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The Conflict of Mind: Major: Epistemological Problems

The True Isn't the Rational Book 1

Many of us were taught that if we were intellectually rigorous and honest, we’d approach the truth, but what if it wasn’t so simple? What if we can be wrong because we are intellectually disciplined? The Conflict of Mind will explore this possibility and argue that it is not enough to be a good thinker: we also need the right mental models. But even if our epistemology is advanced, there are problems we cannot escape.

Essays in this collection will explore topics like how what we believe is right is organized by what we believe is true, and yet our capacities to know the truth are essentially limited. We need falsification to think for ourselves without going mad, but not everything true is falsifiable. To avoid repeating history, we need to be motivated to change how we act, but ideas are never as motivational as experiences, and once we begin experiencing a repetition of history, it’s too late. We need philosophy to avoid bigotry and totalitarianism, but philosophy itself can become a source of bigotry and totalitarianism.


To live with a brain is to live with a problem, and if we solve the problem, we’ll lose our minds. The brain is a challenge that must instead be managed—learning how to manage it will require our very best. The hope of these essays is to help.

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A Philosophy of Glimpses: 

The Prolegomena to a New Metaphysics and Phenomenology of Lacks

“A phenomenology of lacks” is an “art-form” that maps out what it’s like to experience something that’s not entirely there or not always around but that was nevertheless apprehended. What kind of world are we in where this kind of mystery unfolds? Hard to say, but the answer will not be found in a purely physical consideration of reality. As hard as we’ve tried to escape it, we must return to metaphysics, but if we do, we might find a freedom there we long forgot that we possessed.


Metaphysics seems to be a study of what is “non-physical,” with a special focus on the “forms” that render matter intelligible. Phenomenology, on the other hand, is primarily an act of apprehension and “moments” versus an act of judgment and systematizing. Metaphysics has a long history of being associated with “systems building,” so what does phenomenology have to do with metaphysics? In this treatise, which arose from the discussions of Thomas Jockin, Javier Rivera, and O.G. Rose, it’s argued that phenomenology is the key methodology for “the new metaphysics.”


Didn’t Derrida deconstruct all metaphysics? Only metaphysics which rely on “ontological gaps,” but there is a whole world to be found in the realm of “metaphysical apprehensions.” Apprehensions are primarily based on the act of perceiving the world versus the act of thinking about it, a distinction the treatise elaborates on. Still, thinking plays a role, because what we can experience in perception are quick moments and “glimmers” that are gone just as soon as we notice them. To keep those moments in mind, we must think about them, which means we must focus on “lacks.” Lacks are not nothing, and how they are distinct is a main concern of the treatise.

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RETURN TO METAPHYSICS: How to Think Our Being? (w/ Alexander Bard, O.G. Rose, & Alexander Elung)
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RETURN TO METAPHYSICS: How to Think Our Being? (w/ Alexander Bard, O.G. Rose, & Alexander Elung)

Check Philosophy Portal for courses: Metaphysics concerns the study of first principles of being (e.g. identity, change, space, time, causality, necessity, possibility). In other words, whereas physics studies the physical world, metaphysics is the study of the fundamental categories we use to make sense of the world in the first place. For example, Isaac Newton structured much of modern physics with his system of categories; Immanuel Kant revolutionized philosophy by attempting to think of these categories as structures of the mind; and Georg Hegel introduced a higher-order dialectical movement to these categories as features of a historical process. Martin Heidegger, certainly one of the most influential philosophers of the 20th century, famously attempted to “overcome metaphysics”. Heidegger’s project is marked by “returning to Dasein” (or our being-in-the-world), claiming that all of Western philosophy had “forgotten being” under different “metaphysical regimes”. In our age Heidegger was convinced that metaphysics imposed a “techno-scientific-industrial” character onto our being-in-the-world. However, even Heidegger admitted that we must return to being-in-the-world only in order to be able to “begin anew” (metaphysics). In this discussion we seek such new beginnings, not only an affirmation of our being-in-the-world, but also a return to metaphysics. Support this work through Patreon:​​ Contact: Academic website:​​ Email: Facebook: Twitter:​​ Instagram:​​ Academia:​​ Research Gate: Google Scholar:
E62| Naming the Nameless (Voicecraft Session w/ O.G. Rose, Tyler, Ethan, Jurnee, Tom, and Kyle)

