Monday, December 31, 2012

Author News

My publisher, Authorhouse gave me a free deal on a Book Return Program for my two forthcoming books.

That means that there is a small (actual) chance that I may be in bookstores afterall.

Very good news, as far as that goes.

The two books I plan to release in the first four months of 2013 are the following:

The Dimensional Philosopher's Toolkit or, Essential Criticism: The Dimensional Encyclopedia First Volume (2013)

and,

Creeping Cadence and Cadence Continues: Poetry in the Life of a Schizophrenic (2013)

The first is pure philosophy, the second attempts to make my schizophrenic poetry into a useful clinical study.

Proto-Virtual Reality and Social Media

Article I wrote on Ezinearticles.com:

http://ezinearticles.com/?Proto-Virtual-Reality-and-Social-Media&id=7437040

See also my Virtual Reality links at the bottom of the Links box on the left.

New Dimensions of Psychology and the Media

Article I wrote at Ezinearticles.com:



Sunday, December 30, 2012

"Expert Author" Award

My first article at ezinearticles.com earned me an "expert author" badge, whatever that means.

Look forward to more articles by Nathan Coppedge in the next two weeks.

My profile is visible at: http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Nathan_L_Coppedge

Future articles will be about Psychology, Technology, and Anti-Aging, amongst other things.


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Philosophical Response to Serial Killers

I have been putting off responding to the Sandy Hook event, which occurred in this state, although many other philosophy bloggers have felt forced to respond. However, I recently read an article on the subject of mental illness at: http://aphilosopher.wordpress.com/2012/12/21/mental-illness-or-evil/ that reminded me of the pith of the debate. Essentially mental illness is the only exception granted to those that commit such serious crimes. And even mental illness is not always a guarantee of life over death. That double-condition, both of the strong degree of exception, and the seriousness of the punishment, makes me think that this is a worthy subject.

Writing previously about serial killers on Yahoo Answers, my conclusion was that they function by 'string-thinking', a special phenomenon in which common associations are granted additional evil meanings. This has been noted for example, in the Columbine incident, in which the perpetrators had a kind of living fear of 'normals'. In previous decades, other groups have had similar beliefs about government, business establishments, or even God (what I might call the visual folly of Marx).

These thinking patterns often share similar characteristics, such as simplistic plays on words, exaggerations or assumptions about popular figures such as Madonna, Marx, or Yahweh, and a striking rapid connectivity between one set of assumptions and the next, which may hinge on the previously mentioned plays on words.

Yet, as the problem goes, these problems are contextual: a philosopher can argue that there was some degree of 'authenticity' within these events, which was undeniable for those individuals, just like our own actions are undeniable for us. To some extent, the denial of fundamental authenticity is equally condemnable in anyone. According to that view, the only argument against the killer was that they were being inauthentic. Or perhaps that they were arguing. And their own language patterns may have been based on this same extended argument, with a stipulation for the materialism, e.g. they couldn't argue that guns weren't authentic. But I would like to escape this stem of the argument, because it seems inescapable. Clearly a feminist can argue that guns aren't authentic. They aren't feminine. But at this point the killer says that he wants to see a whore. And then there's no response.

So the choice is to deny authenticity without denying the context (not 'hard' context) so that the philosopher would have a different response. One way to do this is to say that the context is significant. Yet if the context is significant, and the would-be killers are not significant, there is a further problem relating to basic masculinity, which in the worst cases may seem unsolvable. Yet the fundamental choice is a choice for insignificance, at least under the terms that the killer would use, suggesting that barriers may exist that are reinforced by society. These barriers are more real for those people than almost anyone else. If there weren't a barrier, there might not be a problem. On this level, these figures may be looking for political significance like breaking down the Berlin Wall, or someone flirting with them or something. At this point the problem looks emotional. Or, it may be a problem with purposefulness. Purposefulness I think is too much of a confusion. It is better to see that emotions are possible or impossible. The evil caveat looks like 'improbable'. So that's a sort of dead end. We have to conclude either that the individuals are significant, or that the context is insignificant.

What this suggests is that the means to persuade a would-be evil-doer into taking a more emotional approach is to convince them that their context is insignificant, or in some way, that they are significant. While in the second case the route for serious cases looks like hiring them for a guns-related job, which may not be desirable, or may involve charity dollars, in the first case there may be an opening in using propaganda based on government, or even science fiction movies, as a motivator. The evil caveat is that they're ahead of the curve. Reverse psychology no longer works.

So, paradoxically to a psychologist, the thing to do is be positive and authentic. Although this is difficult, it is more statistically relevant than responding to the worst cases with misguided specialized treatment, such as standard morality, reprimands, or reverse psychology. Many of these look like the same thing to someone who would consider shooting people. The vicious circular argument produced here is that at some point in the process of reasoning the would-be-killers are materialists who love their guns. Differences from this line of reasoning are expressed largely in a historical frame of mind, such as land ownership and family feuds.

Life's Propinquities

When I originally heard the word propinquity I thought it meant "an occasional thought". I'm following through with that definition here. That definition can be developed to mean, "a thought based on associations or influences, a manisterianism, eglagogy, or elan-mistre / mise en scene".

These aspects of definition have come to bear in a number of incidents in my life, as points of insight about life and thought. Here are some examples:

1. Lynn, my step-mother, commented that June bugs and cicadas are not the same thing.

2. A wooden figure carved for a Unitarian church seemed not to be a symbol of anything.

3. Playing LAN games with a friend in California, no one seemed to be winning or losing.

4. I conceived that a clay turtle I designed in grade school was a basis for my pseudonym.

5. It seemed that pure work of sketching a tree was the primary influence for designing systems.

6. Playing Jedi Knight II, I mused that I only cheated during one of the levels.

7. The symbol for Commonwheel seemed to pre-date perpetual motion.

Studies of Cleverness

I was recently reading an article on a human resources website about cleverness: http://www.hreonline.com/HRE/view/story.jhtml?id=351825505

The topic struck me as yet another iteration of the application error, the idea that context supplies a highly specific answer which is not as objective as might be assumed.

In my own studies of cleverness, which are not so 'HR', I look at the root aspects, seeking to find the network of associations and natural kinds. The result is a variation from a datum, in which variation occurs by hypocrisy, generation into complexity, or degeneration into obviousness. In this particular study the essential nature is lies. In future studies there may be real principles of cleverness which I distinguish are not objective in the sense of providing a product, not unless there is a strong qualification.

Categories of Cleverness:

[1] Denial of the obvious
[2] Indulgence in the obvious
[3] Using the obvious as a shield for nothing
[4] Shielding a small detail with complexity
[5] Complexifying basic information
[6] Inventing an elaborate explanation to
explain what would not otherwise be explained
[7] Explaining complexity
[8] Replacing simplicity with complexity
[9] Performing complexity


Important Archetypes of Quadratics

NEW ARCHETYPES emerge in the use of quadratics, especially:

The Double-Dualism, such as time-travel, dimensional consciousness, and global government

Paradigms which do not accept traditional dualism, such as Intermediate Interface and Inter-Personal Psyche

Contexts and Applications for these things, according to the view that the fourth dimension is the dynamic of hyper-dimension: time-traveling buildings, time-traveling economies, professional artists, citizen-as-government, modularity, physical perpetual motion (a stage between the old paradigm of immortal bodies and the future stage of spiritual continuity)

BACKGROUND: The archetypes of a given period of time often correspond to the number of millenia that have passed according to the calendar. So for example, the first millenia is represented by a circle (one loop), the second millenium is represented by infinity (two loops), and the third millenium is represented by the synergy (three-loops). Thus, technically speaking we have not yet entered the era of the quadra. There is consequently reason to believe that the quadra still presents a realm of prophecy.

However, there are major precedents for the quadra and other systems dating back to the ancient Chinese. The system of five elements sometimes includes one element called void, which suggests that materially it is a system of four. This may be why Aristotle saw the fourth degree as referring to the earth element (also, plots of land are often laid out in squares for organization).

Extending further, quadra may also be seen as referring to books, which have four or eight corners depending on whether they are open or closed. Part of the mythology of the book developed even further when the fourth dimension was associated with Time, Mercury, and en-genesis.

However, it may be important to note that the fourth dimension in reference to time may easily be extended further down the line, leaving hyper-cubes in place of "true" dynamics. In this sense the hyper-cube is the fourth dimension.

Adding the earlier elements, there is a nature to add the knowledge of books and the knowledge of elements (and the knowledge of Mercury and Genesis?) to the hyper-cube.

