Monday, May 30, 2016

On Reincarnation

I'm an animistic rationalist about reincarnation.

I think people with a history of consciousness are more likely to be reincarnated.

However, it requires rational input to attract a future life. Over-thinking it is not necessarily helpful.

Paradigms may be gained or lost.

Karma is a factor, but not the biggest factor for appearances.

Intellectual development is important for intellectuals.

With sufficient mental development, it is unlikely that one will become an animal unless one is careless and wishes for it.

At a complex level, one must be honest enough to know what one is saying to the universe, because if one is insincere it is more likely that something random will happen to you.

Having no deep, sincere, honest opinion is like conceding to the worst.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

2754 views on Quora yesterday...!

If it were always like this I'd be up to a million total page views in one year!

Friday, May 27, 2016

Systems Expressed in Modulo 2

Historical Theories (dialectic structure)
  1. History is a material progression.
  2. Critical theory implies a dialectic of history.
Math (linear structure)
  1. + / - operators define space.
  2. The result is meaningful, because it expresses numeric values in two dimensions.
  3. Two-dimensionality allows mapping of more complex equations.
  4. Because math is more useful than before, math must be useful.
Coherent Categorical Deduction (logical structure)
  1. Opposites are exclusive of all but neutrals.
  2. The only pure neutral is zero.
  3. All words have opposites, however absurd.
  4. A word can be found for anything that has a concept.
  5. Opposites must be opposed diagonally, to have the longest possible distance.
  6. Either comparisons cancel out (opposite vs. opposite), or direct comparisons must take place between non-opposites within the set.
  7. In quadra, therefore, there are only two combinations (with A arbitrarily selected as primary, and secondary choices having no express set order): AB-CD and AD-CB, since opposites must remain in opposite positions, but secondary opposites can exchange places.
  8. Since no other combinations are possible in term of the expressed categories without producing either opposition or a different, equally exclusive, and non-contradicting category set (since only opposites contradict, and opposites are always expressed within the existing set no matter how many sets there are), the two combinations can be deemed coherent for quadra.

This writing was a product of the question What is Theoretical Justification? on Quora:

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

My book The Symbolics has a bestseller rank!


Just over 100 pages, this small and significant book combines knowledge and a high degree of selectivity, combined with insightful articles and primary descriptions to give the symbols nerd just what he or she needs: a dose of logic, meaning, and expert commentary, all from someone who has had a life-long passion for symbolism. In this volume, he explores the nature of symbolism, illustrating over 100 examples, including pagodas, fractals, birds of paradise, metaphysical systems, and many others selected for their symbolic importance.
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #181,958 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Life Assistance / Magical Lore

At the entrance to Hell, if one is forced to make a bargain,
a simple bargain leads to being a male,
and a complex bargain leads to being female.

The real God is a god, and not being God is not-a-god?
Or perhaps it is more likely,
The real God is not-a-god, and not being a god is a god!
The second case seems more fair for everyone, since
God is the only one who could desire not to be God...
and everyone who is without godhood might need to make use of the powers...

In standard life, an important stage is the stage of admitting one's name.
When one admits the meaning of one's name, this is the time that one
acknowledges what sort of curse one tried to overcome.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

New Foundation for Morality...

Since Hume's Guillotine, philosophers have had more trouble defending the idea of ethics generally. Here is my answer for the principle of ethics and morality:

"What is the source of morality? Perhaps the following: •A long life is more valuable than a short life. •A short life can be forgiven. Using this principle, the only way to be blamed is if one lives a medium-size life. But such is ridiculous by any standard! Therefore, if we have a standard (longevity or forgiveness), we are forgiven. But there is no getting rid of the standard. Hence morality."
----Nathan Coppedge

Top Writer in 14 Quora categories for the first time!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Fundamentals of Science and Philosophy

1. Everything in science reduces to praxis.
2. Nature is at least structure, content, organization, and thought.
3. Number is the axis of imaginative science.
4. Identity is the legacy of information. Nature cheats when it can.