E62| Naming the Nameless (Voicecraft Session w/ O.G. Rose, Tyler, Ethan, Jurnee, Tom, and Kyle)

A Voicecraft session in the mode of Freeform, seeking to address the critical tension of naming the nameless. Please consider supporting this work if it's something that shares value into your life @ Show notes @ Recorded in February 2022, this Voicecraft session features members of the Voicecraft Network: returning voices O.G. Rose and Tyler Hollett, along with Voicecraft Network contributors Kyle McGahee, Ethan Wells, Jurnee Manu, and Tom Lyons.  --- The invitation that went out to network members was as follows: Over some years I have watched as developing fields of intention, understanding, and interaction--or said from another angle: hopes, dreams, and concerns--have clustered together in digital space and time. And, umm, if you'll indulge the following.. From psychedelic fractal, ayahuascic dimension shifting, tribal vibing meta visions of nu-enlightenment bed-making responsibilities, to the renaissance of dark webs and deep webs and spider webs and web 3s; and religions that aren't religions for the spirituals without religions; plus some old religions and new games, with old impulses in new clothes, and new impulses with no money; then some bildung for the meta-crisis, nurturing home grown humans and liminal sensemakers to authentically circle with antagonic shamanistic intellectuals, while dialogos makes socratic music from indigenous adjacent technologist integrals playing warmly with post-institutional relationalists to reconnect the masculine and the feminine. And all of that on the way to the para-academic invisible college built on wiser pathways from digital ports through uncanny valleys of friendship and peerage. Just so that we can have adventures, dinner and families, and drama worth having with laughter and tension in contexts that matter and that we matter to.. in openness to process with what is and what could be. Tongue in cheek -- without claiming at all to make sense -- if you are here in this network, chances are you pay attention to several different communities, podcasts, youtubers, discourse pockets, sensemaking webs of liminality populated by seen and unseen change making edgelords. In the void of integrity in the heart of (un)spoken society, in a polarising war of attritional addiction, in a post death of God world without rituals for death, (and therefore in the wake, just a bunch of undead gods--of ideology and scarcely inhabitable narrative--) some (lots) of people were all like: can we coordinate somewhere to talk about this? For several years, plus more before and more to come, people seem to need to name where they are, who is there, who is really there and who is not, and that we can kind of tell others who we are and where we are and maybe what we like or hold hope in or want to gain recognition for being in and and and---- There is a deeper conversation to have here about naming and not naming. Of ists and isms and the deeper than language which coordinates in language; about the relationship between signalling and signal ineffable; about integrity, growth, inclusion and exclusion, relating to and with the 'wider public', as well as with oneself in the work of deeper truth. This invitation is to come ready for participation in dialogue. Thank you for your time and energy. --- Thank you to O.G. Rose, Tyler Hollett, Kyle McGahee, Jurnee Manu, Ethan Wells, and Tom Lyons.
Discussing Hegel, C.S. Lewis, and More with O.G. Rose

