Sunday, February 26, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Author Status

At least 70 of the 90 or so books I've published have sold one or more copies!

This marks a certain degree of triumph as an author.

View books by Nathan Coppedge here:

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Quotes Late February 2017

(Sorry for the comment about rum. Apparently my account had been hacked, either that or it was a really bad spell check program. At any rate, I am not even alcoholic, so the comment made no sense).

"I don't think anything ABSOLUTELY ABSOLUTELY lacks perspective about anything else. Things are bound together by cause and effect, identity formation, and even by lack of interaction, and lack of identity." ---Nathan Coppedge

"I would like to say that lack of awareness about other things is ironically ultra-realistic." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Determined information--pure information--is the opposite of identity in reality terms." ---Nathan Coppedge

"There might be other perspectives than one's own, but they are likely to be needier, more technical, or involve different substances." ---Nathan Coppedge

"I think rather perspective is always a negative of identity." ---Nathan Coppedge

"The view that all modes of understanding are luxuries undercuts the entire inquiry." ---Nathan Coppedge

"We are fundamentally needy (universal), but cause and effect lead us to have an identity (something specific, in which assumptions are made) and that leads us to be technical, to see benefits in existence, and to have luxurious theories about what it all means. That is my thesis." ---Nathan Coppedge

"If identity were not necessary, it would also be a questionable luxury."---Nathan Coppedge

"Metaphysics might be explained as the plurality of physics." ---Nathan Coppedge

"'It's not supposed to be a big time-ripple. It's supposed to be a machine! And after it is a machine, it can be emotional! And after it is emotional it can be meaningful! And after it is meaningful it can be perfect! And after it is perfect it can be complex! And after it is complex it can be truly dimensional! And after it is truly dimensional, there can be universal metaphysics! At that point, if everything succeeds, problems will then be solutions, and solutions will be problems, or we will find something better than limits...'" ---Nathan Coppedge

"The 2-d reality expresses the nature of unqualified relation, represented by sensation or relevance. However, the implication of this, if it is that only philosophers are real, may be unacceptable, even if it provides an inroad for metaphysics." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Almost anything can come into existence through an exceptional law which simply states that it happens to be true by some authoritative definition. Without this rule natural law would be far more natural, and evolution would be a largely unnecessary exception." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Coherence does not need to be the only standard for objectivity, as any official standard --- indeed, even any perspective-- is no more than an application, even if in some cases it become desirable not to perceive what it is." ---Nathan Coppedge

"One of my early theories was that the majority of perception is a form of sophisticated blindness, or justified self-contradiction serving the purpose of exaggerating the preferences." ---Nathan Coppedge

"There is a choice between the nominal objectivity of objects, and the qualified objectivity of the senses." ---Nathan Coppedge

"The existence of the luxury platform explains how necessary exaggeration necessarily results in some type of validity, even if interpretation has not always found it's appropriate corollary in coherence." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Subjectivity is the power over the objective world, and objectivity is the power over the subjective world." ---Nathan Coppedge

More Quotes Here:

Monday, February 20, 2017

Sunday the 19th of February I was almost held hostage

The location was the Starbucks near the headquarters for Skull & Bones:

I have been advertising that my art is worth more than a million dollars, even though it has never been appraised for more than $5 literally, and sold for a million only once, usually for less than $500 (not 500K, not even $5K, but sometimes literally five hundred dollars or usually more like three hundred, and sometimes I give away my work for free, even though one time I did sell for a million and gave the money back because I thought it was a loan).

Well, I was using my laptop in Starbucks when I heard the voice of a man off to my left.

The odd thing was, he said something threatening about plastic surgery, and then said he would kill me if I didn't "get in the van."

However, he said it so inaudibly, that because I hallucinate sometimes, I couldn't be sure he was there. I was too terrified to look him in the face.

A young woman said something about how threats weren't allowed in Starbucks.

Then I think a Starbucks staff member came over and said New Haven is police central, and if he did anything threatening whatsoever he's be dead in a minute.

