Freedom Of Choice Includes Freedom From Choice

A letter to myself from my dream* Dear Tom, By the time you read this, the exam will be over and you will have missed it. But you didn't fail. In fact you passed, because of my quick-thinking. I told them you left as a statement: Your absence is your answer to the exam topic.…

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OK… So Spencer-Brown isn’t wrong, he’s just cataphatic.

The (cataphatic) Laws of Form George Spencer-Brown did an incredible job of breaking it down to the barest of bare-bones. But he could have gone further - he just didn't see it. He thought the 'Distinction' was "perfect continence" (yes, he notes that 'continence' refers to the archaic meaning - to contain - contain yourselves!),…

Honey, I Shrunk the Universe…

... or, "What if we were totally wrong?" Inside-Out Universe To say that the Universe 'exploded' from a 'thing smaller than an electron' in what's commonly called "The Big Bang" could be a complete misunderstanding of the data we've gathered from our observations of the galaxies and 'stuff out there around us'. Let me show…

The Law of Existence – Part 2

Law of Existence - continued In my previous post, I promised to illustrate how the Laws of Thought, as they are used today, emerge naturally from the Law of Existence. Time to make good on my promise. In a comment left by reader SelfAwarePatterns he mentioned that he didn't see how the Law of the…

Strange and relative thinking: two examples

On Infinity and Boundaries: You have to understand that if you have an infinite "expanse" of sameness that is unchanging, and that you (I say ‘you’, but I mean ‘it’ or ‘unknown’ for the time being) cause a Thing to exist from that sameness, if it is to ‘exist’, then it must necessarily be perfectly…

The Universe as an Analog Circuit

We intuitively describe an object's 'tendency' to remain as it is, in terms of how it was before. Talking of Time and memory, we perceive the past, but in a physically objective world outside of us, if everything is transformations, then Time is bogus - illusory. We only perceive it as a 'rate of change',…

‘Self’ emerges via the asynchrony between ‘internal’ and ‘external’ events

(first posted on Philosophy Forums: http://forums.philosophyforums.com/threads/self-emerges-via-the-asynchrony-between-internal-and-external-events-70543.html) Ok, so I was musing on the brain and perception this afternoon. I thought "Surely the brain doesn't compare each photo-receptor to see if any are different to each other - it must apprehend the contour as a whole - or does the comparison happen so fast that we…