The Philosophy of One Divide® and Theory of Emotional Warfare®
Understanding Human Conflict to Build Human Unity
One Divide® was founded as an educational and philosophical-psychology platform centered in cognitive science to help individuals find independent emotional freedom and security by learning about the theory of Emotional Warfare — a theory centered on human conflict and human unity that can be universally applied, allowing people to attain advanced levels of self-expertise, emotional intelligence, and social intelligence. From there, students of the platform can participate meaningfully in their societal groups while elevating the collective consciousness of those around them.
Through the principles of the Philosophy of One Divide® and by gaining an awareness and explicit understanding of Emotional Warfare, we can strive toward our most fulfilling lives and most effective selves while achieving security in freedom — the balance we all need to live peacefully and interact respectfully and honestly with the people in our lives.
The Philosophy of One Divide — professionally and academically endorsed by leading scholars and experts in the field — was established to provide an analytical and practical philosophy, and philosophy of psychology, that ultimately captures a systematic approach to metaphysics and philosophy, bridging between naturalistic accounts and moral living. One Divide clarifies the nature of human division and conflict by identifying the Pattern(s) of Emotional Warfare and provides a universal Emotional Warfare Educational Platform and language system for human transformation.
Through synthesizing academic approaches and common knowledge born of human experience, using a categorically inspired language system, the Philosophy of One Divide uniquely captures human transformation potential and optimization. This understanding of human nature and human psychology is based on a unified and comprehensive framework capable of capturing the realities of behavioral phenomena. This framework explores and reveals the nonsubjective, nonexperiential self — allowing examination of universal behavioral principles through a first-person practical philosophical perspective yielding conceptual clarity — and utilizes education as a means of intra- and interpersonal, assisted or unassisted intervention.
The Philosophy of One Divide and theory of Emotional Warfare offer a comprehensive psychopathology framework and a psycho-educational platform addressing how to release oneself from the interplay of Emotional Warfare and find, defend, and protect one’s independent emotional freedom, by removing oneself from the gamification of identity that prevails in society and stems from the interplay of Emotional Warfare. The platform provides a way to end the obsession with Perceived Security and the paradox of security versus freedom that affects everyday life and the overall human experience through mastering the interplay of Emotional Warfare®.
“A Critical Contribution to Understanding Mental Health & Illness”
I have accumulated 70+ years of life experience and have studied the human condition for the past 5 decades. It is my professional opinion that Edward Kroger’s One Divide Philosophy — and his Theory of Emotional Warfare — addresses important and outstanding questions and problems in our understanding of both adaptive and maladaptive human behaviors. Importantly, the claims made by the philosophy are rational and evaluable and these insights are consistent with current psychological knowledge and theories of and about human conduct.
Kroger’s philosophical contribution provides some powerful clues about the nature of both mental health and mental illness — two concepts which remain to this day poorly defined and understood. Commonly, these are practically and ineffectively defined with respect to one another. That is, mental health is the condition when one does not harbor mental illness, whilst mental illness is when one is not mentally healthy. As a result, we have limited useful insight as to how and why behavioral disorders arise (and are best treated) and only dim comprehension of how we may achieve, maintain, and characterize mental health.
The One Divide Philosophy and Theory of Emotional Warfare, on the other hand, recognizes maladaptive and abnormal mental dysfunctions (i.e., mental illnesses) which exist on the basis of brains that don’t work effectively (i.e., “broken brains” and most psychoses) and those where functionally effective brains aren’t used effectively (i.e., “intact brains” and the neuroses). Crucially, Kroger’s philosophy applies to both non-psychotic and psychotic afflictions! Interestingly, this perspective is shared by the Clinical Psychology Division of the British Psychological Association’s Power Threat Meaning Framework, a product of an entirely different group operating a continent and an ocean distant from Edward Kroger. Which implies that multiple persons are coming to identical, or at least similar, conclusions.
In sum, the One Divide Philosophy and Theory of Emotional Warfare deserves serious attention from those who care for and about the mentally afflicted, whether they be academically, theoretically and philosophically, or therapeutically inclined.
Waldemar A. Schmidt, PHD, MD
Professor Emeritus Oregon Health and Science University
Philosophy, Theory, & Practice
Designed to benefit humanity by providing objective intelligence about intra- and interpersonal human conflict and how to achieve human unity through new behavior-pattern identification and pattern recognition of Emotional Warfare: a universal psycho-educational platform and unified methodology for the reduction of Emotional Warfare and the False Self and for building authentic generativity through the True Self.
Algorithmically centered on the human person’s innate ability to attain advanced skills in pattern identification, processing, and recognition, One Divide’s philosophy, theory, and practice address Emotional Warfare’s interplay and provide a highly integrative and intuitive meta-perspective and language system that creates a conduit for human potential energy to flow toward True-Self-oriented flourishing and transformation. One Divide’s platform and its application is fully scalable by design — encouraging the emergence of an advanced new human transformation system, sociopolitical science, and writ-large wisdom philosophy.
The Philosophy of One Divide® provides an advanced method and behavior model and innovative True Intent Frame — a philosophical-psychology design that allows for the identification and dissection of the False Self, and the dissection and optimization of the True Self.
The same One Divide® Method that is used to understand a person’s own Inward Emotional Warfare (IEW) is applied to the interpersonal, sociological, or sociopolitical realms of the human experience: Outward Emotional Warfare (OEW). This creates the Emotional Warfare Interplay Equation: IEW + OEW = Emotional Warfare Interplay.
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This essay series provides helpful background to One Divide’s Emotional Warfare psycho-educational platform and book series. The Emotional Warfare Essay Series, Vol. 1 provides overarching insights and theses for the motivated individual or researcher desiring a deeper dive into the original foundational framework and philosophical literature of the Philosophy of One Divide. Read more about the Essay Series or sign up below to receive a free copy.
Human Conflict and Human Unity
Groundwork to a New Philosophical Platform Centered on a Functional Theory of Emotional Warfare
— The Philosophy of One Divide —
Original Foundational Framework & Philosophical Literature
An assessment and analytical overview of human nature and human psychologyUpdated June 2019