Monday, January 4, 2016


"Efficiency is modular 2 in all universal systems of logic that do not concern lies."
---Nathan Coppedge

"What ruins history is distractions." ---Nathan Coppedge

"The new variable becomes the new formalism in three-point logic." ---Nathan Coppedge

"In four-point logics, the product is five." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Possibility seems to pose a kind of materiality. Even if it is not probability." ---Nathan Coppedge

"It is clear enough that what Kant meant by transcendent was that something
belonged to someone's senses, the 'zero' of things, where what Kant meant
by empirically extended things was applications given  by extended
space or energy that does not belong distinctly to consciousness,
and what is meant of external is a conceptual thing unless it is real
in the same reason that all other things are real."

---Nathan Coppedge, Response to G.E. Moore's defense of 'things exist in space'.

"Logical atomism in the sense that Bertrand Russell meant it, was the density
of symbols, what I now call 'complexity'. This concept immediately
pre-figures the physical concept of black holes."

---Nathan Coppedge, Reaction to Bertrand Russell's Lecture on Logical Atomism.

"For every x = y, contrary to modern philosophers such as Putnam, it is not
necessary that x = y, because there could be some specialized property that
serves as evidence of a growing contradiction (relativistic semantics in
Einstein's sense). For example, x = y does not always implicate x = y, only
x = y under some condition. Therefore, there is nothing absolute about
x = y. The only absolute is absolute (x, y, z, etc.) or absolute x ~= y
(an unambiguous relation called an entity, a measurable non-relation called
a difference, an ambiguous degree called an application, or a condition of
absoluteness in which absoluteness can be unambiguously measured, such as
by containment, infinity, typology, or realism)."

---Nathan Coppedge, Reaction to Kripke's Identity and Necessity.

"Can a similar identity be different in an otherwise identical world illustrates determinism? No, because differences are determined by the will... There may be no difference between reason and the will, if the will can be determined, and will may be more significant at times than a given person's potential for reason..."

---Nathan Coppedge, tangent on Hilary Putnam's Meaning and Reference
(Putnam is a man BTW. Really. Check Wikipedia).

"People say I.Q. is paradise. But the corollary is disillusionment. With this insight, I could hypothesize that I was a brain-in-a-vat, beginning in the 1980's. My father, too, might be a brain in a vat. With this kind of interpretation, the first level is metaphysics."

---Nathan Coppedge

"Maybe is like mathematics. It's kind of difficult." ---Nathan Coppedge


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