Sunday, June 29, 2014

I learned

that someone searched for "who invented metemphysics" and found my article:

ABSTRACT: Metemphysics is a new discipline defined by this paper. A single axiom is provided, along with a method for reaching qualified metem-physical statements using the axiom.

That is cool!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

I wrote earlier

of my ambition to found a Dimensional Institute: .

Here I will expand on some of the objects of such an institute.

1. Objective symbological knowledge systems (qua aesthetics).
2. At least one library devoted to 'meaningful studies' (qua system).
3. Posters and art based on metaphysics and typology (qua politics).
4. Ideally, a working perpetual motion machine (qua religion).


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Plot of The Lessons of the Master

*Slight Spoiler*

*Thoughtful child, wealthy parents
*Wise student, smart Alec enemies
*Judged to be a rich twit
*Government takes away parents' money
*Grows up
* "If you become a garrisoner, you can find your parents"
* Invention of a martial art
* Escapes to city
* People teach him differently
* Spreads the story that he is a master
* Invents dual universe
* Meets inventor of Yin-Yang
* Kuo's inspiration for the Yin-Yang
* Yin-Yang becomes very popular
* Kuo is extradited to Japan
* Kuo makes designs for ships
* Kuo invents tea-leaf reading
* Kuo names it 'the place of the rising sun'
* Kuo invents Bu-shi-do
* Kuo learns the mandarin is emperor, and then gets married
* Kuo has a vision that he is emperor over the whole world
* Kuo dies
* Kuo crosses the water to China
* Kuo has friends, and learns he is not dead
* Kuo is called Guo
* Guo poisons some of his friends when experimenting with herbs
* Some of his friends live
* He feels impelled to travel away from them
* Guo withers flowers with his mind
* Guo jumps forty lee
* Guo becomes invisible
* Guo visits a prostitute to cure his invisibility
* Guo looks like a beggar in the street, and become testy
* The emperor hires Guo to train his army
* Guo disguises himself as Master Wu
* Guo trains the army in 'mortal combat'
* Guo instructs the remaining soldiers to be the emperor's bodyguards
* Guo is instructed to raise another army
* Guo feels a sense of despair. He decides to prove that he is immortal
* Guo has the soldiers jab at him with spears
* He survives, but the emperor wants him dead.
* Guo says he will 'play dead'.
* The emperor arranges to have him buried deep in a cave.
* Guo decides to eat his own body with his soul
* Guo doesn't find a way out, instead he burrows deeper into the earth
* Guo fights with Magma
* Guo dies again
* Guo burrows out slowly, meanwhile influencing the earth
* Guo finds himself in the same cave, where workers are digging
* Guo gives his final message as his spirit escapes the cave.

I have been cited at OverUnity.Com

Which has had the effect of boosting my web traffic.

"I could use a little boost now and then".

My website has been around since 2006, and the index has never been higher than Google Rank 3 (8 in the old system, although at that point I wasn't higher than a 9).

Decent, but not too great.

Monday, June 23, 2014

New Video on Youtube

of a so-far failed perpetual motion concept:

"Perpetual Pendulum" looks like it moves to the extreme end of motion more than once. Then again, it had a little bit of inputted energy...

Friday, June 20, 2014

June 2014 Philosophy Quotations by Nathan Coppedge

"Action is the norm of action"

"Excuses are a type of exception"

"Without contingencies there would not be exceptions"

"[I]t is unfair to say that an organism is nothing like an argument"

"[T]here is no certain boundary between values and causal process"

"For, if someone becomes extinct in a modern society because of a lack of supreme advancement, where they could live a longer life in a more primitive society with poorer values, then they are supposed to prefer the primitive society, but they do not! They always prefer the more advanced society, and yet this is precisely how they become out-moded! On the contrary, how they achieve advancement is by being historically primitive."

"[E]volution is value evolution"

Quotes come from my article "Refutation of the Teleological View of Evolution" as well as an unpublished project called The Dimensional Learning Module.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Author Status Update

Book sale status.

Book of Paradoxes is #81 for Philosophy / Reference on Amazon (text version!)

The DPT is #45 for Philosophy / Reference (on Kindle).

I have a number of other books, such as Modal Dimensionism, and Secret Principles of Immortality, that are in the top million on Kindle.

Hooray for progress! Hooray for being noticed!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Perpetual Motion Genius' Guide for Young Adults

I thought I posted this earlier... Consolidated advice for teenagers and young adults, coming from a major perpetual motion theorist...


From the Introduction: "This guide continues the track of exceptional development begun with my earlier book, The Perpetual Motion Genius’ Guide for Intelligent Children. Those who have not already purchased that book may find that it is just the right thing for beginning the track to genius at any age. As such, this guide is more intermediate, although at the root of it, it is no more complex than the other." This is a guide to intelligence and success using a proven psychological method. And don't wait long, and there will be a guide for older adults as well.

The book can be found on Amazon HERE.

Monday, June 16, 2014

The Modist: A Philosophical Manifesto

My first manifesto...


