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Philosophy: Unloaded Science vs Loaded Literature
(important piece on the form and content of philosophy) Testimony vs Literature Truth vs Experience Criticism vs Free Association Survival vs Creativity Deflationary vs Conflationary Clarify vs Obscure Persuasion vs Suggestion Decidability vs …
Is Philosophy the Literature of Deceit?
[W]hen you switch from the conduct of pedagogy to science, justification to criticism, opportunity searching to error reduction, you see that philosophy has unjustifiably self congratulated itself quite a bit throughout history. And when you find the c…
(sketch) Science Replaces Philosophy
  [S]CIENCE REPLACES PHILOSOPHY Existence (need for action) Aesthetics (the sciences of experiences / experience / spirituality) Testimony (the sciences of truth telling / knowledge / psychology) Law (the sciences of cooperation / each other…
(Diary) Progress on Deception in Literature and Philosophy
[G]reat progress on this problem of literature and deception that I have been struggling with for years. I have these periods where I think I am not making progress, and then I make a great deal of progress in a few days. The periods where I make littl…
Myth, Religion, Literature, Philosophy, as Promises of Opportunity for Free Riding
[W]hy do we love myth, religion, literature, philosophy, so dearly and pursue history, science, and the various grammars (logics) of calculation with such reluctance? The method of communication is experiential in the first and not so in the second. …
Wishful Thinkers as Hosts for Deceit
[W]ishful thinkers all, we are easy prey for the literature of deceit whose plots promise free riding in a universe whose red queen we struggle to race. We long for suggestion. We long for entertainment. We long for respite that our Myths, Religion, Liter…
Worth Repeating for Newbs: The End of Pseudo-Austrian(Ukrainian) Libertarianism.
[I] love Hoppe as an involuntary mentor and human being. But I had to reform (kill off) rothbardian libertarianism if I wanted to reunite conservatism (aristocracy) and liberty (anglo libertarianism) A LIST OF HOPPE'S ERRORS http://www.propertarianism…
Truth: Seeking True Names - The Ultimate Parsimony
[T]here is only one ultimate parsimony available to man. That ultimate parsimony consists of the true names of all that exists in the universe. Truth is the name we use to refer to true names. True names are the ultimately most parsimoniou…
The Great Lies of Both Eras
(Having an angry moment over "the big lies".) [B]efore the hebrew bible there were myths. But the invention of that history was the invention of lying. Its the invention of the big lie. The battle between the cities in the ancient world is this: …
Politicians Follow the Incentives We Give Them Using Information They Possess
[P]eople follow incentives given the information at their disposal.   The problem for all people when faced with sensory instrumentation insufficient to provide them with decidability in maters of complexity at hand, they rely purely on incen…