The True Complete Philosophy is the systematic construction of certain knowledge carried out by all the functions of Consciousness and not by means of a single function...
Philosophy is the systematic structuring of certain or ascertained knowledge within and through Consciousness, so as to arrive at an Overall Perception of Reality, but also knowledge of the individual aspects or regions of Reality.
The Existence and Functioning of Consciousness is broader than simple intellect and rationality (logical thinking, thinking in accordance with certain laws) and knowledge ascertained through experience.
In the context of the Existence and Functioning of Consciousness, Being and Cognition must be considered "simultaneous": Being posits Cognition and Cognition posits Being. Pure Being is beyond understanding. The mind can grasp what is outside, the objective world, the object. The mind can approach the object with right reason (with logical thought) aided by experience, the confirmation of truth.
Therefore, for Consciousness, knowledge, ascertained knowledge, is wider than rational knowledge which includes only knowledge of the objective and empirical knowledge which is an even narrower area of knowledge (since not everything understood can be practically verified).
The fundamental questions raised in any philosophical inquiry are:
1. Possibility of knowledge: There is direct, assured knowledge, from Consciousness Itself (of Existence, Being...), which exceeds rational (thought-generated) knowledge. Also, rational knowledge is certain knowledge, since it can be verified. Also, empirical knowledge is certain knowledge, when certain conditions are met.
2. Conditions of knowledge. Function of Consciousness.
3. Construction of knowledge. On the basis of direct certain knowledge and on it the perception of reality can be structured, through the actions of Consciousness. These actions can be: 1) Transcending external perception, rational thought. 2) Rational thinking. 3) Empirical knowledge.
4. Areas of knowledge. In Consciousness knowledge originates directly or is created indirectly. There are direct data and indirect conclusions. The ontological foundation of reality rests on the immediate datum of the perception of "Existence Itself"... When this foundation is attempted through logical thinking, it leads not to the Experience of Existence but to theories about Existence...
5. Validity of knowledge.
6. Application of knowledge. Problems that arise for the transmission and application of knowledge
7. Completion of knowledge. Directions, development and integration of knowledge.
Philosophy therefore investigates the way of existence and the functioning of Consciousness, the construction of knowledge and the issues raised during construction. It cannot be limited to just one single function, or domain, such as metaphysics, or rational thought, or experience. It is necessary not only a prioritization of the functions, perceptions and knowledge that arise, but also their inclusion in a Total View of Reality...
When philosophy is limited to individual functions, it risks being misled, since through a particular function it wants to explore areas beyond the specific perceptual process... When, for example, through reason, whose area is the mental knowledge of the objective, it is attempted to interpret the beyond understanding Region of Being, or to reject empirical knowledge, we are led to absurd conclusions... Thus, beyond understanding cannot be grasped by understanding, understanding must be completely renounced... Through right reason the objective can be conceived... Through experience knowledge can be verified or new knowledge acquired...
Thus, the True Complete Philosophy is the systematic structuring of certain knowledge carried out by all the functions of Consciousness and not by means of a single function. In such a structure, the higher function is prioritized (since it can produce an overall perception of reality, a broader knowledge that covers all the individual knowledges) and then the lower functions, which are arranged (to harmonize with the higher function) and refer to the individual regions of reality (and produce limited knowledge)... The systematic construction of a complete conception of reality constitutes a complete philosophical system. At the same time, individual perceptions of reality can be structured, a metaphysical system, a rational system, an empirical system... By building a system of knowledge we interpret reality. Truth is everything that fits and does not contradict the system. The fundamental problem that arises is objectivity, i.e. if what we perceive really corresponds to reality, otherwise we produce within the system fictitious truth and not objective truth...
A Total Apprehension of Reality is possible when Consciousness perceives its own Being, Pure Being, Absolute Being, renouncing all lower functions, intellect, sensation, etc. Only when Being is posited as the Principle of every individual "existence" can to construct a Total Perception of Reality. This Perception has nothing to do with the rational systems constructed through the intellect... Within such a Perception orderly (and harmonized with the Higher Perception) thought can also function, as well as experience...
Such Complete Systems were attempted to be constructed by Plato, Plotinus, Hegel, Heidegger, etc.
Philosophical method (in metaphysical systems): Transcendence of mental processes, Direct apprehension of the Inner Being of Existence...
Philosophical methods (in rational thought):
1. Semantic analysis, ontological-logical theory, about Being and the categories of Being (philosophical or purely grammatical).
2. Inductive method introduced by the questions, what, how, why, etc.
3. Historical genetic method.
4. Inductive method, for the transition from the individual to the Universal.
5. Analogical method, for the transition from partial to partial.
6. Deductive or productive reasoning method, for the transition from the Catholic to the partial
7. Divisive method for subdividing a genus into its species.
Philosophical method (in the empirical approach): Verification, experiment, etc.