1. Black holes are visually condensed space-time, not physically condensed matter.
2. Heat is supposed to cause gravity.
3. Modular space admits of multiple universes.
4. Fundamental ideas may affect physical matter through logical evolution.

1. The meaningless is not supposed to be exaggerated.
2. Things are falling from all directions.
3. The principle is thought.
4. The mode is metaphysics

1. For every official formality, there is a universal degree.
2. After exclusive opposites, contradictions are resolved, and then extension.
3. Systems are formal ideas. Therefore, formality reduces to formality.
4. Ideas have dominions. The mind is the application of dominions.

The Realizations

1. Convenience.

2. Permission.

3. Possibility.

4. Benefits.

5. Indulgence.

6. Sufficiency.

7. Loyalty.

8. Idea.

9. Theory.

10. System.

11. Modality.

12. Value.

13. Meaning.

14. Complexity.

15. Aspects.

16. Modularity.

17. Archetype.

18. Identity.

19. Purpose.

20. Life-story.

21. Magic.

22. Science.

23. Opposite.

24. Irony.

25. Objectivity.

26. Paradox.

27. Metaphysics.

28. Paroxysm.

29. Truth.

30. Dimension.

31. Perpetual motion.

32. Soul.


33. Nature.

34. Being.

35. Divinity.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Two Current Bestseller Ranks

The Dimensional Philosopher's Toolkit

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #257,095 Paid in Kindle Store
#32 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction > Politics & Social Sciences > Philosophy > Reference
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The Dimensional Biologist's Toolkit

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #372,765 Paid in Kindle Store
#407 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction > Science > Biological Sciences > Biology
#4117 in Books > Science & Math > Biological Sciences > Biology

I currently have eight books in the top million on Amazon!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016


Applicationism: so far as it can't prevent pain, philosophy is basically a reasoning enterprise.

Typological Wholeness: whole numbers are fairly sacred.

Process = Progress: if you want to add more process, it has to mean something.

Whole-Part Relations: subsets matter for the set.

Binding Formulas: oftentimes, logic requires specific formulations.

Maximal Incompleteness: if you want to be complete, you have to be good.

Coincidental Genius: what makes something good is that it is good, not that you think it's good.

Tropism: different rules hold under different conditions.

Standardism: accept or reject the rules, but formalism first and informalism second.

Populating the Data: structuring a system may require populations of lesser concepts.

Degrees of Abstraction: modes are clearly less than systems, but more than variables.

Conquer the Problem of Identity: avoid arbitrariness. Use acceptable categories.

Be Rigorous: make sure a system is a system, and not an arbitrary system.

Use Readable Language: more than being simple, being legible.

Monday, May 16, 2016

New Release: "Properties, Systems, Paths, and Levels"


Provides descriptions of some of the missing gaps in dimensional critique, in particular major symbols and modes of progress within the field of dimensionalism, conceived both as philosophical and spiritual. It is a development of prior works by Coppedge, including Modal Dimensionism, Arche-Logos, and The Spiritual Writings.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Worthwhile Magical Things To Do currently has a bestseller rank on Amazon!

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#147 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > One hour (33-43 pages) > Teen & Young Adult
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Perpetual Motion Genius Guide to Writing

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Analytic Possibilism

The View held roughly by Elias Canetti, Novalis, Lichtenberg, Alexius Meinong, Quentin Meillassoux, and Nathan Coppedge.

Thoughts can have the properties of nature as a way of tasting nature.

There is no need for objective properties of nature, since properties are the senses. Truth can exist independent of the senses, and be expressed objectively in language via synthesis. Epicureans have a kind of knowledge which is practical, and evaluative.

Values define the content of truth. Nature, however, is more than sensory knowledge. It is Truth in a high sense.

Absolute knowledge is a hard bargain, but perhaps possible. Even so, we might accept that it is not automatically understood even in its true form.

