STM – Introduction – Ideas And Mental Objects

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Now that we’ve established a general outline to work within, let’s introduce the first topic area which will be a major focus throughout this book – Ideas and Mental Objects. Ideas And Mental Objects Imagine taking a leisurely walk through your home, inspecting everything you find.  What do you notice?  What do you see?  In […]

STM – Introduction – The Big Picture

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Let’s now look at the universe and life from the largest perspective possible.  The best “big picture” perspective I’ve found on this can be found in Ray Kurzweil’s book The Singularity Is Near.  He looks at the world from the standpoint of increasing order and information.  To him, the evolution of everything, including ourselves, is […]

STM: Introduction – Existence Is Weird

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

“The reason why certain people turn to philosophy, why I became a philosopher, since I was a little boy, I always felt that existence as such was weird.  I mean, here we are.  Isn’t that odd?” – Alan Watts I want you to imagine we’re together on a park bench.  We’ve never met before, and […]