Random Reflections



How does one create new knowledge from existing knowledge? That is: How can a conclusion go beyond the premises?


Begin with premises. Deconstruct. Reconstruct.

Abstraction globalizes problems/ issues and exposes gaps and missing links.


When you change words in your problem statement, you initiate an unobservable process in your mind that may lead to a new thought or idea.


Aristotle: words are sounds that become symbols of mental experience through the process of association.


Use words to suggest—to incite connections—rather than expressing and conveying.


Take statements—problems or perspectives—and invert their truth values: negative/ untrue statements makes us pause and slow down the thinking process.


Positive action statement (four parts):

  1. The action- thing you want to do
  2. The object- thing/ person you want to change
  3. The qualifies- kind of action you want
  4. The end result- result you expect to follow


Perceptual positions determine how we view things. Verbal description of reality is rendered impossible by the structure of language itself.


Context is the combination of axioms: they act as the categorical structure for arranging the ‘facts’ or ‘truths’ gathered from senses through experimentation (direct experience)


Axioms are useless if they are not intimately tied to experience/ sense. Creativity reconstitutes axioms into conceptions; that is, creativity rearranges axioms into different/ new grounds or orders, which establishes new context (new limits).  New sense impressions (experience) then yields new and varied axioms/ facts/ Most people think top down. Genius think bottom up: this requires recombination and synthesis, specifically with non-binding spatial thought.


Logic is applied to justify connection/ association of axioms from senses which establishes conceptions/ context. Logic and reasoning occurs after, not before, experience/ sensing. We apply logic to contextualize/ conceptualize (justification through limited premises) axioms/ facts in a way that yields a singular perspective.





Subjective perspective formation:

T: time/ progression of events

H: historical knowledge of past experience/ memory

A: Axioms/ true facts

C: Conceptions/ formalized opinions



H————————–H       [T∞h]

|        A1h A2h A3h A4h    |         |

P <        C1 C 2 C 3       >P       |

|        A1p A2p A3p A4p   |         |

S————————– S         V




P: subjective perspective

I: ideology

W: etiology/ worldview

S: Science discipline

E: epistemology

F: Facts

T: Testing

R: Relativity (time)

C: Concept



Judge the world as you judge yourself. Self-deception leaves you outside of the world you judge. We see the world as we are.


Creativity is dynamic processing.


Oppression leads people to believe that routine repetition is self-preservation.

Since most people are other people: if you want to know others, know yourself.

I am both an individual and an other. I do not exist simultaneously.



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