What results, in my mind, is an exaggeration of the meaning of ordinary elements which refer to the number four:

BOOK represents WORLD

CROSSED STICKS represent KNOWLEDGE

TREES represent SYSTEMS

TECHNOLOGY / CIVILIZATION / PARADISE represents THE MIND

Important Archetypes of Dualism

Double-Thought: such as transience, paradox, dichotomy, juxtaposition

Double-Mind: such as schizophrenia or bi-polar disorder, or a Jekyl and Hyde mentality

Double-City: a city that surrealistically exists even beneath the surface of a puddle, this is depicted well and poetically in the book Pile: Petals from St. Klyde's Computer.

Double-World: a world that exists on axes which represent opposing qualities of the world, nature, politics, magic, or ideologies. This is often called The Antipodes, after an expression by Aristotle; similar expressions are gamut, axiom, apogee, and stricture.

Double-Universe: such as depicted by the Yin-Yang represents duality at every level.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Nathan Coppedge's Processes of Productivity










Organized in quadrants according to the Cartesian method, these four methods give procedures for structuring, organizing, and assessing creative productivity, even for those that feel like clods. The first method is the Productive Method, the second is the Inspired Method, the third is the Methodic Method, and the fourth is the Systemic Method. Collectively they are pretty significant, although some may argue that these methods are highly specific to my own deliberate method orientation. But, I do get results. So I encourage those who visit my blog to suggest others read this material, just for the sake of academic interest if nothing else. These are highly interesting to me, in my studies of my productivity and creativity.

Monday, December 17, 2012

The Dimensional Philosopher's Toolkit, or The Essential Criticism


BOOK DESCRIPTION

---Not a prolegomena, a foundation.---As an avant-garde artist and student of philosophy, Nathan Coppedge feels uniquely qualified to offer a radical manual suited to the new study of categorical philosophy termed dimensionism. Essentially and critically, this body of thought is a movement beyond several major prior vanguards in philosophical history and critique, including the precepts of Immanuel Kant, the process philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead, and the atomical knowledge forms of Ludwig Wittgenstein. It is through an especially coherent and exclusive theory that Coppedge’s work remains theoretically grounded. This work is an encyclopedia of new thought, offering a complex vantage point on voluminous quantities of insights.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

I have been attracting philosophers



To my Twitter profile twitter.com/nathancoppedge

I hope some of them buy my book next year.

I have developed a list of all the philosophers and philosophy students that I have attracted to my Twitter profile. It's a significant percentage of them. Here is the link to the list.

My forthcoming book, The Dimensional Philosopher's Toolkit focuses on coherent typologies, and argues a number of positions, such as a revision of truth predicates and a more fundamental view of mathematics. Most of the book is devoted to establishing significant coherent methods with diagrams, using polarized opposites in a manner that strikes me as original and authentic.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Working Method 10: Rumination Folds

1. Are physical states meditating states? Are they ever obsolete?

2. Is higher reality material in some sense? Can real beings really manifest reality?

3. Does spirituality have more than one feeling? Is life just a privilege?

4. Is state of mind a state of ownership? Is life just a series of messages that merit being answered, perhaps by a feeling that doesn't intrinsically belong to the self?

5. Is subtlety lost for everyone who commits to knowledge, must something be thrown away? Isn't history more real than realization?

6. Isn't failure or success the interaction of parasites who require no conscious knowledge at all? Aren't murderers dreamers?

7. Isn't illusion an illusion? Isn't everything obvious to those who aren't taught anything? Or more so than receiving a simple confusing message? Isn't life complex and self-solving? Shouldn't we be granted the right kind of opportunity, if we are thoughtful, or laboring, or giving?

8. Doesn't everything confirm some sort of reality, which does not explain uselessness? Yet isn't laziness the most understandable thing? Do I have to be a robber to realize useful thinking?

9. Isn't significance inevitable if there has been infinite sacrifice? Yet isn't the smallest sacrifice regrettable?

10. Isn't consciousness maddening when it isn't complacent?

11. But isn't complacency more expensive and useless?

12. Is there a choice between trickery and fools?

13. Isn't that a compromise of intelligence?

14. Is everything deferred for judgment?

15. Isn't a citizen from sacrifice a king?

16. If we are not Plato, must we be victims or images, 'no matter who we are'?

17. Is pain a thoughtless error?

18. Is it deferred that thought is more than brilliant pain?

19. Am I a loss if I have a principle and a disadvantage which are both real?

20. Does nothing occur which is not fashionable?

21. Is sex a theory to dying fact?

22. Does everything depend on law, to the unreasonable?

23. Must we believe an accident is bigger than any life?

24. In architecture and prosperity, must we choose between death and a dream?

Components of Time Travel

Based roughly on some of the writings by the philosopher David K. Lewis at "Paradoxes of Time Travel": http://www.csus.edu/indiv/m/merlinos/Paradoxes%20of%20Time%20Travel.pdf

The writing suggests one factor, determination, to be one of the constituent lower dimensions that compose the third.

In a strictly quadratic system, with a minimal of fuss the fourth dimension has to do with closing the loop between non-exclusive and exclusive concepts of system. If categories one two and three are a somewhat archetypal trinity, the fourth must close the loop, accounting for many exceptions to the rule that occur in all three categories.

Sometimes the fourth category is generic, e.g. when categories one through three are a specialized set. Then it must make a general theory about the nature of all the missing information. But the first three categories simplify this. Conversely, when the first three categories are generic, the fourth category must be a highly specialized theory which accounts for the specialized data missing from all three categories. That is, in the case of a quadratic set of categories, a four-dimensional typology.

Time Travel Quadra:

1. Entities (Mode of Operation)
2. Determination (Volition)
3. Associations (Assumptive References)
4. Pattern of Simulation (Copied from 1-3)

This is designed to be an adequate reference framework even in the case of technologies that mimic subtle or magical time travel.

My assumption is that time travel can be defined cogently as "a mental change of location"---consider how subtle this definition is, and then if it is impossible in extenuating circumstances, for example, for a social pariah, the president, or a yogi in the mountains.

Problems may emerge in this mental-technical concept of time travel, such as:

A. Multiple entities have contrasting associations, in other words, they are not integrable, a form of bifurcation error;
B. Pattern of simulation fails to refer to reality, a lack of omniscience;
C. Determination lacks authority to make meaningful changes to reality (intellectual, social, or technological failure)
D. Entity simply lacks a conceptual framework to utilize time travel, especially the case of lacking any associative framework for comparing the past with the future, with the present, etc. (a failure of ambition).

An Argument on Irrationalism

Consider a robot who has evidence of emotions; Seemingly non-emotion cannot be proved a posteriori;

So, despite the appeal of a posteriori claims like causality, they are not universal;

(But do they describe what we do not know?);

But let us claim that time travel is not refuted: it is natural; We are only refusing causal reasoning;

Now, the question goes, can we refute rationalism or irrationalism?;

I see no reason to refute rationalism, according to the view that it is a strong claim on minimalism, e.g. 'definitions'; Outside of definitions we are referring to something less universal (in reference to rationalism);

Indeed, irrationalism is a larger claim, since in some view, which is equivalent to a nominal theory, something that can be imagined to be true, all rational claims are potentially irrational; This is not true of irrationalism;

This goes to show that it is possible to have a theory that is mind dependent and reality-independent, which in my view supports coherentism, e.g. conceptualism.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Nano Perpetual Motion

(1) The question is, what is the mean energy
and (2) Does it disappear
or (3) Is there a way to prevent it from disappearing, and
(4) Is there a way to get motion without energy, or more motion than energy
(5) Can things be spent that are not energy and (6) With or without permanent expenditure, is it possible to have permanent energy, and (7)How does one anticipate exponents even when 'absolute' energy is daunting, (8) How to factor fractions according to the principles of volitional mechanics
(9) How to standardize integers (of energy) and (10) How to close the cycle and
(11) How to supplement the cycle and (12) Above all, how to quantify

Thursday, December 6, 2012

An Affirmative Dream

I had a dream that I was taking a math class and opened locker 247;

This is exactly the kind of dream I would have if my previous statement that I was Euler had some truth; I don't normally dream about waking life; For my dreams are prone to understatement, and so taking a class in my dream could not mean merely (as it is) that I'm taking a math class in real life; But this may be a fault related to the accessory condition which would explain that all dreams are about the future; But my feeling was it was about the past, and the locker represented my early commitment to 'cubism' i.e. hyper-cubism and the math class represented Euler's mathematical gift (or the madman's gift, when the madman called himself Euler), perhaps including Asberger's, which could explain the reference to chairs in a classroom, representing the classroom itself;

On the other hand, the dream expresses a number of mistakes, including an absence of memorable equations, and an assumption that Asberger's represents a swear::

Macroscopy and Microscopy

In the study of language, few significances are more intriguing than the combination of related prefixes with meaningful suffixes; In this case I will explain an example of the use of macroscopy and microscopy, two words which seem initially intriguing by reference to technology and metaphysics:

[1] Macroscopy: A medicine is said to be best taken once every ten to fifty years

[2] Microscopy: This is the same case where the dose of medication is very small

Metaphorically, similar patterns emerge with other instances of the same; For now, this seems sufficient to explain the subject, but in a dimensional framework surely other standpoints exist::

Recovered Proof by Euler on Irrational Numbers?

