Given this, future updates will likely be inconsistent, not because I'm out of material to write but because I just don't have the time or energy to think about anything outside of classwork. In any rate, the intention of this blog is to put my own thoughts on issues down; not to entertain, but rather to stimulate discussion and solidify my own understanding of these issues.
Despite the lack of time and energy, I do have some tentative plans for future philosophical topics on this blog, such as
- Defenses of certain meta-ethical positions (to be determined)
- Metaphysical, ethical, and practical aspects of the artificial intelligence discipline
- Meta-philosophical analysis of intuitions, such as their ontology and epistemic value
- Selective metaphysical questions, such as:
- The problem of universals, and a thorough dismissal of nominalism as incoherent or irrevocably awkward
- Causation, and a defense of Aristotelian hylomorphic theory (and the theological implications of such)
- Series on various philosophy of mind positions
- Practical, Sidgwickean-compromising antinatalism
I am also going to either delete many of my previous posts, or sort them into a "historic" folder by themselves, because I no longer accept what is written in them. Many of the initial entries are cringe-worthingly amateur and reactionary and I don't want them to reflect the current status of my own beliefs.
Additionally, as the above list shows, I am going to try to focus on some topics outside of the antinatalist and pessimist literature. This includes my obsessive episodic posts regarding the asymmetry of David Benatar, whom I respect and admire yet disagree with on a purely formal, but not conclusive, manner. For some reason, Benatar's asymmetry is simultaneously intuitive and unintuitive, and my own efforts to explain why have succeeded in some places but as a whole, failed. It is not healthy for me to devote as much time as I have on these fringe topics, no matter how strong my beliefs are. At some point, I guess, you just have to hang up the coat for a while to let it dry, and come back later with a fresh perspective and attitude.
I have also considered perhaps creating a YouTube channel and joining the conversation there, although I'm not quite committed to this idea. In my experience, YouTube tends to be an armpit of the internet, more focused on comparing dick sizes than substantial debates, especially within the antinatalist community that resides there. I'm not sure how much I have actually gained by watching the more popular antinatalist's videos. I've already had poor experiences with others in the blogsphere; I don't know if I want to extend this to YouTube. The last thing I want is to get embroiled in some ad hominem chauvinistic pissing contest and leave with a sour taste in my mouth.
I guess that's it.