A remarkable book. It changes everything.

Busy, Busy, Busy. Mentioned strange times regarding work-load and productivity a few posts ago; my pipeline stuffed with unread bookmarks and unresolved references, and a to-do-list with at least seven dimensions of priorities to juggle, personally and professionally. Not exactly “treading water”, but difficult to discern progress going anywhere. Ironic that the immediately previous Wittgensteinian … Continue reading “A remarkable book. It changes everything.”

Brian Josephson at Nobel Lindau 2019

Just a holding post to capture this recent (2019) link to Brian Josephson’s Nobel Laureate talk to young scientists at the 2019 Lindau meeting. Brian was one of the first physical scientists I came across (back in 2002) that gave serious consideration of the relevance to physics of living and conscious models. I’ve seen him … Continue reading “Brian Josephson at Nobel Lindau 2019”

The Quality of Being

It seems Goff and Kastrup have fallen out. With a great swell of interest in pan-psychism and idealism stoked by these two in the last couple of years it was no surprise they came together to compare notes recently. They’re not new to each other. Goff was actually an academic referee to Katsrup’s PhD I … Continue reading “The Quality of Being”

Ain’t That Queer?

Queer Theory – A new one on me, something I know literally nothing about, but I’ve been following an interesting series of social media threads from @Glinner (Graham Linehan) doing battle with the more PC extremes of gender and sexuality “terminology” – particularly the “self-identifying trans” debate – and getting inundated in trolling and flak … Continue reading “Ain’t That Queer?”

Idealism & Russell’s Metaphysics

Part of my slow working through Mumford’s “Russell on Metaphysics“, I have flipped back to recap the first 5 chapters. Having been left with even deeper nagging doubts that I was right to leave Russell behind after all, I need to check my thinking by capturing the key thoughts. A sanity check. To be clear, … Continue reading “Idealism & Russell’s Metaphysics”

Levels of Ethical, Social, and Cognitive Competencies

Another holding post – simply to capture this Buddhistic David Chapman piece on Robert Kegan and Lawrence Kohlberg’s models of developing (evolving) intellectual competencies. (Hat tip to @MimeticValue for the link.) They look very much related to sorting out the missing aspects of Pirsig’s Social-Intellectual levels as I’ve tried to do here. (Three aspects within what Pirsig … Continue reading “Levels of Ethical, Social, and Cognitive Competencies”

Panrelationalism – Everything Comes in Threes

Triples, Triads or Trinities Every layered, taxonomic or network model of anything. 1D – The identity of every thing being distinct from not-this-thing and the distinction made. 2D – Levels or layers (in 2D orthogonal to any axis in n-dimensions, think onion-skins) come in threes. This layer, the next layer and the interface between the … Continue reading “Panrelationalism – Everything Comes in Threes”

Physics as the Child of Meaning – John Wheeler (1986)

“It makes meaning the child of physics. Physics itself, however, according to this view, is also the child of meaning.” – John A Wheeler’s Meaning Circuit (1986). I love the way Wheeler wrote his papers!! @phalpern pic.twitter.com/xZDL93foaH ” Rohit Kulkarni (@RoAKulkarni) April 10, 2018 “Physics is the child of meaning” Oh yes. Information is more … Continue reading “Physics as the Child of Meaning – John Wheeler (1986)”