For context I'm writing an arguementative essay for Composition I at my local community college. Title: Taoism is like the best philosophy in the universe. Outline: Part I The Best Philosophy in the Universe A Philosophy I defined II exemplified III concluded B What does a human want and need, your philosophy aside? I your philosophy ‘aside’; objectivity II how C Well then, I present the best philosophy in the universe; that’s ‘what’ not ‘how’. I conclusion Part II Taoism A Taoism I what II how III background B Taoism and Psychology I self image 1 archetypes; Carl Jung 2 psycho-cybernetics; II focus 1 psycho-cybernetics 2 meditation theme: functions of the perspective C Taoism and science I Taoism and the brain 1 habitual thinking 2 conceptual blending 3 happiness i perspective ii self image theme: truth of the perspective D Taoism and philosophy I your philosophy aside 1 the trouble of human understanding 2 a caveat 3 a form of lay science II truth 1 elusiveness of truth 2 the mind’s function 3 Taoism and truth III nature and the material world 1 the philosophy of science i on philosophy ii on truth 2 the philosophy of the Tao i on science ii on truth Part III Similarities between Taoism and the Best Philosophy in the Universe **PENDING** Right - so how does this relates to brain and mind sciences? Well if you can't tell maybe I'm in trouble but I'm moving to make the case that Taoism plays to the function of the human brain, among other things. So if you can't guess I'm wondering how scientifically accepteable/ed psycho cybernetics (self help for: "how to make your self image make you happy and successful"), analytical (ie. Jungian) psycology and cogceptual blending (as 'the way we think') are. I'm also wondering if I could get some easy info (either summarys or links to easy stuff) about the chemicals invoulved in happieness and what triggers them. I'm hoping that happieness can chemically be found in a positive self image and how you look at what happens in your mental world (the realms of psycho cybernetics and analytical psychology) are strongly tied to the chemical relases - and that of course combined with the chemical your actions can more directly trigger. I don't want to mislead anyone (esp myself). And of course the conceptual blending part - I hope to use this to seperate the mental world from real world to affirm the the taoist truth that value judgments don't matter as well as say that Taoism is on the right track in realizing the illusivness (due of course to our inadequate thought and experience) of truth and the Tao, which I will show to by roughly sysnonymous with material existence. I hope this all makes sense I just read alot of random books and put it all together so it all might be a little naive or misundestood. Particular sections that I feel I may need help on are: I Taoism and the brain 1 habitual thinking 2 conceptual blending 3 happiness 1 the trouble of human understanding 2 a caveat 3 a form of lay science II truth 1 elusiveness of truth 2 the mind’s function You think I should ask similar but more broad/apporpriate questions in the philosophy and psycology sections?