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Propertarianism: Datatypes, Operations, Grammar, Syntax

PROPERTARIANISM: DataTypes, Operations, Grammar, Syntax

Think of Propertarianism as a programming language consisting of data types, operations, grammar, and syntax.

if you can ‘write a program’ that ‘computes’ (is operationally constructable’) with those data types, operations, grammar, and syntax, then you can write a formal description of any phenomenon open to human experience in the language of natural law.

You cannot do math without understanding it, and you can’t write software without understanding it, and you can’t write natural law without understanding it.

I mean… you’d honestly have to be a simpleton to think that you’re going to learn this FAST. you’ll learn it as fast as you could learn to program. If you can program you can simply do it faster because you’ve learned VERY SIMPLE VERSIONS of the form of operational logic of transformations that exist in propertarianism: Natural Law

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Deflationary Language in Ethics

Mar 01, 2017 6:51pm
James Augustus

I suspect one of the factors contributing to deflationary language in ethics, law and science is that we needed a rational, empirical means of decidability in matters concerning rule, organization and extra-familial cooperation.

(Note that legal realism, contractualism and truth telling (science and it’s precursors) coincided with conquest and colonization of non-kin groups. Myth (context driven means of decidability) doesn’t scale past regulating/adjudicating tribal and familia affairs; Natural Law does because it serves as the only universally decidable means of adjudication between heterogeneous peoples.)

On the institutional level, the West was blessed with a geography that produced a high frequency of warfare in a manner that made institutional monopolies evolutionarily disadvantageous. An institution was able to survive if it wasn’t conflated with the current power structure (think of the Church and it’s relation to political power during the Middle Ages). In othewords, the incentive for institutions was to secure their existence by remaining autonomous/separated from the institutions of rule scince there was constant and frequent shifts in political power—the opposite of China.

These are just loose thoughts. I’ve been mulling this over in hopes that I can write a more formal evolutionary argument for Western Dynamism.

Grammar of Natural Law · James Augustus

Tragedy Allows Us To Construct Truthful Myths

by James Augustus


—“If we hold that the function of mythic art’s (story, play, movie, etc) is to provide commensurable decidability across the spectrum of classes, then I think that tragedy is the only theme that represents the full spectrum of human experience.

Information can be transferred to slave, citizen, master and hero in a manner congruent with their class and the profile of experiences they have with the world.

That goes without saying that myth seeks to provide information that is meaningful—tragedy might be our only way to construct myth that is also truthful.”— James Augustus

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No, EPrime isn’t Enough. It’s Just a Good Start

Mar 10, 2017 5:54pm

–“Is E prime *really* that great? I’ve spent a lot of time messing around with shorthand, concept maps, and a bunch of other tools in an effort to improve the quality of my thinking. Is it really as simple as eliminating certain verbs from the way I present ideas?”— A Friend

Eprime provides us with an explanation of WHY we can lie so easily using the verb to be, and by doing so pretend we speak with authority about that which we know little or nothing – or worse, engage in the suggestion, false dichotomies, and obcurantism which constitute the majority of sophomoric philosophical questions.

The grammar (which I posted last week or the week before) plus abandoning the use of the verb to be, plus operational language, plus property in toto, plus limits and full accounting just make it very, very, very difficult to carry on a pretense of knowledge when you don’t possess it.

So no, EPrime isn’t enough, but it’s a whole lot.

There is a difference between writing well, and writing proofs. We are working at writing proofs

Grammar of Natural Law · Sequences · Uncategorized

Series: Models of Decidability … And explanation of the importance of Series

(very important)(advanced)

Michael Andrade teased me the other day for posting so many series, often without resolution. Why?

Each series is an attempt at creating a proof. An attempt to create a set, series, sequence, spectrum, that increases the precision of every definition by its membership in that spectrum. I try to include as many terms as I can, and when something doesn’t fit, I add more dimensions. I record each ‘failed proof’, and some of them I’ve tried dozens of times – each time trying to take it to further clarity and precision.

Eventually I end up with all terms defined on different spectra, and each spectra represents a causal axis – a universal law of man. It is from the identification of these axis that I test each other axis, and together develop an internally consistent and externally correspondent logical description of the laws that govern men’s impulses, thoughts, and actions.
And while definitions are important for clear argument, and definitions in series (linear or otherwise) are the best we can achieve, that is not my end objective.
Just as reality consists of dimensions and eventually pure relations, mathematics consists of dimensions and eventually pure relations, our methods of argument consist of dimensions and eventually result in pure relations. Just as mathematics consists of very simple operations, programming consists of very simple operations, chemistry consists of a very simple set of operations, the ‘theory of everything’ must eventually consist of very simple (deterministic) operations, also… in practice, the law of perfect reciprocity must also consist of a simple set of operations (we know that already from experience), and most importantly *argument* must consist of a very simple set of operations (it does), and a limited number of *dimensions* (it does).

Moreover, just as languages vary from the primitive and high context (Chinese), to the advanced and low context (English/German), Arguments vary from universal context (human experiences), to high context (normative), to low context(natural law), to minimum-context’ (science, or ‘truthful’).

And so just as we have sought the ‘law of chemistry’, and the law of nature (cooperation), we can seek the ‘law of sentience’. The law or argument. The law of communication. And with that law we can create arguments ever closer, and ideas ever closer, to correspondence with reality. And it is from correspondence with reality that we gain knowledge of reality – and from that knowledge, dominion over reality.

IMAGINARY (we should do )
Occult Literature (Separatist Theology)(separate)(intuition – justify)
Supernatural Literature (Theology)(organize organize by authority)(reason)
Moral Literature (Philosophy)(organize by ideal)(rationalism)
Literature (Allegory)(envision)

DESCRIPTIVE (we have done)
History (Analogy)(advise) (note: non-econ history is literature)
Economics (Record) (evidence of cooperation)(advise)
Law (Record)(evidence of conflict)
Natural Law (Logic)(decide)
Science (Truth )(learn)

Moral Normative


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The Importance of Parentheticals, Series, and Axes


I learned the technique of writing with series(sequences) and parenthetic parallels(like this) from Karl Popper (Critical Rationalism). And it was his adoption and use of of series rather than sets that distinguished Popper from the Analytic school. I did not understand originally what was superior about his approach to analytic philosophy, but I understood he had improved upon it. I only understood that he had identified that science was critical not justificationary (like morality and law), and that along with Hayek they were the first to grasp that social science like physical science, must be modeled as a problem of information, not an analogistic model from of prior generations(electricity, steam, water, mechanicals) – just as I understand our problem today is an artifact of industrialization and the attempt to manufacture identical units rather than ‘grow’ a portfolio of the best humans.

Later I came to understand that both parenthetic parallels, series, and relations between axis (think supply demand curves), provided tests of the NECESSITY of meaning, rather than NORMATIVE or COLLOQUIAL meaning. In other words, they limit the reader (and the author) from malattribution of properties that occur in normative and colloquial, and particular, and ‘ignorant’ speech.

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Speaking in Operational Grammar is a Test of Agency


It is very hard to migrate from thinking in terms of:
1 – meaning or experience to your self
2 – empathy for or meaning to others
3 – empathy with others intentions
4 – nothing but objective statements of incentives, actors, actions, and consequences.

The degree with which you can do this kind of speech is a DIRECT MEASURE OF YOUR OWN AGENCY.