A circular question: What is sleeping philosophy?

I first asked the question about sleeping philosophy when I was evaluating the Diagram. Although I think my first quandaries about the nature of sleeping philosophy were significant, I now believe sleeping philosophy is much more complex than it earlier seemed. Besides meeting a sleeper in real life, I’ve also found important sleepers in literature and art that need to be discussed here. In particular I want to mention the philosophies of Philip K. Dick, a character from Roberts’s Shantaram, and Andrei Tarkovsky, a Russian movie director. These new comparisons and findings lead me to believe that sleeping philosophy is the (two-positional) idealism/realism missing from the context of other categories. Yet speculations about whether this means that in the future sleeping philosophy may become a new category or would remain asleep are inconclusive. Continue reading


Evaluation and conclusions of expanded Complete Reality Hypothesis

What follows is partly an evaluation of the expanded CRH Diagram, not a rationalization of why certain philosophers were chosen in it or an explanation of the method, all of which will be made clearer in a later post. The first and foremost value of the CRH is its practical use in understanding other people’s philosophies. CRH makes APEIRON into a hypothetical practical method based on Theory of Nested Concepts, which rigorously defines the Model. While the Model displays all knowledge, the Diagram displays all the categories that structure human consciousness and thus all of humankind. Continue reading