Why aren't there more essays like this, on the nature of causality? Causality is the most powerful and important concept in forming a philosophical, metaphysical or spiritual worldview. Yet hardly anyone talks about it.
Paul starts with a full, logical definition of causation. On that solid basis, he then explores popular misconceptions about cause and effect found in science, philosophy, religion, and everyday life.
What I like most about this essay is that it's not just theoretical. Not celebrating his birthday, for example, practically demonstrated thought about causality and self. An interesting series!
Discussing ideas from Otto Weininger's "Geschlect und Charakter", while literally trekking off the beaten track in the Tasmanian wilderness. 1. Quick rebuttal of C21st interpretations that Weininger is a misogynist and anti-Semite / Mt Dundas footpad. 2. Key ideas in the Preface / abandoned tramway near Dundas 3. Overview Part 1: Sexual Diversity and Part 2: Sexual Types / Montezuma Falls. 4. Introduction / Melba Flats track to Montezuma 5. Chapter 1: "Men" and "Women" / Renison Bell 6. Chapter 2: Arrhenoplasm and Thelyplasm / Fisher Lake 7. Chapter 3: Laws of Sexual Attraction / Mt Heemskirk 8. Chapter 4: Homosexuality and Pederasty / Donnellys Lookout 9. Chapter 5: Characterology and Morphology / Mt Agnew 10. Chapter 6: Emancipated Women / Trial Harbour 11. Summary of Part 1 / Comstock Mine tracks 12. Part 2 Overview / Zeehan Silver Spray Tunnel tramway routes 13. Chapter 1: Man and Woman / Mt Zeehan 14. Chapter 2: Male and Female Sexuality / Badger River railway 15. Chapter 3: Male and Female Consciousness / Queensberry Mine 16. Chapter 4: Endowment and Genius / Henty Dunes 17. Chapter 5: Endowment and Memory / Lettes Bay along railway line 18. Chapter 6: Memory, Logic, Ethics / Queenstown rainforests treks 19. Chapter 7: Logic, Ethics, and the Self / Mt Jukes 20. Chapter 8: The Problem of the Self and Genius / Lake Burbury treks 21. Chapter 9: Male and Female Psychology / Lake Margaret (if possible) 22. Chapter 10: Motherhood and Prostitution / Mt Murchison 23. Chapter 11: Eroticism and Aesthetics / Mt Read 24. Chapter 12: The Nature of Woman and Her Purpose in the Universe / Mt Farrell 25. Chapter 13: Judaism / Lake Rosebery 26. Chapter 14: Woman and Humanity / Tyndall Range 27. Overview and conclusions / Corinna
On the common, startlingly insane issues preventing people travelling down the path to wisdom. Topics like: sex, religion, women, religious atheism, academia, scientific materialism, work, music, drugs, art, politics, fantasy, and family.