Cumulative effort
Revelation intercessor
Cognitive routine

Metaphysical claims cannot be proven, and there is no agreed-upon standard for what constitutes reality. This ambiguous condition is augmented by the problem of free will, which suggests life is more than just physical. Participating in existence makes independent observation unattainable.

“The essence of Modernism lies, as I see it, in the use of the characteristic methods of a discipline to criticize the discipline itself.” – Clement Greenberg