Discussing Hegel, C.S. Lewis, and More with O.G. Rose

Big thanks to Daniel for this wonderful discussion! Make sure to check out O.G. Rose and all of their wonderful content! O.G. Rose Website: O.G. Rose YouTube: Instagram O.G. Rose Instagram: The Conflict of Mind: Major Epistemological Problems (The True Isn't the Rational) by O.G Rose: Some pieces mentioned in this discussion: - Episode #21: "Hegelian Dialectics" Are Not "Discussion Dialectics" - Episode #25: What Is a Paradox? - Absolute Knowledge (w/ Dr. Cadell Last) - The Meaning Crisis as a Sign of Hope - Hegel and the Ontological Implications of “Pure Thought” About What’s Not There by -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Your support on Patreon is truly appreciated and essential for the continuation of consistent and high-quality content: WEBSITE: LINKTREE: BUY Aphesis: The Impossibility of Subjectivity DISCORD: INSTAGRAM: ODYSSEY: JOIN THE TELOSBOUND PHILOSOPHICAL ASSOCIATION: SUBMIT YOUR WRITINGS: CONTACT: SUBSCRIBE to our Email List: Please support my parish if you are able to, we are in need of funds to build our new parish in the COVID economy: EQUIPMENT I USE: Blue Snowball Microphone: Logitech C922X Pro Stream Webcam HASHTAGS: #philosophy #theology #hegel
PHILOSOPHY OF LACK 4: Address (w/ O.G. Rose, Tim Adalin, Alexander Ebert)
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PHILOSOPHY OF LACK 4: Address (w/ O.G. Rose, Tim Adalin, Alexander Ebert)

Check Philosophy Portal for courses: ABSTRACT: The philosophy of lack has sought to introduce the starting condition for thinking in the experience of something missing (a lack), the idea that something is always conditioned by nothing, and that nonetheless, this nothing is excessive, the place of wild drives and images. We now seek to bring a certain closure to our reflections, by placing an importance on thinking that can both address from a place of lack (as opposed to addressing from the mode of explanatory presuppositions), and the hope of being addressed as a lack (as opposed to through ideological backgrounds). What is at stake in this conversation is not only thinking lack, but thinking how lack itself opens the space for the self and the other. Here we are not looking for closure in a theory of everything, but a closure in knowing that our theories are for the other, and that the other is an irreducible part of everything. Lack I discusses “foundations” of “something missing” in being; (Parmenides): Lack II discusses “materialism” as something conditioned by nothing; (Democritus): Lack III discusses "excess" as what appears at the site of nothing itself; (Plato): O.G. Rose: Tim Adalin (Voicecraft): Alexander Ebert: If you want to support this work: Patreon: Contact: Website: Email: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Academia: Research Gate: Google Scholar:
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The Daniel L. Garner Pattern Method

A Completely New Approach to Making Music

Whether you’re a beginner or you’re looking for ways to expand your music-making and improvisation skills, the Daniel L. Garner Pattern Method is for you! The method can help you master any type of keys: piano, keyboard, accordion and keys-based controllers for beatmaking and electronic music.

Why this method is different:
-Doesn’t conflate music theory or reading music with making music.
-Uses patterns and shapes instead of numbers and notations.
-Helps you sound good while you learn, not just after you learn.
-Makes music lessons optional.

For beginners, this tool will:
-Erase the fear of failure: it will be like bowling alley bumpers are up on the piano.
-Help you see patterns on a keyboard instead of chaos.
-Provide you with bearings to know where to start.
-Free you to just play.

For those with more experience:
-Improve your improvisation skills.
-Enable to transition between keys instantly.
-Inspire you with new musical possibilities!

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While at the University of Virginia, Rose spent several years working collaboratively with other artists at Eunoia, a creative community Rose helped develop in Charlottesville, Virginia. Rose now lives on a farm, manages a wedding venue named Mead Lake, operates Frozen Glory Photography, and teaches piano using visuals from Rose's Pattern Method. 

A finalist for the 2020 UNO Press Lab Prize and 46th Pushcart Nominee, Rose’s creative works appear at The Write Launch, Allegory Ridge, Streetlight Magazine, Ponder Review, Iowa Review online, The William and Mary Review, Assure Press, Toho Journal online, West Trade Review, ellipsis, Poydras Review, O:JA&L, Burningword, and Broken Pencil.

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