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January 12, 2012

Plans for this year

by Neil Rickert

Well, okay, “plan” is a bit too strong.  But I do have a tentative direction for posts this year.  I want to get more into my own unconventional views, particularly on knowledge and on human cognition.  I’ve been thinking a bit about the best way to do that, resulting in a brief hiatus of new posts.  By now I have, more or less, settled on how to proceed.

The basic issue of how to proceed, was whether I should directly confront traditional philosophy (particularly epistemology), or whether I should concentrate on presenting my alternative and only criticizing the traditional view as appropriate with that presentation.  I have settled on that second, more positive, approach.  My disagreements with traditional philosophy will still be apparent, but they will usually be secondary to the main emphasis.

My non-traditional views are difficult to present, because so much of western thought is bound to traditional.  That makes it hard for me to explain my ideas, and it also may make it hard for the reader to get the point.  I’ll do the best I can, but comments sometimes help me see where the misunderstanding is.  So don’t be shy in adding your comments.