The Phenomenology of Reading Brilliantly

William Gass might be the oldest and most important writer you have never heard of (post in the comments if you are familiar with this man). He is a thoughtful writer, one not concerned with satisfying the marketplace, or stretching out already thin prose into several long and superfluous books. His list is short, a … Continue reading The Phenomenology of Reading Brilliantly

To the Moon and Back… 50 years later?

What is our relationship to Place when we leave the security of the stable, solid ground in order to journey to the edge of the Earth's atmosphere (the moon is actually inside Earth's atmosphere https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/the-moon-is-inside-earths-atmosphere-claims-study?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1) to behold it not only from above, but from without. It seems strange to ask this question 50 years after … Continue reading To the Moon and Back… 50 years later?

The Limits of Knowledge and the Problem with Materialism

A Theory of Everything is Not Material What we take for verity and certainty are the limits of knowledge, the limits of what we can know or learn within this short span of time, or moment of life, because our knowing can only penetrate so far, therefore our knowing is actually a kind of uncertainty … Continue reading The Limits of Knowledge and the Problem with Materialism

So You Think You’ve Got a Theory for Everything (Yes I Realize It’s Theory of Everything)

Theories right now are bullish, we are in the midst of an ideas and information boom. But before we oversaturate the market and cause a crash, let's take stock of what we know right now. It's easy to tear apart a theory, if on no other grounds than appeals to authority, confirmation bias, ad hominem … Continue reading So You Think You’ve Got a Theory for Everything (Yes I Realize It’s Theory of Everything)

Leibniz, Husserl, Godel

The following is an introduction to a future post on Gottfried Leibniz' characteristica universalis in the context of the philosophy (and mathematics) of Godel and Husserl, each making their own contributions to the larger TOE (Theory of Everything), see also: 'learning (intelligence) without a brain' https://wordpress.com/post/thetimeoftheplace.com/298 Towards the end of his life, Kurt Godel became … Continue reading Leibniz, Husserl, Godel