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gary e. davis
March 7, 2019

By the way: My obsession
with ‘irt’ = in relation to

The five Areas below are entrances for persons new to the site. Each Area is simply defined, and a link to current work is provided.

I’ll note all new material at the “new in site” space on my home page for a week or so;
and permanently link to new material at its relevant Area page. All updates are cumu-latively listed at the “recent weeks” link.
(What’s below is the same as for mid-February, except that “new in site” materials cause revision of the date for “conceptual inquiry.”)

February 2019
being well: enjoying life
    Living “up” to being well is valued by everyone, at least implicitly (if not overtly idealized).

“Being well” anticipates better understanding (in conceptual terms) of whatever interest, by idealizing a wholly flourishing life that may, to my mind, be exemplified by supporting (advocating, working toward) ecologically flourishing humanity, through advancing community.

March 2019
conceptual inquiry: pursing high fun
    This gets complicated.
February 2019
good thinking: virtuously enabling
    This is about what may proceed in light of conceptual inquiry, most relative to interest in interdisciplinary conceptual design. But good thinking is practical; it serves being well, through curiosities to follow diligently, projects to sustain excellently, friends to keep close, valuable time to give....

That’s a simple point about good thinking, not a definition of it. I enjoy a proximal vagueness in the notion of “good thinking.” For example, “being well” (the site Area) implicitly expresses a comprehension of valuing good thinking while overtly attending to themes about individuating capability for thinking about—or theme-ing—whatever.

February 2019
advancing community: causing excellence
    Understanding this in light of good thinking.

February 2019
being in Time: adapting fruitfully
    Meanwhile, life goes on (being in Time), at scales beyond capture.


In short, the site Areas are entrances into deepening (verb) explorations.

Prospects of higher conceptual insightfulness in being well (analogous with higher education) provide better opportunities for being well than “lower” insightfulness (analogously as a “high school” education is not very high). But whose “higher” is better? Matters of conceptual heights can be as elusive as the history of philosophy all tolled.

A notion of higher versus lower understanding can be detailed non-relativistically, I think, but that’s inevitably a complex matter of conceptual inquiry. One always prefers some values, concepts, views, etc. over others, but warranting that is likely unconvincing. Establishing comprehensive and durable standards of “higher” valuation is, of course, a difficult venture.

Idealizing a wholly flourishing life implies notions of intrinsic value. A conception of ecologically flourishing humanity requires of itself a conception of being “human” that comprehends the evolving Conversation of Humanity (“the”?) well enough.

Yet, the challenges can be great fun, as well as expressing fidelity to vital importances.
The range of topics that will emerge within any of the five homepage Areas doesn’t intend to be comprehensive of the Area. Topics will be (or are) foci that I want to work with foreseeably here. I want to explicate aspects of a continuum of interest that does cohere formally, albeit offline. There’s no end to where The Project may go (mortally speaking, of course).



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