Health and peace in the world hinge on effective power management at the individual and the societal levels.
Trump versus Islam
One of the four types of resolving conflict is dominant antagonism corresponding to Trump’s individual and Islam’s culture-sponsored behaviors testing normative boundaries. Jihadism originating in Islam does this by sponsoring terrorism. The result at the societal level has generated Trump as an equilibrial force opposing the threat. Islamic terrorism evoked in the threatened countries produced self-reflecting countering responses. America elected Trump for his forceful personality type. Trump balances Islam by sharing the same relational diagnosis, dominant antagonism.
Syndromal connection: aggression generates fears of aggression and escalates paranoia
The syndromal connection of emotions leads to experience the opposite of aggression, fear of others’ aggression. This happens at the personal level: aggression generating anticipations of aggression, hence fears of loosing power, paranoia, manifested in distortions of reality generating incremental defensiveness.
Both Trump and Islam suffer of the consequences of aggressiveness: paranoid fears distorting reality generating intense counter-phobic defensiveness such as suppressing the press, rights, women, civil liberties, while sponsoring militancy such as Trump’s focus on investing on military power and Jihadism’s emphasis on terrorism. Islam and Trump distort and defend themselves. They invent reality and create an awful reality. They both live in a fake world but generate the fulfillment of their fears.
Thanks to science it is possible to disrupt this process. The six-role process starting with a conflict and a response, generating anxiety and defenses, which evolve to the reversal may potentially lead to a real resolution as compromise, the restructuring of power relations, by embracing a new moral paradigm, and the related improvement of attitudes.