So You Think You’ve Got a Theory for Everything (Yes I Realize It’s Theory of Everything)

Theories right now are bullish, we are in the midst of an ideas and information boom. But before we oversaturate the market and cause a crash, let's take stock of what we know right now. It's easy to tear apart a theory, if on no other grounds than appeals to authority, confirmation bias, ad hominem … Continue reading So You Think You’ve Got a Theory for Everything (Yes I Realize It’s Theory of Everything)

Leibniz, Husserl, Godel

The following is an introduction to a future post on Gottfried Leibniz' characteristica universalis in the context of the philosophy (and mathematics) of Godel and Husserl, each making their own contributions to the larger TOE (Theory of Everything), see also: 'learning (intelligence) without a brain' Towards the end of his life, Kurt Godel became … Continue reading Leibniz, Husserl, Godel

“Learning Without a Brain”

You don't need a brain... further evidence that physical objects are merely representations (symbols) of deeper levels of meaning... i.e. a purpose in life. Discussion of the following will emerge as useful (if not indispensable) in the formulation of the arguments to come. **Please note: Ted is not my favourite go-to for information, … Continue reading “Learning Without a Brain”

On the Strangeness of Natural Things and the Naturalness of Strange Things

The distinction between nature-with-a-small-n and Nature-with-a-capital-N is confined mostly to literary theory and eco-criticism, where capital N represents the Naturalization of phenomena, while small n maintains its rightful place beneath and beyond our human categories as a thing-in-itself, or at least the thing itself: the strange in the familiar and the familiar in the strange.

The Phenomenology of Psychedelics

Psychedelics and phenomenology are at the core of consciousness studies, consciousness itself being psychedelic in nature; the drug that other drugs use as a template to make consciousness more recognizable to itself. The word psychedelic derived from the Greek, psychē ψυχή + dēloun δηλοῦν, literally meaning, ‘mind-manifesting’. Experiencers often report a feeling more real than … Continue reading The Phenomenology of Psychedelics