Saturday, June 5, 2021

spring 2021

See the site home page for the current update.

I’m working with my notes 10 to 14 hours daily, believing I have a realistic sense of the distance to a horizon (goal)—“new postings regularly, beginning in a week or so,” he says, below—and I’m usually wrong.

However, I’ve gotten to a culminative point that the coming week will clarify (offline). I’m stoked (as we used to say), exuberant. I wish I don’t need sleep. (Maybe the E.T.s, sending unidentifiable aerial phenomena around, can pursue their fun 24/7.)

Anyway, I’ll share a comment I posted yesterday at a NYTimes article about a renowned surgeon who really nearly died from covid-19 complications. It’s simply about the intrinsic value of human life.

May 22 | Editing within and across hundreds of pages of notes is a tedious process about which you don’t want to read. The work is the backstage basis for posting and paging for the coming year or more.

I expect to have new postings regularly, beginning in a week or so—probably this coming week, before May 29. I expect.

April 10 | If you didn't see the American Masters episode on Oliver Sacks’s life, you must. It’s two hours, but the last 45 minutes makes it all worthwhile. Entertaining memoir becomes a report from the front lines of prospecting in neurophenomenology, then offering a truly memorable ending filmed during the days of February, 2015, when he wrote “My Own Life” for the New York Times

March | I’m making lots of progress on a topic complex whose conceptual technicality has been intense. There will be tens of parts. 

I anticipate short postings done intermittently over the next year. A series won’t seem to be part of an overriding topic until a set ends, then gets a group title.
A set of titled groups of themes will be grouped, becoming a chapter of I-don’t-know-what. The chapters themselves will emergently define how they belong together. Prospecting lives in openness. 

I have a revised posting about the Internet as evolving organism

February 5—March 3 | The point of more democracy is more good life among us whose emergent pointillism of good society depends on the good between “us.”

I’ve made an intimate conception of such bettering, “Biden’s and my democratic society,” relative to parts of Biden’s Inaugural Address of January, then extrapolating.

The good (yes, the, in a special sense) between and among us emerges from the lives of persons, obviously, which, for conceptual interest, implies the standard philosophical interest in understanding personhood, which is also a keynote of a humanism which isn’t metaphysicalist. 

But I have a sense of being a person which is better than standard senses of “personhod” (or “personal identity”).

My discussion’s component notions and directly-related ideas will be more detailed later, but I’m confident about the March conception.