Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Author Status

Up to a sale every 1.73 days now that I've added my 7 Authorhouse sales this year.

But  reminder to my fans / readers: About the Dimensional Philosopher's Toolkit: the Authorhouse edition is out-dated. If you are considering buying the Authorhouse edition, I recommend buying the CreateSpace Edition instead. It's listed in the book details on Amazon. The Authorhouse edition has one advantage: that it's slightly more durable. But it is missing many of the new features, including the new introduction and a lot of additional content and clarification.


Sunday, June 28, 2015

In the Top 1% at Academia.edu for the first time!

NATHAN COPPEDGE AT ACADEMIA.EDU

I have a current Amazon bestseller rank!

Nathan Coppedge's Perpetual Motion Machine Designs & Theory

OTHER FACTORS IN THE MACRO VIEW OF REALITY

PACKAGE 1 (deal with this first)

1. Philosophical Idealism, or the relative reality of mind or local objects.

2. The vast contingency of materialism.

...

PACKAGE 2 (deal with this second)

3. Miscellaneous concepts, like 'synergy', 'element', and 'time'.

4. Truth-background, physical laws in empty space.

5. Persistent notions, like 'what thought is relevant to have?' [Here, with time, in empty space, for example. Or, 'Who is influencing me?'].


PACKAGE 3 (deal with this third)

6. Perfection.

7. Mind / Interface.

8. Complexity.

9. Meaning / Purpose.


The context of this writing is the eventual inclusion of a second dimension of time.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

HOW TO BUILD A 21-DIMENSIONAL UNIVERSE

A treat originally written in The Dimensional Phenomenologist's Toolkit as "(The) Tracery View". (not yet published in book form as of June 2015):

Here are the twenty-one dimensions or levels of critique, which apply to aspects of all dimensions:

[1] Infinite extension of no content.
[2] Content that consists of extension.
[3] Extension of something more complex.
[4] Complex extension.
[5] Complex extension of something complex.
[6] Complexes of complexity by some more complex process than complex extension.
[7] Double-complexity.
[8] Ambiguous extension of content.
[9] Extension of double-complexity.
[10] Complex extension of double-complexity.
[11] Complex, ambiguous extension.
[12] Double-complex extension of double-complexity.
[13] Double-complex complexes doubly-complexly extended.
[14] Triple complexity
[15] Arbitrary extension of content.
[16] Extension of triple-complexity.
[17] Complex or doubly-complex extension of triple-complexity.
[18] More-than-complex, arbitrary extension.
[19] Triply-complex extension of triple-complexity.
[20] Triply-complex complexes triply-complexly extended.
[21] Quadruple complexity.


Qualified writing: <[May need new concepts eventually]>

Also, the academic article version uploaded finally: https://www.academia.edu/13368491/How_to_Build_a_21-Dimensional_Universe_Short_

I've been getting views to my Academia page,

due to an influx of interest from a Reddit "Bad Philosophy" page:

http://www.reddit.com/r/badphilosophy/comments/3b620f/the_dimensional_philosophers_bullshit_bring/

But check it out, 125 doc views / 201 profile views / 136 unique visitors to academia yesterday!

So, perhaps it isn't bad philosophy after all!

Recent Progresses

My YouTube channel is above 5,000 views now! Yay!

I also was offered a radio interview with my friend Phil Hall, but had to turn him down because I'm not feeling emotionally up to it. Enigma has always been one of my better cards to play in publicity situations.

My Twitter followers are down, so if you feel like joining twitter, please consider adding me as one of your first follows! ( http://www.twitter.com/nathancoppedge ).

Recently I have added more videos at my Spiritual Writings series on YouTube (It's just a bathrobe, not any fancy Yogi costume, but most people are fooled).

Monday, June 22, 2015

6 months above 400,000th rank on Amazon now!

Yay!

View my author page and books HERE.


Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Dimensional Prospectus














0 --- Eternity













1 --- Conceptualism













2 --- Exponents













3 --- Modular Space













4 --- Applying Two Dimensions













5 --- Dimensionality













6 --- Isometric Space













7 --- Paradines (paradigmatic paradigms)













8 --- Modules













9 --- Chinese Box













10 -- Symbolism

Up to a sale every 2 days at Amazon

Surprisingly, considering my feeling of limited popularity, I've met my mid-year goal for selling a book every two days!

Yay!

My author page and books can be viewed at: http://www.amazon.com/author/nathancoppedge


THE CASE AGAINST TELOMERASE

Why does the label say it includes 'Turmeric' as the last ingredient? Turmeric may be a good property, but why would it be necessary when the medication itself is already potent?

Why are the pills colored black? To scare me away, or to reduce my resistance to harm that comes later down the road?

Why did I start to feel like someone from the scary movie Pi, when I only took one pill? This included mild hallucinations, an odd airy sensation, and ideas which were strange compared to normal.