It is possible to be absolute with language even without comprehension, and the truth of language is generally less real than the truths of nature, but also more valid for thoughts. Nonetheless, the truths of comprehension are supervened upon by the capacity to synthesize.

The mind is not external, although the eyes are.

Language is an approximation composed of labels that can be empirically tested.

It is the empirical test that constitutes proof, although at the same time it may be allegorized in language.

Language does not express the limitation of thought.

Also available in a more citable location on Quora:


"Science is satisfied when everything is normal. Art is satisfied when everything is perfect. People are satisfied when everything is divine. But the world is only satisfied when things are complex"
---Nathan Coppedge

"There are about six figures in philosophy against analytic impossiblism that I have noticed, living or dead: Elias Canetti, Novalis, Lichtenberg, Alexius Meinong, Quentin Meillassoux, and myself. With few exceptions, everyone else seems to believe in un-imaginative variations of analysis, or a bias towards philosophy of science. The progress of philosophy has been inhibited by an inability to apply gestalts, while psychology has been single-minded in pruning out otherwise useful philosophical absurdities."
---Nathan Coppedge

"(Explanation of Perpetual Motion:) It is much like a wheel... It has a cyclical process...
It has potential momentum at every point... And it tends to have more horizontal than vertical motion... As a way of creating a proportional advantage..."
---Nathan Coppedge

"(About perpetual motion) It's not necessarily logic, it's engineering..."
---Nathan Coppedge

"First I looked at the macrocosm, and saw that it wasn't physical. Then I looked at the microcosm, and saw that it wasn't mental. Finally, I looked at the soul, and realized that it was literal."
---Coppedge or Aquinas.

"It's not that I'm so rich that it works, or so diabolical that it works, but I just might be so clever that it works."
---Nathan Coppedge on perpetual motion

"It's not always how it seems, but things might be better or worse in the future."
---Nathan Coppedge on perpetual motion

"The only argument potential gods have against their enemies is to sacrifice other potential gods. Therefore, the absolute god has no enemies, or no potential, or no sacrifice, or no divinity, or no
argument, or no uniqueness, or no reason, or no existence. Eight dimensions." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Incoherence breeds coherence, inefficiently and efficiently simultaneously." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Real wisdom is both common-sense and rare." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Life is worth living if we do the right thing, and it’s up to us to determine whether we want to know why." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Notice [the philsopher's quality-point system]... goes from concept-intensive, to idea-intensive, to logic-intensive, to work-intensive [in descending order]. It also depends on your level of activity to realize the full idea of each level. A very successful graduate student is usually not a public intellectual. A very important public intellectual is not always famous like Picasso. Picasso does not necessarily found a religion, and a religion is not always as philosophically important as Greek philosophy." ----Nathan Coppedge

"Immortality or timelessness is difficult. The simplest method is to acquire youth.... Re-capturing history by time-traveling does not always reverse the aging process... Becoming timeless is the difficult part. Neither youthfulness nor time-travel necessarily results in timelessness, although both are related... You might try to create a time-loop in the same location, but this is about 1000 times more difficult than time travel, and might cost a lot of energy." ---Nathan Coppedge

"A wizard is very likely to study theology, if it’s good enough... The rumors at this point point towards certain fabled children who fall into alternate histories, feeling the anaphasia (wizard word meaning drama) associated with it... it might be possible to imagine something similar [to the
white wizard] existing, albeit in a restrained fashion, or with a radically different experience of the world... If there are wizards or witches, there is a chance they don’t identify with something as simple or ordinary as the color white. Magic tends to involve subtlety, multiple colors so to speak. And a desire for power. Such a desire is sometimes evil at its root, even when the effect is good. They may be willing to make compromises about ordinary people that they would not make for magical people. And at that point it begins to tilt towards the dark. Another answer that may be more official is that white wizards exist amongst wizards much as debutantes exist amongst the rich. Perhaps that is a more satisfying answer." ---Nathan Coppedge

