Nonlinear thinking: the missing link

The truth is always greater than us. Whether separately or united, we are parts of the truth. This means that none of us can wholly grasp the truth, but we can find ways that lead us toward it. One way I found has been in my consciousness since I was 22. I know this as nonlinear thinking, after being disenchanted with linear algebra and linear circuits at university. I thought back then that I needed to share this kind of thinking with the world. And I wanted to teach it, but I didn’t know how. Even with having 40 posts on this blog and 280 categorized individuals, I still don’t know how to explain this process of thinking, which is a crucial parameter in my methodology, as we’ve learned in reasoning about the Diagram, yet I want to try. I don’t guarantee that I would be able to explain it, but I will try. Maybe, with everything on my blog, this piece won’t clarify the whole, but maybe it would. Continue reading

Towards New Aesthetics

Besides explaining the main four branches of her philosophy (ethics, politics, epistemology, and metaphysics[1]), Ayn Rand also wrote on the nature of aesthetics, the last, fifth branch:

Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artist’s metaphysical value-judgments” (The Romantic Manifesto, 1971, Ch.1, original italics). Continue reading

Transmaterialism: Can’t materialists be more creative?

I have criticized Kant enough already and now on to idealists. Sit comfortably and listen to this story. Plato built the first foundation. He constructed a tropical garden on his idealist island. Aristotle quickly built the second foundation on top of Plato’s. He cultivated the garden and protected the original foundation from violent weather by building stone walls around it (read: plugged and concreted the holes in Plato’s idealism). Then we have about two millennia of peaceful sleep on this island, isolated and unconscious in absolute monarchical regimes that kept it going, eschewing progress and keeping up routine maintenance. Continue reading

Towards New Metaphysics

The Model is the relationship between Nonexistence and Existence. Without the two, the Model would seem like a bunch of words scrambled together that have no relations or connections. Nonexistence (the “time” fragment of absolute nothing) is an implicit concept along with Existence (the ultimate superset, or absolute everything). Here is a way to conceptualize it in three operative steps. Continue reading

Part I of the epistemological Model: physics to chemistry

Levels 1-3 of the Model describe the relationships of the subjects of study from particle physics to chemistry. But before I start with the first elements of the Model, I must mention what precedes them. Steven Hawking and his followers argue that all particles are preceded by some unknowable state that led to the Big Bang. This state is a singularity, and it is like a particle that contains all particles of the universe. Cosmic background radiation is interpreted as an early result of this state along with the observable universe. Hawking described this state by extending Einstein’s special relativity on the quantum level to what preceded the quantum level, namely, the microscopic singularity, the kind that physicists try to understand in particle collision experiments. On the cosmic level, such singularity is simultaneous throughout all of space. Continue reading