I think that everything is material or the space between material objects or the forces (usually particles) that interact with other particles. We have no evidence to the contrary. We also agree that the brain is the source and seat of all thought such as philosophy, esthetics, art criticism, literature, etc. and that the brain exists (sometimes questionable). Science therefore can sweep all of the above into its net for examination. To deny this is to resort to/retreat into mysticism, the R word, cultism, Deepack Chopra territory, woo-woo land, anywhere to escape the long reach of scientific inquiry. Won't work.Did you really misunderstand this simple point: Scientific methodology is pretty much useless in addressing any important question in philosophy, aesthetics, art criticism. literature, etc. Believing that science offers answers in these fields is just … weird — far too weird to get upset, desperate, or rancorous about. One has to be able to take an idea or point of view seriously or as in some way connected to a reality one recognizes to feel any of those things. Despite my vague curiosity about what you are trying to accomplish in this and other threads, I think I will bow out and leave you to … whatever that might be.