Today's read, turns out the mathematician Brouwer (topology, intuitionistic logic) had written a philosophical lament about society in his 20s, seems interesting

I came to the world for the facts, but it turns out I can only have pictures of facts. This is some shit.

For a few years, I have been working on this weird book/collection of articles about time and causality and I am still not sure if anyone would make something out of it. Check it out (and give me some feedback please). Boosts will be appreciated too.

Look how different philosophers are from one another:

Wittgenstein's last words (upon hearing that friends are coming to visit him): "Tell them I've had a wonderful life”

Kierkegaard's were "My life is a great, to others unknown and incomprehensible suffering."

Seems that Wittgenstein and Kierkegaard are the modern version of the laughing and the crying philosopher.

The difference between dreams and real life is that real life is *longer*
Loving ‘s book
And yeah, back to reading @OCRbot

Added one more chapter to my summary of "The critique of pure reason". It's been almost a year since I published the first version.

Also, from Dogen's essays. The concept of a "myriad of things" is very similar to Kant's concept of the "manifold of sensibility", essentially
both are trying to highlight the novel, flux-like aspect of reality, the fact that the concept of objects are subjective (no pun intended). It would be a really cool plot twist if it turned out that Kant had read Dogen (very highly unlikely in real life).


It is true that this selection of essays from master Dogen contains just one joke, but the good news is that the joke is worth it:


The ultimate conclusion that you can reach when comparing their viewpoints is that causality is not a law, nor a meta law, but a belief which every thinking being must hold to some extend.

Also, if you are a person with background in Quantum Physics and you are interested in chatting about the ideas outlined here, ping me ;)

On my reading list:

- Quantum Computing Since Democritus - lecture notes are available here

- Anthrophic Bias - the whole book is available here (currently down)

I updated my essay about the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics and the survivorship bias, with some new thoughts on the subject, after reading an article on the anthrophic principle. This idea might have deep implications for the induction problem in philosophy. Need to do some more research.

At first I thought that the Transcendental Deduction was the heart of the matter of "The Critique of Pure Reason", but upon rereading, it's definitely not it. The deepest chapter is appropriately called "Systematic representation of All the Synthetic Principles of Pure Understanding" and is awesome. Especially the "Analogies of Experience" and the "Anticipation of Perception" are so deep that I did not understand a single word at first, but it all comes together with time.

Thinking whether the notion of the immortal soul can serve as an evolutionary advantage among peoples? That would explain why spirituality and religion is so pervasive.

In general, spirituality provokes an individual to sacrifice himself in favor of the needs of the whole society and to work towards the greater good which is just what a gene-pool needs, as explained in books like "The Selfish Gene" (ants and bees being the textbook example).

Continuing with Kant's Pure reason.

The chapter about the Paralogisms of Pure Reason is basically a summary of Douglas Hofstadter's work.

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