Areas of Expertise
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic, Cold War, Foundations of Mathematics
An idea worth spreading
People should, following the great philosopher of science Paul Feyerabend, learn the art of defending the absurdest ideas. This is a necessary component of your creativity and confidence. All ideas, even the most scientific ones, were met with disdain and utter shock at their seeming unreasonableness. For example Newton's ideas were met with disdain by Descartes. They were the most extraordinary claims. Descartes said: 'Newton you want me to believe that atoms are not only intelligent but that they have souls that they attract each other from million of miles away." The most conventional ideas were met with a lot of disapproval. And thus ideas which have perished because they are not popular anymore can be resuscitated through concerted efforts. If you look at the history of ideas, ideas prevailed not because they were good but because of the stubborness of its proponents, the funding they were able to acquire, and the many contradictions its proponents were willing to ignore.
I'm passionate about
Creativity, Sufism, Aesthetics, History, Homeschooling, Anarchism, M*A*S*H.
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Creativity, homeschooling, career choices (in the process of making one).