“First unlearning is eternal law….There is a secret in every birth, every boundary, each bifurcation, any diminution.” In this text Nathan Coppedge addresses the subject of philosophy in the guise of a manifesto. The aim is to apply philosophy to all areas of life: dogma, experiences, methodology, and criticism are some of his subjects. A platform is provided for viewing categorical realism as a system of meaning which threads its way through all aspects of life. This is a philosophy of meaning, a form of applicationism, a borderline between truth and reality without compromising either. Writings on the metaphors of nature, the borderline between the Modist and culture, technology, and other subjects, is interspersed with enigmatic quotations. This work precedes most other works of his philosophy. For example, it predates both the Dimensional Philosopher’s Toolkit and Ninesquare Notebook.

This text is now available on Amazon HERE.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Story of Master Wu

By Master Kuo (pseudonym). Here is the sequel to The Lessons of the Master.


In the previous book, titled The Lessons of the Master: The Story of Master Kuo, Master Kuo re-counts his life as Guo, one of the 8 Chinese Immortals. In that book, Master Wu appears as a minor character, an assistant for Master Guo in mortal combat. It is from that training that Wu (who Guo once personified), learned his skill as an entertainer. Wu learns a number of things about the immortals on his own path to greatness, in this story of a man who was like a god (and maybe better).

The book is now available on Amazon HERE, now with over 70 additional pages of content (Wu becomes emperor).

Friday, June 6, 2014

Un-Biased Review of the Dimensional Psychologist's Toolkit

It reads:

"Coppedge (The Dimensional Philosopher’s Toolkit, 2013) explores obscure notions of psychology in this collection of ruminations... Those with a taste for the esoteric and a love of complex psychology might enjoy this work. A random digest of recondite terms that may be inaccessible to most".

---Kirkus Reviews

The rest was deeply negative (see the full review HERE), but at least I got a review with some viewpoints on my book.

Click HERE to purchase The Dimensional Psychologist's Toolkit.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

I may have a very small book deal

with someone named Adam Rabinowitz, who works for an up-and-coming South African business.

It may be a two or three months before I find out whether it's a scam, but I think the $70 may be worth it for a steady stream of sales, at no additional expense thereafter.

He was specifically looking for self-published authors, so I was impressed, and I think it may be one of those rare opportunities of a lifetime.

My luck has improved since my admission to the International Honor Society for Philosophy. At least that's what I want to believe. Maybe there are real opportunities for philosopher's gold, or legitimate cash from perpetual motion, for that matter.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Refutation of the Teleological View of Evolution

ABSTRACT: Writing for my forthcoming book, The Dimensional Biologist’s Toolkit, I uncovered what I long suspected, an argument against the validity of evolution, independent of the religious debate.


Refutation of the Teleological View of Evolution - In Hull’s book a distinction is made between teleological explanations and causal ones, a distinction which I think is somewhat too finely made. On the subject of philosophy and biology, it is inevitable to find some mergence between the theories of causality and those of teleology. While such combinations may not be practicable in a biology lab, it is unfair to say that an organism is nothing like an argument. Indeed, organisms, ontologically speaking, depend on arguments (of some form) for their existence. Without any capacity for argument, such as evidence of accomplishment or at least ‘status’, such an organism would not be alive. With the statement that organisms are like arguments, it may be extended that if an argument depends upon the conditions of an organism at a given time, then such arguments are reducible to values. If that is the case, then it can be said that if evolution amounts to organisms, and organisms amount to values, then evolution amounts to values. However, I argue, that given the variability of value-fulfillment, to a remarkable degree, there is no certain boundary between values and causal process. For example, an organism may have excellent adaptation, and poor tools, or excellent tools, and poor adaptation. Making matters worse, the two are judged to be evolutionarily equal. The semantic point is that the tools, however arbitrary, are relatively definitive for value. However, the tools are arbitrary. It is easy to see how some form of luck might influence one specific ape to use a stick in self defense, where another ape was unfortunate enough not to use one. Although in this example it is incidental (the second ape might do better without the stick), it is easy to see how in other scenarios the tool makes the difference, independent of survival ability. Now consider this final point: that language is such a tool which exists with some remarkable degree of independence from evolution. Now consider Hull’s teleological view: given the synthetic nature of language, would we prefer being someone who was poorly educated in a primitive climate, with a profound grasp of language, or being someone who is intellectually deficient, yet having some modern language ability, in the developed modern world? According to Hull’s view, we must favor the primitive one, because he has a better grasp of language, which is a symptom of evolutionary advancement. But this leads to a paradox: if everything advanced is advanced relative to evolution, then everyone must prefer being primitive, since in the case of evolution, being advanced means being there first! There is a great gap, then, between personal and social evolution which has little to do with objective definitions of advancement. For, if someone becomes extinct in a modern society because of a lack of supreme advancement, where they could live a longer life in a more primitive society with poorer values, then they are supposed to prefer the primitive society, but they do not! They always prefer the more advanced society, and yet this is precisely how they become out-moded! On the contrary, how they achieve advancement is by being historically primitive. Amongst these contradictions, it can be stated that advancement is value-relative, and values exist almost arbitrarily. In other words, evolution is value evolution. This leads to a second paradox, which is that evolution is not defined as values, so evolution is not evolutionary after all! What a coincidence!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

The DPT (Dimensional Philosopher's Toolkit)

not to be confused with Baggini and Fosl's "Philosopher's Toolkit"

is currently #22 for Kindle / Philosophy / Reference on Amazon.

It is currently 200,997 for Kindle in general.

That might be temporary. Nonetheless, a good sign.

The book can be found HERE.