Wednesday, June 15, 2016


"In any case, it appears that the new philosophy is supposed to determine its own relationship with aesthetics, whereas formerly it was the opposite." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Think optimistically, and anything gets much better, including computers!" ---Nathan Coppedge

"I think the moral of the archetypes is that (1) They or incoherent, because one image is not compatible with another, etc. or (2) They are coherent, but only insofar as they meet the criteria of coherency. With this understanding, it is possible to examine the archetypes carefully and extract a psychological lesson focusing on voluntary self-development. I think this is the core lesson that Jung meant to protract." ---Nathan Coppedge

"To each his own means: whatever seems good is good, if you can predict everything! Because, no crime goes unpunished, and those who know justice know to avoid punishment. They know wisdom has its rewards. They know the good life who can predict and observe." ---Nathan Coppedge, a.k.a. Asceticurus.

"Asceticureanism is self-assurance. But it is also the disappointed feeling you get when you can't have more sweets." ---Nathan Coppedge, a.k.a. Asceticurus.

"The ideal Asceticurean life is to explain the world as if it were a work of art." ---Nathan Coppedge, a.k.a. Asceticurus.

"Highly qualified information in the sense of having good ideas brings things closer to reality, but only through the actions of gods or higher forces of nature. Even forms of matter that are only slightly more real than myself may act like gods."

"I embrace all religions as having some truth, with the qualification that each religion only works when demanding technical criteria are met."

"I believe purpose is artificial and ever-present, and only gone when there is a lack of ideas... Intellectual freedom is just as important as life’s artificiality."

"What cannot be attained ultimately can be attained cheaply immediately."

"Not all good systems are ethical, because not all good systems have ethical problems."

"My sense is that good ideas are not always incorporated in nature, but when they are, they become true."

"With two time dimensions, the body itself can travel as if it had its own history—-thus, immortality is possible." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Three dimensions of time is likely to involve pure being... just as each additional dimension of a certain type tends to be the opposite of the previous: death, immortality, then no meaning of life or death. This could be analogous to spiritual existence. By this analogy, immortality could be seen as the spirit of history, while mortality could be seen as spiritual conflict. And the third dimension of time is pure being." ---Nathan Coppedge

"If I would just understand that happiness is meaning, I could forget depression and focus on a meaningless life! I can anyway minus the meaningless, is what I have to realize." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Good theories: (1) All I know is philosophy. (2) The second theory is originality (psychology, exponentiality)." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Importance is like a good germ." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Students and acolytes should be encouraged to believe that knowledge is highly accessible and often at its core, non-technical. Otherwise gaps appear in the history of knowledge, and an important intuition is lost." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Ethics: it’s about hard questions, but everyone wants soft answers." ---Nathan Coppedge

"The earliest part of my philosophical work amounts to two ideas: that ideas are unities, and that the exceptional is not merely specific." ---Nathan Coppedge


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