"By the time I return to experience, it is the world which seems great; (But I don't expect you to understand; It is a riddle about math)" ---Euler, from an unrecorded interview

"It meant so much to you that you've forgotten what it meant" ---The voice in Euler's head

I have been thinking that I lived a past life as a sick boy during World War I, and have hypothesized that I may have had a mathematical gift; Based on that, I have recently wondered if it's possible that I was Euler; Are these half-remembered fragments of a forgotten Euler equation or proof?

The memory centers around an interview while I was ill, during which I thought of five related equations or equation fragments, which supposedly constitute a proof about irrational numbers; But I warn you, my powers are not too sharp now;

Perhaps I was a madman who merely believed he was Euler; Maybe the equations are still interesting to some people::

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Study of Big Assumptions

"Nature is philosophy"

"Art is dimension"

"Night is stealth"

I take these to be beautiful assessments of the middle ground between minimalism and hyperbolism. I posted these on Twitter @nathancoppedge as aphoristic quotations, using the tag #bigassumptions (the archetype).

Each of these makes a large claim, which may be ultimately questionable. But do these set a standard for what is right and wrong? At some point, via qualities, an assessment of hyperbole may be adequate for a certain amount of descriptiveness. Even when big assumptions are expressed, with the right stipulations, at the point that the claim may be argued to be too generic, it also expresses the nature of other, undeclared cases of 'big assumptions'; It is just at this point when the very nature of big assumptions is at its peak of accuracy.

Monday, December 3, 2012

The Faults of Sleeplessness

Here is depicted four relatively exclusive categories which explain the sources of sleeplessness; According to my theory, the root cause of sleeplessness when nothing else is responsible is fault to the regulatory system, especially the medula, which may occur in many types of ways; When there is some potential for fault with the medula, other problems may emerge, including intellectual inattentiveness or thoughtlessness, over-stimulation from chemicals or simply excited experiences, and manic obsession with thoughts.

Problems with a Number of Things

Art:
1. Cigarettes
2. The lottery
3. Pointillism
4. Philosophy

Immortality:
1. Candy
2. Tooth decay
3. Epiphenomenalism
4.Subjective advantages / Objective failures

Science:
1. Bad branding
2. Education bottleneck
3. Lack of privilege, physical constraints
4. Excess of privilege, lack of argument

Real Life Encounter with the Philosopher Colin McGinn

Most of my real-world experience with philosophers occurred during a short childhood camping trip my mother arranged; She had noticed that I was interested in philosophy, and offered to meet one of America's famous philosophers to see what he had to say (at the time, I had assumed that most philosophers were European); The name I chose off a list was Colin McGinn;

I said 'What my mother told me to say was that I'm interested in philosophy and I like to think'

He asked me 'What is your favorite problem?'

I replied 'I don't know, I guess I'm confused'

He replied, 'I like paradoxes, the more you use them, the more you think you can think; As it turns out, thinking that you think is very important in philosophy'

'What else is important?'

'You know what else is important? Abstract answers; Most philosophers think abstract answers are the key secret; I think it's less important, but that is just me; Every philosopher has her or his own preferences; It might turn out that you are an abstract kind of philosopher; It's up to you'

At that point my mother peeked in, and he said, 'I advocate what I call equal identical properties of matter; Everyone has a home, and everyone goes home; So no one's left alone; Know what I mean?'

'I don't know what you mean' I said; 'I was talking to your mother' he said;

'I don't know, do you want to continue?' She said; 'I'm sure he's interested';

He asked me 'What's your choice of religion?'

I replied, 'I'm Unitarian Universalist';

'Well, that gives you a head start' he said

He asked me, 'Who is your favorite philosopher?'

I replied 'I guess Plato'

He replied 'The thing you should know about Plato, is it's always about something else'

I replied 'I'm not sure what you mean'

He said 'I mean, with Plato, like Socrates before him, it's always about some new category, like Ethics or even philosophy itself; You might not know this, but Plato invented ethics; At least as we know it today; There's a good case that he invented religion, at least as we know it today; He invented God'

'I guess that's all I need to know, thank you'

'Wait, there's one another thing you should know' he said; 'I'm a millionaire'

'You mean spiritually?'

'No, I really am one'

'So can I have some?' 'Get lost, kid'

Later I had a voice in my head; It was my mother's voice; It said: You know, that really wasn't Colin McGinn, it was somebody else; I thought you would know; That's what philosophy is all about;

I thought, I guess having this thought is what philosophy's all about;

I felt connected to women, nature, and the universe at the same time;

Later my mother told him 'You seemed to influence him a lot; I can see him thinking'

I asked my mother: 'Was that really Colin McGinn?'

She replied, 'Yes, it was'

'Wow'


OTHER STORIES:

The Story of How I Was Offered a Time-Cube

My 5 Seconds with Warren G. Buffett

My Willful Abduction by Seth Rogen

Abducted by John M and His Father

The Casino

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Precepts of Dimensional Psychology


1. "Dimensionism is the principle of the psyche whereby it might be quantified, even when it is qualified"

2. "What denies the psychic in psychology is precisely what denies that it is a discipline"

3. "The attempts at psychoanalysis are attempts at realizing the relationship between meaning and education"

4. "The argument for psychology is the argument for propter hoc reality"

5. "While philosophy provides a context for any caveat, psychology by working with people caveats no caveat"

All quotes by Nathan Coppedge as shown on Twitter.com/nathancoppedge #precepts #dimensionalpsychology #quotes #quotations

Knowing How to Sleep

1. Go to bed at a good time

2. Learn to soothe the brain, such as by drinking tea and avoiding coffee

3. Avoid the hardest thoughts

4. Remain thoughtful throughout the time leading up to sleep

5. Immerse yourself in a dream-state without losing these previous goals

Saturday, December 1, 2012

My Updated Author Page


http://www.nathancoppedge.com


Maxims and Mantras

"Sometimes discretion is not discrete" --Maxims

"Always positivism unless there is a requisite for specialism" --Maxims


"For every reality there is a form of structural reality" --High Mantras

"It works to favor neutrals" ---High Mantras



See also other quotations on my twitter profile: http://www.twitter.com/nathancoppedge



Friday, November 30, 2012

Randomness As Non-Probability: Four Categories

I finally pinned down the four categories which I associate with true-random: that is, randomness which does not exist as a mere formality, but can encompass any type of random phenomena; Here it is, on the diagram at left; [1] Dithered, [2] Selective, [3] Significance, [4] Self-Adapted; Then, if there is a key to non-random randomness, this might be it, on the categorical-micro or in other words systemic-metaphorical level.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Ongoing Studies of Follology, the study of folly

Here is a diagram illustrating the development from classical to modern, and post-modern or futuristic ideas of stupidity. At left of the column is the argument "for" stupidity, on the right hand of the column is the argument "against" stupidity.

Among the historical examples of follologists was the late great Erasmus, who wrote In Praise of Folly, a very long-winded argument in which fools are defended tongue-in-cheek.

I hope this is a more efficient treatment of a similar subject (although I don't mention Plato).

