About

Hello – This site is about some aspects of philosophy, psychology, and literary theory. The best indication of what I’m about is the “Posts” page, and the best posts so far are probably “The Mind Ouroboros” and “Koestler Reloaded”. However, the site is not a series of disconnected posts, but rather an evolving system. The most well-developed posts at the moment are those on literary theory, which has been my focus over the last few years, but my approach to literary theory is psychological, particularly cognitive, and this psychological concern is, in turn, an aspect within a more general philosophical world-view which is slowly being articulated here. To put it another way, literary theory is nested within psychology, and psychology is nested within a general philosophy.

Philosophy –

Relationalism     Ontology    Complexity    Dialectics

Philosophy of Mind –

The Mind Ouroboros

Literary Theory –

Koestler Reloaded    Maximization    On Russian Formalism

Structuralist Poetics and the New Criticism   and   Aesthetics (an overview)

Rhetoric –

Rhetoric is on a separate page. It is a project I’ve been working on for many years, but only recently decided to transplant materials here. The presentation of the Rhetoric project should become more substantial soon, and the lock-on between the ideas in my literary theory and the taxonomy of rhetorical devices rendered more transparent.

Two additional pieces –

Classifying Informal Logical Fallacies (a sort of appendix to the Rhetoric page, which needs a lot more work)

Main Fiction Film Genres (a fairly throwaway indulgence of my penchant for diagramming)


This site is not really a blog, (though it takes advantage of wordpress’s tech., which has been very easy to work with and I would kinda recommend for similar projects). The dates of articles have no significance: new articles get added, all articles are being revised and added to all the time, and existing articles get divided or synthesized. But the articles taken together form a system, which should become increasingly well-articulated as time goes on.

A sample of my own verse is here.

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