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I wrote this piece as part of a larger essay that I call On Protagonism. Protagonism is the name I use for my conclusions about philosophy.

Adobe Acrobat file 194K Alan G. Nov 2, 2010

On Dimensional Quantification Notation

This 2-page article defines a notation that is agnostic with respect to the materialist-idealist­ (or mathematical realist) controversy. I believe it could help us to discuss the mind body dichotomy more articulately.

Adobe Acrobat file 118K Alan G. Feb 25, 2011

On 3 Theses of Philosophy in the Flesh

In this two-page essay I analyze the three main contentions that Lakoff makes (according to the interview posted). I use my dimensional quantification to make some fine-grained distinctions. My conclusion is a reformulation of the three contentions.

Adobe Acrobat file 89K Alan G. Feb 27, 2011

Primal and Verbal Neural Networks Perception-Comprehen­sion-Intui

This 2-page graphic illustrates a way for intuition to play a role with respect to model space that perception plays with respect to space-time. This combines Godel's insights with neural network theory. Worth 2000 words. Some explanation required.

Adobe Acrobat file 57K Alan G. Feb 27, 2011


This is my 21-May-2011 hypothesis for Chris Wargo's challenge.

Adobe Acrobat file 56K Alan G. May 21, 2011

On Scientism

These are my thoughts on the discussion on Scientism

Adobe Acrobat file 101K Alan G. Jun 9, 2012

On Dogmatism

This essay describes my dimensional qualification notation and uses it to define objectivity and mind in such a way that dogmatism can be distinguished from non-dogmatism.

Adobe Acrobat file 208K Alan G. Jun 23, 2013

Manifesto of Ontological Agnosticism

This essay is a spirited defense of ontological agnosticism. (Uploaded 6-Aug-2014)

Adobe Acrobat file 65K Alan G. Aug 6, 2014

Pagan Origins of the Christ Myth

Jesus existed as a legendary figure, if at all. Read this article to learn about the "mystery-cult" of Jesus and some of its many practically identical contemporary competitors as revealed by the study of comparative mythology.

Adobe Acrobat file 119K Ben Forbes G. Nov 2, 2009

Dennett, Daniel - Consciousness Explained

American philosopher Daniel Dennett summarizes his account of how consciousness arises from the interaction of physical and cognitive processes in the brain.

Adobe Acrobat file 3.7M Ben Forbes G. Jul 30, 2014

Comic strip on Descartes

cartoon strip on Descartes' philosophical statement "Cogito ergo sum"

an image 72K A former member Jun 7, 2010

Chalmers - Subsymbolic Computation and the Chinese Room

Primer on the neural network paradigm ('sub-symbolic computation'), its relation to 'classic' computationalism, and why the Chinese Room fails to obtain against it.

Adobe Acrobat file 89K christopher Jan 30, 2011

Philosophy and Logic

This is my thing and I am so studk in grading hell this week that I can't revise for a different audience. Please forgive the mishmash.

a .dot file 60K D.F. Apr 23, 2011

Gender Articles

I can't come to this meeting. If I had then I would have first perused a special edition of Nikki Stern's webzine Does This Male Sense focusing on gender. Here are some articles.

a .docx file 10K D.F. Jul 22, 2011

Tim Thinking Fast and Slow

Materials for Thinking Fast and Slow Links are in the Word file. Google Talk and London conference interview. An electronic download of book. Reviews from the Guardian, New York Times, and Slate.

a .docx file 18K D.F. Jul 4, 2012

gender games

my response to the Goldberg re "Why Men Rule".

Word file 72K Envie Jul 23, 2011

Introduction to General Semantics

Terri read from Wikipedia.

MP3 audio file 833K A former member Apr 10, 2007


Terri Markle reading the chapter "Sara's Story: Consent Decision-Making to the Rescue by Tena Meadows O'Rear", from "We the People" by John Buck and Sharon Villines.

MP3 audio file 2.7M A former member Jun 21, 2008


My View of the discussion of "Civilization and Its Discontents"

rich text file 16K A former member Feb 5, 2010


Informing Consent: Voter Ignorance, Political Parties, and Election Law by Christopher S. Elmendorf & David Schleicher 03/23/2012 "political parties are both the key to good elections and a common cause of electoral dysfunction."

Adobe Acrobat file 749K Jairo M. Aug 22, 2012


The Physical World as a Virtual Reality - Brian Whitworth Download this and others at http://brianwhitw...­ An exploration of the theory that a quantum reality generates the physical world as a processing output.

Adobe Acrobat file 80K Jairo M. Oct 4, 2014

Table-top Sign - Jo

Adobe Acrobat file 160K Jo Jul 21, 2006

Friedman vs. GM

Word file 72K Jo Sep 12, 2006

Tenets of Critical Thinking

Tenets of Critical Thinking from the website:­

Word file 26K Jo Nov 6, 2006

Arguments and Logical Fallacies

Word file 42K Jo Nov 7, 2006

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