"[In every possible universe, will 6 unit circles always completely surround 1 unit circle?] No, because in some worlds spatial connections are causal in the same way time is causal for us. The specific way geometry works depends on the metaphysical variables like time, the soul, materialism, and mode of interpretation. Other types of variables, or different concepts of the same variables, and different numbers and combinations of variables might exist in another universe."
---Nathan Coppedge

"If the system is ‘pure’ (as is rarely the case), then organization defines itself,  much like a work of art. If that is the case, then all the choices are basically artistic: complexity and perfection, like a visual display." ----Nathan Coppedge

"The focus in social science then tends to be on ‘data that expresses itself’ leading to a certain simplicity. The focus at that point can shift to proof, which is perhaps a deception."
----Nathan Coppedge

"Parsimony (e.g. this or that aspect expresses simply, then ask is simplicity desirable, and can other factors be integrated." ----Nathan Coppedge

"Scientists turn to parsimony, and philosophers turn to metaphysical speculation or something specific. My own discovery was the specific universal, which I take to be revolutionary. Essentially, specific universals can be measured independent of their reality, thus creating analysis."
---Nathan Coppedge

"What is the source of morality? Perhaps the following: •A long life is more valuable than a short life. •A short life can be forgiven. Using this principle, the only way to be blamed is if one lives a medium-size life. But such is ridiculous by any standard! Therefore, if we have a standard (longevity or forgiveness), we are forgiven. But there is no getting rid of the standard. Hence morality."
----Nathan Coppedge

"Life is exceptional to the extent that it is spiritually conservative. Yet the meaning of this is far from clear." ---Nathan Coppedge

"If objectivists work with eachother, something eventually breaks... If a standard cannot be held, the broken thing becomes superior to many truths of history... The objective progress is the progress per se..." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Pleasure is made from the memory of all the gentleness that ever was…" ---Nathan Coppedge

"The wrong aesthetic is the end of life… We cease to be life when we cease to be art…" ---Nathan Coppedge

"The artistic choice is a terrible choice: it requires a philosophical mind… For this reason, it is the philosophers who seek immortality…" ---Nathan Coppedge

"At least the beginning of life is simple… After the beginning, complexity begins…" ---Nathan Coppedge

"Having a valid interpretation of a golden age is like having another golden age." ---Nathan Coppedge

"If energy can be destroyed, it can probably also be created. That’s the sneaky fact that physicists are avoiding." ---Nathan Coppedge

"I'm an animistic rationalist about reincarnation. I think people with a history of consciousness are more likely to be reincarnated. However, it requires rational input to attract a future life. Over-thinking it is not necessarily helpful. Paradigms may be gained or lost. Karma is a factor, but not the biggest factor for appearances. Intellectual development is important for intellectuals. With sufficient mental development, it is unlikely that one will become an animal unless one is careless and wishes for it. At a complex level, one must be honest enough to know what one is saying to the universe, because if one is insincere it is more likely that something random will happen to you. Having no deep, sincere, honest opinion is like conceding to the worst."     ---Nathan Coppedge

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Meta-Modernism and Post-PostModernism

This is a movement I didn't found. It has existed since about 2007 - 2010.

I will summarize an article I found, and then give a link to the article.

Visual artists include: Olafur Eliasson, Peter Doig, and Guido van der Werve.

The emphasis seems to be on meaningful stimulation mixed with an acceptance of understanding irony.

"[A] climate in which a yearning for utopias, despite their futile nature, has come to the fore."

---Luke Turner, lecture given at the Royal Academy of Art

Perhaps this is the mature version of what I recently meant when I used the term 'post-postmodernism'.

Post-postmodernism rejects the postmodern notion of an end of history through the argument that the only way history could be at an end is if people could time travel, and since they can't, history isn't over. And if we can time-travel (and if we can't), then we should envision a meaning for history. History isn't over, it's just open to being interpreted in a post-historical way. Essentially, postmodernism saw that modernism was limited, but this itself was a limitation.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Alternate Hypotheticals Part 2


1. We should indulge our own personal sense of self.
2. Most ideas are emotional.
3. It makes a difference whether we feel good or bad.
4. Nihilism is from the gods.


