Wednesday, August 3, 2016


"Pain is meaningless is my ironical conclusion... If it creates consciousness, you have to rename it bad treatment."---Nathan Coppedge

"At the fundamental level, beauty is pure perception or it is blind. Art is an attempt to realize perception. The perfect material art must be objective. Therefore, it is a genius responding to ugliness. Where there is ugliness by a high standard, there is a standard of art. Art, although it is the definition of beauty, is nothing but awareness of ugliness which precedes pure perception beyond all concepts of aesthetic doubtfulness. At that later stage, life is too functional to be beholden to any one standard of perfection. Art becomes critically one-dimensional."---Nathan Coppedge

"All knowledge is special unless it is limited."---Nathan Coppedge

"What is a solution to a paradox? If it has a solution, then it was not a paradox. So, where did the problem come from in the first-place? Apparently, there are two types of paradoxes, problematic ones and un-problematic ones... But problematic ones must demonstrate something, if they can't be resolved. Using this logic, I arrived at the idea that every paradox must also be a solution as well as a problem." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Philosophy of education is about as important to education as philosophy. Basically, however, it is about how to teach, and the kinds of packages of knowledge that are ideal for education. Sometimes, however, education fails by assuming knowledge packages are just as interesting as philosophy. In fact, they often aren't as interesting, and so, it becomes important to study the original spirit of philosophy, and the original spirit of a few of the greatest thinkers to determine what is important for students in the classroom." ---Nathan Coppedge

"When two series of ripples approach each other in a pond, it's not mathematics. Actually, it is mathematics up until the ripples touch, and then it goes up to four dimensions --- I was thinking about this thing Edmund Scarpa has said, and it occurred to me: everything comes to a head. Everything occurs in the mind. Maybe this is just Zen, but it is also like the meaning of life, or part of it." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Basically, my viewpoint on alternate universes is they may exist exclusively through a choice or rift, and the rifts tend to close, thus it tends to be only one universe... Basically, the universe tries to explain itself, because someone who travels to his or her own past has already seen himself or herself. There is an element of fate, even with free will." ---Nathan Coppedge

"The problem in not including (mass-energy)... is that there are cases where mass is not expressed as gravity, but can create heat. My premier example is a string stretched by a rolling weight. The rolling weight is set on a track, which causes the string to be horizontally taut, even if the weight does not move. The point is, the string might generate heat through vibrations, even if the mass does not move. Because the energy does not come from gravity in terms of motion, it must be mass energy." ---Nathan Coppedge

"If it weren't for the linear process of inquiry, perspective would be perplexion. Confusion and invention would be one and the same. Yet it is not beyond me to imagine that multiple linear processes might co-exist almost independently, like ants and beads of water. The common reality is born of different dimensions, this seems to be the penultimate of inquiry." ---Nathan Coppedge

“Determinism is belief in disasters. Free will is belief that our emotions have an effect. We’d rather believe in emotions than disasters, hence there’s free-will. Once again it is about preferences, whether they are immortal or temporal. The higher standard we set, the more likely we are going to be dissatisfied. But dissatisfaction is a fundamentally different problem than determination. Even free will can be a form of determination. Belief in absolute determinism ignores how unconcerned the majority of the universe is for our species, not least because other species may be concerned with their own suffering." ---Nathan Coppedge

"The elements of my relative absolutism incorporate similar thoughts to those had by F. F. Centore. It is possible I read his work by searching for one of the two terms he mentions. In my theory on the subject, which adopts relative absolutism as a knowledge system rather than an ethical system, there are several related conclusions: (1) Relativized relativism = absolutism, (2) A word, or a body, etc. are all adequate foundations for association about an idea, albeit with differing formalities, (3) There is a good for each thing defined for example, by the philosophy or idealism of the thing, which whatever it is, is the thing's capacity to be a concept, (4) There is a system for every true concept; where systems cannot be produced, this means that other concepts can be preferred; there appears to be a conflict between natural systems and philosophical systems that is resolved when philosophical nature is found." ---Nathan Coppedge, premier writings on ethics


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