What a concept!

The process of writing... write, re-write, start over, re-write and then for me, write it backwards. It makes sense actually. First write down your notes, then above that write your summary of them. Continue working and realize you have a new understanding so put that on top. This all gets wordy in any case, so pound on it to produce your final refined product that is purified from all the ore and trailings of your research, that has to be this finely condensed and purified, single artifact that hopefully has some artistry, that you can use. It sounds like a weapon but it is simply a chapter in my book to describe what historical philosophy, advised by biology, offers humanity as part of a Strategy For A New Human Ecology. Not a weapon, it is a tool forged for building a civilization. That is here: Philosophy. This page is how I got there. It's here for a few purposes. One is as a vanity to show just how long this thing is. Everything I write is meant to be short, but in reality, it never is. Start at the bottom of the list and click on all those headers below to see just how long it really is. Another purpose is for me to keep track of the references I want to use. Another reason for it is for a final review so that I don't miss anything. Maybe it will be of some interest as a summary of philosophy from my point of views. As such I'll try to clean it up a little so it can be followed as well as make sure all the "biologist comments" are attached to topics as appropriate. I put asterisks '*' next to the topics that make up the current content for my book... Abandon hope all ye who enter here.

What This Is Looking For

The Mess (Current Work Area 03/08/2020)

*Why I'm Looking For It

*What There Is

*Finally. Let's Look At Some Philosophy - The Beginnings

Christian Philosophy

*The Rationalists and the Enlightenment - After The Christian Era

*The Existentialists

The Psychologists

Philosophy Notes

Philosophy - Classical

Eastern Philosophy

Modern Philosophy

Philosophy Notes


Initial Exploration of Stoic Philosophy

Commentary about Stoicism by Ryan Holiday

1. Weeding - Recognizing a Problem that doesn't go away and solving it
Define the problem and figure out how you feel about it.
Define it in a simple sentence.
The write about the problem and you eventually will usually find the answer to the problem because you are breaking 
out of your thought patterns. You will find the solution.

Que, Routine, Reward... to create a habit of journaling
Que - to trigger the action.
Routine - a routine of journaling.
Reward - pick your reward to train yourself.

2. Reflect - on the past day, week or month. 
Congratulate yourself on what you did well.
Consider what you failed to succeed at. Pinpoint what you could do better.
It shows you if you are on rack to your goals.

3. Planning - ahead for the future. 
Plan for the next day and you will be super efficient with your time.
You wake up knowing what you have to do.
Plan this for each month of the year. Your effectiveness just increases.

4. Note Taking - Use your journal to take notes. 
It increases retention. 
It reminds you of plans.

5. Questions - The quality of your life is determined by the questions you ask yourself.
This will get knowledge from inside your brain instead of from outside. That is where you relly need to get it from rather than from outside.
Ask what your life will look like in 5 or 10 years if you don't change.
Ask what your life could be like if you do change in certain ways.
Ask what you are going to do to change.

12 Steps To Become A Perfect Stoic (How To Be A Stoic/Practical Stoicism)

10 excerpts from Marcus Aurelius' 'Meditations' to unlock your inner Stoic

Stoic by Ryan Holiday

Various Philosophy

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius - SUMMARIZED


Utilitarianism and Consequentialism

Initial exploration Gods and Spirituality