1. Observe the world's problems!
2. Conceptualize!
3. Create a system!
4. It only is what it is!


1. One should just be happy?
2. Meditation is not reverse psychology?
3. Be a specialist! Solve your own problems!
4. Make a work of art!


1. You can always accept a loss if that's what you need to do!
2. Or, you can add complexity!
3. Or, you can change your emotional environment.
4. Things are as they are, but that doesn't mean you understand it.

What do you know that other people don't know?

Via Quora:

Perhaps most of my insights that really seemed like insights relate to exceptions in reality.

In the wisdom department, I know that it is usually the very beginning of a thought process that can lead someone down the wrong path. A lot of people don’t seem to question their assumptions, or feel satisfied accepting some degree of imperfection in their past. Even though perfectionism runs the risk of stress and madness, its one of the best ways to pursue the best life.

Once we accept perfectionism, many choices are more arbitrary than we think. The stress we bear from day to day is sometimes an arbitrary choice based on what we merely ASSUME is appropriate. We can feel better by training ourselves to be patient, and make slow turns towards a healthier mentality. For example, it is possible to become vegetarian, to avoid depression, or to be more intellectual. However, these options imply changing more than one thing about one’s life simultaneously.

At the root of it, what inspires us is the least flexible thing. If we can change what inspires us, we have the ability to change everything about ourselves.

Collectively, these ‘secrets’ are very powerful for creating change in one’s life.

Futuristic Formula for Manifest Destiny

Title of book =
Usually: [Modular] [X]
Soul of the book = [Modules] without X [this condition] [is not modern]
Optional 1= 'The [modular] is [the X process]'

(I'm mildly patriotic, pro-Obama: read: not an anarchist, in case you think this has anything to do with recent embarrassing news headlines about Trump's butler. It doesn't).

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Golden Notebook currently has a bestseller rank!

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #350,377 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
#103 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > 15 minutes (1-11 pages) > Education & Reference
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#484 in Books > Reference > Quotations

On Money Magic, Part II.

At first, focus on what is most fortunate for you.

What is your FATE, so to speak?

Do you know magic?

Are you ambitious?

Can you spread wisdom about happiness?

Do you have angst?

Make this topic (whatever it is) the focus of your character.

Or, if not your character, then your writing!

If you get no results, add complexity.

For example, wear a t-shirt with a logo if people think you're simple-minded.

Start writing more on your blog if people think you're greedy.

Wear blue clothing if you have potential but people think you're too embarrassing.

When in doubt, absorb more knowledge.

Only seek magical potential if you have some other kind of potential already.

Or, seek it superficially.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Link to Quotes from Early May

A Perspective on the Typology of Genius (Semantic-functional Approach)

1.1: Problem
(Coherent Stupidity)

2.1: Work
2.2: Improvement
(Pedagogical Intelligence)

3.1 Thesis
3.2 Antithesis
3.3 Synthesis
(Conceptual Intelligence)
Keys: Synthesis
or Positivity

4.1 Mathematical
4.2 Spiritual
4.3 Neological
4.4 Advanced
(Classical Genius)
Keys: Mathematical Neologisms
and Spiritual Advancement

5.1 Relaxed standards
5.2 Objectify perfection
5.3 Sufficient complexity
5.4 Begin with good examples
5.5 Aesthetic judgment
(Neo-Classical Genius)
Keys: Perfect Experience
and Complex Solutions

Monday, May 9, 2016

Theories of My Youth (Recent Release)


Nathan Coppedge is not only known for his work on theoretical perpetual motion machines, but also for his complex philosophy, his abstract art, and his sublime poetry. In this book, the key, elemental ideas which led him on all of these courses of development are introduced. This book includes approximately 50 pages of thoughts and insights listed chronologically that led him to innovate in areas such as philosophy, art, and engineering. Learn the secrets of this beautiful mind, which is sure to be remembered for ages to come.

