The 2012 philosophical history Cybernetic Revelation, which traced the roots of AI as situated in relation to contemporary deconstructive studies, will be expanded in a complete re-write, as...



"All information is lossy, all theories are lossy, this one is too."


a philosophical history by JD Casten     eta : 2017


added thinkers: Vyasa, Moses, Socrates, Alexander the Great, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, St. Paul, Judah Loew, Wumen Huikai, Aquinas, Francis Bacon, Cervantes, Marlowe, Pascal, Milton, Newton, Boheme, Franklin, Goethe, Schopenhauer, Marsden, Duncan, Dylan, Husserl, Hypolite, Delueze, Foucault, Ey, Sollers, Rorty, Searle, David Deutsch, Richard Dawkins, Kevin Kelly, Bernard Stiegler

new topics: 19th century shift from "plant-systems" of hierarchical knowledge to "animal-agent" perspectives on time, history, power and the relation of part and whole Nietzsche's "madness paper's" and fraudulently attributed "My Sister and I" exorcism & catharsis compared to exercising habits & cults in psychoanalysis 20th century radical suffragette intellectuals, artists and scale underground organization information theory and the philosophy of technology personality as well as consciousness "inside-out": spinning off culture crowd-sourced intelligence, markets, dollar distorted democracy and the median voter brain agent vs environment-history: a boy raised by wolves vs the slow development of science "retroactive unit pattern knowledge" (pattern parallels) as physics vs biological approaches to words/cues as context-memory activators with dynamic evolutionary histories the structure of the brain in action: "popcorn and patterns" Zeno's paradox and Einstein's special theory of relativity Gödel's incompleteness theorems and construction vs. deduction Heisenberg's principle of uncertainty, multiple Turning machines and bias reduction ● deception detection: specific "looks, smells, feels &... tastes like horse shit = horse shit" vs. general Lincoln "You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time" more historical illustrations, situating historical and idea reference points, and insightful analogies: catching up with the  dispersed "now crowd," and getting others up to speed.