Irrationalism: Things That Seem Rational To Me


---Sometimes using an aesthetic stipulation---
P1: birds are mechanical
P2: what birds eat is mechanical,
P3: because it makes them mechanical
Q: So chicken feed is mechanical
Deductive Corollary: It's a brilliant thought that electricity is mechanical

Other Ideas / Opinions:

*Politics is pandaemonium, so it's artificial or functional

*Without psychology, all is surface or ersatz; yet psychology is not functional

*Liars are more or less functional than other people; Liars are gamblers or think that lying is meaningless; Liars understand or do not understand; Liars are simpletons; Liars could be given some theory that looks complex to them and is not in fact complex; Liars are exaggerators; Liars always have a strategy; Liars failed childhood

*Thought is impersonally selfish; By understanding, one gains advantage; Help is only helpful when there is selfishness; The greatest attempts at understanding are acts of selfishness, and they are not great acts of wisdom; Wisdom has a system; It is a selfish selflessness; It is the assumption of theatre, and the assumption of activity; People don't understand activity; People imitate ideas; People are only functional by having license; There is some authority that thinks that lust is more important than the resolution of any human impasse; What we get is sometimes what we desire of what we desire; Some of what we get is what we do not desire, either what we understand or what we desire to understand; The activity of desire is selfless, whereas the fixitude of understanding is foolish

Mapping the Folly of Prediction: One Indicator

The above diagram shows the degrees of similarity which indicate that basic agreement with existential factors, whether they are statistics, impressions, or working tools, is a slippery slope into empirically determined actions, which are still labeled "intentions";

I detect a trend in philosophy that what is meant by intentional reality is decisions or conditions informed by outside influences, as expressed in the diagram; The very sophistication of these intentions is gauged in reference not to some interior "logic" or "mindset" but in relation to intentional reality, in other words, the rationability of the exterior influence upon the person; This is one thing that may be meant by behaviorism and functionalism, but it is also a statement about prospective predictions, the intellectual sense of what it means to have predictable reality; The influence at that stage is upon concepts such as "worlds", "disciplines", and "influences", depreciating what it means to have general unclosed statements in a body of discursive intellectual material::

Mental Phenomena

---An appraisal of context---

Spiritual stimulus: A dubious subject

Ghost organ: Decides souls

Vortistic ice cream scoop: Used for psychic brain surgery

Book of vile concordances: Bargains for which I was an un-influencing locus

Good thing I wasn't born on Halloween!

Lesson About Living Writing

The preference for choices of words; Confusion, persuasion, and brilliance don't have regrets;

Imagery such as:

Existential Eyeball
The State of Lick
Deeper Architect

Annotated, visualized, aesthetik, temperamental,
thought-work.

Inspirations for Writing Non-Fiction

Marbles
Inkblots
Microfeche
Fire that bursts glass
Aged wood
Scientific observatory
A caterpillar

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Interface Euphoria 2.0

---Words are everything sometimes---

Here are labels designed to give a natural mild euphoria, out of an aesthetic choice. The meaning is open-ended but associative, and often there are colors or other sense-data which can be expanded by some form of virtual reality stimulation or hyperrealism:

*Playdolphin (Mood)

*SecretCloud (Mystery)

*FoldedLadder (Logic of Ambition)

*Architexture (Logic of Surfaces)

*Minarets (Holy Day Music)

These provide an opportunity to integrate forms of experience with forms of interface and computing.

The Buddha Who Was Not the Buddha

Inspired quotations:

Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things. - Frank A. Clark

"Secret food, secret wish, moderate strength, long life" contemporary immortal


"Junk food sometimes includes moderate meat diets" advice from a Vegan


"Life is fair, people are not" from Twitter

"To cause harm to other living beings is to accept and revel in the imperfections of the world" immortal wisdom

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Analogy in Philosophy

The ostensible system of axiometry and coherency is also analogy. Not to say that the system is open-ended or non-determinate.

The condition of analogy in an exclusive system is that it occurs at the center of a diagram. Not only does this imply process and staticity, it also implies an assumption of equivalence between the opposing properties. The stipulation I use to implicate that weak and desirable properties are not in conflict or eliminated in such a system is that pragmatics is a balanced or functional---a dynamic---property of the system itself. Many desirable properties which signify one of the major typological categories, or is useful in the parsing of categories for appropriate judgment, becomes also a functional systemic component which is therefore rendered like a contextual universal---it has functional significance which may override the 'reality' of conflict.

What else may be said about analogical properties in a system? Sometimes they overlap, and become quantifiable, exponential. This is one of the great discoveries of the axiometric system called objective coherentism.

My book, The Dimensional Philosopher's Toolkit, is due to be released sometime next year. My first book, the 1-Page-Classics, is already available on Amazon and other websites.

Coherency in Philosophy

Coherent knowledge is possible through exclusivity. But is any context exclusive? I argue that the term "absolute" is avoidable because afterall real objects can exist which are not absolute. This is similar to saying that "not everything is the sun" etc.

When it is realized that a context is composed of "qua-objects" it can also be realized that properties relatively exist or relatively do not exist. When there is ambiguity, we can say ambiguity exists or does not exist, or we can say that subtlety exists or does not exist.

In this context, I find it compelling that in a relative sense all terms used in a genuine system have some degree of absoluteness. There can be measurements of the degree of absoluteness, but this implies a "clausality" that power or some other distinct property is being measured.

In reality, a categorical system treats this property of measurement, say "power", "money", "pleasure", "pragmatism", just like any other word. Because of this, and because in axiometry opposites are used to contextualize exclusivity, it may be concluded that this form of exclusivity is relatively exhaustive.

Returning to the coherent concept from exclusivity does not imply much difference; only that 'system' or 'symbol' can be questioned. Yet, questioning the system is changing the system, and questioning the symbol is changing the symbol's function. So any other concept involves a new idea.

Axiometry in Philosophy


Since the era of deconstruction, there has been a tendency to prefer the term axonometrics over the term axiometry. And there is a strong reason for this: axiometry didn't really exist. At least not in a defined way.

Axiometrics is a term I'm using in my book The Dimensional Philosopher's Toolkit, to signify categorical knowledge organized usually in a quadratically exclusive method.

To describe axiometry further is to describe its role in the typological hierarchy. In relation to history, the peak of the hierarchy, axiometrics is an "aperture" which directs linear development into valuative senses. In the second category, complexity, axiometry is a zonal fielding process which captures the "dither" of potential experiences and contexts into an exclusive or categorically organized context. In the context of perfection, the third category, axiometry attempts to make statements that are logical and exclusive, resulting in information about relative perfection and imperfection, or in other words objective reality.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Perfection and Philosophy

Most philosophers who refer to perfection seem to haze into a world of symbolic justifications, perhaps mores, and pre-texts of archetypal ideas. Rarely are these ideas generated by the philosopher himself, or there is a caveat that these patterns or forms may be contingent on highly specific problems which embody the obsessions of individual people.

Partly understanding this, philosophers have made the mistake of not quantifying perfection, and sadly even this problem has not been widely revealed because there is often no counterpoint to perfection in the post-Holocaust era in which eugenics has gained a reputation of being "a little too clever" or under-cutting. Interestingly, quantification by itself poses a partial solution to the problem of perfectibility, e.g. that its key property is variation. Building on this, the compatibility of complexity specifically and generally (that is, coherently), promises to render perfection as merely a relativistic populist variable which, through this form of casualism, becomes hypothetically formalized.

And I don't mean to suggest that perfection is a mere hypothesis. Certainly forms such as mathematical manifolds, geometric regressions, and expressionist sculptures have optimal manifestations which bear out in specific codifications of properties. By saying these things are inadequate for perfection, we are not saying they are not perfected. Instead, we are saying that we do not prefer them aesthetically. People, by contrast, have an aesthetic capacity which renders them immune to critique. What is not judged to be value can be judged to be efficiency.

In the context of history, what does it mean to have perfection that is contingent upon complexity? It is a way of suggesting the meaningfulness of perfection, as a form that is wholly or mostly linguistic. This is a subtle means to a further subtlety, that pragmatics is of higher importance than perfection because of the pragmatic contingency of language. Another way of saying this, however, is that pragmatism is one form of perfection. Returning to quantification, it can be judged that pragmatism is not the only perfection---indeed a very small ratio of the total. In this way there is a set of checks and balances, which continues to relate with very real and functional categories.

The Role of Complexity in Philosophy

Complexity has been illustrated as a primarily numeric formulation, with implications solely in mathematics, and sometimes logic, and as a reserve fictional accounts. This is reflected in the limited number of philosophical problems which have been discovered, which, as general as they are, point towards a coherent system more than a mathematical one. The 'spheres' of properties or 'modal rooms' of experimental philosophy still point towards quantification, but in a way that implicates entities and consequently questions the assumptions of mathematics.

'Any damned rule' might refute some functional effect of mathematics, or at least raise the question that it is not a universal science.

The natural composite with coherency is complexity, but I feel this is un-grounded and un-honed perspective; it is more accurate to say that coherency as we know it embodies history, as described earlier (The Value of History in Philosophy), and complexity is a second rule which combines with a third, that is, perfection.

Instead of describing perfection at this point I would like to explain several things about coherent quantity. Although it is obviously a formal principle, there is no reason to believe that it is wholly explained by geometry or mathematics. It is, in my view instead, a quality science.