The Prophetic Wisdom: Prophecies (Recent Release)


Mr. Coppedge, a resident of New Haven, has gained a reputation for making technology and market predictions ever since his comments at a press syndicate website influenced the Indian economic system. Interestingly, he is also author of a number of books on the occult, including books on dimensional wizardry, white magic, and psychic prediction. Here, in this collection are numerous----over 50 pages----of his most prophetic insights, presented in a similar style to those of the famous prophet Nostradamus.

Systems Theory released in book form!

(It is still available on the webpage for those that prefer that format. The website is updated first, but the book may be more citable and more of a treasure.)


This is the printed edition of Nathan Coppedge's highly original webpage of extensive systems, including: Formal / logical, psychological, applied, ethical, metaphysical, magical, religious, and many other categories, organized in as straightforward a manner as possible. Unique features of the volume are concise descriptions of coherent systems, gestalt, and many more. The total length is 402 pages.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

On Yablo "Never Mind the Synthetic A Priori, Here Comes the Analytic A Posteriori"

His paper can be found at:

Clarifying a point where I thought at first Yablo was wrong.

Whether gold is an element may depend on whether it is possible that gold isn't an element.

This statement does not always accept only one definition.

(Such as that gold is an element or a compound).

In fact, multiple possibilities suggests multiple definitions.

Without multiple possibilities, it is fair to accept only one definition.

Quantum mechanics is not the only way to see that there could be multiple definitions.

As Lewis says, we can imagine other worlds with different laws as long as they are independent of ours.

But that's a dead end, isn't it?

Yablo doesn't reject the idea that gold could be a compound.

And he affirms the idea that mere definitions are not the concern.

The point, as a scientist would say, is that gold ISN'T a compound.

But at this point it may be a matter of definition:

The sense in which gold is more than just an element.

The scientist would insist that gold is only not-an-element by being a compound.

But this is an outright tautology.

Why wouldn't gold-as-element be a spiritual compound, or the like?

We can't argue that because life is simple, it can't be complex.

Deference to the most reasonable explanation may also be a form of analytic a posteriori, creating a Observing-Life-Inside-A-Terrarium Problem similar to Plato's Cave, only with scientists as the protagonists.

Hence the need for disciplines like Exceptionism, Metem-Physics, Arbitrary Mathematics, and Objective Coherentism.

Golden Ages of Nathan Coppedge are not coming to an end yet!

2006 - 2008: 50+ perpetual motion designs.

2010 - 2012: Foundations for objectivity.

2013: First successful experiments with over-unity.
Method of one-degree absolute knowledge.

2014: Extensive articles published at Academia.
Method for solving all paradoxes.

2015: Top Author in certain categories on Quora.
More articles, including How to Build a 100-D Universe.
Significant writing The Metaphysical Art summarizing 3-d metaphysical knowledge.

2016: Extensive page on Systems Theory.
My first successful-looking perpetual motion experiment HERE.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Essential Arts for Study

The study of knowledge. For example, categorical philosophy and axiometry.

The study of ancient symbols. For example, the following symbols may help to acquire knowledge of metaphysics or human nature:

The study of how to live well. For example, concepts of paradise, and the role for paradise and knowledge.

The study of specific tools used to achieve practical aims. For example, carpentry, or a statistics program.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Possible evidence that perpetual motion has been invented (watching the news)

Republicans are pressuring congress to eliminate the IRS:

Link to Earlier Post on Quotes for Early May

Link to recent quotes and Poemhunter:

Now a Most-Viewed Writer in Logic

On Quora:

Logic (philosophy)
Most Viewed Writers in Logic
The 10 writers with the most answer views in the last 30 days.

