In this short article, the author discusses the conflict between materialistic and transcendental
paradigms in accounting for the nature of reality. After speculating on the meaning and implications
of an idealist perspective where consciousness is seen as the fundamental ground of all
phenomena, the author reframes the consciousness versus matter debate in terms of complex
systems theory. Such a reframing allows for the mutual coexistence of both matter and consciousness
in a manner which is nonreductive and inclusive of different epistemologies.
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