The second level, of complexity and perfection, gives in to the third level, which explains the modality of typology itself, in the form of comparing opposites. Knowledge of neutrals comes about through a determination that a neutral is dynamic, permanent, or constitutes a paroxysm (third category) or metadoxy (fourth category or more), that is, a logical extension of opposite properties into a further opposite.

Learning more about complexity depends on interpreting the pithy logic of coherence: (1) Neutrals are highly correspondent, (2) Quantification is mostly substance or definition, (3) Conclusions depend on the exclusivity of the set, (4) This system allows for the generation of variable-dependence by a factor of ^2, constant. Other systems may be better, but ostensibly depend on the context of information provided in this system.

The Value of the Concept of History to Philosophy

I have speculated for about a year now that history is a useful concept to typology. If typology embodies the most organized viewpoint on symbols and functions, including ultimately memes, then any concept with a strong degree of coherence in typology is also valuable for these other ends and aspects.

Do I have to argue for the value of history?

In the last several decades there have been an increasing number of people arguing for post-modernism, a trend that began with Kant's prelegomena and also Hume's arguments against causal knowledge. Concepts such as post-modernism also have a strong influence on architecture, and consequently the feelings of the everyday urban traveler, whether or not he or she considers these thoughts or perceptions to be post-modern.

History is a useful concept in spite of post-modern developments, as a means of encompassing assumed contexts of linear relationships. I distinguish even the post-modern concept of history from what I will call post-modern ability, or the capacity to effect history in a non-linear fashion.

However, history is still useful as a coherent concept when it becomes the basis for the extended definition of these further post-modern abilities. From a typological framework, it becomes 'the first quantifier'.

(In the context of virtual reality, it becomes increasingly important to map concepts which are imaginary or quasi-real, because even unreal things are subject to simulation; the concept of history offers the exciting prospect of formalizing aspects which are otherwise considered fiction and impasse).

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Brain Circuits 1.0

I ask myself now and then, partly unconsciously in the back of my mind, what if any program I "integrate with", hypothesizing that there is some compatibility between computers and so-called "brain cicuitry", is itself the character of my mind; The question I ask myself, a question I would ask or suggest other bloggers to consider themselves, is the question: "What are my brain programs" / "What is my knowledgeable advice"?

In my case, as a minimal modalist who values emotional realities, the following answers come to mind:

"DISQUES":

*Nihilism: integrates with meaning and processing

*Modularity: integrates with architecture and politics, by implication society and technology

*Classics Through History: cheap transcriptive knowledge-at-leisure, by the standards of the universe

*Memetic Hints: provides some insight into social situations

*Stealthy Parametrics: A "cheap" but sophisticated program for gauging conflictive engagements

*Pique d' Eloquiant: A creative language program, ostensibly with volition or preferences


CORRUPT PROGRAMS:

*Empathic Regulator: empathy was not compatible with regulation, or perhaps technology; may still exist in an irrational form

*Field Combatant: intellectual fields were confused for combat willingness

*Heraldry: was creatively modified to be a newspaper generator e.g. American Herald; was judged to not be highly economical, used as an argument for autonomous control of the program

*D'lle Arte: failure to identify critical qualifiers, modification failed to turn the program into system for diabolical knowledge and superpowers; still used as a language reference index; Others may be using it to gauge progress in the art world, a process that seems mundane by comparison / a sleeper program



Saturday, November 17, 2012

Working Method 9: Macrosophy and Microsophy

Based on architecture:

Microcosm
1. The Antechamber of Atoms
2. The Microscope of Metaphor
3. The Interface of Integrations
4. The Motive of Mass
5. The Roominess of Objects
6. The Facets of Space
7. The Languages of Consciousness

Macrocosm
1. The Enlightenment of Entities
2. The Ways of the Worlds
3. The Harmony of the Spheres
4. The Magic of Mediums
5. The Scratches of Systems
6. The Places of Permanence
7. The Poetry of the Universe

Friday, November 16, 2012

Working Method 8: Variables of Perpetual Motion

1. Moving independently: autonomy

2. Returning to the same position: volition

3. Having a principle of energy from nothing: nihilectics

4. Having adequately connected parts: integrity

5. Counterposing every motion with a principle of continuation: imbalance

6. Doing something useful with another module: capitalization

7. Acting as a specialized component within a system: identity

8. Representing a complete system by itself: enterprise

9. Serving as a significant fact or indicator: entics

10. Serving as a significant reference for an information system: metaphor

11. Marketable functions: appropriation/ universalizability

12. Offshoot effects for economics and zeitgeist: definitivism

Working Method 7: Quadrants of Perpetual Motion

Quality State:

1. Slope - continuity
2. Axiallary - opposition
3. Principle - materialism
4. Volition - variation

Opposed State:

1. Degeneration
2. Fineness
3. Puzzle
4. Clumsiness

Neutral State:

1. Balanced slope for equivalent altitude: principle does not oppose equivalence
2. Middle ground, material-formal compromise: a compromise in "ideal" terms
3. Rare states may exist if they are materially possible, properties may vary
4. A context can be controlled by the properties involved in construction

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Working Method 6: Hellish Qua-Assumptions

1. Hellish destruction

2. Hell as a reduction of the world to some law

3. Flames as 'visions', 'images'

4. Hell as a work of imagination

5. Hell as the 'furnace of the brain' [Blake]

6. Hell as passion

7. Hell as an arbitrary 'material'

8. Hell as a product of Greek physiologos (material thinkers)

Working Method 5: A Series of Altercations

1. Confucius: The Mandate of Heaven

2. Lao Tzu: The Dogged Philosopher

3. Socrates: Seeing the Truth

4. Sophists: Seeing the Falsehoods

5: Formalized Religion: Belated Good Will

6: Informal Science: Working Without Assumptions

Friday, November 9, 2012

Amusement on Apollinaire

I have read the French poet Apollinaire (who also wrote in Latin) only in samples, but the samples I have seen gave a stark impression; It is not that I wanted to rush to judgment, so I continued to read, and more often than not the words seemed to refer to love of some description, which seemed like a dangerous subject.

At first my mistake was to compare Apollinaire with Voltaire---I had seen another book of poems or critiques on the same shelf by him---ultimately, however, the subject was distinguished not be its acerbity, but by its reference to love. As such I was forced to make some conclusion about love, in order to make some conclusion about the works of this person.

Apollinaire showed a peculiar bitterness or pique which didn't explain that he had chosen love as his subject; In one poem he seems to persuade the reader that he is writing to a prostitute, with hidden arguments that he is in some way not quixotic or stupid; In this sense the reflection is a simple pallor of lust or bragadashio which could be interpreted in turns as wise or naive;

My final conclusion of this triste with words was to conclude that Apollanaire was in a battle with the winter, or even that the winter was having trouble with him; There was no reason to believe that love itself had imposed itself on the battle; Love was only a temperature control for some sort of redundancy of the gods::

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Escher's Triangle

How does it work?
The 3rd dimension of the 2nd dimension---
The 2nd dimension of the 1st dimension---
The 1st dimension of the 0th dimension---
In other words, the 2nd zero!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

4 Tips for Old Age

1. Seek immortality
2. Build a library
3. Save the best for later
4. Don't own a castle

A Philosopher's Prospectus on the Future State of the Internet

I will emphasize that in my previous entry on the current state of the internet, the internet has become "update" focused, the result being that nearly everything that is not highly complex becomes measured only in a degree of "updatedness" which becomes the only meaningful variable of interactivity. Realistically, there should be more than just updates on what we know to be the internet, or future metaverse, a concept that is increasingly I think prone to ironies as blurring emerges between past and future concepts of media.

One path to follow is the path to variablism: mathematics is an underused metaphor for the functionality of the internet. Even without using axial diagrams to represent zones of conceptual space or user interface, there may be ways where quantification (that is, sub-division) of key aspects like update could be meaningful. For example, on a qualia level, there should be automatic integration between images in art and language that are judged to be meaningful. This in turn affects the "active concepts" or meta-terminology associations / interests for a given individual. Thirdly, as a consequence of associations which may be linked to specific websites, representations, or applications, a meta-application may be found which implements a "functionality platform" for all associated keywords. Now we have updates in several realms, which are distinct in their approach to functionality: there is (1) the associative level, which integrates with micro-level media choices, such as daily preferences, there is (2) the conceptual space, including accomplishments and organizational frameworks, reflecting abstract choices and hence systematic relationships with other systems, including AIs, universities, corporations, the government, representatives of interests, etc. and there is (3) the application-of-applications, a free or commercial product which makes the most of micro preferences and abstract relationships to express an outward data-state for the individual; Fourthly, what may be added to this is that there is an "intermediate interface" which expresses the "ideal interactions" of the outward information state with other earlier or emergent forms of data; It is only at this stage where I believe the concept of "update" emerges with clarity; Updates are no longer merely "preferences" (however desirable), "abstract data" (however understood), or "functionality platforms" (however presumably perfected), instead attention is paid to the nitty-gritty aspect of just what constitutes ideal dynamic information; This is a level beyond screening for lude content or conducting surveys on acceptability; Instead, programs or bots by which I mean applications such as the "paradines" mentioned earlier, must pro-actively support a wide variety of specialized interests, each built on the paradigm of serving the individual functionally, informationally, and preferentially.

