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Weaving together ancient and modern, eastern and western philosophical beliefs into one fabric of naturalistic understanding
Borealism seeks to weave together various philosophical concepts that originate from both East and West, modern and ancient, pragmatically tangible and intangibly imaginative.
“I believe that man is the product of natural evolution that is born from the conflict of being a prisoner and separated from nature, and from the need to find unity and harmony with it.” — Eric Fromm
It subscribes to the more modern and scientifically-diluted concept of Biophilia, the belief that humans are attracted to all that is alive and vital, that we don't do so well if we stray too far from nature.
It also abides by the principle of Eudaimonia - an ancient Greek concept, often credited to Aristotle, that forms its roots in discovering that which allows humans to flourish and attain prosperous well-being, putting a naturalistic spin on the ancient concept.
As well, it stands by the Tao and Daoist concepts which emanate from the East - the way of nature, to live by the essence of spontaneity and pursue simplicity, genuinness, longevity, vitality and natural action.
Peppered in are ideas that include sub-concepts like sensism, solipsism, aesthetics, epistemology, monism, the concept of wu-wei, and other philosophies that accommodate the ideals surrounding naturalism as a whole.
For Borealism to really operate as a concept, it has to step outside the normative realms of thinking a certain way. It has to consider that there's more than one avenue towards the horizon and, then, that there is more than just one horizon to move towards.
"Contemporary Western philosophers have customarily displayed a marked ambivalence in their collection opinion regarding the merits of Eastern ideas... Both attitudes have long history running back to the early nineteenth century, with eminent philosophers on either side and spanning many philosophical issues." - Michael G. Bamhar, Ideas of Nature in an Asian Context
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