Jos BuurmanJos Buurman

Alan BustanyAlan BustanyTrinity Wrangler, Pure Mathematician

Neil ColemanNeil ColemanPhD in Philosophy of Science and Logic

Quinn RusnellQuinn Rusnellspecialized in logic and language in philosophy
Nathan CoppedgeNathan CoppedgeAspiring Systemologist.

Doctrines of Asceticureanism


A religious movement based on the concept of opposition to pain and pursuit of the meaningful life. This text collects numerous short-length writings related to the first spiritual movement devoted to aesthetic meaning. These doctrines describe the nature of knowledge, evolution, philosophy, and its unique ethos all from the vantage point of its founder, Nathan Coppedge.


Real Life Inspiration-Levels

Attraction to images in books. Task: mastery of writing. Problem: trying to be good.

Attraction to abstract art. Task: genius. Problem: creativity, and realizing it.

Attraction to marble-floored bank foyers. Task: communication. Problem: can't be objective.

Attraction to real-life paradise. Task: longevity. Problem: earlier sources of information disappear.

Another major concept of inspiration, which I take to be an archaic source, can be found at:

---Nathan Coppedge: May 2nd, 2016

Masterful Zen & Sufi Koans currently has a bestseller rank!


Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #425,516 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I remember writing it, and it was basically an inspired afternoon. That explains the mild weirdness....

My blog has been on a kick lately, so please read some of the older posts as well!!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Book Sales are up slightly for the 3rd straight month!

Consider buying a Nathan Coppedge book if you think it might be interesting, or especially if you think you might write a good review!

Nathan Coppedge books on Amazon:

Dimensional Exceptionist's Toolkit


Nathan Coppedge virtually invented the discipline of logical exceptionalism known as exceptionism or typological exceptionism. This text is an intellectual triumph. As the seventh volume of the Dimensional Encyclopedia, it archetypally explores the concepts of coherence vs. incoherence and many related fields, while extending previously introduced concepts such as Coppedge’s method of categorical deduction and the generation of logic sentences. It also introduces a spattering of insights about proto- (and proto-proto) mathematics, and other areas which affect the tools and methodology of philosophers and scientists. More than just a run-of-the-mill manifesto, this is an imaginative and subtle work written in a lucid style. However, since it's subject is incoherence primarily, it will necessarily lack the cohesiveness found in artificially and systematically coherent works. Instead of offering a unified theory, it offers eclectic insights about many types of exceptions.

Like the cover? The book is available now from Amazon HERE:

The Dimensional Book of Quotations (Unessential Criticism / Dimensional Critic's Toolkit)


This text contains many unique quotations, newly formulated by the author to explain missing gaps in intellectual history, and with an eye towards the gestalt side of knowledge. Coppedge has been hailed as “[A] philosopher of this present age,” and in this work many aspects of his genius are reflected. In addition to being a collection of aphorisms, an appended section includes concepts from critical theory.

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The Dimensional Defense Toolkit


Mr. Coppedge studied weapons and military history extensively during his younger years. Things ranging from falchions and pepper guns to nuclear submarines, tanks, and ICBMs. In this brief guide are offered a multitude of tactics and perspectives on the concept of psychic and tactical warfare, with the notional object of keeping the peace in a civil society. An extensive manual on psychological warfare and two lists of further readings are also provided. FROM THE INTRODUCTION: I mean to write this book with the perfection of a fossil... I stop short of calling human nature random. I have been an advocate of strong distinctions which waver on the divide... It has certainly not been my object to decrease the faith in human ingenuity, and it is this belief in ingenuity which acquires the most probable support for my rhetorically-minded angle on war.

