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gary e. davis
January 2023


The five Areas below are entrances into a large-scale sense of project. Each Area is simply defined here, with a link to included discussions. New discussions cause an Area date to be revised, so it’s easier to locate when an Area added a discussion or revised an existing one.

But these Areas, as separate, main organizational titles, are becoming archival.

The subtitle of each Area below (in grey) is more than facetious. For example, finding reason to live is sometimes elusive for persons; so, inquiring into having good reason is not trivial.

Secondly, I want to share my enjoyment of conceptual pursuits. Might one seriously and tenably claim that a philosophy of teaching is the heart of educational excellence, and that teaching is at heart about enabling others’ actualization of their potential?

October 2022
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.

June 2022
conceptual inquiry: pursuing high fun
    How may conceptuality itself best be understood? What is being a “leading mind”
in specialist literature? How may astute reading best be understood?

I find a cohering of leading thought in a “Found“ telicity of leading voices.

January 2023
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 attend-ing to themes about individuating capability for thinking about—or theme-ing—whatever.

February 2021
advancing community: causing excellence
    Understanding this in light of good thinking.

February 2022
being in Time: adapting fruitfully
    Meanwhile, life goes on (being in Time), at scales beyond capture.


For me, challenges of conceptual prospecting credibly are fun, as well as expressing fidelity to vital importances.

One always prefers some importances (values), concepts, views, etc. over others, but warranting that is likely unconvincing. Establishing comprehensive and durable standards of “higher” valuation—Value (capitalized)—is, of course, a difficult venture. Capitalizing ‘value’ intends to imply orientation by interest in large-scale, lifeworld-oriented valuation.

One appealing way to characterize my site Areas here is as entrances into altogether deepening (verb) explorations in Value relativity without ultimate relativism.

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.

But a notion of higher versus lower understanding can be detailed non-relativ-istically, I think. Yet, that’s inevitably a complex matter of conceptual inquiry.

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.

The ultimacy of value is Valuing. The ultimacy of Value is evolving—understood actively (evolving) and conceptually (evolving).

The range of topics that will emerge within any of the five Areas doesn’t intend to be comprehensive of the Area. Topics will be (or are) foci that I want to work with here.
I want to explicate aspects of a continuum of interest that does cohere formally, albeit offline, to be shared later (dependent on technical terms to be clarified).

There’s no end to where The Project may go (mortally speaking, of course). Likewise, obviously, for Our evolving (notwithstanding another giant asteroid).



Be fair. © 2023, g. e. davis