What this means is that (1) there should be scenario editors for much of the media that is available freely on the internet, (2) these editors should provide free or paid services explicitly on the basis of providing superior content, (3) the functional role of the individual should be integrated with these services in a way that ostensibly serves social interest; if that interest is expressed to be environmental, political, economic, or intellectual, such platforms must themselves integrate with trends in media and personalized applications, (4) these preceding trends raise awareness of a need for ever increasing specialization of the output of media, not on an "as-is" basis, but rather on an "ex-priori" basis---the idea that media-as-function-of-media is the key variable in determining media usefulness, this means media in a broad sense; it is then no longer possible to ignore the popularization of artificially constructed novels, public roles for insignificant people, idealization of pornography, and the marketing of free poetika AI, (5) increasingly, these wasps-nests of applications will be a function not of money, policy, or image, but instead the individuality-function within the nests of information; Even without a full cybernetics interface, young people demand to interact with the internet with a complexity consistently at the level of entertaining computer games; What this implies is the standardization of interface, in bold text; Not just worlds landscaped by a media corporation, but the very connection of similar properties of information across the internet, which the user may determine to be themselves, microscopically, a valid basis for entire worlds of information; The future user should be able to determine where a new "world" may be formed;  In the objectivity of information science, these worlds will be incidental influences, which are as important as they are influential upon the foundational elements of media science and "updates". But no longer is an update merely an ad hoc "display" of media; Instead, media is a set of hidden associations which implicate the real desires and intellects of the real influencers; Whether these influencers are dead people who once thought great thoughts, or someone very young who has little more than a motivation for color, media should immediately (or, with need, gradually and laboriously) embrace every figment of an idea, and automatically and cheaply build upon it, with the best parser applications tools, so that finally it is possible for everyone to feel "media magic" not as an "as-is" movie expression, but as an "ex-priori" function of EVERYTHING that is important in the WORLD; This will not come as a crushing blow upon egotism, as science has shown that when emotions are a function of chemistry, chemistry takes precedent in the display of interactions; When people get what they want, it is not a failure of chemistry; And it is not bogged down in sophisticated references; People get--magically, "from the best and highest  information"---exactly what they want. That is the future. And the new paradigm in economics, but the way, is that sincere investments are a function of culling the best of actual commitments, so loss or gain, all is profitable; Adding variablism, it looks even better. Even if the future is virtual, we stand to gain from genuine information investments.

A Philosopher's Overview of the Current State of the Internet

The internet as we know it can be reduced to a number of neat typological categories. It helps when these categories involve real things that the internet does, psychologically and cognitively, and not just "ideas" about what the internet is supposed to represent. Instead of using categories like "politics" or even "news" it helps to use words like "updates" and "distractions". These secondary (primary) senses of words integrate the concept of the web with metaphysical categories such as causality, psychology, abstraction, and rarification. In this endeavor I will focus on individual/interface references, with implications for social/political references:

Here is a list of the properties:
1. Citizenship
2. Game theory
3. Preferences
4. Updates
5. "Paradines" (a word I have coined for paradigmatic applications)
6. "Textures" broadly defined
7. Social and ideational orchestration

This is a simplified view, but attempts to encompass much of what it means to use a computer, judging by the recent paradigm that much of computer usage means internet usage. For example, indexes, which are one of the major ideas on the internet, can be reduced to a form of game theory, preferences, updates, textures, or social and ideational orchestration; functionality renders the concept ambiguous. If there is a connection between these concepts and a larger framework, it is that these dimensions may be translated into contexts of application, such as virtual markets, social media, and responsibility.

The major purpose of this list will be to serve as a basis for translating new concepts of internet function in my next blog post, about the future state of the internet.


Working Method 4: Traditions

1. Confucius thought determinism was for fools
2. The West thought everyone could be a fool
3. The West determined that idealism was genius
4. Psychology will determine that thoughts are valuable
5. Systems will determine that psychology is viable
6. What cannot be determined is not reinforced
7. (Unless determinism is for fools)

Friday, October 26, 2012

Towards a New Compatibilism

My intuition is a will that is a function of matter and space; The ascription of a will upon a dynamic surface is merely psychological, a matter of self-identification; Whenever the individual can ascribe a result of individuality, even a subjective feeling, to an object that may be observed, this connotes a certain kind of will; But I will not go on to say that all forms of will are merely a matter of perception; Indeed, science more often than not these days will admit that there is some influence of mind upon matter; The more the interesting aspect of matter is discovered, the more it seems to connote our own innate processes, that is, not always volition, but perhaps volition may be termed a small concept; When it is determined that the will is a small concept, it may also be determined that in a field of psychological influences, the will may be one of them; One had merely determine, for example, that consequence is not an imperative of the active volition; It may be that there is an affirmative volition (an idea whose time has come), that one had merely to find a concept that is desired, implicating passivity or ambition (as validity), OR the presence of a concept of willful continuation of motive in the individual; So in a sense what determinists are claiming is that there is a subjective character of volition in the mind; Therefore, for those that oppose subjectivity, such an argument for determinism will not hold; And claiming that determinism and the will are both meaningless concepts does not resolve the original question; What if subjectivity were more or less real than the determined will?; Or if will could not exist without determinism?; It seems possible that a Darwinian theory could place volition ahead of deterministic development, a theory whose disparagers I cannot fully agree with;

What if determinism is ultimately as specialized a concept as the will? For example, it may be stated that without another influence for comparison, a determined context is merely a context without intelligence; Does this assume that intelligence is willful? Or is it ridiculous not to have gray areas between determinism and the will? For example, isn't it possible that determinism exists in multiple categories, and hence, the assumption of determinism is only the assumption of a single definition? Once it looks like a single definition, isn't it inadequate to say that it applies to all types of matter? Then doesn't it look more likely that there is AT LEAST A SINGLE EXCEPTION? But if this were so, the definitions would be identical, unless free-will also exists in degrees. One solution to this is to accept multiple intermediate categories, at which point the original thesis returns, that free-will and determinism are themselves small categories; Along the lines of the prospect that life or consciousness itself is a rather rare specialization (although one that may be open to many imitations); Does a specialized existence look determined or willful? I find this ambiguous; Free-will may easily be thought of as a specialization of an otherwise determined world; To accept determinism tends to be an acceptance of a smaller number of options; Where free-will accepts two or more categories, becoming a law of variety, determinism accepts only one, a law of meaninglessness; Must determinism be meaningless? Determinists would argue no, but as such they are accepting a meaningless definition; The variety that determinists find is a variety with definition, when factually definitions depend on evolutionary, couched, and preferential meanings (even preferential realities) arguing otherwise runs against evolution;

In one case, it can be argued that libertarianism can be accepted as a thought experiment: for if two equally meaningful options are offered, the decision can be seen as a function that is not contingent; either we accept that the options are not meaningful, or it can be established that there is some system of meaning (in the mind or experience) which allows for the result; When the system of meaning is seen to be arbitrary in value, e.g. when another option is known to be equally viable, the source of the desirable determination for one result over another equal result must be a product of the will; This is more certain when it is determined that some aspects of the mind are themselves contingent, both to the value of the incident, and to the indeterminacy of the incident; To disagree on these extra forms of contingency is to disagree with the complexity of the mind, resulting in a simplistic thesis; Yet what determinists typically argue is not any form of simplicity (and it is not that my argument depends on this), but rather a form of unknown; It by this unknown factor, such as by asking 'why'? that I mean to pose the concept of contingency; But am I questioning that 'determinations' are not a factor of available tools? No, actually available tools have always been a meaningless issue for free will, considered as a spatial and contingent concept of determination; And equally I could argue that tools are a meaningful issue contextually, only because they have bearing on practical considerations; One should not argue therefore that free-will is impossible, only that the powers of will are not always a function of the properties of an 'iron sword' or a 'glass and metal telescope'; The idea that it was so contingent upon objects is really a variety of confabulism, which mistakes the labeling properties of things for the meanings, psychological or otherwise, to which we attribute our motivations;

