It’s been a little while since posting, and there’s a reason: I’ve been sitting on a stool somewhere in a smoke-filled room (Note: It wasn’t tobacco smoke—somebody just burned something in the oven, of course!) slaving away over a series of new articles on the topic of Choice and Belief. If after reading through all the articles in the series you start to feel a bit ill from the fruitless and often circular cogitations, then be grateful that you don’t have to spend very much time inside of my brain, because it’s like that all the time in here!
Now for the topic, choice and belief. I’m very interested in what is knowable and what is not, and these essays or articles are a group of loosely-related though not necessarily coherent ruminations on the subject. We’ll jump from architecture to computation, from Shakespeare spoofs to statistics. But essentially the questions approached are Who is man? Where does reason necessarily end and something else begin? How does mankind do the best he can with incomplete information? You know, classics of theophilosociographidemologicus argument. Amidst all of the rambling, I think I have some interesting views to offer. But good luck — this isn’t going to be pretty.
The remaining articles (there are at least five others, perhaps more) will be released in regularish succession over the next week, so come back for the rest!