Comments on Jacques Maritain's Book (1935) Philosophy of Nature
Jacques Maritain, bless his soul, strove to recover a scholastic philosophy of nature at the apex of modernism. How is a philosophy of nature related to science, on the one hand, and metaphysics, on the other? These comments re-articulate and explore Maritain's work using a model of judgment as a triadic relation, plus the category-based nested form.
Comments on Nicholas Berdyaev's Book (1939) Spirit and Reality
What is Spirit? What is Reality? Nicholas Berdyaev, a contemporary of Jacques Maritain, takes Positivist and empirio-schematic judgments in surprising directions. These comments rely on diagrams of these triadic structures developed in Comments on Jacques Maritain's Book (1935) Natural Philosophy.
Comments on Zuckerman, Li and Diener's Article (2018) "Religion as an Exchange System"
Series: Empirio-schematics. Price: $2.25 USD. Words: 10,460. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Home schooling
Miron Zuckerman, Chen Li and Ed Diener publish "Religion as An Exchange System: The Interchangeability of God and Government in a Provider Role" in The Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. I re-articulate this work using category-based models of Darwinian evolution and empirio-schematic inquiry.
Comments on Egil Asprem and Ann Taves’s Essay (2018) "Explanation and the Study of Religion"
Series: Empirio-schematics. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 4,840. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Religion & Science
In 2018, Egil Asprem, at Stockholm University and Ann Taves, at University of California at Santa Barbara, publish the essay “Explanation and the Study of Religion”. My comments examine this article using models developed in comments on Wayne Proudfoot’s book, Religious Experience, and Jacques Maritain’s book, Natural Philosophy.
Comments on Carlos Blanco-Perez's Essay (2018) "On the Principles of a Social Theory"
Series: A Course on Implicit and Explicit Abstraction · Empirio-schematics. Price: $2.15 USD. Words: 6,130. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Social
Carlos Blanco-Perez publishes an essay in the October 2018 issue of Cadmus. He identifies ten postulates essential for a viable social theory. Ironically, the word "essential" serves as a pivotal starting point for constructing a feedback loop that satisfies the 10 principles. The resulting model should prove useful for appreciating the nature of social theory.
Comments on Giovanni Maddalena's Essay (2017) "Jung and Peirce"
Series: Empirio-schematics. Price: $2.25 USD. Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » American philosophy, Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychotherapy / general
Giovanni Maddalena, author of A Philosophy of Gesture, publishes an article entitled Jung and Peirce: Towards a Psychosynthesis. These comments explore the argument using the category-based nested form, enriching our appreciation of the complementarity between Jung's and Peirce's traditions.
Comments on Steve Fuller’s Essay (2017) "Brexit as the Unlikely Leading Edge of the Anti-Expert Revolution"
Series: Empirio-schematics. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Epistemology
In 2017, Professor Steve Fuller, applies his long-standing hypothesis of an ongoing anti-expert revolution to two political moments: Brexit and Intelligent Design. These comments model his argument using the positivist and empirio-schematic judgment along with a well-established semiotic tool, the Greimas square.
Comments on Andrew Milner, JR Burgmann, Rjurik Davidson and Susan Cousin’s Essay (2015) "Ice, Fire and Flood: Science Fiction and the Anthropocene"
Series: Empirio-schematics. Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 5,720. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Research, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Semiotics & Theory
In 2015, Andrew Milner, JR Burgmann, Rjurik Davidson and Susan Cousins publish an essay in Thesis Eleven, a journal ranging from critical theory to historical sociology. The essay riffs off the term “sci-fi” with the neologism “cli-sci”. These comments rely on two triadic models developed in Comments on Jacques Maritain’s Book (1935) Natural Philosophy.
Comments on John Barrett and Krystalli Damilati’s Essay (2004) "Some Light on the Early Origins of Them All"
Series: Buttressing the Human Niche · Empirio-schematics. Price: $2.25 USD. Words: 8,590. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Archaeology, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology
In 2004, John C. Barrett and Paul Halstead edit a retrospective on Colin Renfrew’s book, “The Emergence of Civilization” (1972). In this theory-based essay, Barrett and Damilati discuss trends in archaeology since that publication. These comments examine their discussion in light of Maritain’s model of positivist judgment and category-based models of adaptation.