To be published in "Ontology of Dialogue", The International Readings on Theory,
History and Philosophy of Culture, ed. Moreva, L. M.
The Unification of Personal Presents: A Dialogue of
Different World Views
Center Leo Apostel
1160 Brussels, Belgium.
We want to analyse in this article the process of ontological unification of personal
world views to a common world view. The hypothesis that we want to put forward is
that this process is badly understood and its misunderstandings are at the origin of some
of the deep paradoxes about the nature of reality. The title might suggest that we will
concentrate mostly on the process of unification that takes place within the psycho-
cognitive regions of reality, namely how the psychological, moral, ethical, etc...
aspects of personal world views interact towards the formation of a common world
view. This is however not true. We do not underestimate the importance of the process
of unification in the psycho-cognitive region, but we will concentrate in this article on a