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Musician and author from the USA, primarily influenced by mathematics, science, and philosophy. Has written two science fiction short stories Dual Void and IHU ; one work of mathematics Bivalent Logic ; two works of epistemology and philosophy of science Aamrgan and On the Preservation of Enthusiasm ; as well as Essays in Science and Philosophy [2004 - 2009] (seven essays exploring and explicating various interrelated topics, such as: temporality, gravity, relativity, epistemology, agnosticism, metaphysics, existentialism, consciousness, music, art, physics, and cosmology). ...more

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It is time to share my favorite albums of our century's first decade, now that we've entered its third decade. Of course, no one person can listen to every album that exists, so in the event there are any glaring omissions in your opinion please share them in the comments. I do not view music as a competition, even though the below list has kind of a competitive organization to it (winners, runner Read more of this blog post »
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Anselm's Ontological Argument (Nonfiction)
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Description: A philosophical essay which examines Saint Anselm's ontological argument for the existence of God.
The Trolley Problem (Nonfiction)
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Description: A philosophical essay that explores Philippa Foot's ethical thought experiment known as "the trolley problem".
Verification Asymmetry (Nonfiction)
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Description: A small essay applying logic to examine the falsification and corroboration of scientific theories.
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Janna Levin
“...we are the product of this universe and I think it can be argued that the entire cosmic code is imprinted in us. Just as our genes carry the memory of our biological ancestors, our logic carries the memory of our cosmological ancestry. We are not just imposing human-centric notions on a cosmos independent of us. We are progeny of this cosmos and our ability to understand it is an inheritance.”
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Promod Sharma Thanks for connecting. I feel, to start with let us have short exchanges related to our views/ personal philosophies/ work etc.
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