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Biography: ... i'm a freethinker ("theism is false") & left libertarian (political demarchy + economic democracy + time-credit mutualism).
i'm also an entropist -- my own coinage referring to the fact that global disorder always increases & local order increases global disorder, which entails that the living are always already dead just as existence is always already extinction (i.e. "anterior posteriority") -- reflecting on ways in which agency can benefit -- flourish -- from disorder (uncertainty (re: meta-cognition) / contingency (re: meta-physics)).
agonist ethics (via fidelity-agency) + fallibilist epistemology (via reflexivity-complexity-blind normativity) + materialist ontology (via facticity-extinction)
beliefs i find maladaptive to doubt:
- there is no mystery, uncertainty is inevitable.
- there is no supernatural / transcendent order, the contingency of nature is necessary.
- there is no providence, chance is fundamental (thus, conflict & change are ineluctable).
> (some) mis/readings …
>> books i'll never write:
Critique of Pure Stupidity
Prolegomena to Any Future Stupidity
Cannibal Faith (how theodicy produces dystopia (or 'how empires eat their young!'))
Intelligence: Designed (ecological problem-solving --> aptitude for denying reality)
All That Is Excellent (non-euclidean spinozism)
Ontological Blues & Musical Jubilation
The Birth of Music Out of the Spirit of Tragedy (spirituals, blues & jazz as "philosophical investigations")
Ecstasies & Extinctions (subjects w/o subjectivity, objectivity w/o objects)
Questions Problems Conflicts (anti-methods)
Time Money God (levels of systemic control / othering)
Sublime Absurd Irreal (disorder fractalizes - generates - order)
Meta Meta (-physics & -cognition)
Shit Happens (defining "matter")
Right to My Life (con - execution murder & suicide; pro - abortion self-defense & euthanasia)
Failure (an intellectual memoir)
Have Intellect, Will Travel (how tool-makers are made eusocial by tool-making)
Mere Stupidity (how false hopes scapegoat false fears via magical thinking, wishful thinking & groupthink)
Why I Am So Decadent (Nietzsche's anti-nietzscheanism)
The World As It Found Me (climbing down Wittgenstein's Ladder)
Imago Hominis (AI & other primate gods)
The End (the end of thought, the end of nature & ends-in-themselves as foils to human stupidity aka "entropism")
There is no god but Fear, and Ego is its prophet
>>> you're probably a Sucker (i.e. fool) if you --
- seek / fixate on answers to the wrong questions (or solutions to the wrong problems)
- console (false) fears with (false) hopes
- strive to keep that which is easy to lose
- commit to that which can't be controlled (or you can't control)
- trap yourself in routines (means-to-ends) at the expense, or to the exclusion, of play (ends-in-themselves)
- trust agents who lack 'skin-in-the-game' (i.e. who pay no price for being wrong / deceitful)
- trust Suckers ...
"non-Sucker's Rule of 2" --
i. avoid co-dependency (e.g. monogamy & religion); friendship & civics suffice …
NB: i understand 'the highest form of love' to be friendship (convergence of mutual interests, mutual enjoyment and/or mutual well-being) and 'the highest form of friendship' to be solidarity (collaborative resistance to normative -- state, corporate, clerical, parental -- injustices) because, needing everything from ecology-community in order to flourish, we owe more than we can ever repay to sustaining ecology-community (re: fidelity).
ii. avoid whatever can be (easily) taken away from you or that which you can't (fully) control (e.g. fame, wealth, power, promises, forecasts, etc); erudition & integrity suffice …
"Most people would rather die than think; in fact, they do so." -- Bertrand Russell