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MEMOIRS OF A STRESS DAMAGED THINKER I am addicted to adrenaline highs and the despair of adrenaline lows. Stress-damaged thinking and the reactions which stem from it have damaged my body. My spine is disintegrating. My rotator cup flares up regularly. I have a hiated hernia and a prostrate that tends to enlarge. The allergies …
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1) Knowing is a direct relation with truth as ‘Truth is god itself.” Spinoza 2) Believing (or reason), is our finite brains trying to make sense of what we know 3) Things tell us what we know a) that they are (exist) b) what kind of thing they are (essence). This is knowledge of the …
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How to Play Life – Reason Inside Prison

I owe a debt of gratitude to someone who emailed me recently about this blog. I wrote back with the following:  I used to get mad at Spinoza for using the word, ‘GOD.’ I felt much the same way about Bill Wilson of AA . I would put a penciled X over the word and …
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HOW TO PLAY LIFE: UNDERSTANDING (The Chapter I could not write while my body and spirit were in prison) Metaphor:  “A) Rhetorical figure transposing a term from its original concept to another and similar one. B) In its origin, all language was metaphoric; so was poetry. “ Lionelli Venturi 1 PART ONE: THE ABSTRACT LIE …
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THE PILL OF PROPERTY & THE DRUG OF RELIGION             Revolutions in the Middle East are not bringing the expected democracy because revolutions never do. The idea that they might is a post-enlightenment myth of the Western world. Revolutions simply create a temporary shift in the balance of power. It is wrenched from the privileged …
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3 CONCEPTUAL FUNCTIONS OF THE BRAIN: A CRITIQUE OF DANIEL KAHNEMAN’S ‘THINKING, FAST & SLOW.’                                     Being critical of Daniel Kahneman, “widely regarded as the world’s most influential living psychologist,’ (according to Ted.Com), is like being critical of a favorite uncle.  When I was in the incipient stage of adolescence, such an uncle took …
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IN BRIEF  Things jump out of the symmetry of energy as holograms and true ideas are immanent not transcendent.  Philosophy is the definition of things and science is the demonstration of things. The two disciplines are complementary.  Since he made mathematics the measure of all things [not man or god], the first philosopher of modern …
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zHOW TO PLAY LIFE: UNDERSTANDING (The Chapter I could not write while my body and spirit were in prison) “A) Rhetorical figure transposing a term from its original concept to another and similar one. B) In its origin, all language was metaphoric; so was poetry. “ Lionelli Venturi 1 PART ONE: THE ABSTRACT LIE Since …
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We live in a complex word and it seems hard to make sense of it. Ancient Greek thinkers used the word, ‘logic,’ to describe the process of trying to make sense. These thinkers made up rules, like a game, for how to play logic. The rules got very complex. Today you can learn Polish logic …
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