Determinism has many false theses, which some determinists disagree with:
[1] Matter is of one kind (false materialism)
[2] There is no contingency of the true kind (false dimensionism)
[3] The mind does not exist independent of objects (false coherency)
[4] Complexity does not entail opposite concepts (false dichotomy or ideation)

Free-will accepts more agreeable versions of the theses:
[1] Matter varies, it is matter IFF (if and only if) it is matter
[2] True contingency exists between values and determinations via free-will
[3] The mind may sometimes exist in a manner that is not a function of objects
[4] Free-will exists as an opposite concept to arbitrary determination

The compatibilist view of these four thesis opposites would run thus, against some of the tenets of traditional compatibilism:
[1] Matter is determined, but true determinacy (a more qualified definition) is a function of will
[2] Free-will is the only contingency in a material world, unless significance is favored
[3] The mind is a material with differences from other materials
[4] Free-will is not an opposite concept to determinism, in that more extreme concepts are possible

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Proof that Luxurious Madness Seeks Intelligence


Premise-Conclusions:

Madness is extreme in every way
Madness is stupid or intelligent
If madness were stupid, it would be fallible
Madness is not fallible
So the original property of madness is intelligence
Survival is the only form of determinism
Madness is not typically luxurious
Luxury is a form of payment when it is not typical of a given quality
If luxury is the quality of madness, it is not an inherent madness, because it is a form of payment
If madness does not have the original properties of madness, it must seek what it embodies originally
If it seeks what it embodies, even if it is not mad, it seeks the properties of its original embodiment
Luxurious madness seeks intelligence

Working Method 3: Art / Artish


[Gradualism-->]
1. Birds
2. Birds getting shot, etc.
3. Archetype, archetype getting stipulated
4. Passive bullets
5. Birds that explode without being shot (phoenixes)
6. "Phoenix" that doesn't explode
7. Art that cannot refer to phoenixes
8. Suicide gun: gun designed to fire at the shooter: "Typological"
9. Exploding clouds are normal clouds
10. Exploding art is normal art
11. Birds with special messages: if Jesus then post-Jesus
12. Fire as interface
13. People as problems: objects as virtues
14. Object problem in art: abstract virtues
15. Abstract deconstruction, "science"
16. Birds re-emerge without a message
17. Explosions re-emerge with a message
18. Bullets re-emerge with an ambiguous message
19. Explosions aren't bullets, and pragmatic messages
20. Art has popular messages, value of pop psychology
21. Art as murder, neurosis, and vengeance
22. Paradoxical morals
23. License-to-art, aesthetic messages
24. Corporate art, art that has been embraced
25. Original art, art that is "New"
26. Avant-garde, translation art
27. Human message art
28. Religious message art
29. Philosophical message art
30. Post-language art
31. Post-audience art
32. Post-human art
33. Post-aesthetic art
34. Boring art
35. Military art
36. Scientific message art
37. Advanced moralistic art
38. Rhetorical art
39. Divine art
40. Post-apocalyptic, deranged, disillusioned, and capitalist art
41. Found art
42. Meaningless art
44. Meaningful art
45. Dynamic message art
46. Trick or Optic art
47. Humorous problem art
48. Privileged aesthetic art
49. Form-of-beauty art
50. Classical aesthetic art
51. Universal aesthetic art
52. Specialist art
53. Transductive, vortistic art, morphization
55. Deep aesthetic, disturbing art
56. Ecological art, botany, gardening
57. Architecture, design aesthetic art
58. Metaphysical design, mandalas, scientific determination
59. Zen art, true minimalism, esoteric art
60. Quantitative art
61. Modular design, computer art, applied art
62. Extemporaneous art, judged art, color art
63. Burning art, spiritual art, "high craft" art, fashionable art
64. Demonic art, banned art, fetishes, primitive art
65. Political art, representative message art, "just is" art
66. Doctrine art, "secret" art, "stimulating art"
67. "Forgotten art", "happenstantial" art, "overpowering" art
68. Polished art, cultural art, traditional art
69. Diamonds, temples, and cemetaries
70. Profound art, bidden art, diabolical art
71. Portrait art, "mimetic" art, "uncanny art"
72. Figmentine art, transpositional art, specialty art
73. Heraldric and symbolic art, motifs, emblems, ikons
74. Systemic art, invention, clever art
75. Magic art, mistaken art, imaginative art

Working Method 2: Moribund Argument


1. Blasted art is not art
2. Blasting is not art unless process is art
3. Results of blasting are not art unless they are a part of art, because results of blasting are only art if blasting is art, and art is always a form of completeness, which consists of parts
4. If ultimately art is not art, if blasting is the only exception to art, then art is always incomplete, or consists of process
5. Things that are represented by aesthetics (that is, synthetics), when they are not real are represented by incompleteness or process

Working Method 1: Methods / Systems


[Pragmatism-->]
1. Philosophy is a system
2. Philosophy overcomes metaphysics or philosophy is metaphysics
3. Philosophy is a system, so philosophy is metaphysics if metaphysics is a system
4. Either metaphysics isn't a system, or real philosophy is a real system, or there isn't a philosophy
5. When metaphysics isn't a system is when philosophy succeeds without a system
6. A successful philosophy that is a system is not a metaphysics that succeeds without a system
7. Systems may be more important than philosophy

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Cover for the DPT

This is probably how the cover for the Dimensional Philosopher's Toolkit will appear, for those that plan on purchasing the book. It will be available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon sometime around February or March of next year.

Degrees of Category

This chart shows the kinds of binary categorical relationships that lead up to the use of both a context and a subject; although here context and subject are potentially identical, in most cases categories are used with subjects and contexts being axiometrically distinct; That is, the subject is a context for the context, and the context is a context for the subject; In this way, the relationship forms an irredicible exclusive relationship on the variety of encompassed definitions, at any scale of complexity; In this sense, the chart above is inordinately dualistic, rather than contextual (although it may be noted that an opposition is a context of some kind)::

Thought Experiments

What if the world is made on a cursed scroll of perfect paper? Dots would be stars, the evidence of the first dimension;

What if there is the rule that only labyrinths are machines? Real people would be stuck in a zoo dominated by artificial beings owing their allegiance to flawless archetypes;

What if all failures are a product of an obsession with one idea, such as linearity, sacrifice, or sex? This idea might be considered biological illegitimately because it predated ideas-that-we-call-ideas;

What if there were a telephone that when accessed would grant all that one desired in that instant, and only what one desired; Would one's life become characteristic of desire?

Saturday, October 20, 2012

The Diabolical Calculus

Some would say I am restricted from this realm, since I am not mathematically at the calculus level, however I think there is strong promise for alternate types of intuition; While these intuitions may not be formalized, they may not also suffer the narrow assumptions which may be latent in formal methods (that is, the specificity of the system, once fixed rules are adopted); For example, there is a strong difference between mathematical calculus, and a geometric system used to produce logical relations of qualities as shown in the Dimensional Philosopher's Toolkit (2013).

Consider my first intuition that Krishna is one of five "major entities"; Perhaps this is a conjecture based on my observation once of a diagram that depicted Jesus, the Buddha, and Krishna with a relatively obscure yogi or terrifier (in my imagination); It may be that this diagram is the only reason for my belief, and I am merely incrementing the process as a way of feeling more sophisticated;

What about in a dimensional framework? It is simple-minded to think that a god relates to one of a given number of dimensions exclusively, although in the Cabbalistic tradition the one-god is sometimes referred to as the first dimension (this does not help much with hypercubes, I have even seen one video which laments the interpretation of a higher-dimensional god, but obviously this is just a symptom of human folly, or perhaps more ridiculously, the actual limitation of an actual god, as though to say that computers got ahead of the game);

According to tradition various of the Eastern gods relate to infinite dimensions, with incarnations that terrify the boundary of known manifestation (one had merely need to look at the Bhagavad-Gita, of Krishna's "many, heads, all-turning" etc); So it seems imperative that one accept there are many arrays of dimensions which are subject to a real god, when real; So what about five dimensions? This then seems like a natural choice, because it is the next step beyond four-dimensional reality; There might be a convention that a god eclipses an available reality by one dimension of significance; Say, as a way of showing patient efficiency;

So that is the first assumption, that Krishna, like other gods, is the fifth dimension to the four-dimensional beings we aspire to be; What then of a second intuition? I could suspect next that Krishna has 7 or 11 dimensions; What does the difference entail? I am hypothesizing that the fourth dimension grows by three dimensions, as though to say that it cannot be negated; Also, by saying 11 dimensions I am saying that he has dimensional advantage upon the decimal system; Does it have to be this sparse?; 11 dimensions could also represent a value of 6 upon 5, or a kind of first degree total mastery of time;

