Philosophy Study 11 (2) (2021)

From the earliest times, American ethics, the rules for the moral \& intellectual life of the West, used to be founded upon the two principles of self-reliance and good neighborliness. Here we consider the underlying functions of neural brain circuits, organic structures that have evolved adaptively by Darwinian rules subject to selection pressure. In the left brain resides our self-reliant private Ego, making plans, launching initiatives. Your public Ego dwells in the right brain, looking around, meeting with your friendly neighbor. A main component is our bilateral interior cosmos, providing us with all the detailed information about our environment as well as the universe at large.
Keywords Plato's metaphor of the cave  metaphysical gap, brain laterality  bilateral Ego, Kant's inner & outer senses  interior cosmos  orderly inner self  chaotic outer environment  Plato's metaphor of the cave & metaphysical gap, brain laterality, bilateral Ego & Kant's inner & outer senses, interior cosmos, orderly inner self vs. chaotic outer environment
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DOI 10.17265/2159-5313/2021.02.001
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