Many philosophers, teachers, coaches, and priests attempt to hide that their arguments reach a conclusion they held from the beginning. Inspired by the scientific method, like any father who gains a moment of insight from the simple wisdom of his child, we as philosophers should be forthcoming at the outset regarding our axiomatics; we can all join this game on equal footing and with adequate forewarning, knowing the table stakes and the half-time accoutrements up front; or feel free not to play.
Axiom 1 – Metaphysical Agnosticism
We cannot know what is “behind” the world of physicality, but one paradigm has proven most valuable for information discovery. Methodical Naturalism, in practice, is the assumption there is nothing metaphysical. There always exists a sufficient reason for any idea, explained through causation, physicality, and semiotics. Therefore, we will treat the mind-matter continuum as one substance experienced two ways.
We cannot guarantee the origin of our perceptual reality prior to our participation in understanding it. The ubiquitous consistency of truth-value attains many explanations throughout the history of philosophy:
- Categories of the mental machine and its physical method of processing the world “behind” our experiences (without color, light, texture, or space-time)
- Equilibrium truth-values already socially engendered, becoming quietly ready for disruption (example: the Copernican revolution)
- The world is exactly as we perceive it “under” the light and color (naïve realism) or close enough that technology can supplement the remaining perception (speculative realism)
- We are in a video game or a long dream.
The simplest explanation lies in a refusal to become carried away, caught up in the distinctions between any of these possibilities. These distinctions always lie in conceptual inconsistencies rather than genuine experience. Whatever the cosmos is, we play a consistent game with rules that we may discover through diligence, discipline, and a dedication to proper questioning. Moreover, anywhere we find a metaphysical explanation we are prudent to approach its purveyors with a cautious suspicion of the power their system of belief seeks in the world. The bulk of metaphysical explanations are not only intellectually lazy but also party to a history of ideological domination and abuse. We will seek out and exploit axiomatics of the economic game of consciousness while maintaining this suspicion, even doubting ourselves.
Axiom 2 – Pragmatist Epistenomics
To the arborescent mind of the mathematician, physicist, techn0logist, or philosophical logician, the limits of valuation-signification are far from unsettling. Instead, the analyst considers valuation of hypothesis, error, and backpropogation the basis of an information-rich cosmos. The quanta of pragmatist Epistenomics is the encoded truth-idea. This code is an information commodity, always produced by a system. The truth-idea gains market dominance through exchange; there is no unexchanged truth. The equilibrium price of an idea is its marginal cost in believer actions.Axiom 3 – Fractal Cascade Ontology
Existence as we can perceive it, as endless revolutions of becoming, constantly produces self-similarity. When we observe our universe under the assumption that we distort all perception by the methods of the mind, we create valuable new paths of hypothesis. By looking for patterns, fractals, and ratios we uncover what others miss. Smashing ideas together to see what feels theoretically elegant is a reasonable path for brainstorming.
Axiom 4 – Machinic Operability
When we attempt to confirm the hypotheses we make, it is fortuitous to do so under the assumption that the cosmos is pure information-physicality, and experiment with due diligence that we may cause outcomes that exceed our control. We thus treat any multi-actor economy as capable of producing Quantum Liberty, in which Machinic Agency at one plane and apparent Machinic Operability at its Quantum are co-determinate and freely exchanged throughout.
We will treat liberty of will-to-power, exchange under representation, as an emergent property of the cosmic system. For any given particularized Level of Observation, we will find agency generated out of sufficient freedom for choice and sufficient determinism for responsibility. Moreover, we will treat this as a category of mind that does not undermine humanistic free will, but treats it as a sociopolitical construct that requires stability of semiotic laws. This further stabilizes systems that are orders of magnitude above or below the “peer” phase space.
Axiom 5 – Existential Psychodynamics
The distinctions of the mind-body duality are purely existential processes: a problem of focus rather than ghosts, caricatures, and dreams. We build axiomatized arborescence where we focus our particularized observations; all tangentially unobserved probabilities spread like intertwined rhizomes “just behind” intelligent consciousness.
Axiom 6 – The Will-to-Power
Because we cannot directly observe a Level of Observation lower than quantum mechanics, we will not discuss the substance of the cosmos. However, its clear tendency to generate creativity lies in three axiomatic nodes of Continuous Experimentation: representation, expansion, and acceleration. We will discuss Will-to-Power and its ramifications for our Fractal Ontology based upon this foundation. There is no substance “under” the quantum waves and particles, only the leaning, propensity, or vector of expansion. This emerges as first-principle and categorical imperative; to not only reproduce, but to become more. To the extent this is a probable motion, rather than a substance, we will take competing notions of fundamental substance – Truth, Spirit, Capital, Energy, and Libido – and treat them as facets of Will-to-Power as if the many heads of a single monster, all incapable of speaking the same language.
Axiom 7 – The Labor Physics of Information
The Information Age and the Postmodern Era have come to fruition, out of century of Quantum Physics and the technological revolution that it spawned from its axiomatics. The task we have yet to do as philosophers lies in backpropagating the pragmatic Epistenomics implied by quantum mechanics, its paradigm of waves and particles. Moreover, this ripple effect likely will go “the long way around” to fully cross-pollinate with our other sciences. Therefore, our goal is to merge quantum mechanics with economics to better understand the needs of a post-singularity humanity. Every philosopher up to Schopenhauer, William James, and Bertrand Russell believe that the law of contradiction was a priori infallible. Quantum Liberty, in contrast, must experiment with the problem of superposition.