“Man is no Aristotelian god contemplating all of existence at one glance.” – Walter Lippman Part of the difficulty of going breadth-first over depth-first – being a fox over a hedgehog? – is that the usual societal-soup-available categories don’t precisely fit to the things you care about. Hence “thinking around” and not “about”. Philosophers have […]Read more "Exploratory thinking: Individual and social ethics & morals for the Godless"
GTD is incredible and the best thing I’ve done to increase my knowledge-work efficiency over the past 2 years. In this essay I analyse it from a cognitive function point of view and find a crucial limitation. I then suggest a way of improving GTD to deal with this crucial limitation. (This essay assumes familiarity […]Read more "Evolving GTD: A life design system that takes you into account"
Back to the personal posts. It has recently come to my attention that historically I need to and excel at apprehending things in an intellectual fashion. (Part of the reason that I really value new concepts, they quite literally let me see more.) In this essay I describe my recent experiences with improvisational theatre. The […]Read more "My experience with Impro[v] (the book and the activity)"
Before I asked “(…) [W]hat comes after rationality? Is it postrationality? What is post-formal operations like? What does transrationality look like?” In this essay I start sketching out a path to answer this question. I first give away a bit of my personal history and the history of my interest in this question. I give […]Read more "What comes after rationality? Adventure!"
I’m using “maximum life ambiguity” to describe a state in which you have neither fixed your axiology not your epistemology. You don’t know what you want and you don’t know what is. You can’t state the problem except by handwaving because the goal state is unclear, and the initial state is unclear as well. You […]Read more "How does one act under maximum life ambiguity?"
Intro In this essay I go over two theories of what makes one creative. I use them and a framework for measuring “intangibles” to create a suggested experiment of how one would go about to try to increase their good idea count. I end with the motivation for this essay. Gabora and Johnston I […]Read more "Creativity, monsters, reefs and refactoring."
I have before talked about how to use monsters to advance worldviews and have suggested using ancient worldviews as scaffold for modern ones. I have also made attempts to figure out how worldviews evolve (although I think the previous analysis missed some crucial points). In this essay I redefined worldview, and explain the modern problem […]Read more "Starving for Worldviews"