Andrius Kulikauskas, email@example.com, +370 607 27 665:
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Overview of My Research
I seek to know everything and to apply that knowledge usefully.
The Truth: From Relative to Absolute is an illustrated guide to my program of documenting our personal perspectives, our relative truths, and then abstracting from them an unconditional perspective, the absolute truth. I suggest the following six steps:
- Ask people, What is your deepest value in life, which includes all of your other values? and What is a question that you don't know the answer to, but wish to answer? I learned to do this as organizer of Minciu Sodas, 1998-2010, my online laboratory for serving and organizing independent thinkers. See: The Orchard of Thoughts...
- In focusing on our values and questions, recognize that our minds rely on a very limited set of cognitive frameworks, for example, divisions of everything into two perspectives (such as "free will" and "fate" in matters of existence), three perspectives ("taking a stand", "following through", "reflecting" in matters of participation) or four perspectives ("whether", "what", "how", "why" in matters of knowledge). Make an atlas of cognitive frameworks. See: Time and Space... and Consciousness...
- Working together as investigators, in all manner of disciplines, collect and systematize the Ways of Figuring Things Out... These systems reflect the human capacity for a Grammar of Games... In particular, I am studying the ways of figuring things out in Mathematics...
- Having thus fostered a shared culture of inquiry, and accumulated evidence for a metaphysics of cognitive frameworks, we can consider our personal experience from engaging an an absolute point of view, or simply, God's point of view. How does it grow warmer?
- We can then meaningfully express our personal findings about God and life, such as "God does not have to be good", "Life does not have to be fair." I have been investigating responsibility for the Holocaust in Lithuania...
- Finally, we can imagine God's point of view. I imagine God's Dance... whereby God investigates, Is God necessary?
Currently, I am writing up my findings from hundreds of investigations in a wide range of disciplines. I plan to write dozens of academic articles. I also wish to write materials for my students in Philosophy, Ethics and Creative Writing, and more generally, for colleagues who would like to work together towards a culture of investigation.
I'm writing up my philosophy. These pages are for my work in English:
- I'll be writing a series of at least ten academic articles to present various aspects of my philosophy.
- I'm intensely and openly studying math. I'm trying to show that my philosophy and implicit math provide insight into all of mathematics, but especially, the big picture, including God and ethics.
- I'm giving talks about my philosophy and starting to write academic papers.
- I'm writing a Handbook for Investigators for my students and my friends about how to investigate any question.
- I'm also writing an Overview of all of my philosophy. I prefer to work on that in Lithuanian but I expect to also share parts of that in English here.
- I'm teaching philosophy, ethics and creative writing.
I'm also organizing the website www.selflearners.net to collect and present:
A Culture of Independent Thinkers
For the reader: About these pages
- Text in white: This is text which I try to make understandable to you, my reader.
- Text in grey: These are notes to myself which I don't try to make understandable.
- Text in yellow: These are questions I ask myself that I'm working on.