Saturday, May 31, 2014

Ideas on the Forefront of Reality

Some may be disappointed by a list which is potentially out-moded by more modern functions, or which seems too technically-burdened to make a difference for ordinary existence. However, I hold that the following items are not only not outmoded, but metaphorically interesting, and relevant to the future (although that future is assumed to be technological).I am expanding this list gradually to supplement one of my present or future book projects.

           Meta-Function: The ability to select better forms of any given thing, by any given standard.

           Auto-Function: The ability to get minimum holistic function with no more input than basic preferences. Culled from the best information.

           Inherent Realism: The ability to fulfill depth-of-function requests at will.

          Complex Colors / Complex Anything: Being able to know that standards can be applied (or are automatically applied) to make the fullest use of categorical variety.

I found a design

similar to some of my designs. Although I admit, I usually try to find a way around the entropy problem. This device apparently depends on perfect proportions. But at least someone thought of it.


Thursday, May 29, 2014

Those who haven't seen my Twitter profile might want to visit there...

http://www.twitter.com/nathancoppedge

My profile has been updated recently.

My dad gave my art book

4 stars. See the review HERE.

That's the first review I've had on Amazon since last year. No reviews on Barnes & Noble yet...

The review someone posted at Junglee.com was removed for some reason...

Still waiting for Kirkus to return their review of the Dimensional Psychologist's Toolkit *nervous*. Should be in the next two weeks.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Looking for links to my website and blog...

If anyone happens to have a blog or website, consider linking to Nathan Coppedge's blog and or / website. I think I have interesting content, even just for a happenstantial mood boost or hint at the existence of the commerce of meaning.

Maybe I once said that art is like pornography for virgins. But that doesn't mean that I'm entirely unclean. That quote was a statement about art-as-interface, and the way in which we should integrate between concepts of the interior and contexts of the exterior.

My mood is up slightly, because I have receiced 99 visits to my website today, the first time in a while. I think my search term 'philosopher, artist, inventor, poet' is very effective.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

I learned from my barber

that I have psoriasis of the scalp. So the lesson to get from this, is always shampoo your hair, because otherwise you can develop psoriasis, which can spread over the body and possibly cause doctors to want to amputate your legs.

Mine hasn't spread over my body yet. But it makes me wonder what I was wondering when I stopped shampooing my hair. I thought it was worth I.Q. points or something. Now I'm semi-contagious.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Desire for Fame


A Monster that Must be Slaked!

If you are a reader of Nathan Coppedge book(s)

I suggest you consider posting a book review on Amazon. You don't have to own the book or like the book, as long as you've read the book. I'm at the point where I need some attention for the work, even if it looks like negative press.

Of course, if you're one of those that writes long, complicated reviews and gives 5 stars, so much the better.

All of my books can be found by visiting my author profile HERE.


Saturday, May 17, 2014

Recent comment from my stepfather

"Thank you for being patient with me. You know me, I'm not too good with philosophy"

Given the history I have with him, if you understand the context, this is high praise.

We were discussing the use of opposites in my method of categorical deduction.

E-Books Marked Down

I have decided to significantly mark down the prices of all my e-books. The prices are now live at my Author Profile.

They will now all be at the minimal level allowed by my publisher, which is usually $0.99 - $1.99. (The art book, the print form of which is in color, had a minimum price of $2.99 USD)

If it were discovered that I were similar to an inventor of perpetual motion, perhaps these cheap prices would look absurd, or just creme-de-la premium.


I'm trying to take this as a compliment...

Link: "LousyBookCovers.Com"

This is the most comments I've ever received about anything.

So it's good some of it looks positive...

Possible Evidence Against the Recent Invention of Categorical Deduction

Two prior sources may or may not show that categorical deduction is a new method invented by Nathan Coppedge in late 2012. As posted at the dimensionism group on facebook (one recently added from Iris Murdoch) as well as some weak supporting sources from Wikipedia:

"If an affirmation is true, then its denial is false; if the denial is true, then the affirmation is false" [This is mentioned in passing, with little elaboration, in Avi Sion, Future Logic, Chapter 3.4. Axioms of Logic, B. The Law of Contradiction]. 


"It's unconscious or transcendental 'spontaneity' is perhaps to be conceived figuratively upon analogy. We can attempt to give sense to the idea, as we extend and modify the conception of a barrier or network (or set of 'schemata')..." ---Iris Murdoch, Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals, p. 309.


"The function f is real-valued if and only if the Fourier transform of f is Hermitian. The function f is Hermitian if and only if the Fourier transform of f is real-valued" ---- Wikipedia, "Hermitian Symmetry".