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"With meaning there is life, and with life there is meaning." ---Nathan Coppedge, May 2016

"Meaningful activity is never annoying." ---Nathan Coppedge, May 2016

"Irrationalism is more universal than bounded rationality." ---Nathan Coppedge, May 2016

"Apparently, the major limitation on magic is only the limitation on one's ability to have a magical past." ----Nathan Coppedge, May 2016

"The idea of perpetual motion, which becomes a kind of 'eternal conservative' idea so far as realizing the potential of the universe, because a lot of the alternatives look really crazy eventually." ---Nathan Coppedge, May 2016

"We just have to bust the illusion and invent some new mentality, however strange, to re-kindle a golden age." ---Nathan Coppedge (Magical Rules) May 2016

"I would advise that good policy is to make systems-level choices commonplace, to better select the precise standards and modalities that accommodate optimal functioning (vis. citizenship, consumerism, business practices, and government)." ---Nathan Coppedge, May 2016

"Reality is the fringe network of perception, however real, however material." ---Nathan Coppedge, May 2016

"We may say: Everything bad is a little bit good. Everything good is a little bit bad. But that is just a way of saying that nothing is absolute. Which is relatively untrue. Hence relativity is required to determine the absolute."---Nathan Coppedge, May 2016

"Surely one doesn’t need a lifetime for every lesson! Most life-lessons seem to amount to this." ---Nathan Coppedge, May 2016

"Good things in life = good god. Bad things in life = bad god. Or there is no god. For real pain is infinitely wrong. And pleasure is often remembered only for a moment." ---Nathan Coppedge, May 2016

"I have found those accepting illusions are those forgiving god, whereas pleasure is simply the pursuit of genius." ---Nathan Coppedge, May 2016

"Why not genius for its own sake, if the world denies immediate spiritual fulfillment?"
---Nathan Coppedge, May 2016

"Much of what we KNOW is false. It arises from incoherent exceptions. This provides a method of thought that is initially concealed." ---Nathan Coppedge, May 2016

"Hussserl's work is closer to art or Picasso-envy than philosophy." ---Nathan Coppedge, May 2016

"(1) The Path of the Brute Animal. (2) The Path of the Trickster. (3) The Path of the
Polymath. And (4) The Path  of the Artist. These are paths that iterate at all levels.
There are greater and lesser versions of the Artist, just as there are lesser and
greater versions of Strength." ---Nathan Coppedge, May 2016

"(There are four macro-levels:) The Trivial...The Real...The Dimensional...The Ideal!"---Nathan Coppedge, May 2016

"The seeker uses legendary arguments to achieve superficial or original progress in the system of levels." ---Nathan Coppedge, May 2016

"Although high levels are often difficult to achieve, the choice to be superficial or original remains at every level, making everything relatively accessible by the rule of ½."
---Nathan Coppedge, May 2016

"Supply content for your system." ---Nathan Coppedge, May 2016

"Discovering new words is sometimes what it actually means to be a genius."---Nathan Coppedge, May 2016

"Creating a universal aesthetic allows judgment of what belongs in the class of particulars." ---Nathan Coppedge, May 2016


(The Doctrine of Meaning)

When the answer is neither extreme pleasure nor extreme pain, what emerges is meaning.

Meaning is neither precisely information, nor precisely psychology.

Meaning is neither spiritual nor virtuous, but it fulfills the criteria for both.

Meaning is a modality which gets results.

It is allowed to be complex, rational, spiritual, or philosophical to reach its aims.

If unsuccessful, the aims of meaning do not have products.

It is possible to imagine meaning without products, however that requires difficulty.

Meaning is like an old man who knows he can achieve youth.

Meaning is eager for results.

It is perplexed with its own advantageousness.

It is important not to make mistakes.

But the mistakes of meaning concern art and metaphysics.

They are not so directly concerned with the practical.

Meaning creates its own form of practicality.

Meaning is meta-practicality.

Life can be meaningful, by definition.

If we do not live by meaning, we die of insignificance.

Hence I say: ‘While I die I am dead’.

With meaning there is life, with life there is meaning.

Anyone can be an artist. Any artist can find meaning.

Anyone alive can wonder about metaphysics.

And metaphysics can have meaning.

With meaning there is life, and with life there is meaning.

Meaning is exponential. Knowledge is proverbial. Wisdom is ecstatic.

---Nathan Coppedge
May 1st, 2016