As an academically trained philosopher, I have been deeply influenced by others’ ideas, arguments, theories, and concepts.
Along the way, I’ve managed to come up with a few concepts of my own. If others’ concepts have provided the foundation for my philifesophy, my concepts are the pillars I’ve created to put a frame around my own practice of thinking and refecting.
One of my goals for this project is to share concepts that have been the most informative and influential on my life. In that way, this endeavor is something like an attempt to map out my own thinking.
For the most fundamental concepts, I offer a bit of a primer here.
However, since this is to also be an organic exploration for you, reader – an immersive learning experience – I hope you will seek to trace and unpack the concepts in their own right as I write, cite, tag, and categorize them accordingly.
Ultimately, I hope you will discover connections between concepts for yourself, and hopefully even devise new relationships between them and some of the ideas that inform your own life.
Yes, concepts have relationships to one another. How we tend to them, understand them, and hold them together determines how they might clash, hang together, or if they will dance.
Perhaps this is what Nietzsche meant when he wrote, “I would believe only in a god that knows how to dance.“