And some would say the so-called Semiotic Square represents categorical deduction, but actually it does not.

Friday, May 16, 2014

I recorded a snatch of humming

which I think mimics the zeit of Picasso.

See my Sound Effects page at Nathancoppedge.com.

I also recommend the perpetual motion riff (follow the link on that page).

Thursday, May 15, 2014

A List of Paradoxes Contained in My Book of Paradoxes

As I say, these are 'compound paradoxes'.

[1] THE PARADOX OF COMPLEXITY AND PERFECTION
[2] THE PARADOX OF SIGN, NUMBER, AND LAW
[3] THE PARADOX OF THE SAINT AND THE MATHEMATICIAN
[4] THE PARADOX OF DETERMINISM, MODE, AND SUBLIME MANIFESTATION
[5] THE PARADOX OF PROBLEM AND GAME
[6] THE PARADOX OF SYNTHETICS, ETHICS, AND MANIFESTATION
[7] THE PARADOX OF PROPORTION AND INHERENCY
[8] THE PARADOX OF OBJECT, SUMMATION, AND CORRESPONDENCE
[9] THE PARADOX OF METHOD AND ANSWER
[10] THE PARADOX OF IDEA, CULTURE, AND PROOF
[11] THE PARADOX OF QUANTITY AND QUALITY
[12] THE PARADOX OF MATTER, FORM, AND PROPERTY
[13] THE PARADOX OF GOVERNMENT AND AGENCY
[14] THE PARADOX OF MAGIC, NECESSITY, AND THE BALDING MAN
[15] THE PARADOX OF MADNESS AND VERACITY
[16] THE PARADOX OF INTELLIGENCE, PROGENESIS, AND CONFUSION
[17] THE PARADOX OF DOUBT AND APPEARANCE
[18] THE PARADOX OF TASK, TRUST, AND FOLLY
[19] THE PARADOX OF REASON AND THE IOTA
[20] THE PARADOX OF SYSTEM AND MENTAL PROBLEM
[21] THE PARADOX OF THE DREAM AND NOTHING
[22] THE PARADOX OF MECHANISM, CAUSATION, AND TRANS-HISTORICISM
[23 ] THE PARADOX OF COMPLEXITY, EXPERIENCE, AND PERFECTION
[24] THE PARADOX OF ESSENCE AND CAUSALITY

Also, the book contains a list of problems, which has previously been published in a free article format. See: https://www.academia.edu/5389319/Problems_in_Nathan_Coppedges_Philosophy

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Book of Paradoxes: Including Problems Encountered in Nathan Coppedge's Philosophy


BOOK DESCRIPTION

This author has authored numerous philosophical books. In this brief treatise, questions of knowledge are broached through the lens of twenty-four compound paradoxes. The fields covered by these writings are broad: theory, metaphysics, ethics, and systemology. Coppedge’s thesis is that all problems reduce to essentialism and causality. Solutions are proposed to a line of paradoxes which lead to the paradox of essence and cause. Finally, a kind of solution to essence and cause is provided. Also included in this book is a valuable list of problems discovered by the author in investigating the realm of philosophy, even beyond paradoxy.

The book may be found on Amazon HERE.

Update: up to 19th from 28th in a search for 'book of paradoxes' on Amazon books.

Also 363 for "paradoxes". Oh well.




The Tao Te Ching: A Translation of Translations

BOOK DESCRIPTION

"Words they say are not Nature / Fragments they say are not a book / These are Eternal natures / In them, symbols are numbered / ... / The mystery is a many-folded path"
                                                                                                            
So begins this edition of the Tao Te Ching.
Nathan Coppedge, previously the author of Masterful Zen and Sufi Koans and a translation of the Mandate of Heaven, here presents his highly original translation of the Tao Te Ching, interpreted with much thought from multiple pre-existing translations. Considerable insight and additional thought has been acquired for this formidable text, one of the greatest of the ancient literary and philosophical classics.

It can be found on Amazon HERE.

















(the black cloud represents complexity)

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

I received two sales

from expanded distribution through my Amazon publisher.

So there is some chance I will have an increasing bookstore presence (somewhere in the United States).

Hopefully this news is better than I think.

I'd like to be remembered as a "real" author.

Again, my author page can be found at: http://www.amazon.com/author/nathancoppedge

Saturday, May 10, 2014

I received a review.

It's been months, but finally someone developed the courage to review one of my books. Formerly only my Dad and a reporter acquaintance from years back had the gumption to do it.

