People have no idea how hard it was to solve this series of philosophical problems.
Today I can look back, especially back to 2009-2010, and in retrospect see the progress as remarkable. And my confidence in my ability to communicate these ideas, and debate them, at least with other philosophers (not teachers of philosophy, but practicing philosophers). I worked my ….. off.
Most people cannot even imagine working on the same problem with interest from the age of perhaps twelve; with dedication from the age of 30, with every free moment from the age of 40, and full time at the exclusion of all else from the age of 50, with willingness to give up everything material in order to solve it.
Yet, while solving the original series of problems was something I felt was challenging – it was the art of developing the language with which to communicate such ideas in terms accessible at least to the very bright, and well read that was the most difficult.
Articulating, communicating, and defending these ideas has been more work than solving them.
Why? Because there is so much antique assumption, language and technique in the inventory of man’s minds, and it is an inventory that people do not want to “write off” – loss aversion reigns.
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