HARMONY: ESTABLISHING A POINT OF CONVERGENCE FOR DIFFERING VIEWS IN HUMAN INQUIRY
To be human is to be philosophical and every human endeavor is teleological. Philosophy can be said to be the making sense out of one’s own experience and leaving a legacy within a given milieu. Natural science is an effort at understanding and harvesting the hidden treasure in the universe. The history of philosophy sufficiently reveals a perennial state of consistent and recurrent dynamism. On the other hand, the progress of philosophy has also involved it in serious arbitrary fragmentations, such that there is a need to revisit its methodology and previously held opinions. This is the task of this paper. Harmony: an attempt to establish a point of convergence for differing views in human inquiry and above all in the philosophical circle. At the same time, it goes beyond specialised philosophical inquiry to advocate a methodological openness in the present-day and addresses the ever-increasing need of the synthesis of human investigation. Such effort will include a method that not only seek the formal way, but be conscious of the basic foundational nature of the human and the natural world which combines formality and ordinariness. The methodology will be phenomenological, historical, analytic. The goal is bridge phenomenology and metaphysics. The 21st century demonstrates in different areas of research the quest for a united and a rigorous method that leads to a better understanding of reality in its simple and complex dimensions. This is what this paper is addressing.