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Multisense Realism is a conjecture on the nature of consciousness based on the idea that all phenomena can be reduced to an experiential primitive, the nature of which is aesthetic-participatory (sensory-motive) rather than anesthetic (physical-mechanical). The justification for this is parsimony: There is no plausible explanation for phenomena that are defined as physical or computational to generate anything that 'seems' like anything other than it is. The capacity for 'seeming' is, by definition both redundant and impossible in physical or logical terms. Seeming is always and only given by a conscious experience. Being itself, or existence, should be understood as either a theory or about or sense of that which seems beyond seeming. The Multisense Realism view of ontology as a subset of universal-holistic phenomenology is a form of cosmopsychism, not to be confused with solipsism. MSR does not insist on a sense of selfhood or separation between perceiver and percpetion, so that selves are no different from other qualia. The dreamer may be part of the dream, not the other way around.

To solve the Hard Problem of Consciousness via physical or information theory would require defining those anesthetic phenomena in such a nebulous way that anything, including boundless unexplained aesthetic qualities, can be made to seem plausible as 'emergent properties' or 'illusion'. This solution fails on the grounds of being both anti-parsimonious and fallacious, as it seeks to explain the physicality of a phenomenon experienced as non-physical purely by presuming in advance that it is physical. This is the primary petitio principii which underlies physicalism, computationalism relies on its own version of the same fallacy, with 'simulation' standing in for 'illusion' as the crytpo-dualist 'res emergens'.

Multisense Realism (MSR) integrates concrete physics and abstract logic into a larger continuum of experienced properties that transcend subjective and objective distinctions. Concrete objects, for example, are proposed to be artifacts of a particular band of the universal aesthetic spectrum. That band 'tangibility', a sense modality of tactile-haptic qualia which interestingly can be correlated tightly to intangible modalities of logical-cogitative qualia and visible-geometric qualia.

In Kantian terms, MSR suggests that there may be no noumenal reality as such, and that the foundation of nature and supernatural-seeming experiences alike are phenomenological on a transpersonal scale. This is not a Simulation hypothesis since the dream of nature is a single, eternal dream from which nothing can awaken except into another, more inclusive dream. Dreams are relatively unreal, but only because the experience of finally awakening completely is one that belongs to the most inclusive and tangible dream.

MSR proposes a general schema for how the sense of subjectivity and objectivity arise from a partial splitting or diffraction of the totality of experience. While similar to nondualism of Advaita Vedanta and the Kabbalistic concept of Tzimtzum, which also posit a fundamental 'everythingness' being divided or alienated into the natural world, MSR seeks to provide clarity on the nature of that seeming fragmentation.

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In broad terms, MSR conceives of existence itself as an irreducibly aesthetic-participatory, creative phenomenon (Holos) which is spatiotemporally 'graphed' (diffracted) through manipulation of nested scales of perceptual rates and types. Physical phenomena arise from interference patterns of the sense of tangibility, which is itself an interruption of the unity with Holos. Subjectivity is the temporal division of the aesthetic Holos, and Objectivity is the intersubjective rendering of that division.

MSR questions deep assumptions about the nature of 'fields', 'forces', 'light', and 'information' and arrives at an outline of a new metaphysics based on sensory-motive aesthetics rather than anesthetic laws of information processing or mass-energetic geometry. It is math and physics which are emergent, incomplete, and holographic. Subjective consciousness, while incomplete in a different sense, is a much richer and complete model of the Holos of nature. The incompleteness of subjectivity is only one of degree, whereas the incompleteness of math and physics is one of kind.

More on Multisense Realism at http://multisenserealism.com

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