How can we restore substance to matter?

Abstract: Given the difficulty in demonstrating the ontological reality of emergence, some authors propose to make a non-substantialist conception of it. But classical reductionist ontology is already failing to say whether there is a fundamental substance of things. It simply associates an information structure with each observable phenomenon, without justifying or contradicting the existence of … Read more

How do you really assess animal suffering?

Abstract: Between the sterile positions of the denigration of animal suffering and the human-animal analogism, the truth is that the experience of suffering is strictly individual and connoted “atrocious” according to moral rather than physical criteria. Exacerbated animal suffering is our neglected human suffering. Pain sensors are universal, not what feels them How do you … Read more

Around a universal philosophy

Abstract: I assume here that you have read the UniPhiM, a philosophical method with universal claims, and that you have reservations about it. I use a classic rhetoric, the prolepsis, to smash your criticisms before you’ve even said them, bad guy! Which are covered? The method’s lack of celebrity, in the first place. I modestly … Read more

The possibility of universal causality

Abstract: The concept of ‘causality’ deciphered with the Universal Philosophical Method (UniPhiM). This root concept was swept away from ontology by Bertrand Russell, then revived by different models: counterfactuals, agentism, probabilism, transfer —with in particular Max Kistler’s solution in 2003, the transfer of a conserved quantity. I show how UniPhiM makes the ontological invisibility of … Read more

Summary of the Universal Philosophical Method

I explained earlier the genesis of a Universal Philosophical Method (UniPhiM). Long and difficult article. It is worth extracting the main practical elements of the method, and their justification: –A framework: the complex dimension. Includes material and virtual in a staggering of information levels.-What is watching? Definition of an observer, obligatorily registered at a level … Read more

The Computalist, the Bon Vivant and the Mystic

This little story follows A Universal Philosophy. With this comprehensive method, you now have a double look at the world —even not being drunk. I will regularly introduce you to some applications. Here you discover how three common genres of mental scene work. Contrasting worlds. The true multiverse, uncertain in physics, is certain in psychology. … Read more

A universal philosophy

Abstract: I construct a universal philosophical method starting from the act of knowing, through different binarisms: known/unknown, self/non-self —the interaction, within the mind, between representations of the self and the real; the former diverge from other self(s), the latter converge. How to fit all this into a single reality, especially with an inaccessible reality per … Read more

In search of a fundamental moral principle

Let’s get on board the trolleyology with David Edmonds, author of Would you kill the Fat Man? He details variants of the trolley problem, its philosophical interpretations, and its connections with the neurosciences of morality. Appear choices made personally by the philosophers summoned but no normative theory. Is it a preserve that must continue to … Read more

Surimposium as a system of philosophy

iKant Philosophical systems reflect the organization of the thought of their authors. Some are very codified, as in Socrates, Descartes, Spinoza, Kant. They kind of create their mathematics of thought. These equations, once identified, make it possible to pass any new problem to their specific reel. The systems thus attract a lot of young philosophers. … Read more

How to define philosophy?

At the pediment of the Academy Love of wisdom, science of knowledge, questioning of the nature of Man, blessed energy (Epicurus), system of knowledge (Kant), astonishment in the world (Schopenhauer), intelligence of reality (Hegel)… Definitions of philosophy are imbued with the personality of their authors. To the point of making it the place where one … Read more