You will learn what you need to know about me by reading what I shall publicize here. I make no secret of my views which may change over time due to additional information and reflections. I do not expect agreement, only respect. For a preliminary assessment, suffice it to say: I am a philosopher, a historian, a poet.
Concerning Theoretic Philosophy, I basically advocate what I call Philosophic-Scientifical Naturalism. It consists of two substantial premises.
(1) (Ontological Premise) All which exists is a part of the natural world. Consequently, there are no supernatural entities, neither supernatural subjects (intentional actors in the narrower sense) such as gods, demons, ghosts, or souls nor supernatural determiners (intentional actors in the broader sense) such as a godly will, the will of the universe, or fate. [Note that neither is physical determinism identical with fatalism nor does either one entail the other by necessity.]
(2) (Epistemic Premise) All which exists can be explained and confirmed by scientific methods applying natural terms. What cannot be explained with these methods and in these terms in principal, i.e. neither now nor at any point in the future (given more sophisticated methods than today), does not exist.
In this sense the following statement by Winfrid Sellars applies to the scientific method: ‘.. empirical knowledge, like its sophisticated extension, science, is rational, not because it has a foundation but because it is a self-correcting enterprise which can put any claim in jeopardy, though not all at once.’ (Sellars, Wilfrid: »Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind«. In: the very same: Science, Perception and Reality; Atarascadero, California: Ridgeview, 1963 and 1991; p. 170. Emphases in the original.)
Concerning Practical Philosophy, there is only one maxime to me:
(EthM) Inflict so few necessary suffering on other beings capable of pain as possible.
Concerning Political Philosophy, I advocate a Post-Revolutionary Interactive Communism. This is to say, the groundwork to overcome Bourgeois Society is, in a classical Marxist sense, to communitarize the means of production (land, natural resources, processing tools in the broadest sense). In the post-revolutionary period, however, that is, when the means of production have been communitarized successfully, contrary to Marx’s assumption, anything else would result from historical processes, additional controlled actions will be necessary. These must not be co-ordinated by a vanguard party in Lenin’s sense, though. Instead, all participants, in particular the working class, need to act interactively, that is to say, together. This joint action, in turn, must be co-ordinated by democratic vote.
Needless to say, this is not the place to explicate these basic positions in detail. I shall do this partly in my articles. Yet in large, I consider the development of my thoughts a joint project.
With this in mind,iamthewordisi