No one ever talked to me, and I didn't look up from my laptop for several hours, so I was never quite sure that it happened.

But I did remember hearing two or three guys talking about abducting me one time when I got off the bus near the New Haven library. I thought about telling the police, but decided not to, because my mother always thinks I'm delusional.

My guess is the guy was arrested and tried to call his cronies at the tapped phone at the police department. If I'm psychic does that make me wrong? If I think about it does that mean nothing happened? Is this why you have to be in an 'in circle' to think my art is worth a million dollars?

Update: Starbucks has no record that anything illegal took place, so either they didn't hear what the guy was saying, or what happened was a delusion.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

More views than Friedrich Nietzsche

Two days ago on Poemhunter!

And again on Feb 21st! (Nietzsche 62, Nathan Coppedge 64)

Nietzsche's views (Feb 9: 83):

Nathan Coppedge's views (Feb 9: 123):

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Quotes Early February 2017

"At least, if it means something better it will have a better standard of meaning." ---Nathan Coppedge

"I am inclined to think applied knowledge only happens in an imperfect world. Real life is philosophical and ideal." ---Nathan Coppedge

See also Coherent Systems A.3.C.1. to at least B.3.B.2. with a few exceptions within that range.

Set 1,
Set 2,

"The thought itself may be important." ---Nathan Coppedge

"My supposition is that a lot of theories are forgotten over the years. That is the theory I work with primarily in philosophy of physics. There is room for comprehensibility as long as we are willing to cross barriers." ---Nathan Coppedge, conversation with James Rose

"Wisdom is not best seen as limited, as it is only useful when it is possible. Wisdom may require exaggeration and significant experiences. Wisdom is generally not absolute, and it is not always those who consider themselves wise who are wise. The limit of wisdom is not usually comprehended, it may consist of the difference between the wise life and the life that is less wise. Neither life actually realizes its own limit, unless it has crossed the limit. The limit, therefore, is just a limit on interpreting wisdom after the fact. It is possible to be exceptionally wise in one thing through terrible sacrifice, or to make terrible sacrifices and do nothing particularly wise. Therefore, the limit of wisdom occurs after the fact. Sorry to disappoint, but much of wisdom occurs through realizing the freedom to be wise, and how good it is, if it is good at all." ---Nathan Coppedge

"For someone who lives an unwise life, but didn’t have a choice, then the limit is choice. For someone who lives an unwise life, but had a choice, the limit is the perception of wisdom. For someone who lives a wise life, but doesn’t have a choice, the limit again is choice. For someone who lives a wise life, but has a choice, there is no definite limit. Therefore, the limit of wisdom is the limit upon choice and the limit upon the perception of wisdom." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Objective knowledge can theoretically exist without relevance in an inhuman capacity. It’s structure can mean something even if it doesn’t mean something right now. But subjective knowledge is all about ‘now’ and finding relevance for it. Ideally, one has benefit for the other, but only in terms of values that actually exist. Destroying value destroys the connection between the subjective and objective world." ---Nathan Coppedge

"What I discovered is ideas only exist by a standard... The more we have a standard, the more we can know them." ---Nathan Coppedge

"The more real something is, the more acceptable are all of the many standards about it." ---Nathan Coppedge

"I like to call metaphysics the lemma of physics, just as physics is the lemma of science. Physics is important, so metaphysics is important, but metaphysics is easier. And physics is important, so science should be important, although that is actually an incorrect argument unless physics is actually coherent (which, so far as I know, it isn't as a discipline)." ---Nathan Coppedge

"I have been told the usage in omniscience is under the older root of 'to know or perceive' rather than meaning science, which seems unfortunate to me from the standpoint of technology." ---Nathan Coppedge

Laughing is Lucky, VS. Laughing to Death is Optimistic

The hidden psychological conflicts of perpetual motion.

That, and many others.

Like whether a diabolical question can be more diabolical (I say no, by absolute definition).