Why did I drink much more caffeine than normal after taking the pill? Does the pill stimulate attraction to caffeine, in an effort to convince me to take more pills in an endless cycle?

Why did I find myself thinking incessantly of the pills even after I got rid of them? For instance, picturing large images of the pills in my mind?

Why did the vericose vein in my shoulder re-appear after a few hours, as though everything positive that happened was a result of the placebo effect?

Why did veins appear, rather than disappear, in several places on my body, for example, my upper arm and torso?

Why did the 'telomerase' supplement cause pleasure at all, if longevity was the aim of this supposed 'medication'?

Why hasn't (or has) the pill been officially approved by the FDA, and why isn't it prescribed by doctors?

Why is it sold by a suspicious shadow organization called 'such and such research laboratories'?

Why is the 'supplement' not available on Amazon merchandizers, or on Ebay?

In short, what prevents me from thinking that I was fooled into taking an illegal drug, when all I wanted was a little health and vitality?

I come away from this thinking: points for not giving me an artificial erection, but boy did you guys get this one wrong!

If you work for the company and are really doing honest business, I suggest looking over this list and seeing what you can improve. Otherwise, I just hope that the justice system knows how to deal with your kind of crooks in the future.

And just because most of the nation drinks coffee doesn't mean it belongs in everything from milk to breakfast cereal.


Friday, June 19, 2015

I'm experimenting with an anti-aging supplement

UPDATE: Don't take TeloMed Rx, I think it is too similar to "speed". I quit, fortunately, after one pill, but the effects would be far worse if it were turned into a habit. See my later post on the subject, dated 6/20/2015.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Conspectus: On the Concept of a Dimensional Paradise

Affirmate Dimension

Properties: Epiphanical, Conservative

Ideal Functions

Properties: Iterative, Constructive

Meta-Aesthetics

Properties: Concerning Realism

Form and Antiform

Properties: Correspondent, Coherent, Exceptional

Radical Contingency

Properties: Causal, Critical

Platform

Properties: Standard of Realization

Realesis

Properties: Confirmation, Variablistics

Systemics

Properties: Qua Universal, Symbolic

Variablism

Properties: Metaphysical, Hit-or-Miss

Componentia

Properties: Elaborative, Derivative, Avant-Garde

Mechanics

Properties: Theoretical, Foundational

Meta-Fact

Properties: Prophetic, Absolutely Symbolic, Archetypal

Prescriptions

Properties: Formulaic, Pithy, Literary Ambergris

Music

Properties: Charming Sound Effects, Arpegios, Fugues, Bamboo Rustling, Water
Gurgling, Birds Singing

Art

Properties: Universal, Mind-Reading, Complex, Visionary, New Nature Concept


Epicureanism

Properties: Ascetic, Aesthetic, Wholesome, Spiritual

Architecture

Properties: Sublime, Solid, Cultivated, Feng-Shuied to Death

Ideas

Properties: Valuable, Eternal, Meaningful, Fascinating

Mirror of Seeing

Properties: Figurization, Preference-Reading, Emotional Aura

Identity

Properties: History/ Memory, Pleasure / Rumination, Logic / Perspective,
Character / Personality, Familiarity / Love, Psyche / Wisdom

Works

Properties: Subtlety, Quantity, Harmlessness, Feilty


Items

Properties: Zeroed to death, Comfortable, Aesthetic, Profound Function

God

Properties: Knowledge, Passivity, Wish-giving, Invisible, Explanatory Function

Gods / Agents

Properties: Self-Realizable, Good, Visionary Explorers, Epicurean, Obviational

Goddesses / Nymphs

Properties: Self-Sufficient, Explanatory Catharsis, Mild-Mannered, Stately,
Euphoria-Inducing

Rituals

Properties: Peaceful, Deep, Resonant, Purposeful

Alchemy

Properties: Metaphysical, Auracular, or Ruminative

Tokens

Properties: Intuitive, With Effects, Protective

Dangers: None / Functional Psychology

Interface Euphoria 11.0

What if literally cleaning the text of a poem made it a better poem?

This kind of thing could exist in virtual reality!


Recent Quotes (Late June 2015)

"What matters is not only the object, but also the meaning of the object. While this seems like a cop-out, in fact it is a subtler answer than phenomenal intensionality. We can attribute objectivity to causality and formative principles, as well as our own pragmatic purposes---or forms of critique---rather than reducing an object into a supposedly objective viewpoint which is only an interpretation".

"We can blame the supposed lack of an original object upon the process of having a meaningful interpretation. For there is no rule which says that the object's causes must have meaning. And, although the human mind is capable of ascribing causes to an object, it is not always capable of ascribing meaningful causation. The same is not true of interpretation. And that is why original objects are seen to be meaningless. Yet, if they were meaningful, we would believe in them, only we would likely hold them to be contingent upon some process of critique. But the process of critique is really a way of involving ourselves in the process of finding meaning, e.g. from the sources of things in causal and acausal laws. If the original object seems meaningless, since it may arise from meaningless causes, this says nothing against the reality of the original object".

