Andrew Malcolm paddling Comox Harbour, Vancouver Island, 2007 Thinking is mental activity that's remembered, as opposed to mental activity that isn't remembered. Thus there is a step that proceeds thinking: translating mental activity into a form recollectable through short-term memory. My essay is a description of the basic, initial steps taken to translate mental activity … Continue reading Don’t Squander Your Capacity to Conceive of the Infinite
The difference between external and internal events, as demonstrated by thunderstorms, dinner parties, and a letter from a teenage Einstein
This post is an excerpt from my essay, and the book of my essay and novel: IMAGINE A MAN WALKING in the middle of a field, unaware that a thunderstorm is brewing just above his head. Suddenly he’s startled by a nearby lightning strike and crack of thunder. That lightning strike is an event in the … Continue reading The difference between external and internal events, as demonstrated by thunderstorms, dinner parties, and a letter from a teenage Einstein
Methods-of-Thought: a strategy for dissecting memories of thinking
Created through the DALL-E AI project: https://labs.openai.com/ In remembered-thinking-theory I develop a lot of information from units of remembered-thoughts. The units and their boudaries are something I believe I observed during a deeply introspective phase, but I don't think day to day thinking allows for an easy conception of units of thought. The mind feels … Continue reading Methods-of-Thought: a strategy for dissecting memories of thinking
Two Short Notes on my Life’s Work
Die Coast Bye Cecilia is the result of 15 years of writing, editing, and connected research and creative work. The focus of my work was on the art of dialogue, and the development of creative-process that taps into spontaneous creation without reflection. Thinking, Remembering Thinking, Thinking about a Memory of Thinking, and how that Messes with Time presents my ideas on the nature of thought and time. They are derived from life experience as a writer and thinker, and are built on an intellectual platform established by David Hume and Albert Einstein.
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Cecilia is the force behind all change in Die Coast Bye Cecilia. Her most stubborn subject is her brother, Alex (Coast). In as much as Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises is about a train-trip to see bullfights in Spain, Die Coast Bye Cecilia is about a canoe-trip to see dragonboat races in Toronto. The novel was developed entirely through the act of free-writing in notebooks, and evolving stories from what quality passages emerged over ten years and thousands of pages. While the characters and their stories are fictional, the scenes and details are pulled from the life of the author, who has worked and lived many lives between Southern Ontario and Vancouver Island. Thinking, Remembering Thinking, Thinking about a Memory of Thinking, and how that Messes with Time is also featured in this book. This essay present's the author's epistemological ideas about the nature of thought and time. Andrew Malcolm is a creative-writer and epistemological thinker who lives in Southern Ontario.