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Andrew Malcolm: work and author profile

I’m a writer, editor and thinker working on a book called “The Pressure of Light: shedding new light on the history and philosophy of science between 1739 and 1922”, as well as revised editions of David Hume’s “A Treatise of Human Nature”, James Clerk Maxwell’s “A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism”, and a collection of work from Einstein and associated thinkers from his early life.

The purpose of my work is to investigate the history and nature of the question, “What is an electro-magnetic field?”.

I believe the conceptual challenge inherent to this question is central to philosophies regarding the scientific method, which in turn I believe is central to philosophies about how conscious minds develop frameworks for understanding the universe (because I believe the scientific method is an externalized best-collection of inquiry-techniques from conscious minds, rather than an externally developed tool that augments consciousness, or compensates for its irrationality). All together, these points form my personal definition of epistemology. 

My books will allow anyone to wrap their minds around the puzzle of electro-magnetic fields as it was pursued between the early 19th and early 20th century, how Hume’s work facilitated the evolution of that pursuit, and how this information forms an intellectual platform of great significance and use to potentially anybody, in science and in life. Outside of scientifically engaged communities, I believe the question, “What is an electro-magnetic field?” is interchangeable with the questions, “Who or what am I?”, “Is there a God?”, and, “What is the purpose of life and the universe?”.

At the beginning of 2022 I published the non-academic, epistemological essay, “The Pressure of Light: how consciousness creates permanence in a universe of infinite-heterogeneity”, which I assert has established the most significant knowledge about the nature of thought and time in 100 years. It was my own engagement with the Hume-Maxwell-Einstein knowledge-platform that allowed me to research, develop and write confidently about the assertions presented in the essay. The essay is the greatest intellectual achievement of my life; it feels good to have that, and I hope my future books create the opportunity for potentially anybody to achieve that same experience.

I’ve started this small press, Pressure of Light Books, to disseminate all this work. As part of the inaugural launch of books, I will also publish my novel “Die Coast by Cecilia”, which was completed over seven years.

The small press will also disseminate audio-visual material and merchandise derived from my work and interests. My interests outside of editing and writing include skateboarding and snowboarding; canoeing and camping; visual-art, movies, and music; and my two cats, Rosemary and Thyme. Thank you to all those who support my work.

Listed below are profiles and portfolios from my past

In 2009 I coded a website for my 2007 published articles and photographs, partly as an exercise in getting to know web design languages

This portfolio mostly exhibits projects from my 6 years working as the communications, events and alumni coordinator for University of Toronto’s Geography and Planning Department:

This portfolio was used to advertise academic communications services up until 2020, and features articles I wrote through the previous few years: Andrew Malcolm Freelance Profile up to 2020

This portfolio was written a little while after publishing my essay, The Pressure of Light, and documents challenges faced during the creation and publication between 2020 and 2022

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