This review is four stars.

It can be found at: http://www.junglee.com/Nathan-Coppedges-Perpetual-Machine-Designs-ebook/dp/B00IOUS1B8

It is in regards to the Perpetual Motion Machine Designs & Theory.

Update: The review was deleted for some reason. But I didn't write it, so I don't know what the problem is.

Status Update

My Tao Te Ching: A Translation of Translations is now 136th in an Amazon books search for 'tao te ching' (after the Art of War, and the Tao of Christ). Could do better.

Also currently on Amazon book search:
1st for 'dimensional philosophy',
1st for 'modal dimensionism',
1st for 'how to write aphorisms',
1st for 'basic platonism'.
1st and 2nd for 'hyper-cubism'.
2nd for 'perpetual motion designs',

I have updated

my book Lessons of the Master to include an additional 100 pages on the life of Master Kuo / Master Guo. These include the much-missed magical events and the incident of training the Chinese army.

Detailed dialogues are included, as well as information about his rising from the dead (twice!) and curing invisibility by visiting a prostitute.

Excellent stuff! Supposedly from my prior life, immediately prior to setting fire to a book exhibit in Alexandria, Egypt (as shown on one page of my other book, the One-Page-Classics).

I encourage those curious about my written literature to consider buying a copy of some volume or other. I consider all of my books to be of the most excellent quality.

Link to Amazon follows: http://www.amazon.com/author/nathancoppedge

My humorous Master Kuo page on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Master-Kuo/e/B00IQBPDBG/

Friday, May 9, 2014

I just learned

that the comment at The Economist was not fake.

I really may have influenced policy in India!

To quote:

"I would agree with Nathan Coppedge’s centralization or institutionalization that have already gave us the outlook of the tourism in Medclub travels, Euros in currencies swap"

Check out the commentor's profile, at:

https://www.economist.com/users/gamesmith94134/comments

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Brain Teasers 2.0

'Why' is a stupid question. That's why Yale produces lawyers.

The integral of a square has no angle. That's why Harvard is cosmopolitan.

Priests can always remember the word 'ecumenical'. That's why there is a God.

The inventor was told to clean a room within a previous life. That's why he doesn't work as a janitor.

Psyche is mad --- yes --- but not a psychologist.

Knowledge that is intimate --- does it require intelligence?

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Some Recent Contributions

I commented at: http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/caleb-scharf-explains-how-investigations-into-life-on-other-planets-help-us-to-understand-earth-s-challenges on the subject of Copernican Revolutions.

There is also my earlier post Observations on Modal Realism, providing a critique amounting to the following: .1. Indefinable degrees of difference, especially via degrees of relevance for an initial proper term, 2. Causally, some objects may be more logical than logic, even irrationally, 3. Facts or definitions must be accepted in relationship-terms, or else in logical terms, or as entities: one of these must be the earliest point of an a posteriori, 4. Since the choice is pure logic, or else logicifying something, the conclusion is that the entire method of logic in Modal Realism assumes itself infallible.

I have also published a number of other articles at Academia.edu and Academicroom.com:


Towards a Mathematics of Qualities
The Proto-Critical Diatribe of Philosophy

And, just for fun, or to preserve civilization:

Communicating with Extra-Terrestrials 

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Interface Euphoria 8.0

Future Virtual Reality interfaces could benefit from a response system that psychologically judges responses to any given choice of words. I have put some thought into this, and I find some are much more optimal than others. The effect can be technical, enjoyable, or stimulating. These can be used to generate lines of inquiry and categories of associations. In some cases the words are translations of an optimum / optimal translations. In other cases the word simply captures a value which adequately responds to the initial term. In the below options, I give 'relief' preference as a universal desire.

Such as:

"Voices" --> "Complexity"

"Ingenious" --> "Doctrine"

"Evil" --> "Novel"

"Logic" --> "Format"

"Graphic" --> "Location"

"People" --> "Birds"

"Movies" --> "Love"

"Terror" ---> "Beauty"

"Malevolent" ---> "Machiavellian"

"Genius" --> "Process"

"Number" --> "Set"

"Sublime" --> "Canoe"

"Service" ---> "Order"

"Relative" ---> "Absolutes"

Observations on Modal Realism / Precie on Categorical Realism

I have been reading an article at the SEP about 2-Dimensional Semantics, and it seems to me there are some key, highly aggravating problems with the methodology of Modal Realism:

(1) There is a problem with assigning a definite value to a proper name that is anywhere outside of logic, because of the problem of relevance: it is possible that a given term has an objective and definite relevance even if it is not true. This form of secondary or surrogate truth can manifest significantly even if the original (proper name) term is not actually relevant. In other words, there is a double-double-negative: we can't confirm or deny, although we might affirm or might deny, that something which is partially real, but influential, is in fact real in its relevance. Following from this, is a relative argument that anything which is absolutely relevant, but not absolutely real, fits this precise case every time. And this might apply to everything.

