• On the Nature and Achievement of Happiness

    June 2, 2020 by

    What is happiness, and how can it be achieved? When looking at the ground of phenomenological experience, it seems clear that the most important thing in life is happiness — that is, high quantity and quality of positive affect, for oneself and all others. As Holocaust survivor Victor Frankl showed in his book Man’s Search for Meaning, this… Read more

  • What is Sublime Linkage?

    November 9, 2019 by

    I’m starting this blog as a repository for the mountain of personal journal notes on my own psychology, art criticism, and philosophy, among other subjects – hopefully those that make it in will cohere to a greater degree than they do in their original shard-like form. One of the things that has been most meaningful… Read more

  • The Crux of Plausibility

    July 19, 2020 by

    One of the most important concepts to integrate into one’s method of understanding reality, especially in our liminal era of increased uncertainty, is plausibility. Roughly it can be understood as the “likelihood” of a given proposition, and if one wants to get specific an estimated percentage from 1 – 100 can provide a helpful marker.… Read more

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