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Heraclitus of Ephesus

Here is something that I have wanted to do for a long, long time, which is to blogify the pile of philosophy notes I still have left over from university. I was a marvelous student, but aimless. I blundered into graduating with two majors that I didn’t know what to do with, and made the bewildering choice to decline a minor in philosophy even though I had the credits to do it.¬†Anyway, I am reasonably sure that with very few exceptions I took all the philosophy courses that were available at my little country alma mater.

The other perplexing thing about … Continue Reading

Building Beliefs from MG Recruitment (Pt 2)

Here is the second part of what I began with the origin-skill-trait chart. The idea here is to go through the “lifepath” to borrow Burning Wheel term of your guardmouse, building up a history as you go.

Not every decision point gets fleshed out. Telling the story of every single skill acquisition would get stale, and would take forever too. So it’s just the main points, although it focuses a lot on the early stages of life. There are many other questions I might try to add to these charts over time — we’ll see.

The charts don’t take into account Nature, … Continue Reading