Comparing the two "interests" of the 5th to the 7th or 11th, a pattern emerges (first) that modularity defines the extensivity of the equation, in a similar manner to Pascal's Triangle, and secondly that forms of diminishment represent conservative processes which are subtle when balanced (as in 6 and 5 to make 11) and more axiometric when large and small numbers are used together (as in combining the 10th and 1st dimension to equal 11);

What is the diabolical calculus in this example?; It is the ability to "intuit" intelligent properties without reaching their ostensible level of complexity;

So what are we saying about the existence of 5 gods for five dimensions? Maybe it makes typological sense after all---! But equally, the modulus of dimensionality seems to extend into subtle properties which are as much eternal as they are simple; And they are not simple in their higher dimensionality;

Sometimes I have wondered about the origin of geometry and numbers, and found that perhaps the fourth-dimension in the first is more expressive of nature than either dimension by itself; It seems possible that mathematicians are overlooking the real nature of properties, by gathering them into formal constructs; What god would not find exception to geometry?::

Dimensions 1 through 6

on Youtube: 6th Dimensional Hypercubes

Applying this to philosophy is yet another thing. My intuition is it relates to architecture. The major problem is if low-dimensional entity chemistry isn't developed, or if architectonic exceptions are not found. Perhaps my forthcoming book could help someone with the knowledge components of such a system.

4-d in 2-d Without Formal Structure

Compare the earlier example of an animated hypercube with the example of dynamics evoked in a 2-d surface: here patterns amongst lines may give a hint about how to extend a hypercube into a dynamic four-dimensional realm (that is, a world of objects); To a conventionalist viewpoint, some of the effect may seem like magic; Or am I hallucinating?


If you have trouble, try imagining a cube suspended within that space; Ostensibly dramatic 4-dimensional effects could be created in 2 dimensions within some specialized cases; See for example, my art which depicts a dynamic drawer: Dynamic Art Example. It really seems to click and slide.

Another example, outside of graphics is the phrase "there is no wall in my eyes that keeps me from swallowing the voices of birds": it evokes birdsong in the mind.

Animated Hypercube




Video of an animated hypercube.

In philosophy, the hypercube or tesseract represents the inherent complexity of a two-dimensional surface, and the dynamic, structuralized potential of the fourth dimension; According to one theory, time is interpretable as the nth dimension in an nth-dimensional context; acquiring additional dimensions merely requires more complex exceptions, and a more complex set of working instructions;

In the second and third dimensions, a hypercube is an extension of the basic properties of geometry, continuing to affect an inflective relationship between opposite surfaces; In other words, a hypercubic figure (even an animated one) does not oppose axiometry; instead, it promotes complex rules of correspondence; More on this I think in the future::

Friday, October 19, 2012

Concerning Human Ignorance

Some have argued that there is no objective form of ignorance; If they do not argue this openly, they will sometimes cater to a viewpoint such as subjectivity, ersatzism, or egoism;

Subjectivity, although a category of metaphysics which is differentiated between philosophical solipsists and psychological individuationists, has the common theme of believing that reality is defined by the mind, or pessimistically by some sort of manipulative god; Clearly these could be symptoms of ignorance;

Ersatzism in the negative light, is something such as that put forth by creationists, in the positive light something such as the philosophy of David K. Lewis, which argues for a scientific outlook on metaphysics;

Egoism is now classified as sophomoric in many minds, at best a kind of intermediate theory that applied more to psychology than to serious philosophy; As an example, some who may have been egoist philosophers have actually turned to environmental philosophy, such as the statement "only rocks are real", this obviously may reflect the theme of ignorance, even if at one degree of remove;

Although I will argue later that ignorance of ignorance is not completely possible, there is an argument for objectivity which can be ignored, although with serious dangers; This is the argument that, contrary to some people's expectations, dish detergent does in fact actually end up in the ocean; Even drinking water from river sources sometimes has bubbles which have been accumulated from dumping dish detergent down the drain; Very few people have adopted ecological controls about this substance in particular;

Thus, the only claim at subjectivity is a form of 'universal subjectivity', that the entire world is somehow built for our individual benefit; Although the rich and famous might feel this way and use their leverage to convince others (even unwittingly), clearly there is a firm argument that any evidence of human folly and frailty is not obviously a world built for one person, unless by some very perverse kind of joke---a joke I will say runs against probability to the point of being impossible;

What then of ignorance of ignorance? Factually, we cannot deny a slightly contrary claim to the above, that each individual is built with a pragmatic imperative which secures a kind of "right to life" within whatever beneficial parameters are available considering contingencies; It is only in this sense, of a practical "law of self" that I am willing to consider that ignorance is possible; For largely, failures of personal duty to the self are failures of society, not failures of individuals;

And failures of society can be delegated partially to failures of politics, which in the microcosmic view are themselves functions of mere ideas; So, some would say, any intellectually minded person has a choice between long-term benefits (political consequence, creating a society which provides for selfish interests) or willful ignorance of the benefits of either thoughtfulness or selfishness;

The two strands of this argument (environmentalism and pragmatism) also relate to my previous argument against time, in which I state that the human dimension in a pejorative (that is, finite) sense is one of the major counter-arguments to the pursuit of longevity::

Argument Against Time

This may not be as involved as my argument against war, afterall time in the negative sense might be seen as a type of war; In this sense many classifications which are negative suffer from specific arguments when the category is broad; Otherwise, they may be relegated to semantics, under the view that 'time' or some other concept (such as metaphysics, or illusion) is not negative;

So, in one flange of the argument, we are assuming that time is a negative concept; We have defined it as 'death' personified, or the 'cosmic editor'; In some sense these definitions may be embracing an artificial reality in which 'man is only flesh and blood'; If this is the case, the argument against time is against the hypothetical failure of human frailty, or any blameworthiness (as in the Christian tradition) that the flesh embodies our weakness;

Yet, so far as that seems to go, a practical nagging question emerges that perhaps flesh and blood is not the only definition of man, or if it is, it may afterall be a flexible concept; What is the difference to immortal time if the individual lives to fifty versus five-hundred? In this sense, I am indulging the sense of an artificial difference which relegates the problem to one of an assumed scale or assumption of the finite significance of human (or post-human) life;

What then if the significance of human life is, through some means, actually finite of significance? Here what is being assumed is that human life is optimized---that it fits some 'characteristic irony' or 'human dimension' which can be analyzed and understood; However, I see no such necessity to lean on the idea of human dimension as an understanding that is inherently finite; In my view we are only limited by health (that is, we are limited by the limitation of health, or the way in which health IS the human dimension);

So if humans are not characteristically finite, perhaps we are still characteristically optimized; But that is not my belief either; Indeed, the open dimensionism of the human dimension is also the open dimension of optimization; In some sense, we are highly contingent beings; In this sense I don't mean merely that we have mortal toil upon the earth, but preferably instead that the high variability of potential outcomes is informative about an additional variety of potential meanings; When meaning may be variable, the only denying of human existence is the denying of human significance;

What then stands in the way of longer human life in a debate?; Perhaps an inability to produce technical information---! And I can sense that many minds return to this one idea, perhaps if not a lack of process then a lack of intelligence, if not a lack of intelligence then a lack of intuition; And I find this arguing pathetic; Easily some implied group of authorities or representations, such as citizens or government, could set forth one of these ideas: process, intelligence, or intuition if not another; And in fact the breadth of significance for any one of these categories may be nebulous and vague, in the context of the idea that an aphorism may be drawn from a broad array of social contexts and influences;

Who is to say that the influences of the aphorism must be positive? But the causality of human significance is deeper than mere positives and negatives; Health itself is a dimension beyond information, within the scope of human potential; Again it may be seen that someone thinks that we are optimized, or else that we cannot produce technical information; And if not, it is as though to believe that health is not legitimately an extension of human significance, when clearly it could not meaningfully be otherwise; So either aphorisms are dimensional in the capacity of human health and wellness, or aphorisms may be seen as a lack of information, or a manifestation of the "optimum human dimension" under the view that humanity is already perfected;

I am not a supporter of the view that humanity has been perfected, and some would say this is the flaw in my argument; But who would deny that it would be an advantage to extend human life? Those that oppose this view are believers in an already-existing optimum, the view that death is beneficial; When death is not beneficial, arguing for "mere history" is a support of a failure of meaning, or worse, the inconsequence of pessimism;

I hope my readers support some of this argument, and I encourage comments of the philosophical variety::