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A DISQUISITION ON NATURAL SYSTEMS

 

Philosophy has been traditionally viewed as the study of general and fundamental problems such as the nature of reality, existence, knowledge, values, logic, mind and language. The Disquisition addresses these problems in a critical, systematic approach.


Much of contemporary philosophy only focuses on one specific aspect of a single problem. The Disquisition takes a more systematic approach to these fundamental problems. It examines the foundations of language, logic, mathematics, science, values and social systems in an integrated manner.


By incorporating mereology, many-sorted logic, interactive computing, chaos theory, abduction, coinduction, and systems analysis into the philosopher’s toolkit, this book offers solutions for many contemporary philosophical issues and proposes a new approach to dealing with complex, interactive systems in contemporary society.

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A PRECIS OF NATURAL SYSTEMS

 

The Précis is a summary of the main points presented in the Disquisition. It is written in a Tractatus-style format.

 

The book can be read alone if you have no interest in the argumentation behind the points. Otherwise it serves as an excellent compliment to the Disquisition.

Essays on the Disquisition

 

Forthcoming in Spring 2019

 

ESSAYS ON THE DISQUISITION

 

This book contains a series of essays that reflect the new techniques and approaches to problems introduced in the Disquisition to analyze and understand complex, dynamic and interactive systems.

 

It differs from the Disquisition in that the reader is assumed to have some previous knowledge of the techniques.

 

This work highlights the interaction of these new approaches rather than introducing them.

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Forthcoming 2019

THE BICYCLING BOBS

 

This is not a philosophy book but rather a story about my father's great adventure before college.

 

After graduating from high school in 1939, my father and his friend, both named "Bob," traveled 13,000 miles around the perimiter of the US by bicycle.

 

The book is a narrative  based on my father's diaries, maps, letters and press clippings.

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THE NON-STATE

 

This book is planned to take the analysis of social systems and ethics developed in the Disquisition and apply it to political theory.