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 as yet hardly articulated here. To put it another way, literary theory is nested within psychology, and psychology is nested within a general philosophy.

The more purely philosophical posts are –

Relationalism,     Ontology,    and    Dialectics.

My philosophy of mind is dealt with in –

The Mind Ouroboros.

My literary-theoretical work is in the posts –

Koestler Reloaded,    Maximization,    On Russian Formalism,

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

Two additional pieces are –

Classifying Informal Logical Fallacies, (a sort of appendix to the Rhetoric page),

and   Main Fiction Film Genres (a fairly throwaway indulgence of my love of diagramming).

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.


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); all articles are being revised and added to all the time, so the dates of articles have little significance. New articles get added and existing articles divided or synthesized, but the articles form a whole system which should become increasingly well-articulated as time goes on.

A sample of my own verse is here.

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