(2) Although there may be no problem in formalizing logic through causality, many logical terms must in this sense be accepted on an 'as if' basis, because accepting the validity of the logic does not always entail absolute acceptance of the system. In other words, the system itself may have a causal relevance which does not in itself support its complete reality. It is possible that to be right about everything, a system would have to compromise its own standard. But even if it didn't, there is a possible problem that the terms being described are in some way more real than the system itself. In what way, then, can the system describe the terms? Although Modal Realism could adopt semantic significance, or even with greater strength, relatively semantic significance, none of this semanticism can prevent the system from being dominated by objects which may have greater causal relevance than the system. If the system has less causal relevance, it may then be concluded that the system does not determine all of the relevance of the objects. One conclusion, that the domain is material, results in radical realism about everything, including all objects and all systems. Apparently, any adequate appearance, independent of human authority, would be adequate to determine relevance. Another conclusion is that causality is immaterial, in which case one can beg the question of whether immaterial things obey the laws of logic. Apparently, in an immaterial realm, appearances don't matter, because everything is about non-sensibilia, and appearances are a constituent of sensibilia.

(3) A nagging question I have had, is if the proper objects in modal realism are the most integral aspects of logic sentences. I have sensed an excessive dependence on the familiarity of nouns. Any given thing is a noun, goes the argument. And yet, it is not the only sense of a thing. What if nouns had been defined as adjectives or verbs? What if, additionally, some independent, universal standard of objects proved to be the most logical approach? If we theorize that for every valid application in logic, some proper universal standard exists for objects, then it seems inevitable that some such independent standard, which is not nouns, or adjectives, or verbs, is in fact the valid one. Must we accept the conditionality of objects to have definitions of them? Are objects, in fact, true in their own sense, if they are not true in another sense? I sense that the criterion of real, actual truth may be deeper than any logical definition could, in fact, construct. And, if language is so slippery as to 'not actually be true, in the highest sense', then what makes us think that the real reasons we ascribe to objects, true as they are, are the most relevant ones? Apparently, relevance is a big question and criticism, because of the contingency of facts. But if facts are not contingent, doesn't this mean that we must rely on conditionalism? Aren't facts in this sense, merely relationships? But if facts are relationships, there is a problem with defining proper objects as the central point of definition. For reductio ad absurda, we cannot define a fact as a relationship without defining it literally as "relationship".

(4) If facts are defined in a reductive way, according to the rule that the correspondence of logic sentences is what grants factuality, then correspondence is what must be considered as though it is logical. However, if logic signifies correspondence, and correspondence logic, then there are two choices regarding the logic: (A) settle on one thing which defines itself independently of the common tools of logic, and (B) define all expressions in logical terms. Since according to my assessement of proper objects logic must be an object or a relation, in fact both of these positions argue for pure logic in some form, either by using logical terms, or by logicifying an object. Therefore, it may be concluded that this method, in its ultimate boundary of realization, assumes itself infallible. This is what I think some have observed about Modal Realism. There may be a better option than Modal Realism, which is by accepting the relative absoluteness of terms. If 'relative' is taken to mean a relationship such as conditionalism, then absoluteness can be measured as the extent of reality for an object. Does an object in itself constitute reality? Then, by definition, such an object has a kind of truth. This undercuts the question of the sentential veracity of a statement by asking, 'what is important?' 'what is a relation?' What truth consists of is simply the combination of importance and relation. It is not as clearly the nounification of a sentence, OR purely logical correspondence. This is an entirely different method, but I think it may prove more fruitful.

This has been re-posted at my articles pages. AcademicRoom. Academia.edu

Odd Facts Gathered During Life / News of the Universe

A mother named Miriam, like the dictionary.

Policemen with intricate mechanical things.

Paddleboats. And it's not Disney Land.

Salad for breakfast.

A church-keeper who looks like God.

My brother draws a creature named Pacal, which has a human-like intelligence.

Someone wrote a play about a disabled person who gained a high I.Q.

Some geniuses study history.

Pretty girls work in the theatre department.

The internet appears in my dumpy high school.

My college offered me a job designing a magazine.

College class goes to a Buddhist church for a field trip.