"We find causation meaningless, so objects are real! Of course! Even if they participate with our minds, that doesn't mean that the objects or the mind have to be absolute! Nor does it guarantee that we don't have a mind. To prove a mind does not require proving a complete mind, for according to relativity, any kind of mind is, in some way, a mind. Therefore, whatever has an opinion that it is a mind, is in some way, officially, a mind. For any sort of mind is capable of meaningful translation, even if the perspective that translates is not the original mind. The mind itself is a kind of object, even if there is no standard to objectify it. The absence of standards is never reason enough to prove that something is without reality.".

"Basically, there's some variable that's killing me. Am I dying of democracy? Do immortals ask this question? Should I know everything?"

More Quotes by Nathan Coppedge at Poemhunter: http://www.poemhunter.com/nathan-coppedge/quotations/

Monday, June 15, 2015

Up to 160 Followers on Twitter for the First Time

TWITTER.COM/NATHANCOPPEDGE

For now, one website claims my quotes are more popular

than: Woodrow Wilson, Zora Neale Hurston, Victor Hugo, Thomas Jefferson,  Samuel Beckett, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Norman Mailer, Oscar Wilde, and even William Shakespeare!

Famous Quotations at Poemhunter.

Is this subjective, or are my dreams manifesting in real life!?

Updated Look at My Website


http://www.nathancoppedge.com























This is the painting that inspired corruscation. But it's really a rather small drawing. Hang-able, though (if I still have it, probably gave it away).

About 14 Short Spiritual Writings by Nathan Coppedge


Are now available in video form on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxqfjLl4XS4&index=2&list=PLcttXCrYoAgNLf93XZb2V8ykPcQirG45W

I would describe myself as having my own unique brand of Urban Zen / Animist / Buddhist / Philosophical beliefs, which are best described as 'dimensional' in my definition.

The entire series will eventually be published as a book, including the longer, missing segments.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

New Papers Exploring My Recently Re-Discovered Influences

On Graham Harman's The Quadruple Object (2010 and perhaps earlier on his blog. He uses a diagonal opposition of polar opposites, but does not use it to construct sentences).

On Quentin Meillassoux's Philosophy (from 2006 in French, and 2008 in English. He is the source of radical concepts of contingency along with Stephen Gould).


Thursday, June 11, 2015

How to Write Aphorisms has a Bestseller Rank


Paid in Kindle Store is my rank from the Top in the U.S. supposedly.

    Sunday, June 7, 2015

    My Quotes are Becoming Slightly More Popular

    I'm listed 69th supposedly in PoemHunter's Quotes by Famous People page, right after Moliere!

    See the page yourself!


    Friday, June 5, 2015

    The Disputation

    This is a work-in-progress. I have decided to publish it while it is incomplete. The goal was to write a book-length manuscript. But for now it is just a few pages dealing roughly with ethics, in a Platonic sort of mode.

    [*1] Everything right is right… This is the departure point.

    [*2] Typical answers usually follow.

    A. For example, there are those who will say that some things are wrong, and that the things that are right are the things that are not wrong, or not at all wrong, or at least not completely wrong…

    [*3] Then there are those that will say a particular thing is right.

    [*4] It will be something that appears right in itself, or at any rate which leads to some right thing inevitably, or which prevents the things which are most wrong from ever happening.

    [*5] Therefore, there is a metaphysical divide, between, on the one hand, the world in which everything wrong has been prevented, and the world in which the best things do occur. But on the other hand, there is a world where the things that are right are not particular things, but rather, merely the absence of the wrong things, and in that world, preventing the wrong things is enough to create a good world. But in the other two worlds, either there is no good object but merely much assurance about the good, or there is much good with little assurance…

    [*6] Therefore, temptation is something which originally means something good, and eventually means something bad. Prevention, including moral law, is something which originally means something bad but eventually means something good. The best guess for a good life (at first) is merely to avoid problems, which leads to enough knowledge to predict that the good comes later. In that way, temptation is sacrificed for the sake of knowledge. Likewise, psychic knowledge---knowledge that arrives early---must be very good. For it is like good things which have arrived early, because at first there was not enough knowledge to declare that it was good.

    [*7] Knowledge, then is the simple form of the good life.

    [*8] Therefore, developing knowledge can lead to a better life, since developing what is good causes it to be more good than before. Then, in one sense, what is morally good is what is good as a development of knowledge. It might be, for example, that it is good to live a good life, meaning a life that has knowledge. Such a life has an implication of a correlation between ethical conduct and knowledge, which might be called meaning.