Coherent philosophy can occur through opposites!

Madness doesn't involve losing consciousness, but sanity involves less creativity.

Jewish couples can kiss randomly.

My mother relents, and we go to Annapolis, even though I don't want to join the Marines.

Books can be written about economics as if its the Humanities.

Wittgenstein didn't teach college.

The second concept of zero.

It is possible for a human being to found an institution.

Socrates didn't write.

I am a chocoholic.

It is theoretically possible to earn money from an idea...

Some books are not yet written: combine a few words, and you might have an original idea.

Women are good communicators, and real people at the same time.

We can choose how much we think.

I can have influence.

My Dad really cares about me.

Progress involves sincerity.

I might be popular, and not know it.

Zombie bees not being very aggressive.

Occasional Creative Post

What about a more complex, non-energy concept of the seasons? Some way of migrating to a world where populations are permanent, and infrastructure is perfect? Doesn't this require additional objects-qua-ideas? Would it require perpetual motion, or a more polished concept of human interaction? Can it be accomplished with the burning sun and the fearsome waves? Sometimes I long for a more abstract concept of nature. But what would the sacrifice be, if it were, in fact, virtual? How many hidden demands can I stomach? What would happen to my brain?

Or a metaphorical interface? To begin with, a visualization in which every tone, every smear, on the three-dimensional canvas made sense. Or a whirligig of spherical rooms, in which progress made inevitable sense? Or alternately, a world in which dropping marbles and making grooves on rocks intoned some hidden spiritual geometry. A place in which a caravan of thoughts was not just weight dropping in the ether.

Or a way where guns are a blurred object, which has no definite meaning. Warfare takes place through 'tagging' or 'naming' or 'sliding out' or 'scatter-plotting' --- bullets are just transposed relationships, blank rooms, music sounding a feint logic at the door of mechanical possibility.

What could be improved about chairs, or ultimately, walls?

What could be improved about basic experience?

This is a question of the inherency of progress.

Men drop seeds, and the world changes, or does not change.

A woman has a house or a mother or a language, or a vacation.

It is not a stupid question, to ask what is beyond the absolute failure of certain immediate things. Perhaps not everyone has this. I've suffered a brutal headache, and now I want a return on my investment. I want immortality, I want dynamic energy, I want objects that respond to emotion, and I want a reality that doesn't leave me crippled and dying.

What is beyond my 'attempted science' of intellectualism? Who is to say that my project is superficial? What capitalizes on the importance of an empathetic sentence? Where is the thing that satisfies me, but is not a meal handed through the wall? Where is the end of synthetic objects? Where is the end of the post-modern secrecy? Who knows a better life? Who kills the lives that do remain?

I don't ask 'what is left of sentences, what is left of language'? To me, although I am not a linguist, these are primitive questions. Everyone has potential. Many potentials are simple. Yet, simplicity must gestate, must be capitalized on by something. This is not a simple state, it is a dimensional state. It is the capacity for complexity and sincerity.

I don't ask 'what knowledge is required for this?' Knowledge is present when it is weak, poetic, and unquestioned. There are methods, but not everyone has the patience for them. Nor am I saying that knowledge is dead. Knowledge and language are waiting to be treated like Genesis dynamite. But in themselves, they are not disappointments, they are gonfalons flagging above the weary or athletic travelers.

Who would call attention to weakness when there is strategy? Who would not profit from the trivial disaster of pain? Once there is value, why not be granted life? Who can tire of byzantine urbania? Who would not thrive in their imagination, with a few potted plants, some books, and freedom to think, eat, and sleep?

What is the problem with shelter? Is it God's idea that we are hiding from shame? Is it technological transparency? Is it that it is too simple, as disposable as a sanitary napkin?

Who would not realize dimension? Who would not thrive on what we are given? What is tough-love about the promises of reality? Why not find sustenance in what we already know?

New standing

Currently 4th in Wikipedia media search for "cubism". Good! Then why no article?


Thursday, May 1, 2014

A Recent Bestseller Rank

#20 for Kindle > Arts & Photography > Individual Artists

That only means two sales so far. But it hasn't been very long.

It's still 90,000th for money paid. And it's a temporary rating, unless I get more sales of the same book.

The good news is, I have about 17 other titles which are also competing for ranks. Many of them are in other categories, and it's not so bad if I get two books showing up in the same search. For example, I have found my Dimensional Philosopher's Toolkit showing up in searches for "Hyper-Cubism", which is interesting, but it would impress me more if I had multiple books coming up early in searches for philosophy. I should try the 'dimensional philosophy' search again...