    [*9] But, what does this knowledge-development consist of? It may easily consist ---- at least in some sense --- of the corollary for ethical conduct, that is, meaning. But it is not meaningful automatically in every case.

    [*10] What is meaningful automatically is the ethical world: the world that is both a paradise, and in which no harm could occur, not even a perversity, not even an undesirable thought.

    [*11] What is less automatic is the meaning in an unethical world. And I find that in this world, there is greater perversity, and since some things are not desirable, the perversity naturally (the majority of the time) concerns perverting the bad things that might occur, so that they do not occur. Therefore, rules such as leisure, thought-for-its-own-sake, and the appreciation of irony and paradox occur. Further, where this world becomes the model for some better world, it is because these models of behavior have been preserved in some form. Whereof, symbolism might arise to guarantee the good things from out of what once was bad, like a lion that is no longer ferocious, perhaps because the good times have come again.

    [*12] However, there is no certainty that these ironic virtues are not virtuous. Particularly, they ARE virtuous relative to the world in which they are found.

    A. It is false to premise that ignorance is the condition of a world in which cruelty dominates, as cruelty will make the sour conditions of the world all the more clear. Perhaps the best and goodest things are not present, and so the person is ignorant of those things. But those things may have been merely writings, thoughts of a better world, which occurred during a time of ignorance in which even cruelty was not clear enough. Or perhaps the writer was someone who experienced much pleasure and became ignorant of cruelty, or who became deranged from a noble desire to overcome the ‘petty’ problems of the world through politics, or some other high-minded activity. We cannot excuse the past by thinking that it was a time of better things. But we can excuse the present for its having to confront what now seems cruel. But, we should not compromise the virtues that remain in the world…

    [*13] The virtue of the world which is not automatically virtuous is the non-automatic virtue, which is philosophy.

    [*14] However, exceptional virtues exist in exceptional worlds. But these exceptions imply worlds of their type.

    A. Either the worlds are being created anew, or they implicate some pre-existing trend which might be judged as to whether it is good. Specifically, if these virtues are so exceptional, why are they not difficult, or why are they so-actually good, when some other virtues are easier? Why do they offer the most good thing? Or is it only because they are exceptional? If they are ‘only exceptional’ then why is it not merely the exceptional world that is good? But is the exceptional world metaphysically good? Or is the virtue of the exceptional world a material virtue? Or is it some exception with materialism? Apparently, the exceptional world concerns the special properties of materialism (such as music), a value that reduces to objects, a metaphysical virtue, or mere exceptionism. Otherwise, what is offered is a difficult or exceptional virtue. So, in any case, the exceptional world must express rare or exceptional virtues, judging by the idea that objects themselves are rarifications. Otherwise, what is expressed by exceptions is simply common objects.

    [*15] There must be some way that philosophy occurs which makes it good. But if it is not an exceptional good, then it must be a common good.

    [*16] The ethos of philosophy therefore concerns some common good, or else some exceptional good.

    [*17] Where philosophy is granted a metaphysical exception for being non-automatic virtue, then philosophy may already constitute an exceptional ethos, without granting exceptionism to the subjects it concerns.

    [*18] Philosophy may also concern a common domain of exceptions where specific conditions of reality are applied. Thus, philosophy may concern the rules of reality, whether they are physical, metaphysical, or purely exceptional.

    [*19] Thus, so far as real exceptions tend towards the universal, the common good may be concerned with physical, metaphysical, and exceptional rules of reality, or else the general ethos of philosophy.

    [*20] Where physics does not constitute rules, the rules are likely to be exceptions to physics.

    [*21] Where philosophy does not constitute rules, the broken rules are likely to be physical exceptions.

    [*22] Therefore, philosophy may aspire to be physical or else introduce an exceptional metaphysics.

    A. Philosophers such as Iris Murdoch and Immanuel Kant have been fond of the term ‘Metaphysics of Morals’ to explain how metaphysics is a figure of morals, morals being a greater expression of the vagueries of a metaphysical principle. In this sense, ethics is an explanation.

    [*23] The opportunity is then for some sub-domain of philosophy to constitute morals, such as logic, politics, or consciousness.

    [*24] Therefore, tentatively, immorality concerns three things.

    A. Irrationality.
    B. Political Crimes.
    C. Unconsciousness.

    [*25] If that is the case, the middle world concerns the three positives already introduced.

    A. Logic.
    B. Politics.
    C. Consciousness.

    [*26] Virtues in the land of fulfillment therefore concern the following.

    A. Pleasures proven by logic.
    1. Fulfillment.
    2. Ideas.
    3. Justice.
    4. Meaning.
    B. Political virtues.
    1. Democracy.
    2. Meritocracy.
    C. Higher consciousness.

    [*27]  Additionally, philosophy might be an important virtue.


    (c) 2015 Nathan Coppedge